Tag: health

2019 Blood Donor Days in SaddleBrooke

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg Were you aware that each year SaddleBrooke hosts five blood drives right here within our own community? Blood drives are held frequently across the country in order to provide resources for victims of fire, flood, hurricane, tornado and more. The Red Cross raises funds and distributes food, groceries, household items and…

HNO – new SaddleBrooke physician

Phyllis Ketring SaddleBrooke welcomes its newest physician, Dr. Mohammed Dardari. Dr. Dardari recently joined the Northwest Allied physicians’ team located here in SaddleBrooke. His education is a perfect fit for our community. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis and earned his Geriatric Fellowship at Stanford University. Dr.…

Love your heart with these foods

Nancy Teeter, RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist National Heart Month, February, is just a couple of weeks away. This month serves as a reminder that what we eat has a significant impact on systemic inflammation which in turn influences the risk of cardiovascular disease. If you have not already incorporated all eight tips listed below, consider…

Help with hearing loss

Hearing loss is invisible yet it affects so many here in SaddleBrooke. Several of your neighbors have joined us in finding a way to resolve issues that interfere with our ability to hear. For date, time and location of future meetings, please email jenjefferis@gmail.com. We invite you to come join us. One of the things…

Hiking, training and injury prevention: January 16, 2019

Myrna Simms On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Robert Klingman, a Master’s prepared Physical Therapist, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Director of Athlon Physical Therapy in Oro Valley, will discuss prevention of hiking injuries. Robert has rehabilitated and trained both amateur and professional athletes. He is a guest lecturer for the University of Arizona Medical…

Prescription drug drop off program

Prescription drugs can be dropped off on the second Friday each month from 10:00 a.m.-noon. This month’s date is Friday, December 14. You can also drop off on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 2:00-4:00 p.m.; however, it will be closed this month due to the Christmas holiday. Drop off your unused prescription drugs…

Keep active and moving with Tai Chi

Even if we can’t do all the physical activities we used to do, Tai Chi offers a gentler option for moving, stretching and strengthening the body. Tai Chi engages the entire body with gentle, flowing movements which increase circulation of both the blood and lymph, helping to clear the waste products of our metabolism from…

2 Your Health: Drugs not recommended for back pain

After reviewing ten years of effectiveness studies related to prescription drugs for the treatment of back pain, the Annals of Internal Medicine has concluded that medication should not be given for the initial treatment of back pain. The 2017 study by the American College of Physicians has concluded that back pain is best treated with…