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As we approach holiday festivities, it is important to be sensitive to Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in yourself or loved ones. Check out the article below from Pinnacle Peak Recovery to learn more about the stigma surrounding 'alcoholism' and how you can educate yourself to help break this stigma and properly support people struggling with AUD. 👇 ... See MoreSee Less
Our partners at Phoenix Children's are hosting their Ignite Hope event on December 9th. This meaningful annual tradition shows patients and their families that they are not alone during the holidays.
There will be a candlelight walk with a pre-walk festival, photos with Santa, kids' activities and games, and a heartfelt program celebrating and cheering on patients in the hospital. Get more details at the link below👇Sign up now to join us and Phoenix Children's Foundation on Dec. 9 as we bring holiday cheer to children staying at Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Thomas Campus. #IgniteHope2023 promises something for everyone — including a pre-walk festival, photos with Santa, kid-centric activities and games: bit.ly/45THApO... See MoreSee Less
Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, but it can damage your heart and cause health problems if it stays high for a long time. The CDC estimates half of adults in the U.S. have hypertension (high blood pressure).
While some people are predisposed to hypertension due to other health conditions, many people have high blood pressure that developed over time due to unhealthy lifestyle choices. The good news is, you can manage your blood pressure by making healthier decisions. Check out the article below to get 7 ways to prevent hypertension and improve your overall heart health. 👇❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
An important reminder for all the men from our partners at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. If you have not seen your doctor in over a year, we recommend scheduling an appointment today! Staying current on your yearly exams is key to staying healthy.Men are more likely to skip checkups and not keep up with vaccines. Tackle your health head-on so you can enjoy life’s precious moments. When it comes to your health, the ball is in your court. #MensHealth ... See MoreSee Less
A little birdy told us it's #nationalhikingday! Check out the wide range of health benefits you can experience from lacing up your boots and hitting the trails in this cooler weather. Recovia has the scoop in their post below.👇☀🌵
Note: Recovia is an in-network care provider for members of Arizona Care Network.🌵 Happy National Hiking Day, Arizona! 🏜️ Lace up those boots and explore the stunning trails our state has to offer.
Here are some reasons why hiking is a must:
1. Cardiovascular Health Boost: Combat the heat while keeping your heart in top shape. ❤️
2. Stress Reduction: Let the serene landscapes ease your mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and more. 🧠
3. Mental Clarity Enhancement: Connect with nature for a mental reset. 🧘🏽♀️
4. Pain Management: Hiking can alleviate chronic pain and improve joint flexibility, providing a natural remedy for discomfort. 💪🏽
Discover the benefits of hiking in the Grand Canyon State – where every step is a stride towards better health and well-being! Where will you be hiking this weekend? 💭
Congratulations to our partners at Abrazo Health on this exciting development of their new medical campus in Buckeye at I-10 and Verrado Way. We look forward to seeing how you will serve the West Valley with this 27-acre campus. ... See MoreSee Less
Our team is rounding out an exciting year of celebrating ACN's 10th anniversary by highlighting some of our favorite memories from the past decade. Check out these fun photos from our holiday "partee" at TopGolf a couple years ago. ... See MoreSee Less
HbA1c tests measure average blood sugar levels over the past three months and are a critical part of managing diabetes. A high A1c can put people living with diabetes at risk of serious health complications.
It is #NationalHealthySkinMonth and as the Arizona weather gets nicer and outdoor activity increases, it is important to remember to take care of your skin. Check out the post below from English Dermatology to learn the science behind why people with fair skin and red hair have to be extra cautious when spending time in the sun.👇☀
Note: If you have not had an annual skin exam in over a year, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to get your skin checked! English Dermatology is an in-network dermatologist for members of Arizona Care Network.Most people know spending hours at the pool or beach or not wearing sunscreen will damage your skin. The sun’s harmful ultraviolet UV rays cause premature aging, wrinkles, and skin cancer.🌞
So why is the skin cancer risk, including melanoma, so much higher for fair-skinned people? Redheads carry variants of MC1R. A specific mutation in the melanocortin receptor, which is responsible for your hair, skin, and eye color, also makes those with the ginger gene more prone to various skin cancers.
Melanin is a pigment in skin that protects against sun exposure. It actually protects your DNA from the damaging effects of UV rays. The body has two different types of melanin: eumelanin is brown-black and pheomelanin is red-orange. After sun exposure, the melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R) signals the pigment-producing melanocyte cells to make melanin. 👩🦰
For most people, melanin causes the skin to tan and turn darker without DNA damage. However, people with red hair, fair skin, and freckles do not tan due to a mutation in the MC1R receptor gene. This stops melanin from working properly. Cells only produce pheomelanin, which doesn’t protect against sunburns and DNA damage from the sun’s harmful rays. #nationalredheadday #themoreyouknow ... See MoreSee Less
Colon cancer is the 3️⃣rd most common cancer in the U.S., however, the 5-year survival rate is 90.6 percent when caught early.
Top 3️⃣ benefits of colorectal cancer screenings:
⏰ Detect precancerous polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer 💊 Find cancer early, when treatment works best 🔎 Identify signs of cancer when you do not have symptoms
If you are over the age of 45 and have not received a colorectal cancer screening, schedule an appointment with your doctor today. Learn more about this important screening in the article below.👇 ... See MoreSee Less
What an important story from our partners at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Jenny Elig encourages women to get screened after she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer this summer. Read more about her story at the link below.👇Jenny Elig is encouraging women to get screened after a new, high-risk breast cancer screening program at Breastlink helped diagnose her with early stage breast cancer this summer.
Breastlink at Park Central is a joint venture between Dignity Health Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s and Arizona Diagnostic Radiology.
Learn more about how Jenny's breast cancer surgeon at Dignity Health Cancer Institute, Dr. Lisa WintontLi, and the Breastlink program are saving lives this #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth: dignityhlth.org/3MfAHYF. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Halloween! As you get ready for all the spooky festivities tonight, keep these tips from Phoenix Family Medical Clinic in mind if you are hoping to stay true to your health goals. We hope everyone has a safe and healthy evening celebrating🎃👻🎃 Halloween is a season of treats, and it's possible to indulge while staying true to your health goals. 🍭🥗 This Halloween, treat yourself to health-conscious celebrations with our tips for a nutritious and delightful celebration.
🥦 Tip 1: Balanced Bites: Enjoy a mix of healthier treats like fruit kabobs, veggie platters, and dark chocolate, alongside traditional Halloween goodies.
🎃 Tip 2: Active Adventures: Incorporate active games like a costume parade, pumpkin relay races, or a spooky scavenger hunt to keep everyone moving.
🧙♀️ Tip 3: Mindful Portions: Encourage moderation by using smaller plates for candy.
🤖 Tip 4: Hydration Hero: Stay hydrated with water or unsweetened beverages to balance out the sugary treats.
🧛♂️ Tip 5: Healthier Homemade: Get creative with homemade goodies using wholesome ingredients to control what goes into your treats.
🍂 Together, let's make Halloween both fun and healthy for you and your family. 🎉🍏
#HealthyHalloween #NutritiousTreats #HalloweenFun #FamilyHealth #BalancedEating #ActiveHalloween #MindfulTreats #HealthyChoices #CelebrateWellness #WellnessMatters ... See MoreSee Less
50 million adults in the U.S. live with chronic pain. In the article below, Dr. Lincenberg shares non-medication options for adults living with regular, recurring pain that impacts their day-to-day tasks. Talk to your doctor about which methods would be most effective for you. #chronicpain#painmanagement... See MoreSee Less