Health

A recent study at the University of Edinburgh suggests that exposing skin to sunlight helps to reduce blood pressure, cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke and even prolongs life. Knowing the benefits of sun, the Valley sure is a great place to be. However, living in the desert does come with some unique health risks.

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Prevent Vacation Weight Gain

Finally…you’re taking that much needed vacation! Leaving behind work pressures, household chores and endless deadlines, you plan to escape your daily routine and indulge yourself a bit.

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Migraine Headaches

Migraines are a mystery. For many years, scientists believed that migraines were linked to the opening and narrowing of blood vessels in the head. Now, doctors believe genes that control the activity of some brain cells are the cause of migraines. Either way, abnormal brain activity may result in a migraine headache

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Take A Break

When was the last time you stopped and did something just for you? Yesterday? Last week? Good for you! Last month? Last season? Last year? Uh-Oh! I’m here to tell you that taking a break just for you is NOT a luxury in life, it is a necessity. You don’t have to fly to a faraway destination (although that would be a lovely gift to yourself), but you do need to stop, breathe and focus on meeting your own needs on a regular basis. If you don’t, you may just end up paying a price.

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The Patient Experience

You have a choice. There are many things to consider when deciding where to go to have a mammogram, MRI or CT scan. It is important to take into account the obvious, state-of-the-art equipment and highly-trained physicians. But, what truly sets an imaging center apart from the rest? For many, it is the patient experience.

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5 Minute Health Fixes

By Reisha Zang “I don’t have time to breathe.” This is a feeling we can all relate to. With so many demands on our time, the days can get away from us, and we don’t even know where the hours went. When this happens, we neglect to take care of something very important...

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Detoxify Your Body

By Reisha Zang Do you suffer from headaches, fatigue, insomnia or unexplained aches and pains?  Perhaps your digestion is poor, you have bad breath or your skin isn’t quite as clear and smooth as you would like for it to be. These symptoms could be the result of...

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Karving A New Look

Kendra Jordan wants to make you look great. Great muscle tone. Great shoulders. Great thighs. Great behind. Step into one of her two workout studios and something is very evident: this isn’t your ordinary gym. No clunky workout machines. No funky gym smell. Inside one...

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Ageless Beauty

The etymology of hōraios, a Greek word for “beauty,” traces back to hōra, meaning “hour” and to the concept that beauty is living in one’s hour. In other words, ancient Greeks believed you should act your age — not try to look younger or, conversely, more mature — and...

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Weight Loss Solutions

Conventional dieting wisdom failed Christina Jordan. She exercised an hour a day, five times a week, with a personal trainer and hired a personal chef to prepare healthy, balanced meals. Yet, not only did she fail to lose weight, but she actually gained weight! “My...

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Moving On After Miscarriage

I still turn away with regret every time we drive past the light blue, one-story medical complex in Chandler. Nearly 15 years ago, I walked into one of those offices full of hope and excitement, and I left devastated. It never occurred to me that I’d receive bad news...

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The Deal With Implants

Just as obesity can lead to heart disease, research has shown that periodontal (gum) disease may also contribute to heart disease and an increased chance of stroke.  Poor oral hygiene can lead not only to periodontal and other oral disease, but also tooth loss. ...

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Unlocking The Label

The key to understanding what you eat starts with some light reading. Many people use the Nutrition Facts Label to examine the calories or fat in the foods they eat. This label, which is required by law on most packaged foods, can be helpful when comparing similar...

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