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 […]

The Magnificent Seven


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. Most people cherish their vision more than any other sense. However, like many things in life, we often become most motivated to preserve our vision only when we find ourselves at risk to lose our vision. With deference to the proverbial “an ounce of prevention,” here are seven things you […]

Komen Arizona To Cease Operations July 31 — October Phoenix Race for the Cure Event Canceled


Susan G. Komen Arizona announced June 21 its decision to cease operations effective July 31, 2017. Consequently, the Phoenix Race for the Cure event, previously scheduled for October, has been canceled.  Local organizations that were selected for Komen grants in March will be funded through March 31, 2018. In addition, despite the closure of the […]

Enjoy Yoga in the Gardens In Carefree


The Town of Carefree and the Desert Foothills Family YMCA offer a free, community yoga class, “Yoga in the Gardens,” on Mondays this month from 9-10am. Held in the Carefree Desert Gardens, underneath the Carefree Sundial, this free, all levels class will explore yoga movement with the added beauty of Black Mountain and the sounds […]

Baby Eyes


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. There are few things as wonderful as looking into the clear eyes of a baby, and seeing warm recognition in response. While it is easy to see a child’s development in other areas (e.g., walking, talking), we really don’t “see” a child’s eyes develop. Over time, we just recognize that […]

Walk With Me Event To Support Easter Seals Program


On Saturday, February 25, Southwest Human Development will host the ninth annual Walk With Me family fun walk and block party presented by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation and HumanaVitality at Scottsdale Civic Center Park to benefit the nonprofit’s Easter Seals services for young children with disabilities. The event will feature a 1.25-mile family fun walk, […]

Red Cross In Critical Need Of Blood Donors


Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage. Since December 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to inclement winter weather, resulting in more […]

Modern Acupuncture Franchise Opens In Scottsdale


Modern Acupuncture, a new franchise concept transforming the alternative medicine market and acupuncture industry, announced last month its first location and that six regional developer licenses have been awarded or are already pending across the U.S. Created by several of the key leaders who built and grew The Joint Corp., franchisor of The Joint Chiropractic, Modern Acupuncture […]

The Eyes Have It!


– By Stephen Cohen, O.D. Happy New Year! Hopefully, included in your resolutions is taking care of your most precious sense: your vision. We were not designed for the current demands on our eyes. If we were, we’d have one eyeball in the middle of our foreheads! For a little diversion, here are some (hopefully) interesting facts […]