Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood and Platelet Donors


Today the American Red Cross announced that, following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the organization is facing a blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care. […]

The Myopia Epidemic


By Stephen Cohen, O.D. — Nearsightedness (difficulty seeing things far away), aka myopia, is growing at an alarming pace and is estimated to impact one in two Americans by the middle of this century. In parts of Asia, it affects 80–90 percent. Although genetics plays a role (two nearsighted parents are more likely to have a […]

Scottsdale Library Introduces Memory Café Program


Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library invites area residents to attend an upcoming Memory Café event on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Memory Cafés are designed for community members with Alzheimer’s or dementia (along with their caregivers) to provide a public space to go and have interactive social experiences. Upcoming programs include: June 28: […]

Abrazo Scottsdale To Hold Cereal Drive June 7-14


Drop off healthy cereal donations in hospital cafeteria Donations of healthy cereal to benefit local food banks will be accepted June 7–14 at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, 3929 East Bell Road. Abrazo Health is leading a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer. Abrazo’s Healthy […]

Upcoming Seminar to Present Holistic, Intuitive Techniques for Healing


Dr. Jon Murphy and Sherry Anshara, medical intuitive, are collaborating to share their cutting-edge techniques for healing at a June 15 seminar, “Unlocking Your Internal Healing Code: Your Cellular Memory.” Attendees at the event will learn tools and techniques to clear the underlying causes of illness and pain. Murphy and Anshara say that all illness […]

It’s All Greek to Me


By Stephen Cohen, O.D. — Myopia. Hyperopia. Astigmatism. Presbyopia. “I have no idea what you’re talking about-opia.” If you are like millions of other Americans, one of these terms describes you. Presbyopia alone affects over 100 million people, but don’t worry, it’s not contagious. These are the terms that describe how your eyes work, or, in […]

Oral Health and the Opioid Epidemic


— By Thomas Biuso, M.D., senior medical director, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona The opioid epidemic is affecting countless lives and communities across the country, including here in Arizona. In fact, opioids each day cause more than 130 overdose deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC); and the economic […]

Arizona VFWs Partner with Local Organizations to ‘March Out Hunger’


Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In the United States, food insecurity affects one in eight people, and one in five households served by a local food bank has at least one member who has served in the U.S. military. This is according […]

PVCC to Celebrate Grand Opening of Integrated Health Facility with Free Wellness Fair


Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) invites the public to the grand opening of the Integrated Health Science Center Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10am. Located in the Q Building at the PVCC Union Hills campus located off of 32nd Street and Union Hills, the Integrated Health Science Center is an innovative instructional space that provides a […]

‘Drying Out’ After the New Year


By Stephen Cohen, O.D. — “Go on that diet.” “Exercise more.” “Spend more time with my family.” “Save more money.” The start of the New Year gives us a clean slate to work with. While you’re “editing” your 2019 list of resolutions, let me add a few small things you can do on a regular basis […]