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On May 22, my neighbor was on a ladder washing the upper-story windows of his Ahwatukee house. His wife was holding the ladder at street-level, when he came crashing down. He fell 8 feet onto his head. The ladder came down onto his wife’s arm.
There are so many reasons for the Legislature to approve Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid that it is hard for me to believe that any elected official would put ideology before the good of their constituents and the state of Arizona.
As many students are training for football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and other sports, this is also the time of year for sports-related injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), sports-related dental injuries send approximately 600,000 youths to the emergency room each year involving children as young as 5 years old. Prevention is a large aspect of oral health. Oral health prevention includes the prevention of injury to the mouth, teeth, neck, and jaws. In an attempt to promote awareness of facial injury prevention, five organizations have sponsored April as being the National Facial Protection Month: American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Contact sports such as football, hockey, and basketball are common sources of oral injury; however, other sports such as gymnastics and volleyball pose a threat as well. Common head and neck injuries can include concussions, fractured teeth, oral lacerations, jaw joint sprains, and neck injuries.
Everyone has that one person they just can’t stand. Not for any particular reason other than “you just don’t.” That’s OK, we are human after all.
In countless films about emergencies, crimes and police work, the 911 dispatcher is but a bit player, an anonymous, robotic voice briefly heard on the other end of a breathless call made by our movie's main players.
Famous Dave’s barbecue restaurants are teaming up with Arizona law enforcement officers to give some comfort to kids caught in the middle of tragedy.
In two and a half years and after helping form art and craft fairs, rummage sales, community partnerships, and new classes at the Pecos Senior Center, Terri Roza said all she did for the senior center was help the seniors see that they are in control.
It may not be a question of knowing whether Beethoven is better for you than the Beastie Boys.
Thirty thousand black paper moths are perched on the walls and ceiling of the Phoenix Art Museum lobby. Some moths the size of a softball, others as small as a penny, greet visitors to the museum with their delicate wings and form a visual path that encircles guests and escorts them into the main exhibition.
‘Will Work for Food!” You have probably seen signs like this as you drive to and from your office. Reality is that everyone is working for food unless they are independently wealthy. In the hierarchy of needs, food and shelter are among the first elements you require. A benefit of working is that you are able to secure these comforts. You can then reach higher and attain other benefits.
The strategy for dealing with a young crime victim at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is kindness combined with a large dose of Sam.
Chandler Regional Medical Center, owned by Dignity Health, announced it will be seeking a Level 1 trauma designation from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The development group responsible for bringing together the GRIC Landowners, the group fighting for the Loop 202 extension to go on tribal land, say their project and ultimate goal for the community has very little to do with whether or not the freeway extension is built.
The way Arizona PIRG sees it, Dora the Explorer can be hazardous to children.
Girl Scout Junior Troop 64 donated 167 new stuffed animals and 33 gently used stuffed animals to the Ahwatukee substation of the Phoenix Police Department on Nov. 10, which was also National American Teddy Bear Day.
The state’s top health official said Wednesday there’s a simple, cost-free way to prevent dozens of children from dying each year: Let them sleep alone.
Matthew Swift-Kraemer, a 2007 graduate of Desert Vista High School, died Wednesday night after a major car incident last weekend that placed him on life support for almost a week.
Maybe it’s the sign of a slightly improved economy.
Washington • Longtime Mesa 911 operator LeAnn McLaws was skeptical at first.
Washington • More than half of the 47 Arizona hospitals ranked in a recent survey of patient safety got a grade of C, the lowest grade offered in the first year of the national report.
Two separate incidents of self-inflicted gunshot wounds left two people dead in Ahwatukee Foothills on Wednesday, according to Phoenix Fire Department officials.
Just when you thought you could take a break from financial drama, following the resolution of the debt ceiling issue, here comes Act 2: the downgrade of the U.S. long-term credit rating. As a citizen, you may be feeling frustrated. And as an investor, you might be getting worried. But is this concern really justified?
NDI’s “Wired for Success” program is a four-hour workshop for parents, caregivers and interested community members showing caregivers how critical their role can be in stimulating a child’s development.
Brian Johnson/AFN Dr. Matthew Cavaiola, a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, applies a series of needles to a patient's back in his clinic recently. Dr. Cavaiola owns Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic in Ahwatukee and uses natural therapeutics to treat a variety of conditions, from chronic back and knee pain to acute conditions caused by infections, trauma or injury. Dec. 21, 2010
"I never realized how little life sticks to your plans."
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