Prevention Archives

Learn about super foods during free health seminar

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Forget the term “fast food” since that’s quickly becoming a thing of the past for many these days.  As more people are searching for simple ways to improve their daily diets, they are grasping onto a new term: “super foods.” Super foods – those rich in nutrients and low in calories – can promote strong… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Studio B Smiles adds Colleen Murphy

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Cosmetic dental office, Studio B Smiles, in Scottsdale announces Dr. Colleen Murphy as the office’s second dentist. Dr. Murphy will work alongside Dr. John Badolato, founder of Studio B Smiles, to offer patients high quality dental care. Dr. Badolato is the official team dentist for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Suns Dancers, Grand Canyon… Read More →

Chiropractors chase ‘The Perfect Storm’ to healthy living — for kids

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By Morgan Hawkins, Special to AZ Big Media What used to be a place for quick neck adjustments and back corrections, now offers a therapy to lessen the severity of common neuro-developmental disorders, specifically seen in children. Chiropractic care provides more than just treatment of neck, back and joint pain.  Chiropractors locate the area of… Read More →

Humana, Weight Watchers join to help Arizonans

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With levels of obesity and its health-related impacts continuing to rise in the U.S., employers are facing a fast-growing threat to productivity and employee health. Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and Weight Watchers International, Inc., the world’s leading provider of weight management services, announced they have teamed up to help Arizona… Read More →

7 tips to maintain a healthy heart

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Every year 1.5 million men and women will have a heart attack or stroke.  Heart disease will kill as many Americans each year as all cancers, pneumonias and accidents combined. What can you do to prevent heart disease or minimize its impact on your life? Charles Katzenberg, MD, a cardiologist with the University of Arizona Sarver Heart… Read More →

Are You Fueling or Poisoning Your Body?

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In today’s culture of skinny jeans and pencil skirts, the choice of diet meals and drinks can appear to be an alluring solution to achieving body image expectation. Snacks, drinks, and meals line grocery store shelves labeled as “sugar-free” and “low calorie.” Sounds like a simple choice, right?  After all, processed sugar isn’t recommended by… Read More →

Tips to stay safe while driving during holidays

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With the holiday season upon us, safe and responsible driving is more important than ever. The increased traffic, seasonal parties and unpredictable weather conditions all pose a dangerous threat to Phoenix roads and contribute to an increase in traffic crashes and injuries. The Traffic Safety Coalition (TSC) urges citizens to drive responsibly during this busy… Read More →

Tips for parents to keep Halloween healthy

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It’s Halloween. You don’t want to be the house that’s known for giving out carrot sticks, but you’d also like to hand out sweet treats that’s aren’t so bad on kids’ teeth. That’s where Chandler Dentist J. Philipp’s suggestions can help: The Good Candies • Sugar free lollipops stimulate saliva production, which flushes away bacteria.… Read More →

5 Brain-Health Tips from Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

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As a fitness expert and neurosurgeon, Dr. Brett Osborn says he appreciates the growing public interest in general health and fitness. Now, he says, that attention needs to extend to arguably our most essential organ – the brain. “There are several, multi-billion dollar industries out there dedicated to burning fat and building muscle; cognitive health,… Read More →

Arizona health official: Get your flu shot

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Arizona’s top health official says it’s time to get vaccinated for the flu and to encourage others to do the same. The flu season usually starts in October, and state Health Services Director Will Humble says steps now underway include monitoring reported cases and distributing distribution of vaccines. He says officials also are testing flu… Read More →

Peripheral Artery Disease: Are you at risk?

Kelley A. Gillroy, D.P.M., a podiatrist at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic

September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. PAD is a serious circulatory problem in which the blood vessels that carry blood to your arms, legs, brain, or kidneys, become narrowed or clogged. An estimated eight to 12 million people have peripheral artery disease, but because many people do not know the warning signs or… Read More →

Do your kids eat right?

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Every parent wants good things for their children: a positive outlook on life, a healthy respect for authority, a strong sense of self, a disease-free body…a healthy body weight. Despite our best intentions, a recent report suggests that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children may have a shorter life… Read More →

Why Kids Shouldn’t Be Guzzling ‘Energy’ Drinks

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Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. These drinks have also been linked to heart palpitations,… Read More →

Heat Increases Danger for Seniors Taking Prescriptions

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A potentially deadly danger lurks in the medicine cabinets of local seniors this summer. Did you know that heat, when combined with certain medications, can seriously harm seniors? That’s why SYNERGY HomeCare, one of the nation’s largest non-medical in-home care franchises, with local offices in our area, recommends that families pay special attention to seniors… Read More →