New Year Resolutions That Last a Lifetime


by Nicole Youcupicio, Casa Grande Alliance, Prevention Specialist SPOILER ALERT: It is 2019! A new year means fireworks, resolutions and starting off on the right foot. Every January, despite determination to follow through, we seem to fall short on our resolutions. What if this year was different? What if we set goals that were not … Read More…

CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE HOLDS INAUGURAL INDUCTION FOR LEADERSHIP SOCIETY

by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing In August 2018, Central Arizona College (CAC) established a chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS). By the end of the fall semester, 209 new members had joined. Ninety-one students completed the program and received a Certificate of Leadership Training honoring their achievement … Read More…

New Year’s Resolution: Volunteer More!

by Donna McBride, Pinal County Juvenile Court Program Administrator II With the new year staring us square in the eyes, many of us jump on the bandwagon with lots of New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, we often lose sight of them within a month or two. But there’s one resolution that can be a guaranteed success. … Read More…

SUN LIFE: MANAGING THE OPIOID CRISIS LOCALLY

Photo Caption: Integrated Behavioral Health and a Family Practice Provider collaborate on patient care Internal Note by Dr. Matthew Bertsch and Dr. Chinwe Chukwurah, M.D., Sun Life Family Health Center The opioid crisis has had an effect on many people around Arizona and around the country. Although the problem with opiates is not a new one, … Read More…

ACHOO! IS IT THE FLU?

by Gigi McWhirter While we haven’t had an outbreak of dog flu in our area, it is important to be ready in case it happens. With more and more visitors arriving, often bringing their pets from communities affected by it, so increases the odds of an outbreak. Canine influenza virus, also known as the dog … Read More…

HERE KITTY, KITTY

by Gigi McWhirter Cats, like dogs, can go missing. According to pet detective Kat (yep, that’s her name) Albrecht, “The behavior of dogs and cats influences the distances they travel. Dogs run, sometimes great distances, while cats will hide. They not only hide, they do so in silence and typically stay close to home.”  Cats … Read More…

IT’S COLD AND FLU SEASON 2018: ARE YOU PREPARED?

by David Lozano, Earned Media Senior Manager, Banner Health Many see the holidays as a time to celebrate with friends and loved ones. Whether it’s enjoying turkey with all the trimmings, opening the presents under the tree, or lighting the menorah, this time of year is a year to reflect, give thanks and enjoy the … Read More…