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Back-to-School Mental Health Tips for College Students

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College is a wonderful time of learning and self-discovery for young adults. Unfortunately, it is also a period of great emotional instability with the potential for serious consequences. As college students learn who they are, what they believe and are making life-altering decisions about their futures, make sure they are doing so with the best mental health thanks to these tips.




Shining Some Sunlight on Vitamin D Deficiencies

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By Penny Bowen, M.D., EVDI Medical Imaging

It is summertime, and Arizonans are keeping cool and protecting themselves from the sun by staying in the shade and slathering on sunscreen. While these are important steps to take to avoid the threats of heat stroke and skin cancer, many of us may be missing out on an important nutrient – vitamin D.

Experts say that being outside for just 10 minutes can provide the daily recommended intake of vitamin D created naturally by our bodies in reaction to sun exposure. An essential nutrient for strong bone formation, the...


Navigating Breast Cancer Research: A Guide to Early Detection

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By Thuy Vo, D.O., EVDI Medical Imaging

Thanks in large part to the growing wave of technological advancements, we are learning more each year about new methods to detect and diagnose breast cancer earlier. New research findings are published regularly, giving the public more access to information about breast exams and mammograms than ever before.

However, the abundance of research and inconsistent recommendations for screening have raised questions among patients about when and how often they should be examined in order to protect themselves. As a radiologist...


Traveling Tips: Dental Health Care On The Go

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Whether it’s a quick car ride to the neighboring state, a 14-hour plane ride across the globe, or a day of acting as a tourist, all travel bugs struggle with the same issue: their daily routines are thrown out of the window. With all of that eating out and snacking while traveling, your dental hygiene easily gets pushed aside.

Founding dentist of the official cosmetic dental office for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and Scottsdale-based Studio B Smiles, Dr...


Dangers of Sunburn Tattoos

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Every summer there’s seems to be a new social media trend. They can range from charitable like last year’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, to dangerous like getting sunburned…on purpose. This trend is circulating Instagram with #SunburnArt and #SunburnTattoo, and these so-called works of art are generally more dangerous than most normal sunburns. Want to find out why? Dr. Pablo Prichard, chief of plastic surgery at HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center and senior partner at Advanced Aesthetic Associates explains.

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