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(NAPSI)—If we can take walking meetings as an alternative to sitting in a stuffy conference room, what if we could take a walk with our doctor—getting the benefits of 30 minutes of exercise which research has shown can help maintain body weight, lower the risk of obesity, enhance mental well-being and reduce the risk of certain diseases, all while learning about our condition?
James Coyle and the rest of his fellow seventh-grade classmates at Coronado K-8 School had to make a business plan for class.
(BPT) - Fifty is a major milestone in a woman’s life: from physical changes, to becoming an empty-nester, to new homes or careers, it can be a time to re-focus on one’s self and gain a new sense of freedom. During this time, one change that women may not anticipate is postmenopause.
(BPT) - World class snowboarder, Paralympic®** medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Amy Purdy and her mother, Sheri, have teamed up to launch Take Action Against Meningitis. The campaign encourages parents to take a pledge to talk to their healthcare providers about helping to protect their teens from meningococcal meningitis.
(BPT) - Americans’ love affair with pets continues to grow with approximately 69 million households owning a pet, according to American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, pet ownership has tripled since the 1970s, and today there are 74.1 million owned cats alone. Felines are great companion animals, but there is still a surprising amount of widely accepted misinformation about cats – and it’s causing a multitude of issues.
(BPT) - Whether you’re motivated by a workplace initiative, a personal goal or the opportunity to teach your children lifelong positive habits, now is a great time to become more environmentally friendly. Earth Day is April 22, but there’s still plenty of time to develop eco-friendly habits before the big day arrives.
Teachers who want to learn more about impacts of stormwater pollution and other facts about the water cycle to apply to their classroom curricula have the opportunity to learn more at events held by Arizona Project WET, a program of the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center and supported by Pima Association of Governments and its Clean Water Starts With Me outreach campaign.
CNN: Despite what he said after the 2012 election, it looks like Mitt Romney will be running for President again in 2016. CNN reports Romney is putting together a campaign team, turning to a former aide with ties to Chris Christie to work as a liaison with the media.
(BPT) - Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., and that an estimated 224,210 new cases of lung cancer were expected to be diagnosed in 2014?1 For years, doctors used to treat lung cancer as one disease. Thanks to the discovery of molecular biomarkers, doctors now know that lung cancer is actually made up of many subtypes. This understanding has led to the introduction of molecular testing and development of biomarker-driven therapies. A molecular test can help doctors determine if a biomarker is causing a patient’s tumor to grow and spread, and potentially prescribe a biomarker-driven therapy or make them eligible for a clinical trial. Please see the below infographic to learn more about molecular testing and share the facts! Visit Lung Cancer Profiles for additional resources and join United We Test Quest, a campaign that aims to spread awareness of molecular testing in lung cancer.
(NAPSI)—While many people realize joint pain that results from osteoarthritis (OA) affects physical health, a new online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of DePuy Synthes Companies found that joint pain also significantly impacts other aspects of health-how positive people feel and how focused and engaged they are in their lives and in the lives of others-that are also referred to as a person’s emotional, mental and spiritual energy. The survey of 2,626 U.S. adults, ages 45-75, found that:
Sitting in his home a few hours after a Maricopa County judge declared the results of a recount that determined he wouldn’t be returning to Congress next year, Ron Barber reflected on his two-plus years representing Southern Arizona.
I have read with interest the ongoing “conversation” regarding the town purchase of the El Conquistador property, including the latest letter from Mr. Skip Stevens, in your most recent publication.
(BPT) - For years, doctors treated lung cancer as one disease. The discovery of molecular biomarkers and advent of biomarker-driven therapies, however, has led to the understanding that lung cancer is actually made up of many distinct subtypes, which impacts the way the disease is diagnosed and treated.
(BPT) - If it weren’t for a woman named Sandy, Brenda T. might have a very different story to tell.
At a ceremony in Phoenix today, Doug Ducey was sworn into office as Arizona's 23rd governor.
Both Arizona and Boise State have had some of their best moments at the Fiesta Bowl and the two will meet on Dec. 31 in the game in Glendale.
(NAPSI)—There is good news for Hispanic parents whose children are approaching college age. A new PSA campaign provides parents with access to the resources they need to help their children prepare, plan, and pay for college.
TUCSON - Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today was named the official winner of the race for AZ CD-2, after results from a state-mandated recount gave her a 167 victory over incumbent Ron Barber. The court announcement is the last step in the recount process and makes McSally's victory final in CD-2.
(NAPSI)—Don’t take this lightly: One of the most vital signals of an improperly functioning vehicle is the check engine light and, when illuminated, it alerts the driver to a variety of existing potential problems. Nevertheless, vehicle checkups during car care events throughout the country reveal that the check engine light is on in nearly one out of 10 vehicles.
(NAPSI)—This holiday season, don’t forget to add your hometown to your gift giving list. Thanks to Pepsi and its “Hyped for Halftime” Super Bowl campaign, you could win a Pepsi Halftime Show for your entire hometown along with scoring tickets to the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show live in Arizona.
Blake Shelton helps kick off Pepsi’s “Hype Your Hometown” program in Corpus Christi, TX. Fans who visit Pepsi.com/halftime and share how they get hyped for halftime will be entered to win tickets to the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show in Arizona and a Pepsi halftime extravaganza in their hometown. Blake Shelton lands on the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, TX to deliver a surprise performance to America’s veterans to launch Pepsi’s “Hype Your Hometown” campaign—a call to action for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime halftime experience. NAPS)
After reading the Explorer this past week, I was absolutely shocked to learn about the upcoming vote by our city council to purchase the El Conquistador Golf Club. I don’t know what our city council is thinking but obviously they are totally oblivious to all the golf clubs across the country having financial difficulties and that includes Arizona and Oro Valley. Might I point out the financial distress for The Gallery, Stone Canyon, Vistoso, Oro Valley CC - and the list goes on and on? And why the secrecy and rush to purchase? It was stated that a survey of 500 people (really? only 500 people in the entire city of Oro Valley?) indicated a desire for a “community center”. Who are these 500 people? Where do they live? For something this important, a survey of the entire city should have been taken.
With the election results a distant memory, the Mayor and re-elected members of the City Council have secretly made the decision to purchase for $1,000,000, the money losing entities of El Conquistador. Under the secret negotiations, the Town would purchase 45 holes of golf, two swimming pools, 31 tennis courts, a restaurant, and a building it will convert to a community center. The community center will house, among other things, exercise equipment that will help to decrease the revenue and taxes of such businesses as L.A. Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness and other fitness companies in favor of a non-taxpaying entity. Will Oro Valley also get into the restaurant management business? The Mayor indicates the golf course will lose money at first—$1,000,000 to $1,300,000 in the first year but he expects it will become a money maker in a few years. Of course that is pure speculation. The Mayor’s finance people indicate all of the repairs and upgrades will cost no more than $1,500,000 even though members of the existing club’s Grounds Committee provide information that the upgrades will cost between $6,000,000 and $10,000,000 with an additional $400,000 needed to restore the cart paths. We should also remember that the way to finance this boondoggle is an increase in the sales tax for Oro Valley businesses. Wasn’t it Mayor Hiremath who indicated in his re-election campaign rhetoric he was going to put effort into increasing the number of retail businesses in Oro Valley? These are the same businesses that could lose market share because it would cost less to make a major purchase in Tucson, Oracle, etc. to the detriment of Oro Valley businesses. Why shop in Oro Valley if a short distance away, we can save our hard earned money by paying less sales tax?
(BPT) - You work hard for your money and the last thing you want to do is waste it by buying the wrong product or investing in something of poor quality. So how do you know which product is the best? There is no definitive answer, of course, and marketing campaigns can be misleading. If you adhere to the steps below, however, you’ll find you’ll be generally happy with your purchases in the long run.