An Antioxidant A Day…


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. So much research continues about the role that diet and supplements can play in our health. This has now become the focus of research regarding diet and glaucoma. Glaucoma is a chronic and, if untreated, progressive disease where gradual damage can cause irreversible loss of vision. It is often called […]

Macular Degeneration: A Major Health Problem In The United States


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. Most people have an awareness that glaucoma can lead to loss of vision, and that diabetes can damage the back of our eyes. However, there is a disease that is more prevalent than glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy combined. It is estimated that this disease will affect about 7 percent of […]

Valley of the Sun YMCA Offers Free Swim Lessons May 21–25


Start a new family tradition by learning how to keep kids safe in and around water during National Water Safety Month As part of National Water Safety Month, the Valley of the Sun YMCA will offer free swim lessons to the first 1,600 registrants at 13 Valley of the Sun YMCA branches the week of […]

Boutique Pilates Studio Opens In Scottsdale — Offers Members Specialized Reformer Fusion Workout, Discounted Membership


Club Pilates celebrated its grand opening in Scottsdale March 10. Located at 31313 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 100, the new studio offers members full-body workouts that improve posture, balance, flexibility and strength. To celebrate the new opening, Club Pilates North Scottsdale will offer 20 percent off membership for the first month and waive the wellness […]

When Allergies Come ‘March’-ing In


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. Although allergies can occur year-round, we are now entering the prime season…beautiful weather that reminds us why we live here, but a huge challenge trying to fend off the plethora of allergens floating around. Up to 30 percent of Americans have some form of allergy, and itchy, watery eyes ranks […]

Discussion Series For Family Caregivers Kicks Off This Month


Smile On Seniors presents Finding Meaning & Hope, a video and discussion series for family caregivers that begins Thursday, February 8. The 10-week program meets on Thursdays, 1:30–3pm, at the Chabad-Lubavitch Center, 2110 East Lincoln Drive in North Phoenix. The free, peer-led program offers real promise to reduce stress and build resilience for those who are caring for […]

Why Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Are So Important


By Dr. Thomas Biuso, Senior Medical Director, West Region, UnitedHealthcare Every year, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, especially to exercise more, eat better and improve their health. However, many resolutions end in failure, with more than half of Americans giving up on their vows by the second week of February. But setting goals […]

Area Agency Hoarding Therapy Groups For Seniors Begin In February


Registration is open for Area Agency on Aging hoarding therapy groups for Maricopa County residents 60 and older challenged by compulsive object hoarding and who are willing to self-identify and commit to addressing the disorder. The 14-week confidential and voluntary Too Many Treasures Hoarding Therapy Group begins in February. The groups will meet at locations […]

Health Fair Aims To Raise Awareness Of Overdoses — Reduce Stigma — Educate Community


Scottsdale Recovery Center, locally owned and operated, helps those struggling with addiction, alcoholism and dual-diagnosis/co-occurring disorders. September is National Recovery Month and the center is hosting a health fair for the community. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will speak ( at 11:15am) on the importance of utilizing resources and education from Scottsdale Recovery Center, Scottsdale Police […]

Blue Light: The Visible Danger


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. Over the past decade, our lives have been transformed due to smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices. These devices are backlit by LED light. Also, legislation has been implemented that require that incandescent light bulbs be replaced by more energy efficient LED bulbs. Unfortunately, this change in technology has come […]