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WASHINGTON — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.
Aria Anderson risked years of misfortune when she opened her sock monkey umbrella inside her hospital room during a late morning in January. She did so to hide from the group of strangers who came to see her, and the strategy proved effective; her unfurled shield more than covered the slight 6-year-old’s frame.
Banner Health Center is showing its dedication to preventing heart disease through a two-month long series of events, including; classes, dancing and walks.
Several valley donor centers will be hosting blood drives from Feb.15 until March 31.
CHICAGO — Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis finds.
Banner Heart Hospital and Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa will host a free heart failure seminar on Feb. 12.
Police are looking for two teens that have gone missing from their Mesa homes.
After struggling with advanced muscular dystrophy for years, a 16-year-old Queen Creek girl found out she won't be able to walk soon.
I had the conversation in my aunt’s car on a South Dakota road. I’m talking about starting that conversation about your family’s heart history.
East Valley residents have an opportunity to play an important role in a research project that should have a profound effect on cancer research over the next three decades.
East Valley resident, business-owner dives into new career
The return to standard time for most of the country won't come for a few more weeks, leaving many looking forward to the Nov. 3 "fall back" that rewards us the option of an extra hour's sleep.
Shopping at Superstition Ranch Market, unlike the name itself, isn’t based on anything supernatural.
Banner Health will host a free educational series devoted to heart disease and overall health beginning Oct. 2 at its Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa.
WASHINGTON — Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of reasons not to exercise.
Social Security Disability Insurance is turning into a monster. It has experienced exponential growth, much like other big government entitlement programs. As a consequence, it threatens to run out of money by 2016. Worse, it weakens our economy and has become yet another dark cloud over our financial future.
When Eugene “Gene” Butler felt sick several months ago, he thought it was the flu. He was tired, ran a fever, and had a cough.
Patients experiencing heart failure may not have as many out-of-pocket costs for cardiac-specific hospital care beginning as soon as October if plans by one East Valley hospital to simplify its payment structure go into effect.
A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held Wednesday night to help an Apache Junction family take two of their children to Ohio to meet with medical experts.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.
A recent General Mills Cheerios commercial has reminded us Americans (and those in other parts of the world) that race still causes severe social and political upset in 2013. A 30-second YouTube commercial featuring a young biracial child interacting with her white mother and black father has created a cyber firestorm of racially-charged attacks: “disgusting,” “racial genocide,” “anti-white,” and “want to vomit.”
Instead of asking for gifts, St. John Bosco sixth-graders Lauren A. and Shea S. combined their recent 12th birthday parties into a fundraiser for a family in need. The Perres are local residents facing heart wrenching medical issues and staggering medical costs. Within two months of one another, Mrs. Perre was diagnosed with a form of Lou Gehrig’s disease and her 16-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. Lauren and Shea invited the entire sixth-grade population of St. John Bosco, as well as many other friends, to party at Desert Foothills Park on April 26. In lieu of birthday gifts, Shea, Lauren and their friends dug into their piggy banks and donated money to help the Perres. In the end, Lauren, She and their friends collected approximately $1,700. The Perres were overwhelmed at the compassion and generosity of both the girls and the community.
Calling the governor's proposal unacceptable and politically dead at the Legislature, House Speaker Andy Tobin unveiled his own new plan Tuesday to expand Medicaid, one that would give Arizona voters the final say.
A new state-ordered mandate on insurance companies could soon mean more accessible -- and definitely more affordable -- health care in rural areas of Arizona.