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(BPT) - Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you’re looking for, or a Garfield–like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face. Making an informed and well-researched decision can lead to a happy home life for both you and your pet.
(BPT) - Small business owners can easily get caught up in the December rush. But once the holiday sparkle fades, business owners and entrepreneurs will need to refocus and make decisions likely to impact their business in 2015.
(BPT) - If you or someone in your family, has a bleeding disorder, you know that even the simplest accident can be a cause for major concern. Major developments in care and treatment have significantly improved quality of life. Most patients can now self-administer intravenous clotting factor with education and direction from a trained clinician – like Accredo bleeding disorder nurses – rather than going to a treatment center for each infusion.
(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)—A middle-school student who has been trained can save a life when someone needs CPR.
Thanks to a national retail chain, more than 1,100 schools in the U.S. will receive a CPR in Schools Training Kit along with teaching materials to implement the program. (NAPS)
The Northwest Fire District has a new lifesaving device thanks to a grant. The fire district purchased a hydraulic extrication tool, which are used to free trapped motorists after a crash, thanks to a $20,868 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Those at the UA who are advancing the medical humanities want to see the arts become more closely integrated with the STEM fields. It's picking up steam.
PIMA COUNTY – Public officials and trade representatives from Jinju City, South Korea, met with Pima County officials Friday as part of a four-day economic tour of Phoenix and Tucson.
(Family Features) When you set out to make life changes such as weight loss or adopting a more active lifestyle, it can be tempting to look for shortcuts that expedite your path toward your end goal. However, long-term success is more attainable for those who take a slow and steady approach that puts health first.
(NAPSI)—Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a malfunction of the electrical rhythm of the heart, can strike anyone, at any time—but you can lead the way to save a life.
Strategically placed defibrillators and properly trained citizens may save lives. (NAPS)
Arizona Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, is pleased to announce that its clinic location in northwest Tucson has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The QOPI Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care. In addition to the clinic located on Rudasill Road in Tucson, other Arizona Oncology clinics currently pursuing QOPI certification include the Biltmore Cancer Center in Phoenix and the Saguaro Cancer Center in Glendale.
Michael Brown’s death was preventable.
(BPT) - Whether heading to grandma’s house for the holidays or to a tropical destination to get away from the cold, winter travel comes with the added challenge of staying healthy.
(Family Features) It’s a situation that has likely happened to you. You’re driving down the road when out of nowhere the words “check engine” illuminate from the dashboard. While this glowing symbol may cause you to panic, there are a few things you should know about this common issue.
(BPT) - Americans spend just shy of 274 hours a year on shopping – or 45 minutes per day – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey. It’s probably safe to say a good chunk of that time occurs during the holiday season. While much shopping takes place online, many people still head to stores, and those folks will be logging a lot of hours on their feet.
(NAPSI)—With the New Year rapidly approaching, there’s no shortage of advice on the best ways to achieve your resolutions. Yet, when it comes to fitness and weight loss goals, it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction.
(NAPSI)—Good news about the economy: America tops the list in seeking risk, hiring new talent, and recognizing and addressing high turnover as areas of focus for business growth in the coming year. The most confident and healthy sector of the U.S. economy is mid-size business, according to new research from The Sage Group plc. These businesses are comprised of 100 or more employees but fewer than 1,000.
By now we have all heard about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the instances where the virus has found its way into the United States. In many cases, the coverage has been overwhelming and frightening for some. In the swirl of media coverage, it can be difficult to evaluate what really is the true risk to our community. I am confident that the likelihood of a person becoming ill with the Ebola virus here in Pima County always has been, and remains, infinitely low.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is a great time to pause and reflect on the many things we are thankful for and at the top of my list is my family’s good health. Last year began an important step to make this possible for more people as part of the Affordable Care Act. Last November, affordable health insurance plans were made available through the Federal Marketplace and Arizona expanded the state’s Medicaid program for low-income individuals and families. In Arizona, the number of people who enrolled in either a Medicaid or Marketplace health plan totaled more than 265,000. Of that number, nearly 70,000 live in Pima County. This is great news for those families.
When singers finish their performances on “American Idol,” viewers can vote for their favorite contestant over the next 24 hours via text message, Facebook, mobile apps, the Internet and by telephone. Votes are tallied and the winner is announced the next day. Pretty easy.
The 8th annual “Senior Citizen Fire Academy” will include specialized safety training plus a closer look at the local fire department and the services it provides. Program participants will receive not only important information they will also receive free safety resources for their home.
Over the course of 12 weeks, 17 Marana residents went through the Marana Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy and after 42 hours of instruction the group has a better understanding of what the various aspects of the department do.
When an injury in December 2012 forced Robert Acosta to put his soccer dreams on hold, he returned from New York to his hometown of Tucson with five outfits, a couple training jerseys, and $18 to his name.