June 2013 Blog Posts (15)

Stay Safe This Fourth of July

Many of us celebrate Fourth of July with family, friends, food and drink. But, as we celebrate our freedom, it's also important to remember our responsibilities--and that…


Added by Marcia on June 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Understanding Weight Loss and How It Impacts Your Breasts

People have been looking for ways to lose all that extra weight. Many have become successful, but most women forget about one important detail: when they lose weight, they also lose their breasts. Because the bust loses some fat, it sometimes sags.

You'd normally assume that you'd be confident about your body once you lost all those unwanted pounds, but when you do reach your ideal weight, you once more become…


Added by JazzPollard on June 26, 2013 at 12:58am — No Comments

Preeclampsia Might Explain Kim Kardashian's Early Delivery

If you’ve been keeping up the with Kardashians, you know that Kim Kardashian gave birth to a little girl last week, a month before her due date. Though some initially criticized the so-called publicity stunt, there is now speculation that Kim might have been dealing with a serious medical condition called preeclampsia, which could explain her early delivery.

Preeclampsia causes a rapid rise in blood pressure, which can lead to seizure, stroke, organ failure, or even death. The…


Added by Micky Marie Morrison on June 24, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Protecting Your Eyes from UV Exposure, Even in Winter

You might think it's OK to skip the hat or sunscreen on a cloudy day, but did you know that up to 80 percent of the sun's rays can pass through thin clouds, exposing your eyes to harmful radiation?

Whether skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing, shoveling snow or just strolling outside this winter, it's important you take steps to protect your eyes. In winter, you not only have to worry about light that comes from above, but you have to think about the light that reflects off…


Added by Dr. Stephen Cohen on June 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Raising Awareness About Women's Below the Belt Cancers

I wanted to let everyone know about a very important event coming up September 29, 2013.  It is the first annual Globeathon to End Women's Cancers.  Over 60 countries are participating in this effort to raise awareness about below the belt cancers that kill tens of thousands of women each year.  Here in the U.S., the Globeathon will be a 24 hour 'Relay Round the White House to End Women's Cancer.'  Please look at www.globeathon.com for more…


Added by Karen on June 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Do You Take Good Care to Wear Your Contact Lenses Properly?

Soft contact lenses prescribed by licensed eye care professionals are worn safely and comfortably by millions of people around the world. I fit patients of all ages in my practice. My staff and I take the time, as do most eye care professionals, to instruct contact lenses wearers on how to properly wear and care for their contacts. So, when we hear about research which shows that many contact lens wearers are significantly non-compliant in virtually all active steps involved in soft contact…


Added by Dr. Stephen Cohen on June 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

What do you do to keep your man healthy?

There comes a point in the lives of many women when we realize that we may outlive our husbands—possibly by many years if they don’t improve their health habits. Men are less likely to visit their doctors and, though the gap is narrowing, men’s life expectancy is still about five years less than…


Added by Marcia on June 13, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Five Simple Steps to Better Hearing

The sounds of the season are in the air! But unfortunately, millions of Americans can’t enjoy those sounds because of hearing loss. While there have been great advancements made in hearing aid technology over the years, there is still much work to be done in helping the more than 35…


Added by Brian Taylor on June 12, 2013 at 6:07pm — No Comments

More Is Better When It Comes to Protecting Your Eyes

One of the things I love most about Arizona is the weather—well, maybe not in July or August, but most of the year. When I am not seeing patients, I spend a lot of time outdoors. Wherever you live, if you spend time outdoors during the day, you are being exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. I am passionate about protecting my eyes from the sun and making sure that my patients do the same.

When it comes to UV rays, the old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"…


Added by Dr. Stephen Cohen on June 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Reasons to Exercise Through Your Pregnancy

There are many reasons to exercise throughout life, but while you are pregnant it is particularly important to keep moving. Even if you didn't exercise before pregnancy, as long as your doctor approves, you should start a prenatal fitness program in order to increase your odds of a healthy pregnancy and birth experience. The American College of Gynecologists and Obstetrics recommends about thirty minutes of moderate exercise most days during pregnancy. Here are the five main reasons…


Added by Micky Marie Morrison on June 9, 2013 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Want to Unwind? 10 Ways to Relax This Summer

If those lazy, hazy days of summer feel more like myth than reality to you, it may be time to take a step back and see what you can do to slow things down.

Many of us parents find that summer is no slower or more relaxing than the rest of the year. When school is out, we're often faced with piecing together a…


Added by Marcia on June 7, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Millenials are a stressed out generation


By Dr. Donald Brown


This is for all young adults ages 18-29: If you’re feeling more on edge than us “older folks,” you’re not alone. Studies show that Millennials are more stressed than any other current living generation. And it’s taking its toll. Stress from trying to find a job, paying off student loans, or even getting in shape is making your generation more irritable than boomers or matures. There’s a better way to relax than losing…


Added by Gail Anderson Brandt on June 6, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Common Myths about Cholesterol, foods and fats

Common myths about cholesterol, foods and fats 

By Rebecca S. Reeves, DrPH, RD, FADA


2013 is shaping up to be a year of prevention, which should have you thinking about how well you are treating your own heart. If you are trying to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, or your doctor has said that you need to lower…


Added by Gail Anderson Brandt on June 5, 2013 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Is Jealousy Threatening Your Relationship? Five Checkpoints

While most partners want someone to care if they run away with the neighbor, using jealousy to evoke a sign of love from a partner, or feeling jealous of your partner’s interest in something or someone other than you—takes its toll.

Often confused with envy which is the emotion you feel when you want something someone else has (car, wife, job) jealousy is the apprehension or fear of someone or something being taken away from you.

  • She is much happier speaking with her…

Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on June 3, 2013 at 11:37pm — No Comments

The Sun & Your Eyes: What You Need to Know

Most people know that exposure to the sun can damage their skin. But, did you know that extended exposure to the same harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that harm skin can also affect the health of your eyes and your vision? And, it can affect the appearance of your beautiful, vibrant looking eyes. In this, the first of…


Added by Dr. Stephen Cohen on June 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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