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Garden centers, with their vast collections of plant colors, sizes and shapes, can be intimidating to inexperienced buyers. But you can become a discerning purchaser with a little homework and by quizzing the sales people as you shop.
WASHINGTON — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.
An upcoming event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will provide attendees with a wealth of options for a disease starting to affect more and more Arizonans.
Aria Anderson risked years of misfortune when she opened her sock monkey umbrella inside her hospital room during a late morning in January. She did so to hide from the group of strangers who came to see her, and the strategy proved effective; her unfurled shield more than covered the slight 6-year-old’s frame.
WASHINGTON — Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Divisions III and IV wrestling state championships are taking place in Prescott Valley this weekend as the sport grapples with the aftermath of a skin infection outbreak that sidelined more than fifteen wrestlers in the past few weeks.
Americans are a restless bunch. They change locations with a frequency that would tire a migrating songbird.
CHICAGO — Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis finds.
ALBANY, N.Y. — American athletes in Sochi are facing breakfast without their team-sponsoring Greek yogurt, thanks to a bureaucratic web of international trade negotiations.
Banner Heart Hospital and Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa will host a free heart failure seminar on Feb. 12.
Basketball is the one constant for Tommy Hambicki for as long as he can remember. Growing up in Gilbert, Hambicki loved to watch, talk about, and, most of all, play the sport.
Hospice of the Valley in Gilbert will have a community workshop that will give attendees more information about dementia on Feb. 4.
When the Academy Award nominations are announced later this week, one name you won’t be hearing is “After Tiller” for best documentary feature. The film failed to make the shortlist of 15 documentaries in contention (announced in December), which is an extremely unfortunate omission. No, it may not be a crowd-pleaser like “20 Feet from Stardom” or innovate the art form as “Stories We Tell” and “The Act of Killing” have, but “After Tiller” is an immensely important piece that, with any luck, will be screened in communities for months and years to come.
Medical students know the importance of research. It can bring new perspectives, knowledge and experiences to their studies. Third-year University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix student Wala Awad has taken his love for research to the next level by deciding to become a physician-scientist. Wala will not only help others using his medical knowledge but will also continue to conduct scientific research that can help patients across the globe.
After six years of trying to get pregnant and one miscarriage, Kellie and Andrew Burkhart welcomed little Andrew to the world in 2006.
SAN FRANCISCO — The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, with pictures of backers Bill Gates, left, and Tony Blair, right, in the background, research associate Camilla Hall measures a protein isolate at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco. Can plants replace eggs? A San Francisco startup backed by Bill Gates believes they can. Hampton Creek Foods is scouring the planet for plants that can replace chicken eggs in everything from cookies to omelets to French toast. Funded by prominent Silicon Valley investors, the upstart seeks to disrupt a global egg industry that backers say wastes energy, pollutes the environment, causes disease outbreaks and confines chickens to tiny spaces. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
If you had driven past my house in recent days, you might have thought you were watching a movie in reverse. There I was, opening trash bags, dumping out leaves and spreading them over the ground.
I had the conversation in my aunt’s car on a South Dakota road. I’m talking about starting that conversation about your family’s heart history.
Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening.
WASHINGTON — Some schools are letting kids with live lice in their hair back in the classroom, a less restrictive policy that has parents scratching their heads.
The best parts of "Dallas Buyers Club" are of Matthew McConaughey, as HIV-positive Texas man Ron Woodroof, bucking like a bull in a Dallas hospital he refuses to let hold him.
East Valley residents have an opportunity to play an important role in a research project that should have a profound effect on cancer research over the next three decades.
Tempe Town Lake will play host to the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes event put on by the JDRF on Saturday morning.
Education of students, adults equally important in fight to curb underage drinking, Mesa alliance says