Primary Care Providers Promote Good Health

by Blake Herzog The idea of having a primary care provider may seem outdated to many people accustomed to instant access, relying on episodic help through the “gig” economy, or who relocate frequently and simply don’t have the opportunity to build a relationship with one doctor or medical office. When patients consider themselves to be … Read More…

Undefeated by Life, Nay Demps Strengthens Other Women

by John Stapleton Dallas was the No. 1 TV show, and Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean was topping the music charts when Nay Demps was born in Flint, Michigan. The youngest of five, Demps grew up in a poverty stricken neighborhood where healthy options weren’t always available. “Hot dogs and canned food definitely was more affordable … Read More…

Hospital Care Can Extend into Your Home

by Carolyn Bennett, BSN, RN, BCPA Long before COVID-19, predictions of a drastic health-provider shortage were brewing. It already was common to see a lack of physicians and long waits for appointments; hospital beds closed because of a shortage of nurses; hospitals full and unable to accept new admissions. It’s time to reinvigorate an old … Read More…

A Team Approach to Breast Cancer Treatment

by the Medical Teams at Alliance Cancer Care Arizona and Alliance Surgery Arizona Every year, more than 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. From the moment a woman is faced with the news of an abnormal mammogram, it is impossible not to feel a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty. … Read More…

Florence Chamber Pushing for Autism-Certified Town

by Blake Herzog The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is leading an effort to earn an “Autism-Certified Town” designation for the Town of Florence through training businesses, first responders, and other members of other community sectors how to interact with people who have autism or other cognitive disorders. Chamber Executive Director Roger Biede said the … Read More…

Fitness Starts at Home

by Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie, Certified Physical Trainer, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, WickedFiTT I get it, I’m a mom, and I totally understand how difficult it is to find time to work out when a good day is finding time to go to the bathroom without your kids following you. True, it does get tougher once we … Read More…

Developing, Practicing Self-Regulation

by Lex Solberg, ASU Public Allies Fellow, Casa Grande Alliance Do our impulsive behavior and disruptive emotions interfere with our ability to be happy and live our fullest life? In terms of our emotional wellness, self-regulation is a key process in helping to control thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. When we self-regulate, we pause and think … Read More…

Coffee Can Perk Up Health

In the past, coffee was associated with adverse health effects, but that was when some studies of its impact didn’t consider many of its drinkers also smoked and had a sedentary lifestyle. More recent research has discovered numerous health benefits from black coffee, though its high caffeine content does warrant caution for those sensitive to … Read More…