Tag Archives: Arizona

Allergy casualty? The allergy cavalry to the rescue

May 27, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  Ahhhh-choo! Ahhhh-choo! Sniffle, sniffle. Tissue … repeat. It is that time of year. Do you remember when people came to Arizona to escape allergies? With the influx of people came the influx of plants, and the rest is history. In 2011, the Huffington Post website announced that Phoenix and Las Vegas […]

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The Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act

September 8, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  Election campaigns include efforts to fix our healthcare system. In Arizona, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Eric Novack, is spearheading an initiative to safeguard consumer options in the state constitution. Novack sees momentum building to create a government-run healthcare system that will not be accountable to patients, but instead will cater to the […]

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The USA and its astrological chart: What’s up, Uncle Sam?

August 22, 2012

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by Gabriella von Elekes —  Once upon a time there was an empire ruled by a king who had a queen, a cabinet and a pope or a cardinal — in other words: the works. The court astrologer with his astrolabe, logarithm and horoscope was part of the “in” group. The branch of astrology that […]

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Arizona has more organic farms

August 13, 2012

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by Mary Budinger The number of certified organic farms in Arizona has nearly tripled — from 26 in 2006 to 77 in 2008, according to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is generally in keeping with the growth nationally. Since Michael Pollan’s 2006 book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, gave us vivid […]

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Your slow cooker allows you time to enjoy nature

April 12, 2012

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 by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  We are now entering that short period of time in Arizona when the seasons are changing and we get to enjoy the warm — not hot — weather. It is a perfect opportunity to spend time outdoors and experience our magnificent desert, without the risk of getting overheated. This is […]

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New classes for homeopathic physicians

March 1, 2012

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The American Medical College of Homeopathy in Phoenix is now offering a new course to enable physicians to achieve a secondary license — the Arizona homeopathic physician’s license, which is expressed as M.D.(H). This license is available only to M.D.s and D.O.s in good standing. The class runs one Saturday a month for six months, […]

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The most West Nile virus cases are in Arizona

February 25, 2012

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The most intense West Nile virus (WNV) activity in the nation is in Arizona, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As of October 5, 2010, 620 cases of WNV human disease had been reported in the United States, with 114 in Arizona. New York is next with 103, followed by California with 60. […]

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Health Care Freedom Act passes in Arizona, Oklahoma

February 25, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  Two states have now passed constitutional measures blocking key portions of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, also known also as ObamaCare, which passed last March. Arizona and Oklahoma will be amending their state constitutions, in the wake of the November 2 election outcomes, to insert language giving residents the […]

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We love sunshine, but skin cancer screenings are a must

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Ann Lovick —  In Arizona, we receive intense sun exposure almost year-round. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona is second only to Australia in skin cancer incidence rates. We love our sunshine, but we do need to be smart about it. Here are five important guidelines to help protect you […]

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