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Did you know that 78% of the adult population has some form of periodontal disease? The word periodontal literally means 'around the tooth'. Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and ...

The San Tan Valley Substance Coalition, has partnered with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department, Rural Metro, all Pinal County Agencies touched by behavioral health, and both state health care ...

Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. About 2 percent of U.S. adults, or about 5 million ...

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is addressing the latest in Alzheimer’s prevention, research and caregiving in a free community lecture series in a program called “Giving People Strategies (GPS) ...

A case of Infectious Mononucleosis ( Mono ) has been reported in San Tan Valley. It is a viral infection caused by the Epstein Barr virus and most often seen in teens and young adults between 15-25 ...

Millions of Americans are affected by depression, including many children and teens. The consequences of untreated depression can be devastating. However, many parents and family members are unaware ...

A rare tick-borne disease detected in five Flagstaff Unified School District students has forced the cancellation of a summer camp, Coconino County Public Health Services District officials said. The ...

The Pinal County Public Health Services District announced on Friday that the county has seen its first locally acquired human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the 2014. It is also the first case in ...

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a speech disorder that seriously interferes with a child’s ability to develop clear speech. CAS makes it difficult or impossible for an affected child to plan ...

Scientists at Phoenix-based TGen have identified the gene which causes a rare and fatal type of ovarian cancer that strikes young women and girls. The results of their study has just been published ...

Thursday, Feb 27th, the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to move hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from ...

Like any parent, Pamela DePalma has made sacrifices to help her son, Daniel, who has Aspergers Syndrome. She moved from Illinois to Phoenix, Arizona, seeking better services. It was there that she ...

If you haven't already, now's the time to get your flu shot. The flu season is officially upon us. Although it is just beginning, the CDC is already reporting widespread infection rates in several ...

The New Year is bringing changes to doctor offices across the state. Now many are becoming a one-stop shop. Dr. Don Bucklin is the Regional Medical Director at U.S. Healthworks in Scottsdale. He told ...

The Vineyard Community Pregnancy Center exists to help pregnant teens and new moms and dads of all ages with all the steps related to pregnancy and early-child care and health. The Vineyard Community ...

Last month, Dr. Drew Pinsky inspired everyone who attended the notMYkid luncheon with his candid, thoughtful, and powerful message. If you were there, you know it was one of the best educational ...

Influenza season has officially started in Pinal County. The first case of influenza for this season has been identified in a male resident from the Apache Junction area. This case was mild and the ...