Scottsdale Unified School District Launches Vaping Awareness Campaign


The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) has taken to its social media channels to share information with parents and students about the health dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes to young people’s brains and bodies. “Vaping is becoming a national epidemic, and we know that many teenagers, and perhaps even parents, do not fully understand the […]

The Great American Epidemic


By Stephen Cohen, O.D. — Although life expectancy is at an all-time high, the current diabetes epidemic is getting much worse, increasing by 27 percent in just the past 10 years. Seventeen million people are diabetic, and about one-third (almost six million) do not know it. Diabetics are at risk for heart disease, kidney disease, loss […]

Local Health & Wellness Company Brings Organic Juice and ‘High Vibe’ Foods to New Scottsdale Location — Kaleidoscope Juice Opens Oct. 17


Kaleidoscope Juice announced that it will open its newest outlet at The Shops Gainey Village located at 8977 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale Thursday, Oct. 17. To celebrate the grand opening, guests will receive a free fresh press juice with any purchase Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 20. Plus, samples of other menu items such as […]

Reducing the Risk of Macular Degeneration


By Stephen Cohen, O.D. — Age-related eye conditions will triple in the next 15 years. Macular degeneration alone will account for 50 percent of visual impairment and 20 percent of blindness. It is also estimated that 30 million people are developing cataracts, due to factors such as: increased life expectancy, poor nutrition, ultraviolet (UV) exposure, diabetes, […]

Healthy Eating On The Go


By Erin Mahoney — A healthy diet takes dedicated focus and intention. So, what do you do when you set good and healthy intentions when on the road? Here are some tips for staying on track when travel plans arise including starting the day right, choosing healthy meals while on the go, and establishing healthy […]

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 […]