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How Your Four-Legged Friend Can Mend A Broken Heart

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It’s been said that a pet can heal a broken heart. Their unconditional love, loyal companionship and little quirks make it difficult to have a bad mood. If you’re a dog owner, you might find yourself being more active, whether it’s getting up and down every few minutes to let your indecisive dog in and out, throwing a ball around or going out for walks. It may not seem like much, but...

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Perfect Summer Workouts: How To Exercise Safely In The Heat

 

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Summer is right around the corner. The beginning of 2020 has been an unprecedented and crazy time and most likely you have have been cooped up and ready to get out and enjoy socializing more with friends.

Summer brings tank tops, shorts and bathing suits – but it also brings post-work happy hours, weekend barbecues and indulgences of food and beverages. This is when we may come to the realization that we need to spice up our exercise regime in order to look and perform to be our best selves.

The key is to plan effectively to stay safe when the temperatures start to soar. Planning ahead and being smart is...

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Caring for Someone With Dementia During Coronavirus

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Arizona currently has 140,000 cases of dementia and we also have the nation’s highest growth rate. Living with dementia at any time brings everyday challenges for that person and those around them. Coronavirus is making daily life much harder which may cause them to feel anxious, scared or lonely. Senior Helpers, a national leader in professional, in-home senior assistance services, has several ways families can help a loved one with dementia during this time.

  • Wear a mask with a clear window over your mouth: Did you know that a lot of dementia patients have a hard...
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Parenting During a Pandemic: Tending to a Child's Mental Health

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Assessing and supporting a child’s well-being can be challenging, even under the most ideal circumstances. It can become even more challenging – and even more important  – given the fear and feelings of isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Understanding how to encourage and support healthy emotional and behavioral habits in your children can help them establish sound mental health now and for the future.  

Assessing Behavior:

The first step in spotting and understanding emotional needs in your child is assessing their wellbeing. These tips can help guide how you perceive and evaluate their...

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COVID-19 in AZ: a Q&A with Dr. James Loo

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We all have questions about COVID-19. But more specifically, we want to read about COVID within the context of where we live. We went ahead and asked one of our favorite local docs, Dr. James Loo, what he is seeing, what he thinks about testing in the Valley, and what he feels optimistic about.

Are you seeing cases of COVID personally?

Yes, we have had three patients test positive in our practice and we...

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