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  • The Opioid Epidemic and Arizona

    By CPOG Team on June 12, 2017
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    The opioid epidemic has been building for over twenty years. This article will give an overview of what we mean by epidemic, some of the circumstances that led to this health crisis for the nation and some actions we can take to respond.
  • Health Myths Revisited: More popular myths and what you need to know

    By admin on June 7, 2017
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    One of the great advantages of the internet is the abundance of health information at your fingertips. Here are a few more health myths and the facts you need to know.
  • Traveling this Summer: Think about Ticks!

    By CPOG Team on May 29, 2017
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    Lyme Disease Basics Lyme disease is caused by the a bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) transmitted by the bite of infected an tick (Ixiodes, see pic below) that live on deer. It is primarily found in the eastern and Midwest US and a small area of Northern California NOT Arizona or any other neighboring states. (See map below)Most infections occur between May and […]
  • Ten Tips for a Restful Night’s Sleep

    By CPOG Team on April 22, 2017
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       1. Avoiding stimulants such as  caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime. Alcohol can help you fall asleep faster but too much close to bedtime can disrupt sleep in the second half of the night as the body begins to process the alcohol.   2. Exercise. As little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise, such as walking or cycling, can drastically improve […]
  • More Health Myths Busted

    By CPOG Team on January 7, 2017
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    1.  Eating dairy products like milk or ice cream will make your cold worse. No evidence that dairy products affect the course of a cold Most colds are caused by viruses and last 7-10 days Frozen dairy products, like ice cream, can soothe a sore throat and provide calories when you otherwise may not eat   2. A woman’s actions/experiences during early […]
  • Ten Health Myths Busted

    By CPOG Team on October 10, 2016
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    One of the great advantages of the internet is the abundance of health information at your fingertips. Health myths are widespread. Here are some popular myths and the real deal.
  • I’m thankful for…

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on December 13, 2013
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        The cesarean section operation has come a long way. Prior to the late 1800s, cesarean section was a last ditch effort to save a baby when the mother had already died or to allow baptism of the baby prior to burial.  Today cesarean, or c-section, is one of the most common, and one of the safest operations women […]
  • Thanksgiving

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on December 2, 2013
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    Whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, if you live in the United States, you have been and will be inundated with thinking about things from October (August?) to the new year.  To help me resist the madness of black Friday, small business Saturday and cyber Monday, I have determined to meditate on the things I already have for […]
  • Finding Dr. Right

    By admin on November 21, 2013
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    How do you find a ‘good’ doctor? What are the right questions to ask to evaluate a health care provider? Are there tools to help? Click the link below for steps to help you find your partner in good health. Finding Dr. Right
  • The Holiday ( Eating ) Season

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on November 12, 2013
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    While astronomically, summer starts around June 21st, culturally Memorial day marks the official start of the summer season while Labor day marks its official end.  The holiday season is in desperate need of similar cultural anchors. Or maybe it’s just me.  The holiday creep is wearing me out–Christmas related products in Costco before Halloween almost did me in this year. […]

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