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Like in any medical field, early treatment is important in ensuring results. So when should orthodontic treatment first be considered for children? According to Team Orthodontics' Dr. Danyluk, who closely follows the guidelines set by the American Association of Orthodontics, Phase I treatment for children should generally begin around age 7, when several permanent teeth in most children have come in. This allows Team Orthodontics to effectively evaluate a child's orthodontic condition.
The number of valley fever cases in Arizona dropped dramatically last year, a change that state health officials attribute to a change in testing methods but possibly other factors also.
Arizonans are painfully aware of the skyrocketing costs of health care. Both federal and state governments continue to ask for more tax dollars to pay for Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Taxpayers are contributing more than ever for health care for the less fortunate. Those below 133 percent of the federal poverty level now qualify for Medicaid and those using an ACA exchange receive a heavy subsidy. These programs will be inordinately expensive. Proposition 480 fails to acknowledge these massive changes and the sacrifices taxpayers are already making by asking for a 27-year, $1.6 billion bond and tax increase for the old way of doing health care business. At this point, the county hospital is only a true safety net for illegal immigrants because they do not qualify for AHCCCS or ACA, which begs the question why only Maricopa County property taxpayers should pay for a federal responsibility.
Area veterans can receive additional information about their health care options during an event on Friday.
One six-letter word. One three-word sentence. One thought, “Why?”
We hear of women with breast cancer. We raise money for breast cancer awareness. We have the whole month of October devoted to it. But do you really know the challenges women with breast cancer really face? As an occupational therapist specializing in pain management using myofascial release, I have treated a large number of women of all ages, usually through word of mouth as they hear about the therapy I perform. I could only imagine just how traumatic receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is. Imagine what the initial shock one may feel when their doctor reveals the diagnosis to them. Decisions need to be made. Do I need a mastectomy? Do I have to undergo chemotherapy and radiation? Will the cancer go away? Will it come back? Do I choose alternative therapies? Do I reconstruct my breasts?
Arizona needs a leader who will stand up for veterans. Our men and women in uniform are coming home in droves. Phoenix has been the eye of storm in the VA scandal. We just committed to fight another conflict in Iraq. Now more than ever, we need a leader who provides real solutions for our community’s veteran population.
Arizona voters will decide on Nov. 6 if terminally ill patients can have the right to serve as test cases for medical treatments that have not received federal approval.
A pair of companies recently took the first step toward completing an industrial park in Gilbert.
Three of the candidates for the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board will meet on Saturday for a public forum.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates the relative quality of the private plans that are offered to Medicare beneficiaries through the Medicare Advantage program. CMS rates Medicare Advantage plans on a one- to five-star scale, the highest quality being five stars. This star rating provides an overall measure of the plan’s quality and is an indication of the quality of care, access to care, responsiveness, and beneficiary satisfaction provided by the Medicare Advantage plan. This means that the higher the star rating a plan receives, the more likely you are to receive the care you need, when and where you need it - and most of all, you are more likely to be satisfied with your plan.
United Blood Services has a series of blood drives set up throughout the East Valley for the rest of the month.
The head of the organization offering to fund a study on medical marijuana at the University of Arizona said he will pull the cash unless the school restores fired doctor and researcher Sue Sisley to the staff and the project.
The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance has organized a gubernatorial forum featuring several Republican candidates for office on July 28.
LOS ANGELES — Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog's mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn't kick until after her pet died.
The American Red Cross will host a series of blood donation events across Arizona, including in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Tempe into August.
A DUI task force will be implemented by the Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit during the July 4 weekend.
“One thing is certain: Although they only work 111 days a year, none of Arizona’s congressional delegation has taken the time to visit patients in the VA hospital. And what about veteran John McCain? In 20 years in Washington, he apparently never visited Walter Reed with its crumbling paint and horrible conditions, even though it was less than 10 miles from his office.”
Calling the measure unjustified and likely illegal, a federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state from telling doctors how they can and cannot use certain drugs for abortions.
A 2-year-old is in stable condition following a near drowning in Mesa Monday.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.
Editor's Note - Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examing the aging of the baby boomers and the impact this silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live.
Mesa resident Kevin Young, 42, hasn’t been a paragon of health in his life, but he didn’t expect to undergo an open-heart surgery in his early 40s.
The newly constructed Williams Field Stake Center by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be available to the public to tour in May. The building will be opened for tours on May 17 from 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Mesa Library is hosting a free workshop on hospice care and how to provide to the patient and family.