SUN LIFE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

A look back at our journey from job training to healthcare services by Renée Louzon-Benn February 2016 marked the 40th anniversary for Sun Life Family Health Center (Sun Life). Since 1976, Sun Life has delivered health care to the underserved, uninsured and insured people living in rural Pinal County. The nonprofit organization has grown to … Read More…

EATING TO PREPARE FOR AN EXERCISE PROGRAM

 by Jackie Paunil, MFA, CHC, terramedela.com The foundation to fitness really begins with the nutritional support provided to our bodies through the foods we eat. It is certainly possible to begin an exercise program without changing your diet, but to benefit optimally, create a positive exercise experience, avoid injury and unnecessary fatigue, and build strength, … Read More…

PARVO

by Gigi McWhirter Just the word alone strikes fear into the heart of a person with a puppy or dog in their family. Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a very contagious viral illness that can affect all canines, especially puppies from age six weeks to six months. The virus may present itself in two different forms. … Read More…

TOP HABITS OF HEALTHY (AND HAPPY) PEOPLE

by Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie, CPT/Certified Wellness Coach & Owner WickedFiTT I’m not a very profound thinker when it comes to why I love exercise.  My parents introduced me to gymnastics at four years old, and I was hooked. Fitness was a vital part of my childhood and a practice I carried into adulthood.  But unfortunately, not … Read More…

HEARTWORM AWARENESS

Arizona Veterinary Medical Association reminds pet owners to be vigilant With the beginning of a new mosquito season, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA) is reminding pet owners to be aware about the risks of heartworm. The organization increased educational outreach efforts last month during Heartworm Awareness Month. “We are seeing an increase in the number … Read More…

YOUR TOP DENTAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

What’s the difference between a DDS and DMD? If you’re looking to find a dentist you may notice that while most are listed with a “DDS”, some may be listed as “DMD”. They both mean the same thing—your dentist graduated from an accredited dental school. The DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of … Read More…

8 REASONS FOR FACIALS

by Kelsie Pate, FNP-C, Aesthetician Deep cleaning – Deep-cleansing facials thoroughly remove dirt and oil build-up without drying the skin and make up for those nights of sleeping in your makeup! Proper cleansing means your complexion will look and feel rejuvenated. Clear pores – Who doesn’t love extracting blackheads, pores and pimples? Unfortunately, picking at … Read More…

Experienced and Compassionate Physicians Serving the Pinal County Community for Over 20 Years

Premier Cardiovascular Center is a thriving cardiology practice with office locations in Casa Grande, Chandler and Maricopa. Our experienced and compassionate physicians have been serving the Pinal county community for 20 years and have earned a trusted reputation for providing excellent cardiac care. PCC physicians are affiliated with many major hospitals, including Banner Casa Grande … Read More…

BANNER HEALTH HOSPITALS GIVEN HIGH MARKS FOR PATIENT SAFETY

The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog organization, has released its spring 2017 safety grade list. Eleven Banner Health hospitals have received high grades for patient safety ratings. Three hospitals received an ‘A’ grade (the highest patient safety rating), while eight others received a ‘B’ grade (an above average score). The Banner hospitals that … Read More…