Tag: health

Back By Popular Request, Zen Meditation

Patti Gould speaks on Zen Meditation taking the Backward Step

Patti Gould Tibetan teacher Chögyam Trungpa once opened a Zen class by drawing a V on a large white sheet of poster paper. He then asked those present what he had drawn. Most responded that it was a bird. “No,” he told them. “It’s the sky with a bird flying through it.” Meditation is now…

Breast Cancer During COVID Webex Meeting

Dr. Karen J. Hendershott of Arizona Oncology

Phyllis Ketring October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Karen J. Hendershott of Arizona Oncology invites you to join a Webex meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on “Breast Cancer in the Time of COVID-19.” Dr. Hendershott is a breast cancer survivor herself and understands that every woman’s experience with…

2 Your Health: Your Pain Medication Might Be Killing You

Dr. Craig Brue Many patients feel safe because their family medical doctor has prescribed a strong narcotic medication for acute or chronic back pain.  Just because your doctor prescribes a pain medication does not mean that it is either safe or effective. Medications always have harmful side effects. In fact, there are always more side effects with…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Can Massage Help? Heidi Overman, LMT #MT-24997 What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? As defined by Ruth Werner’s A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, CTS is a set of signs and symptoms brought about by the entrapment of the median nerve between the carpal bones of the wrist and the transverse carpal ligament…

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Massage Therapy During a COVID-19 Pandemic. Is it Safe? Heidi Overman, LMT There is a lot happening right now. We need to wear masks; we need to socially distance; we need to stay at home to stay safe. Anxiety is at a maximum and discerning what you should or should not do is exceedingly difficult. You need a…

2020 Health Fair Canceled

A fond look at health fairs in the past

Phyllis Ketring, Publicity Coordinator The SaddleBrooke Health Fair Planning Committee has regretfully decided to cancel this year’s Health Fair scheduled on October 24. This is the first time that the fair has been canceled in nearly 23 years. After a detailed discussion on masks, social distancing, limited exhibits, and restricted attendance, it was decided that…

Health Night Out Mission and History

This audience picture does not include social distancing and other pandemic guidelines that will be part of future gatherings.

Phyllis Ketring Health Night Out (HNO) has become a SaddleBrooke tradition. For about 23 years, medical and health professionals have driven to SaddleBrooke to give an evening presentation. For some, it is a lengthy drive. Occasionally, a doctor even arrives in scrubs after a late surgery. As with so many SaddleBrooke activities, this one began…

Health Fair Update

Immunization providers plan to attend the fair unless prohibited by virus guidelines.

Phyllis Ketring, Publicity Coordinator The SaddleBrooke Health Fair Planning Committee is preparing for the annual Health Fair scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Because no one can predict the pandemic situation for the latter half of October, the whole process may be dismantled at a moment’s notice rather than compromise the…