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I’m working out with weights in the gym—pressing 17.5 pounders above my head and then squatting and bringing them down to my ankles. After counting 16 reps, I stand the weights upright in front of me and look at myself in the mirror.

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Whammy

The surgery for an excision of a lump on my right breast was performed on a Monday morning. I’m groggy after my outpatient procedure and stumble around my house trying to act normal; clumsily fixing myself something to eat, tidying up the kitchen, and playing with my dog.

Healthsouth Valley Of The Sun To Host Presentation On Benefits Of Yoga For Managing Chronic Pain

GLENDALE, Ariz. – HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital will host registered yoga instructor Kate Shipp for an educational and experiential presentation on “Therapeutic Alternatives for Managing Chronic Pain” on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This event is open to the community and will be held at the hospital located at 13460 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale.

Home to Stay

At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, silver was the new black. Beyond all the flashy curved TVs and in-dash car computers, two of the biggest attractions were the Digital Health Summit, showcasing new health and fitness gadgets like wearable health trackers and real-time remote monitoring devices, and the so-called “Silvers Summit,” focusing on tech innovations designed more specifically to meet the growing needs of the aging boomer population.

Choose Joint Replacement Surgery and Improve your Quality of Life

Pain Relief, improved joint function, and increased quality of life are reasons why nearly 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the U.S annually.

The Affordable Care Act: How it Will Impact Seniors

Like many seniors in Arizona, Joyce Walther has some concerns about the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Although the 62-year-old Tempe resident is getting benefits through her work, she says she is worried that her employer may decide to drop coverage as it may not meet the requirement, or it may too expensive for the new program.

Inspirations from a soul survivor

Jody Sims chronicles her struggles with cancer through art.

The Importance of Getting Enough Sleep

What does this lack of sleep mean for our health?

Additional Health Tests to Demand from Your Doctor

Most Americans should request additional tests, beyond standard blood work, at their next physical. Here are five supplementary health tests to ask for at your next doctor’s visit.

Oral Device Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition where a persons breathing is closed off for a period of time during sleep. Sometimes this can occur as much as 100 times in a night.

Rigorous Study Says Gastric Bypass Surgery Safe and Effective to Control, Even Reverse, Diabetes

New research finds bariatric surgery not only helps people lose weight, but is also a more effective way to reduce or even reverse diabetes, compared to medication and lifestyle changes.

The Widow's Corner: Ten Things

These are 10 things only you know now. One: He joked that he would die young. You imagined 90 to 100. But “young” ended up meaning 25.

Caring for Caregivers

It’s been called the “Silver Tsunami,” that swelling wave of roughly 77 million baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, who began turning 65 in 2011 and whose sheer proportions threaten to impact virtually all of the health care and social services geared toward seniors in the coming years.

Second Chances

Alan Shipley has, what he calls, a “great life.” At 76, he still works out at the gym four to five days a week. He chases around his baseball-loving grandchildren, and is prepping to volunteer at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

What is Relay Service?

In this day and age of email, social media and texting, many people take talking over the phone for granted. That being said, phone calls are still the most preferred method of personal communication, and its digital alternative is nowhere nearly as universally accepted.