DO YOU SUFFER FROM CVS?

If you wear glasses, you just might! by Bea Lueck Do you spend several hours a day on the computer and find your eyes red, strained or experiencing blurry vision? Do you suffer from neck, shoulder or back pain? If so, you may have CVS or Computer Vision Syndrome. There are several causes of CVS, … Read More…

“I TOAD YOU SO”

by Gigi McWhirter This is no fairy tale. Whoever said that you can kiss a toad to get a prince has never met the Sonoran Desert Toad (Bufo alvarius). This desert dweller is, in fact, the largest toad in the United States. They can weigh over two pounds and grow up to eight inches in … Read More…

RESTORING DIGNITY THROUGH WORK

by Terri Durham, Office Coordinator I took up golf about five years ago. I bought a set of clubs, golf shoes, glove, sun visor and two dozen hot pink golf balls. The first time I debuted my head-to-toe golf ensemble, I had the confidence of professional golfer Michelle Wie. If only my golf game was as strong … Read More…

FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

As a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator in Casa Grande for the past seven years, I have learned that being healthy isn’t always about food! Other factors impacting our lifestyle choices include habits, stress, time-management, family dynamics, failed dieting attempts eroding our confidence, lack of self-compassion, information overload… and the list goes on! … Read More…

PLAY HEALTHY: STUDENT ATHLETE SUCCESS

by Breanna Boland, Executive Director | ACPP II, Casa Grande Alliance As parents and community members, we put time and effort into helping our youth be successful in life. One way we do this is by encouraging our children to participate in extracurricular activities such as school sports and community sports leagues. Participation in sports … Read More…

THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

by Andrew H. Jones, Community Relations Coordinator, Sun Life Family Health Center Children are constantly learning, and parents are a defining factor for the child’s developmental milestones. According to the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, “The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the … Read More…