Tips on properly storing and taking pills, vitamins and other drugs By Alison Stanton When medications are taken correctly, they can help people feel better, keep symptoms at bay and even cure disease. Unfortunately, notes Dawn Sullivan, Pharm.D., board certified geriatric pharmacist, some older adults may unwittingly put their health at risk by the way […]

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When was the last time you cleaned out your household supply of expired or unused medicines? To ensure the medicines you take are both safe and effective, keep an eye on the expiration dates and safely dispose of any expired or unwanted medicines. NON-NARCOTIC MEDICATIONS:  Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an […]

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May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month By Shanna Hogan One out of every two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month. Deb Sietsema, PhD, RN director of […]

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Sun Health Care Transitions Program focuses on supporting patients after hospitalization By Gretchen Pahia When Surprise resident Don Grover had open-heart surgery in January he and his wife Joyce realized they had questions they didn’t think to ask before leaving the hospital. The care Don received at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, during […]

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West Valley woman overcomes traumatic past, loses 130 pounds and inspires others  By Meghann Finn Sepulveda As we celebrate the third anniversary of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing, we wanted to share with you one of our many success stories. Our comprehensive suite of health and wellness services aims to promote the […]

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Individuals receive 10 hours of training plus nutrition counseling According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, including more than 25 percent of adults age 65 and older. Of those with diabetes, nearly 26 percent are unaware of their […]

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Did you know the signs of heart attack differ by gender? The following information is from the American Heart Association, and was reviewed by Anthony Martinez, BSN, RN, Clinical Program Manager for Heart Failure/Chest Pain at Banner Boswell Medical Center. Women Women may not experience chest pain commonly associated with heart attack. Symptoms can include […]

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Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” While the famed British prime minister likely wasn’t referring to New Year’s resolutions, many of us have enthusiastically resolved to do something positive […]

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