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AZ Big Media

About AZ Big Media

AZ Big Media has grown to cover a multitude of niche topics and industries within its various publications, and become a host for a series of publication-related events and statewide expos.

Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

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Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made “impressive jumps” and surged ahead, according to a report released Wednesday. The second biennial ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy of the largest 51 cities in the nation saw Phoenix… Read More →

Longer-term car loans gain popularity in Arizona

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When Tucson resident Valerie Vinyard purchased a new car in 2010, she expected to take out a five-year loan, but the dealership presented her with a longer financing option to reduce her monthly payments. Vinyard opted for a six-year car loan to reduce her payments to about $200 a month, which shaved off $50 to… Read More →

Phoenix Comicon returns + more to do this week

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“The Phantom of the Opera” “The Phantom of the Opera,” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical, comes to the Valley this week as part of a North American tour produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Over the course of 12 days at ASU Gammage, the 52-person cast and orchestra will perform 16 shows. A blend of opera… Read More →

Has ‘anti-vaxx’ movement made vaccine talk impossible?

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Renee Gentry is president of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, but she doesn’t tell people what she does for a living if she can avoid it. “It takes about six questions to get me to say vaccine, because immediately it’s, ‘Oh, you’re not one of those crazy people are you?’” Gentry said. A measles… Read More →

Increase in wild burros threaten Arizona native habitats

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Arizona Game and Fish says the increasing number of wild burros in the state is damaging native habitats. The agency wants the federal government to control them before the problems gets worse. Arizona Game and Fish said wild burro population is growing at such an alarming rate that they are damaging natural habitats and crowding… Read More →

Hooked: Heroin’s Hold on Arizona

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As the drug pours into the state, an epidemic of addiction threatens a generation of young people, their families and their friends.     Hooked: Heroin’s Hold on Arizona was last modified: May 20th, 2015 by AZ Big Media

Youth football tackles concussion issues

Dr. David Dodick, director of the Mayo Clinic concussion program in Phoenix.

Brian Brooks still remembers the first time he watched his son sustain a head injury playing tackle football. The hit left 10-year-old Carson down on the field, injured – and Brian with a parent’s worst nightmare. “Of course, my first impulse was to run down to the field immediately,” Brian said. “It was very hard… Read More →

How bike-friendly is Phoenix?

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A recent Washington Post story illustrated the connectivity of bike lanes and paths in several major U.S. cities. The result? In places like Miami and Seattle, bike lanes are intermittent and sporadically connected. By comparison, Phoenix boasts a well-connected set of dedicated bike paths and lanes, according to analysis of data provided by the Maricopa… Read More →

Bono, restaurant week and more to do this week

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Arizona Restaurant Week Experience Arizona’s finest restaurants with special prix-fixe 3-course meals at over 100 restaurants statewide. The event, which spans 10 days, celebrates local restaurants and world-renowned chefs by giving diners the opportunity to try the state’s best restaurants at a special price. Diners’ options range from exotic Ethiopian and Brazilian food to modern… Read More →

Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival set June 7

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On June 7th, Friends of Coconino County Parks will host the 6th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival, sponsored by Findlay Toyota in Flagstaff. The event will be held at Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park, an outdoor venue that sits among the beautiful pines of the Coconino National Forest. Thousands are expected to attend… Read More →

Grand Canyon at confluence of money and conservation

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When Renae Yellowhorse comes to the area of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers meet, she feels the presence of her late father. She says she sees him in the desert blooms, feels him in the breeze and senses him when she takes steps toward the edge of the canyon. But… Read More →

There are risks to accepting the Kylie Jenner Challenge

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Celebrities inspire beauty tips and tricks everyday, but last week a trending topic prompt Twitter user to emulate Kylie Jenner’s lips in an unconventional way. The “Kylie Jenner Challenge” encouraged participants to plump lips to an extreme size by suction cupping through a shot-glass or cup. Participant’s lips are pumped larger as air is being… Read More →

Sky Harbor renovations elevate travelers’ experience

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Friends embrace. Families explore an art exhibition. Shoppers admire handcrafted wares and hungry travelers survey a myriad of local eateries before settling on a lunch destination. This is the scene at the newly renovated Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It’s where about 85 percent of the airport travelers, more than 100,000 people… Read More →

How CIOs are changing the face of pediatric medicine

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National Hospital Week offers greater Phoenix residents a chance to celebrate the talented physicians, nurses and medical administrators who ensure Arizonans receive the world-class health care they deserve. The week also provides an opportunity to learn how delivering exceptional outcomes with a powerful cost and value proposition – every patient’s hope and every provider’s objective… Read More →

Minimizing the risk of medical malpractice

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There is, of course, no way to eliminate a medical practice’s risk of being involved in a malpractice lawsuit. There are, however, a number of ways to minimize the risk of untoward events and put your practice in the best possible position to defend against a medical malpractice lawsuit. Below are some tips from the… Read More →