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AZ Health: CUPID Takes Aim

 

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The only thing constant is change. Unless, however, you’re talking about treatments for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare and fatal brain cancer that develops in the brainstem of children ages 3 and 13. With funding from Gateway for Cancer Research to launch an innovative clinical trial at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, that’s about to...

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AZ Health: The Case of Colon Cancer

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Once considered an “older person’s disease,” colon cancer among millennials is on the rise. Here’s why.

Millennials are now twice as likely as the generation before to develop colon cancer, and at quadruple the risk of developing rectal cancer—even as diagnoses among the general population decline—according to new research from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Since the 1980’s, the number of new colon cancer cases has fallen sharply, but that’s not the case for people in their 20’s and early 30’s.  

And while it’s true that when found early, colon cancer is treatable, the...

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Vaping: The Troubling Truth

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After a decline in tobacco use among teens over the last decade, the popularity of vaping and e-cigarettes has once again increased use among middle and high school students.

Earlier this year, the city of Goodyear became the first Valley city to raise the legal vaping age, prohibiting sales of tobacco and vaping materials to anyone under 21 years old. Vaping and smoking is now banned in public parks, trails, schools and school events. It was a unanimous and important City Council vote that will directly impact the current and future health of our kids.

This isn’t the...

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Five Holiday Detox Tips

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Gingerbread, stuffing, eggnog and oh-so-delicious pie. What would the holidays be without festive food? We look forward to the food all year but let’s face it, we also dread the holidays’ end because of it. Come January, we go to extremes to restore our health. Trust us, we get it. That’s why we reached out to Brooke McGregor, the COO and co-owner of Kaleidoscope Juice. McGregor supplied us with five simple must-know tips to detox from the holidays.

1. Lose the Lower Inflammation with CBD

McGregor solidified CBD’s value establishing its ability to appeal to two receptors the human...

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Assisted Stretching is the Newest Wellness Trend: Here’s What to Know

 

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Whether you sit at your desk all day, are training for a marathon or have chronic pain, stretching is important for everyone. Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong and healthy to maintain range of motion in the joints. Even if you do stretch on a regular basis, it’s very common to miss crucial areas or have the wrong form. Having a one-on-one assisted stretch with a professional can help assess deeper problems, improve your performance, decrease muscle pain and improve stress levels.

Muscles need to be stretched to avoid strains and tears, which is why flexologists and physical trainers will tell you that...

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