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Thursday, October 20, 2016
For the fourth year, dentist Michael Prost is hosting “Dentistry from the Heart” at his practice at Fletcher Heights Dental Care, 8272 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suite 204.
Friday, October 14, 2016
The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance is pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy C. Gerhart has become Board Certified in Neurofeedback. Dr. Gerhart joins an elite group of 1,600 healthcare professionals in 25 countries as certified providers of neurofeedback services. Dr. Gerhar…
Friday, August 19, 2016
Blood centers around the world are launching a campaign this week to reverse the decline in new blood donors - and you can be part of it. (That is to say, “Y- u c-n -e p-rt -f it. See how A, B and O make a difference?)
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Losing someone you love can cut into your heart so viciously it forever redefines who you are and how you think. It can strain against everything you’ve ever believed. So much so, you wonder how the promises that seemed so real on those thin Bible pages yesterday could possibly stand up unde…
Friday, June 24, 2016
BioAccel, a Peoria-based organization dedicated to supporting early-stage medical device and technology entrepreneurs, announced competition categories for its premiere event, The Solutions Challenge, scheduled for Dec. 1 in downtown Phoenix.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
A new retail pharmacy opened June 6 at Peoria Health Center, 13640 N. Plaza Del Rio Blvd. Conveniently located within the facility, Banner Family Pharmacy offers patients the option of filling prescribed medications before leaving their appointments.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The walking labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative, transformative tools known to humankind. Used for centuries for prayer, ritual and personal growth, this ancient tool has re-emerged as a modern spiritual tool, being used in churches of all denominations, in corporate settings, at h…
Monday, June 13, 2016
As Arizona were reaching triple-digit temperatures, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office launched its “Don’t Leave Me Behind!” vehicular heatstroke awareness campaign. A mobile billboard truck will be traveling throughout Maricopa County this summer, warning of the dangers of leaving young …
Friday, May 13, 2016
Risas Dental & Braces is celebrating the opening of their newest location, 4850 N. 83rd Ave., by offering free dental care. Patients who line up at the new location before 9 a.m. May 14 will get to choose from one of four treatments being offered that day, including teeth cleaning, cavit…
Thursday, March 31, 2016
United Blood Services Arizona is part of a national effort to supply blood to Puerto Rico, one of the U.S. territories hardest hit by the Zika virus. Puerto Rican blood centers have stopped collecting blood locally, because of the outbreak there.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Millions of Americans, including veterans, struggle to find oral health care when they need it – particularly in Arizona, where all 15 counties in the state are known as dental health professional shortage areas. This means each county’s residents lack access to dental care, either due to co…
Monday, February 01, 2016
Free to the public, the Banner Boswell Spring into Health and Wellness Event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at Banner Boswell Support Services Building - Memorial Hall, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City.
Friday, January 22, 2016
High school students interested in pursuing healthcare careers can look forward to a full slate of special programs offered by Midwestern University in 2016 in partnership with the BHHS Legacy Foundation.
Renovare Wellness by Design presents a free seminar titled, “Natural Solutions to Chronic Pain,” 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at its Peoria location, 8969 N. 83rd Ave., Suite 1.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Stand against bullying and come to the anti-bullying event 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at Peoria Main Library, 8465 W. Monroe St. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is bringing an anti-bullying program for parents and teens, and will discuss information about bullying, the roles kids play in bullying …
Did you know that one in three children is physically active every day, according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition? It is recommended that children need 60 minutes a day of physical activity.
Friday, December 04, 2015
In the caring spirit of the season, are you looking for a new volunteer opportunity? The Area Agency on Aging, Region One needs volunteers all year to help visit residents in the more than 1,500 assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Maricopa County.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Behavioral Health System of Care for Youth and Adults in Maricopa County will present a free behavioral health seminar 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 at Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N. 98th Ave.
Friday, November 06, 2015
The West Valley Vet Center, a Department of the Veteran’s Administration’s Specialty Clinic is hosting a community education seminar 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 at Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866-A W. Thunderbird Road.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Reba Mason, the founder of Reba’s Vision and the Pink Roadhouse Mammo Fund, will be leading a seminar on early detection and 3D mammograms Oct. 21 at the Peoria DCS Building, 9875 N. 85th Ave.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Did you know . . . It takes 500 donors of all blood types to maintain Arizona’s blood supply for just one day. Blood donors help kids like Madison, who is alive today because of more than 148 blood donors. The Arizona 8-year-old was born with Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a rare disease that prev…
Friday, August 28, 2015
A special nine-week course will focus on the effects that dating violence has on our youth. Through this free course, teens will be discussing healthy relationship boundaries. This will include how to recognize an abusive relationship, communicate in a healthy positive manner and plan for th…
Friday, August 21, 2015
Renovare Wellness by Design is holding a free seminar on natural solutions for asthma, COPD, emphysema and other lung problems 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at its office, 18969 N. 83rd Ave., Suite 1, Peoria. Dr. Timothy Gerhart will discuss effective, safe, natural approaches that support the return of he…
Friday, August 07, 2015
The City of Peoria and the Arizona Alzheimer’s Association will hold two free educational seminars back-to-back. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is often the primary way for people with dementia to communicate as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors c…
Friday, July 31, 2015
The Amputee Coalition 2015 National Conference is the most anticipated event for the limb-loss community and will take place in Tucson at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, featuring the nation’s top amputee experts and new technology.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Losing 60 pounds and eight dress sizes was Adrienne Dalaly’s road map to her “happy place.” She walked that path in another life, but never forgot the journey.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Phoenix Fire Captain Bill Rini has struggled for years with colon cancer, that is until he found Dr. Angela DeRosa and her hormone therapy gave him his life back.
Friday, July 17, 2015
City of Peoria employees listen as Debbie Burtrum talks about her own experience with her grandson, Miles, during a July 9 kickoff luncheon instructing volunteers for the blood drive, which occurred July 16 at City Hall.
Friday, May 01, 2015
The largest single-day food drive in the United States – one which helps St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and other Arizona Food Banks survive during the long, hot summer – also happens to be one of the easiest to be a part of.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Every year, the Peoria Unified School District holds an event where students and faculty across the district, high school to elementary, participate in supporting their local community. Purple Day is an annual event where students and faculty alike get decked out in their finest purple gear …
Friday, February 20, 2015
This is how it was supposed to be; at least, that was how it appeared in June 2011. Groundbreaking, followed by construction equipment preparing the ground for an 81,000-square-foot general acute-care hospital – all on 10 acres of a 47-acre campus at North Lake Pleasant Parkway and Yearling Road.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital, Arizona Motorcycle Safety Awareness (AMSAF), the State of Arizona and other healthcare and industry sponsors, are working together to help reduce motorcycle accidents and fatalities in Arizona. In 2013, more than 3,000 motorcycle acciden…
Monday, February 09, 2015
Thursday, February 05, 2015
The dialysis facilities in Glendale and Peoria have some room for improvement, according to a ranking released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services earlier this month.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Trumpet Behavioral Health, a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, will introduce its behavioral health services to Peoria in February at a new center location, 21505 N. 78th Ave., Suite 125.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Join staff from the Banner Sun Health Research Institute 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 30 at the facility, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, for a free event discussing the difference between dementia and reversible pseudo-dementias.
Friday, January 09, 2015
Ryan Wilk is back home. The 2006 graduate of Centennial High School attended NAU, where he studied biology with a pre-health emphasis and minored in chemistry as well. In California, he went to a four-year school of chiropractic.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Liza Lundgren from the Cover Arizona coalition, left, talks with Allyson Remy, a GCC student, in the college cafeteria last month about her health care insurance options, while Jason Donofrio from the Arizona PIRG Education Fund, also seated, takes some notes.
Members of the Cover Arizona coalition were at Glendale Community College recently to educate students about their health care insurance rights and options and to enroll them in plans on the state’s health insurance marketplace, which reopened last month.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Peace Corps volunteer Geoffrey Prall of Peoria is combating malaria in Benin by increasing access to malaria testing and treatment in his community. During an eight-day workshop, Prall and his local counterparts tested more than 2,000 community members for malaria and treated nearly 700 indi…
A city lease of buildings occupied by the Peoria Arizona Historical Society (PAHS) was terminated on July 23. Given this development, the city will be taking steps to ensure historic items within the facility are properly maintained.
LUKE FORWARD THEN – READY FOR THE FUTURE