Category: Health


  • Pima County’s Asylum Seeker Support: Funding Shift

    Pima County’s Asylum Seeker Support: Funding Shift

    Pima County faces imminent challenges in aiding and accommodating asylum seekers due to a recent alteration in federal funding allocation. The shift from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Sheltering Services Program, which commenced on January 1, has significantly reduced resources available for sheltering and medical screening…

  • Senior Drivers Need To Be Careful About Their Meds

    Senior Drivers Need To Be Careful About Their Meds

    Introduction This article, part of a three-part series focusing on seniors and driving, sheds light on a critical yet often overlooked concern— the potential impact of over-the-counter medications on senior drivers. While these medications might seem harmless and easily accessible, their effects on older adults, particularly regarding driving safety, warrant closer attention. Age-Related Changes in…

  • Seniors and Driving: Navigating Changes and Enhancing Safety

    Seniors and Driving: Navigating Changes and Enhancing Safety

    This article is part two of a comprehensive series dedicated to understanding the intersection of seniors and driving. As Green Valley boasts an average age of 72.9 years, reflecting the reality that many residents received their driver’s license approximately 57 years ago, the need for updated driving skills becomes increasingly crucial. The Evolving Landscape of…

  • Out of State DNRs May Not Be Honored In AZ

    Out of State DNRs May Not Be Honored In AZ

    Winter visitors in Arizona must understand the specific requirements for DNR orders. McKenna Reinhard stresses the importance of state-specific forms, proper validation, physician consultation, and comprehensive documentation to ensure end-of-life preferences are honored. Compliance with these guidelines enables effective communication and appropriate care in line with individual wishes.

  • How To Prevent & Treat Valley Fever

    How To Prevent & Treat Valley Fever

    Valley fever, scientifically known as coccidioidomycosis and also termed “San Joaquin Valley fever” or “desert rheumatism,” is an infection triggered by the fungus Coccidioides. Typically associated with lung infection, it can advance to other body parts in severe instances, termed “disseminated coccidioidomycosis.” The fungus thrives in the soil of specific regions in the southwestern United…

  • Green Valley Hospital Seems Like It Won’t Ever Reopen

    Green Valley Hospital Seems Like It Won’t Ever Reopen

    A year ago, plans were set in motion to revive the Green Valley hospital, encompassing a meticulous strategy involving inspections, licensing, and staff recruitment. However, a recent turn of events has thrown a curveball into these efforts. Broadstone’s Unexpected Announcement Broadstone, the real estate investment trust based in New York and the owner of the…

  • NextCare Urgent Care: Bridging Sahuarita’s Healthcare Gap

    NextCare Urgent Care: Bridging Sahuarita’s Healthcare Gap

    Addressing the Healthcare Gap in Sahuarita: NextCare Urgent Care’s Role and Impact In recent years, Sahuarita faced a notable gap in immediate healthcare services with the closure of the lone urgent care facility in the area in 2021, followed by the shutdown of Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital in the summer of 2022. However, a…

  • Fostering Kindness: Small Acts, Big Community Impact

    Fostering Kindness: Small Acts, Big Community Impact

    The Power of Small Acts: Enhancing Wellbeing and Building Kind Communities Small acts of kindness, such as a smile, a wave, or holding the door for someone, might appear insignificant at first glance. However, studies indicate that incorporating three daily “micro-connections” can yield significant benefits for emotional resilience, immune system enhancement, and the reduction of…

  • Why You Should Volunteer in Senior Living Communities

    Why You Should Volunteer in Senior Living Communities

    In today’s senior living communities, the invaluable contribution of volunteers plays a pivotal role in crafting enriching activities and programs for elderly residents. These volunteers selflessly dedicate their time, skills, and talents to enhance the well-being and quality of life of older adults within our area. Maximizing Well-being through Volunteerism Volunteers play a critical role…