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City’s Relay for Life faces uncertain future in fight vs. breast cancer

One in eight women in the U.S. and 2.3 million worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society. In...

Mayor says being on council ‘saved my life’ during breast-cancer battle

It just seemed like the right thing to do. Participating in activities to heighten breast-cancer awareness, raising funds for research and offering support to those...

The doctor will see you now: Exceptional Community Hospital opens Fast Track ER

If you are headed to the emergency room, chances are, you need attention in a hurry. At Exceptional Community Hospital, the facility addressed that need...

Best of Pinal County 2 years running

If you are looking for nonsurgical treatments to rejuvenate your skin and body, you’re not the only one. Countless Americans are, too, and with...

Is my relationship toxic?

Domestic violence (aka intimate partner violence, dating abuse or relationship abuse) is defined as a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain...

Fire Prevention Week: Home-escape plan may save your life

You’re relaxing at home. Suddenly, you notice smoke billowing. Usually, it’s from the kitchen. By the time you see it, you might have only...

Sun Life: Caring for the whole patient

When choosing a doctor, it’s important to find a physician who focuses on you and your mental, emotional and physical needs. And in Maricopa, there’s...

Lotus Evolutions — A Desert Spa Oasis in Maricopa

Welcome to Lotus Evolutions, a wellness spa concept founded by Keri Berardinelli and Chad Binder. Their business centers on holistic skin care, stress reduction...

Advocates seek to meet challenges faced by local Deaf community

Fred Greenspan’s advocacy for the Deaf community started 13 years ago while living in Mesa. An early arrival for a business meeting at a diner...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Brandenburg: It’s always a good time to get heart-healthy

It’s the beginning of October. With temperatures falling, it’s time to consider how to take care of ourselves so we can enjoy the upcoming...

Fentanyl overdoses wreak havoc on Maricopa families

“I found my son on May 10 at 3 p.m. in his bed,” Tyler said. “If you guys don’t educate yourselves and your family,...

Quest to look best, feel best drives Maricopa Wellness’ dynamic owner

She’s a mom to two young children, a wife, a business owner, a national trainer for a medical device — which requires frequent travel...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Options for senior housing, care

When it comes to decisions regarding housing at the time of retirement, most everyone is simply trying to decide where they want to live....

Central Arizona College accepting applications for LPN to RN bridge program

Central Arizona College is accepting applications for its Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse bridge program, which is designed for Arizona LPNs looking to...

Expert: How to keep that summer glow

No matter how much we love the feel of the sun on our skin, we must acknowledge the sun can damage our skin. That...
Dr. C. Jon Beecroft

Expert: Diabetics aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about wounds

At Maricopa Foot and Ankle, we specialize in wound care. Diabetic patients are at a high risk for wound care. However, anyone can get a...
Harriet Phelps

Phelps: The pandemic’s emotional toll

School is in session and, hopefully, a routine has been established and the children are adjusting well. But there may be concerns that loom...

September is Suicide Prevention Month — and perfect time to learn signs, symptoms

Every 11 minutes, a person dies by suicide. In 2020, 45,979 individuals took their own life. Almost as many people who live in the...

Exceptional Community Hospital increases capacity

Exceptional Community Hospital unveiled its first expansion on Wednesday, less than eight months after opening, with its Fast Track ER.  Fast Track ER is designed...

Exceptional Community Hospital expands with expedited ER service

Exceptional Community Hospital has completed its first expansion, less than eight months after opening, with its Fast Track ER. The new emergency room is designed...
Harriet Phelps

Phelps: Understanding mental health – and the stigma of mental illness

Defining mental health or its opposite — mental illness — is a daunting task. Mental health includes our emotional state: how we feel, how we...
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Pinal Health detects West Nile virus in mosquitoes

The Pinal County Public Health Services District this week detected mosquitoes with the West Nile virus during routine seasonal surveillance. It did not specify where...

Laser focus from acne to toe fungus

Everyone has aesthetic goals they aspire to achieve, but reaching those goals with over-the-counter products and at-home remedies is not possible for many skin...

Summer in the desert: know the threats to your pets

The desert has a number of threats to pets – especially during the summer. But common sense and familiarity with potentially dangerous insects, reptiles and...

Exceptional Community Hospital earns ‘Gold Seal’ accreditation

Exceptional Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The...
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Poll: Most hunker down to beat summer heat

The Arizona summer heat can be a drag. The heat hits long before Memorial Day and sticks around until Halloween, and there’s just no...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Brandenburg: Heat can be fatal

June has baked us to a crisp and July isn’t going to be any better with temperatures in the triple digits. As bad as...

Phelps: Keys to effective communication

Getting others to understand our needs and ideas can be complex. The desired outcome is understanding, but how do we get there? What is...
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Scorching weekend weather on the way

Summer doesn’t officially begin for two weeks, but summertime heat will arrive this weekend with a bang. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive...

Koczor: A focus on men’s health

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance which began in 1994 to raise awareness about health care for men and encourage boys, men...