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30 day water challenge

This is our first official kick off for Medicine by Women (and men) for Women.

Water is the essence of life. Unfortunately, there are times we are too busy to remember to drink enough of it. Then dehydration sets in. Some signs of dehydration can be chapped lips, back pain, craving food, dry mouth, headache, …

How to Keep Skin Young and Healthy

While we might remember to exercise daily and eat our vegetables, many of us are neglecting to care for our skin. Exposure to too much sun, unhealthy habits, and stress, can actually cause our skin to look older than it really is – and no one wants that! Healthy skin is, of course, associated …

AZDHS 3rd Annual Medical Marijuana Report

The Arizona Department of Health Services came out with their third annual report for Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program last week. The report comes out once a year to update the general public regarding the program, where it stands and what has changed over the previous year.

The report acknowledged that the awareness of medical marijuana …

Injections vs. Pills

There are a few different ways to take medication, but the most popular are injections and pills. The decision depends on the consumer, as well as what is being administered.

Here are the biggest differences between injections and pills:

Pills tend to be the most convenient route. They come as tablets, chewables, capsules, gel capsules, and …

Foods that Promote Healthy Skin

Free radicals damage skin cells. Antioxidants and phytochemicals help protects our skin cells so there is less damage. For this reason, it is important to eat foods and fruits that have high antioxidant levels in order to keep your skin looking healthy.

Along side with antioxidants, fatty acids are equally important, because they are what …

What to Expect from Juvederm

Juvederm is an injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is used to provide facial wrinkle and fold corrections. These corrections typically last 9-12 months depending on the patient and provide smoother and younger looking skin.

Hyaluronic acid is found in the body as a naturally occurring sugar. When created into a smooth gel and injected, …

Alzheimer’s and Medical Marijuana

Currently, one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States is Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a neural degenerative disease that leads to memory deprivation. Amyloid plaques or protein deposits trigger the disease. Symptoms include severe loss of memory, speech problems and mood swings. Alzheimer’s typically affects those over the age of …

Cancer and Medical Marijuana

One of the most frightening things in the world is a cancer diagnosis. One of the first questions that come to mind after receiving the news is treatment and what options are available to you.

The two common treatments for many different types of cancer are chemotherapy and radiation. However, there has been ground breaking …

The Stress Triad and Reducing Stress

Flight or Fight

In today’s world, we face flight or fight responses everyday. Normal stressors include working late, working too much, responding to your family’s needs, being angry with our neighbor or loved one, paying the bills, keeping the house clean – the list goes on.

All of this stress adds up to worry, anger, frustration, …

The Health Benefits of Potassium

The mineral Potassium has some of the most accessible sources ranging from potatoes, avocadoes, spinach, and tomatoes. With it being found in many fruits and vegetables, it is no wonder that it is so good for your body.

These are a few of the many health benefits of potassium:

Lower blood pressure. Studies recently have declared …