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FALL 2014


How lifelong Valley resident, Kelly Moss, defeated Arizona’s deadliest skin disease MEDICARE 101

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Editor’s Letter ....................................................................... 3 Feel thankful with advice from Healthstyle’s Editor-in-Chief.

Healthy Appetite Food Therapy with Bethany Lindsey .............................. 4 Special edition: Bethany Lindsey and special guest, Talia Vandegrift, share their secrets for preparing a delicious, Thanksgiving menu with half the calories.

Doctor’s Orders Ask the Expert .................................................................... 10 Men’s health expert, Dr. Jonathan Agins, answers real questions about low testosterone.

Inspired by his amazing family and doctor’s office, award-winning Arizona dairy farmer, Kelly Moss, won his battle with cancer. PAGE 12

I Survived Skin Cancer ...................................................... 12 Arizona dairy farmer and father of seven, Kelly Moss, shares his inspiring tale about surviving skin cancer. The 2014 Flu-Chart............................................................. 20 Seasonal viruses putting you in a panic? Learn what your symptoms really mean and when you should call your healthcare provider for immediate care.

Mindful Medicare Q&A ..................................................................... 22 Make the most out of open enrollment season with these must-read tips from health insurance expert, Lynn Marble. Mommy Knows Best .......................................................... 26 Looking for free and easy ways to keep your family happy, healthy and organized? Our favorite mommyhood authority, Vicki Dean, tells all.

Weird Science The Science of Soup........................................................... 32 Learn the truth about the healing powers of granny’s chicken soup.

Just for Fun Puzzle Page .......................................................................... 34 Quiz: Do you know how to practice safe skin? Put your brain to the test. Deborah Brandon Photography

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Model: Kelly Moss, owner of Mountain Shadow Dairy and skin cancer survivor Photography by: Gary Ward


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Editor’s Letter

Pass the Turkey and a Side of the Sniffles, Please Fall is in the air – so much in fact, that I’m writing this letter with a vicious sinus infection. My doctor took one look and immediately diagnosed me with having all of the usual symptoms: headache that radiates down to my cheekbones, foghorn sneeze, cough that’s easily confused with the call of a goose, ears so swollen they reject Q-tips and a strong case of self pity. (I apologize if your TMI meter is off the charts at this point, but we’ve all been there before.) Just when I realize I have to sleep sitting up and I start to really feel sorry for myself, my conscience kicks in and reminds me how easy it is to take the little things in life for granted – such as breathing, sleeping without a humidifier and eating dairy products, just to name a few. And then it hits me – maybe (in addition to the changing seasons and snuggling up next to my flu-infested boyfriend) the reason we get sick this time of year is to help us appreciate our normal state of good health. Perhaps this feeling of gratitude is just a side effect from too much cough syrup, but either way, it puts things into perspective.

wonders I’ll get to experience as soon as my antibiotics have finished their job. All year long, I’ve been looking forward to beautiful weather, comfort food, football games and spending time with family members I don’t see often enough. There’s an entire day on the calendar dedicated to celebrating these treasures and the joy that comes from remembering to be thankful always gives me extra encouragement to take pleasure in the rest of the year. Make the most out of the season by eating well (healthy holiday recipes on page 4), staying healthy (prevent skin cancer like Kelly Moss on page 12), and making smart choices (learn how to take advantage of health insurance open enrollment season on page 22).

Sarah Perry is an Arizona native and NAU alumna who has always had a passion for storytelling and helping others. Her zest for life and experience as a marketing pro and communications expert at Arrowhead Health Centers has helped her explore new ways to find happiness through healthier living. Her favorite things about fall are long sleeves, healthy crock pot meals and afternoon hikes with her dog, Molly. Deborah Brandon Photography

Cheers to thankful thinking (and cough drops)!

Sarah Perry Editor-in-Chief

As the Tylenol Cold and Sinus Gel Caps kick in, I begin to relax and think even deeper about all of the autumn-related

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Healthy Appetite

Food Therapy

Healthy Thanksgiving Special Edition

with Bethany Lindsey (and special guest, Talia Vandegrift) Thanksgiving is quite arguably my favorite holiday because it’s notorious for bringing food, family, football and fun together in one perfect day. The only downside to Thanksgiving is that it wasn’t designed for people who have smaller parties or want to be mindful of their waistlines. Fortunately for me, I’m able to call on my fellow health experts for awesome ideas. This season, my friend and coworker, Talia, helped me put some simple, healthy recipes together that boast smaller portions and healthier ingredients without sacrificing the warm, comforting Thanksgiving flavors you’re used to. You’ll want to gobble up these delicious recipes, guaranteed. Quinoa Sage Stuffing Serves 6 Serving Size: 1 cup 77 calories per serving: 2g fiber, 2g protein, 3g fat Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well 2 cups organic vegetable broth 1 bay leaf 1 heaping cup celery, diced 1 medium white onion, diced small handful of fresh sage, chopped (about 2 tablespoons) ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil sea salt and fresh ground coarse pepper to taste

3 Heat olive oil in sauté pan over low heat. Add diced celery and onion. Cook until vegetables begin to become clear, about 5-10 minutes. 4 Combine quinoa with the veggie mixture and add in the last ½ cup of vegetable broth; stir together well. Place stuffing mix into greased oven-safe dish. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes, then broil under low flame until top becomes golden brown.

Directions: 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2 In medium sized pot, bring 1 ½ cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Add quinoa, bay leaf, salt, pepper and stir. Set to low heat and simmer with lid on for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat (do not lift lid) steam quinoa mixture for another 10 minutes.


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Handy Cooking Tip If you prefer moist stuffing, add an additional ¼ cup of vegetable broth to the quinoa mixture before it goes into the oven to bake.

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Creamy Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes” Serves 4 Serving Size: ¾ cup 107 calories per serving: 4g fiber, 5g protein, 7g fat Ingredients: 8 cups bite-sized cauliflower florets (about 1 head) 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled ⅓ cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip) 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon butter ½ teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste Snipped fresh chives for garnish Directions:

2 Place cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper. Pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil and garnish with chives or low-fat cheese, if desired. Serve hot.

Handy Cooking Tip Remove skin from garlic with no hassle by smashing the clove under the flat part of your knife.

1 Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam until very tender (about 12 to 15 minutes). *Short on time? Use your microwave. Place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with ¼ cup water. Cover and microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes.

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Healthy Appetite Tasty Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Serves 3-5 people Serving Size: 2 slices of turkey 77 calories per serving: 2g fiber, 2g protein, 3g fat Ingredients: 1, 3 pound boneless turkey breast 4 sage leaves, fresh 1 tablespoon thyme, Handy chopped, fresh Cooking Tip Olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt An equal distribution of ¼ teaspoon black pepper olive oil and sea salt

Hazelnut Crusted Brussels Sprouts Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 cup 111 calories per serving: 4g fiber, 4g protein, 7g fat Ingredients: ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts 2 teaspoons Olive Oil 1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup or honey ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 pound halved Brussels sprouts Directions: 1 Broil hazelnuts for 7-10 minutes and remove skin. Place hazelnuts into a food processor and pulse several times until nuts are in small, chopped pieces. 2 Preheat oven to 425°. 3 Combine hazelnuts, canola oil, maple syrup or honey, black pepper, salt, and Brussels sprouts on a jelly-roll pan. Bake for 17 minutes, stirring once.

Handy Cooking Tip To easily remove skin from Hazelnuts, pour nuts into a plastic container, seal tightly with a lid and shake for one minute.


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Directions: 1 Preheat oven according to package instructions (likely about 325°)

will give your turkey breast crispy, evenly brown skin.

2 Place turkey breast on a flat surface, gently lift skin to expose the breast. Sprinkle evenly with salt, pepper, thyme and sage leaves. Place the skin back down and drizzle with olive oil. 3 Bake according to package instructions, which will likely be about 2 ½ hours at 325°. Allow turkey to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

Healthy Appetite Bethany Lindsey is a Nutrition Coach and Lifestyle Educator at Arrowhead Health Centers in Glendale. She particularly enjoys helping people lower their cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure to prevent debilitating illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other health-related conditions. She is dedicated to helping people eat healthier, lose weight and overcome obstacles to live better, healthier lives. To request more information, e-mail Bethany at Deborah Brandon Photography

Chia Seed Pumpkin Pie Pudding Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 cup 145 calories per serving: 7g fiber, 3g protein, 4g fat Ingredients: 2 cups pumpkin puree 6 tablespoons chia seeds 3 cups light almond milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons or more of pumpkin pie spice 4 tablespoons maple syrup or honey Directions: 1 Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl and stir together well.

From Farm to Table I frequent local farmers’ markets on the weekends. I know exactly where my food is coming from, and even get to meet the actual farmers themselves. It’s comforting to know that the food I’m eating is coming directly from the source, which lowers the chances of food contamination and other food hazards. Eating locally means eating seasonally, and I know that the produce I’m getting is in season and ready to eat. This also makes for fun, seasonal meal planning! Markets also offer assortments of pickled goods, nut butters, artisan breads, household and beauty products and arts and crafts. And even better, supporting local foods means supporting local families!

2 Cover and place in refrigerator for 4-6 hours. 3 Distribute 1 cup servings into small glass bowls or cups.

Handy Chia seeds can be used for much Cooking more than growing a novelty house Tip plant. This excellent source of dietary fiber can also be a substitute for eggs (in baking, not omelets) and as a replacement for breadcrumbs when thickening meatballs and meatloaf. For an egg substitute, use 1 tablespoon finely ground chia seeds and 3 tablespoons of water per egg in a baked recipe. For a breadcrumb replacement, use a couple tablespoons of chia seeds per pound of meat.

Talia Vandegrift is the Clinic Manager at Arrowhead Health Centers. She draws inspiration for her own healthy lifestyle by listening to and sharing her patients’ success stories. Outside of the office, Talia enjoys gardening, hosting dinner parties for friends and family and frequenting local farmers’ markets for healthy local food finds. Photo by Jordan Christopher

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Recently, I’ve noticed feeling extra tired and lethargic. I’m also not sleeping as well and I’ve gained some weight despite extra effort with my diet and at the gym. I’ve been chalking it up to getting a little older but my wife thinks I may have low testosterone. How can I tell if I have low T and what can be done to treat it if I do? – Greg W.

Hi Greg, Your wife may be onto something. If you’re falling asleep on the couch, feeling weaker than you used to, losing interest in sex, sleeping poorly and getting a little chubby around the middle despite dieting and working out, you could have an easily reversible condition called low testosterone.

What is low testosterone?

Testosterone is a sex hormone present in men and women, though men present much greater levels. Testosterone plays a key role in development of the 10

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male reproductive system and also helps develop and maintain lean muscle mass, bone density and strength. Unfortunately, testosterone levels tend to decrease as we get older, though the age at which this happens varies from person to person. This is referred to as hypogonadism (HG) or “low T” and has many different effects on our bodies. Erectile dysfunction and decreased sex drive (libido) are the most noticeable effects. Low testosterone is also associated with anxiety and depression and may also

Doctor’s Orders contribute to muscle loss and fat gain, increased breast size, osteoporosis and hip fractures, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, frequent urination, and prostate cancer development. We call these the hidden effects of low testosterone.

What can I do to correct it?

A simple blood test at your doctor’s office can determine whether you suffer from low testosterone. Once confirmed, your doctor will discuss both natural and prescription options to develop a treatment plan for you. These methods may include diet and lifestyle changes and/or a topical cream that can be applied to your shoulder or chest on a daily basis, though some people opt for biweekly injections of testosterone, which your doctor can teach you to do at home.

Is testosterone replacement therapy safe?

Testosterone is an extraordinarily important hormone that is responsible for the maintenance of good health as we get older. Simply replacing this vital hormone may prevent many chronic disease conditions that are so common in the United States. Although there have been a few claims from TV lawyers that testosterone replacement therapy may be risky, there is overwhelming evidence supporting its safety and no legitimate studies supporting the lawyers’ claims.

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Dr. Agins’ Low T Quiz

(aka the Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male questionnaire) Think you could be at risk for low testosterone? Take the quiz to find out! This basic questionnaire can be very useful for men to describe the type and severity of their low testosterone symptoms. 1. Do you have a lack of energy? q Yes q No 2. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports or be active? q Yes q No 3. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance? q Yes q No 4. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance? q Yes q No 5. Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life?” q Yes q No 6. Have you lost height? q Yes q No 7. Are you sad and/or grumpy? q Yes q No 8. Do you have a decrease in libido (sex drive)? q Yes q No

Dr. Jonathan Agins hails from Brooklyn, NY and is a Board Certified partner of Valley Urologic Associates. He is also a cofounder of Erectile Dysfunction Specialists of Arizona, a Center of Excellence for Men’s Health. When not practicing Urology, writing about, teaching or giving talks on Men’s Health, he can be found adventure motorcycling, hiking and rock climbing, and trying to keep up with his incredibly athletic wife and kids. For more information about Dr. Agins, visit

9. Are your erections less strong? q Yes q No 10. Are you falling asleep after dinner? q Yes q No If you answered yes to number 1 or 7 or if you answer yes to more than 3 questions, you may have low testosterone.

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Surviving Skin

Because of the Moss family’s teamwork and dedication, Mountain Shadow Dairy has grown its Jersey cow population from 400 to 1,300 cows in less than 50 years. Photo by Gary Ward


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Arizona native, Kelly Moss, talks about his award-winning dairy farm, raising seven children and surviving Arizona’s deadliest skin disease.

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Doctor’s Orders Imagine the feeling of warm sunshine on your skin, the crisp smell of hay filling the air and the gentle sounds of cows mooing and children laughing in the distance. For Kelly Moss, Arizona native and award-winning Litchfield Park dairy farmer, this dreamy setting is his everyday reality. Farming in the warm southwest climate may not be representative of most Arizonan lifestyles, but then again, Kelly Moss is anything but typical. This amazing man is a father of seven, winner of the notorious Southwest Nutrition and Management Conference’s Outstanding Dairy Producer of the Year award and – if that’s not impressive enough – he’s also a cancer survivor. Kelly is nothing short of amazing.

Arizona Roots Run Deep As a young boy, Kelly spent every day feeding cows, stacking hay, driving tractors and helping his father run their family-owned business, Mountain Shadow Dairy in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Kelly’s corn-fed upbringing gave him a deep understanding and appreciation of Arizona and connected him to his food source. “I love everything about Arizona,” says Kelly. “I love the wide open spaces, the dry air and the variety. Being raised on my family’s dairy farm also keeps me closely connected with this state. Living on the farm as a boy was a great experience. Aside from the joy of being able to spend so much time outdoors, spending time

Dairy farming is serious business, but now that Kelly’s cancer is in remission, the Moss family finds enjoyment in everything they do together. (Photo by Gary Ward)

Scary Skin Fact: People who use tanning beds before the age of 25 increase their risk for melanoma by



with family and learning to work, it also gave me a realistic view of the world. I learned where my food came from and that it doesn’t just magically appear on the store shelves, but gets there by the hard work and dedication of many farmers who invest their lives and emotions in cultivating land and cattle.” But there was a time when Kelly wasn’t convinced he was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps as a lifelong dairyman. Kelly’s father, Alvin Moss, had

Dr. Johnston’s tips for a successful skin exam. Get checked from head to toe. Even though it may feel awkward to get completely undressed, skin cancers can form in areas that are hard for most people to see on their own.

Schedule a skin check every year. It could save your life.


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Ask if your doctor has had additional training or education in skin cancer medicine. Make sure your doctor uses a dermoscope. This hand-held microscope increases the sensitivity of the skin exam by allowing your doctor to see different features that are not visible to the naked eye alone.

Doctor’s Orders worked for the California Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA), eventually relocating to Arizona and founding Mountain Shadow Dairy in 1965.

I get to produce something that is wholesome, nutritious and good for people and I also get to focus on my number one priority, which is quality of life with my family. “I wasn’t sure I wanted to farm after high school so I went to college to earn a mechanical engineering degree,” Kelly recalls. “It didn’t take me long to realize that I was always looking forward to the weekends when I would be able to get back outside and be at home on the farm. I finished the degree, but came back and entered into a partnership with my father, which also proved to be a good experience. Often, those father-son partnerships don’t work out, but ours was quite successful.” The family partnership flourished, growing their business from the 400 cows Alvin started with in the 60s, to the 1,300 Jersey cows Kelly milks today. When Kelly’s father passed away in 2011, he knew he wanted to continue his family’s legacy more than ever before.


has overwhelming skin cancer rates; the highest in the nation and the second highest in the world next to Australia.

“By industry standards, my dairy isn’t considered large,” Kelly admits, “but I like it that way because I still know and work with my cows every day. I get to produce something that is wholesome, nutritious and good for people and I also get to focus on my number one priority, which is quality of life with my family.” And with a family of nine including Kelly, his wife and seven children ranging from ages two to 21, quality of life together means everything.

Don’t forget! You need to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or even more often if you’re swimming or sweating. We recommend choosing a sunscreen labeled with SPF 30 or higher, broad spectrum, and water resistant. “Having my kids raised on the farm has been a huge blessing,” says Kelly, “and having them on the same farm that I grew up on is kind of special. My father depended on the help of my brother and me since the dairy was much smaller back then. Now, I have employees for many of the jobs my brother and I did but there are still some great opportunities for my kids to help in meaningful ways. All the children have their daily chores like taking care of their horses, chickens and pets, and they will often help me with various tasks and jobs that come up. My three oldest girls are also my ‘hay crew.’ They take care of cutting, raking and baling 120 acres of alfalfa. And it’s never been a struggle to get them to help. In fact, Regan (12) is anxiously looking forward to being able to step in when Shelby (17) leaves for college this fall. It really is special to be able to work alongside your kids and see them take an interest in what you do.”

Life Changing News Kelly’s unyielding love for his family translates into all aspects of his life, including his health. “My family is my reason for everything,” Kelly says. In 2009, they were the reason he scheduled his first skin exam. “Working outdoors and living in Arizona means I’m in the sun a lot, but I never really considered skin cancer,” Kelly says. “I had a mole on my back that had been there my whole life, but it started itching all of a sudden. My wife took a look and said, ‘you have spots you ought to go have checked out,’ so I went.” Kelly had several skin exams with Dr. Janice Johnston, co-founder and Medical Director of Arrowhead Health

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Doctor’s Orders Centers in Glendale, Arizona, before she discovered anything suspicious.

Unfortunately, Kelly is just one of hundreds of skin cancer patients Dr. Johnston sees every year.

“I saw Dr. Johnston twice and there was nothing, but I kept going – and I’m glad I did,” Kelly says. “By my third or fourth visit, she found a couple of spots I didn’t even notice. The spot I was worried about initially turned out fine, but after a few visits, Dr. Johnston noticed a different area that concerned her and it turned out to be skin cancer.”

“I find suspicious specimens more often than you’d think,” says Dr. Johnston. “Older patients tend to be more susceptive to skin cancer, but anyone can get it at any age.”

Did you know? Dermascopy provides the most thorough skin exams because it allows your doctor to see different features that are often missed by the naked eye alone. What she discovered were malignant melanoma and basal cell carcinoma lesions. “Neither my wife or I noticed them. They didn’t look very big and I didn’t know how long they’d been there,” says Kelly. “They were both less than one centimeter, but Dr. Johnston noticed them. My biggest concern was that if I hadn’t had a skin exam and if Dr. Johnston hadn’t found the spots, how many others would slip by, too? It was scary.”

I saw Dr. Johnston twice and there was nothing, but I kept going – and I’m glad I did. By my third or fourth visit, she found a couple of spots I didn’t even notice. The spot I was worried about initially turned out fine, but after a few visits, Dr. Johnston noticed a different area that concerned her and it turned out to be skin cancer. Close Call “When I found out how serious melanoma was, I was in shock,” says Kelly. “I didn’t understand the gravity of the situation until Dr. Johnston explained how quickly it could spread and how dangerous it was.” 16

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Many people believe having just one or only a few sunburns are trivial, especially when they’re young, but it really only takes one bad sunburn to increase your risk of skin cancer. Under Dr. Johnston’s guidance, Kelly learned that a deadly misconception is people often believe skin cancer is an ‘adult disease,’ but for most, a large percentage of exposure to harmful UV rays may occur before the age of 18. “Early exposure is not always easy to see with the naked eye,” says Dr. Johnston, “but it can have hazardous longterm effects on your skin. Many people believe having just one or only a few sunburns are trivial, especially when they’re young, but it really only takes one bad sunburn to increase your risk of skin cancer.” Even routine activities such as driving, walking across a parking lot while running errands or even enjoying a cup of coffee on your patio in the morning can be harmful because sunlight doesn’t have to be direct to cause damage to your skin.



of people over 50-years-old and millions of others each year will contract skin cancer.

“Skin cancer appears in multiple forms,” Dr. Johnston explains, “with the three most common types being melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma.” Melanoma is the most malignant form of cancer because it grows quickly and can spread at rapid rates

Doctor’s Orders “She removed some of the cancer right in the doctor’s office,” Kelly remembers, “but I had to see a specialist to get the rest of the cancer that had gone deeper into my skin tissue. If it wasn’t for Dr. Johnston and the team at Arrowhead Health Centers, I’m not so sure I’d be here today.”

In 2009, Dr. Janice Johnston saved Kelly’s life when she found and removed suspicious melanoma and basal cell carcinoma cancers from his right arm. (Deborah Brandon Photography)

to internal organs such as your brain, liver and lymph nodes. Basal and squamous cell carcinomas are both caused by excessive ultraviolet (UV) exposure from the sun or tanning beds and form on your most exposed areas, such as the face, neck, arms and hands. If caught early, Dr. Johnston notes that these cancers can be surgically removed, but in advanced cases, treatment may be extremely painful and include chemotherapy. “I learned about the seriousness of skin cancer after I was diagnosed,” says Kelly. “Dr. Johnson explained how the survival rates diminish greatly as the affected area grows. It was also astonishing to learn just how small that area actually needed to be to become life threatening.” Fortunately for Kelly and his family, Dr. Johnston found his cancerous lesions early and was able to help eliminate them.

Dr. Johnston’s expert advice to prevent skin cancer is to simply schedule an annual skin exam.

If it wasn’t for Dr. Johnston and the team at Arrowhead Health Centers, I’m not so sure I’d be here today. “It’s a shame,” she said. “This many people don’t have to get skin cancer because it’s preventable. Get your skin checked annually, cover up with a hat and don’t forget the sunscreen. Be diligent with prevention and don’t blow off a skin check. It only takes 15 minutes and it can literally save your life.”

The Strong Survivor After hearing Dr. Johnston’s advice and experiencing skin cancer for himself, Kelly takes prevention seriously. When he’s working on his farm, he now wears shirts with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) rating, long sleeves and a wide-brimmed hat. Kelly also makes sure to apply sunscreen often – on himself and on his children.

Dr. Johnston’s At-Home Skin Check It is important to examine your skin head-to-toe at least once every month. Look for new moles or freckles (especially after the age of 30) and warning signs in preexisting moles such as: Asymmetry • Irregular or raised borders • Irregular coloring: darker than usual, purple, multicolor, spread of color or loss of color • Increasing size or diameter • Elevated or raised moles • Irregular texture or scaly/crusty lesions • Moles that bleed or itch • Sores that do not heal

Ordinary Mole


Border Irregularity


Diameter ¼ inch or 6mm

Changes in the surface of a mole

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Doctor’s Orders The Skin Cancer Foundation says… Melanoma results in one death per hour and one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. “Hearing I had skin cancer really put things into perspective,” Kelly says. “It’s an eye opener. Skin cancer is a serious matter. I don’t think I took it seriously enough until I was diagnosed and Dr. Johnson explained the dangers to me. My condition has encouraged me to take extra care with the kids’ exposure to the sun, too. [Kathy and I] make them wear sunscreen and rash guards when we swim, as well.”

Hearing I had skin cancer really put things into perspective. It’s an eye opener. Kelly is cancer-free now and plans to stay that way. He gets his skin checked every three to six months in hopes that if it returns, he’ll be able to catch it early. “I just can’t risk it,” Kelly says. “I learned the survival rate is only 25 percent if the cancer is more than one centimeter. I survived because we caught it early the first time around. I’m really lucky.” Kelly’s advice to others: “Just because anyone can get skin cancer doesn’t mean they have to. I think everyone should take care to protect their skin. We only get one skin and it needs to last us a long time. Go in and have a screening. It’s not painful, it doesn’t take long and the risk of not getting checked is greater than anything.”

I think everyone should take care to protect their skin. We only get one skin and it needs to last us a long time. Go in and have a screening. Thanks to the life-saving treatment Kelly received, he and his family can focus on more important things like spending time together and growing the dairy.

In a couple of years, Kelly’s son Jensen (2), will be able to start helping his six older brothers and sisters with chores around the farm. (Photo courtesy of Mountain Shadow Dairy)

“I realize daily how blessed I am to live in this country and the great state of Arizona,” Kelly says. “Even more, I consider myself so fortunate to be able to work closely with the things that God created, doing a job I love. Taking care of the land and animals requires me to spend a great deal of time outside and with that comes a certain amount of risk. Our sunshine here is one of our greatest assets, but also one of our greatest liabilities. Taking some precautions and having my skin checked regularly is the responsible thing to do, especially for the sake of my family.” Support local agriculture. Read articles, watch videos and learn more about the Moss family’s dairy farm by visiting and searching Mountain Shadow Dairy.

Schedule a life-saving skin check. Call Arrowhead Health Centers at 888-550-6063 and ask to schedule a safe skin exam. Janice Johnston, M.D. is the co-founder and Medical Director at Arrowhead Health Centers in Glendale, Arizona. She has had extensive skin cancer training in Australia and received certification in primary skin cancer medicine, dermoscopy and advanced dermoscopy through the University of Queensland. She currently teaches other medical doctors about dermoscopy and surgical principles. For more information about Dr. Johnston or skin cancer examinations, visit Deborah Brandon Photography


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Life is busy. Have your next appointment over the phone! Introducing Arrowhead Health Centers’ AHC NOW: the app that gives you convenient 24/7/365 access to all your family’s healthcare needs — including billing, referrals, scheduling, and even having your appointment over the phone!

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Doctor’s Orders

The 2014 Flu-Chart

Are seasonal viruses putting you in a panic? Don’t stress! Use our 2014 Flu-Chart to help determine what your symptoms really mean and when you should call your healthcare provider for immediate care. DO YOU NOW OR IN THE PAST FEW DAYS: 

Feel feverish?

Feel sweaty?

Have chills or shaking?




UH OH. Looks like you could have the flu. Additional symptoms can be aches, a stuffy or runny nose, fatigue, diarrhea or nausea. Continue on to find out whether you should get IMMEDIATE CARE.

to any of these




GOOD NEWS! You probably don’t have the flu. Be sure to stay healthy, wash your hands, cover your coughs and avoid people who are ill whenever possible. If you begin to worry about your symptoms, call your healthcare provider to be sure.

NEED A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER WHO CAN HELP RIGHT AWAY? Arrowhead Health Centers offers same day/next day appointments and has locations in Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale and Surprise/Sun City. 888-550-6063 |


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Trouble breathing or shortness of breath

New pain or pressure in your chest




Producing less urine than normal


A fever or cough/sore throat that went away and came back?



Doctor’s Orders

GET CARE RIGHT AWAY. Call your healthcare provider immediately. Your symptoms could mean something more serious.





CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. He or she may help you get care at home, prescribe medications or assess whether you should come in for a medical visit.




Age 18 or under on chronic aspirin treatment

Age 65 or older

Lung disease (like asthma)

Heart disease


Severe obesity

A transplanted organ


Kidney failure (dialysis)

Liver disease

Sickle cell disease

Brain illness (such as traumatic brain injury or TBI)

Spinal cord injury

Nerve and muscle disease (such as multiple sclerosis)

Treatment with 20 mg or more prednisone per day?

NO YES to any of these NO


STAY HOME. Rest, drink fluids, take fever-reducing medicine like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), and any medications prescribed by your healthcare provider. It’s best to stay home for several days until you feel better and have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without taking feverreducing medications.

Centers for Disease Control, and Arrowhead Health Centers

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Medicare Q&A Choosing the right health insurance can be more complicated than decoding a Rubik’s cube, but thankfully, we have Medicare pro and owner of Phoenix Health Insurance, Lynn Marble, on our team. In this easy guide to Medicare, Lynn answers your questions to help you break down the confusion and reveal the plan that’s best for you. Q: When Can I Enroll in Medicare? A: If you’re turning 65 or are medically disabled, you’re likely eligible for Medicare. If you’re coming into Medicare for the first time, you’ll be given what’s called an Initial Election Period (IEP). This IEP allows you to enroll three months prior to your 65th birthday, the month of your 65th birthday, or three months after your 65th birthday. This seven month window gives you the opportunity to enroll into a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan.

• • • • • • •

Clinical research Outpatient care Preventive care Ambulance services Durable medical equipment (DME) Limited outpatient prescription drugs Getting a second opinion before surgery

If you choose not to sign up for Part B when you’re first eligible, you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty for as long as you have Part B, so it’s important to research your If you’re already participating in Medicare, Your choice options ahead of time. Your monthly you have the opportunity to make plan is important, but premium for Part B may go up 10% changes every year during your Annual not final. for each full 12-month period that Enrollment Period (AEP). This year’s Remember, you’ll have you could have had Part B, but didn’t AEP begins October 15th and ends at least one chance each sign up for it. If you are eligible for December 7th. Any changes made year to make changes to Medicare through a disability, you are during this time will go into effect on your Medicare automatically given Medicare Part A and January 1st. Medicare also makes Special coverage. Part B on your 25th month of being on Enrollment Periods (SEP) available for Social Security. beneficiaries who have low income or have chronic conditions such as diabetes or congestive Q: Should I choose a Medicare Advantage Plan or heart failure. These SEPs allow beneficiaries to make Medicare Supplement? plan changes year round based on medical needs. A: This is a great question and one that I hope to shed some light on. Let’s take a look at some of the Q: What is Medicare Part A? pros and cons of each. A: When you apply to Medicare, you are automatically enrolled in the Part A plan. This is your Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) hospital insurance plan and covers nursing care, Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policies, hospital stays, some home health services, skilled sold by private insurance companies, help pay some of nursing care after a hospital stay and hospice care, the healthcare costs that Medicare doesn’t cover. You though it does not cover doctors’ fees. have a one-time, 6-month Medigap Open Enrollment Period that starts the first month you’re 65 and Q: What is Medicare Part B? enrolled in Part B. This period gives you a guaranteed A: Medicare Part B is part of Original Medicare and right to buy any Medigap policy sold in your state covers services and supplies that are considered regardless of your health status. The most common plan medically necessary to treat your health condition. sold is a plan “F” likely because it is the most robust. Coverage can include: 22

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Mindful Pros: The advantage of a Medicare Supplement is that you can go to any physician or hospital who accepts original Medicare since you’re not required to have a network or referral with this plan. With plan “F” you’re also not subject to co-pays, which makes for easy budgeting. Cons: The downside is that Medicare supplement premiums can be costly and are not available to beneficiaries under age 65 in the state of Arizona. In addition to the Medicare Part B premium of $105 (2014 for most beneficiaries), premiums tend to go up each year as you age. Premiums can easily average $1,800-$3,850 per year, per person and that does not take into account an extra prescription drug plan (which must also be purchased for a monthly premium). The Bottom Line: Medicare supplements offer great coverage, but with a hefty price tag. Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) Medicare Advantage Plans otherwise known as part “C” of Medicare are federally funded, private health insurance plans that are offered to Medicare beneficiaries who (1) have Medicare Part A and Part B, (2) live in Maricopa county (or other counties of the state), and (3) do not have end stage renal disease. These plans compete for enrollment based on their benefits; the plan with the best combination of benefits and network size tends to get the most enrollments. Pros: Part C plans are benefit rich and offer additional services not offered by Medicare such as vision, dental, and hearing or fitness memberships. What makes these plans the most attractive is that many of offered in Maricopa County are available for a $0 monthly premium in addition to the $105 already taken by Social Security for having Part B. A good example of a Medicare Advantage plan is offered by Cigna of Arizona. Cigna offers beneficiaries living in Maricopa County a standard prescription plan as well as a special needs plan for beneficiaries who have been diagnosed with diabetes and or congestive heart failure. Cigna currently has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and has either held the highest rating or been tied for the highest rating for the past five years.

Cons: Because most Medicare Advantage plans are HMO-based, they do require a referral to see a specialist and have small/nominal co-pays for services as you need them. The Bottom Line: Medicare Advantage is a good option for those who are used to a group plan benefit style health care model, and want to enjoy a $0 monthly premium. Q: How should I decide? A: The best advice is to use a reputable, local, independent broker who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Calling a 1-800 number will give you the basics, but rarely the independent advice you need. Be careful to avoid agents who: • Heavily push supplement or advantage plans • Is a “captive agent,” meaning they are only able to sell you what their company provides and cannot give you good independent advice • Is only a part-time or on-the-side Medicare agent, rather than full time Choosing a knowledgeable, independent advisor will provide you the best variety in carriers and plans, ultimately helping you discover the best plan for you. Getting a good comparison from someone who understands your local market is crucial to making the right decision. Rule of thumb is that if your advisor is out of state, they are likely out of touch.

To learn more about choosing the right health insurance, call Lynn Marble at 623-516-8300 or send him an e-mail at

Lynn Marble is the owner of Phoenix Health Insurance and is a certified independent Medicare Specialist who serves thousands of clients in the greater metro Phoenix market. When he’s not coaching Arizonans about how to make smart healthcare decisions you can find this fitness enthusiast playing golf or enjoying a relaxing day with his beautiful wife and four amazing children.

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BETTER CALL CIGNA TODAY. The official Medicare Annual Enrollment Period will be here soon. This is your chance to: Find a plan to better meet your health needs

MY MEDICARE DECISION CHECKLIST Starting October 15 of this year, the Annual Enrollment Period is your chance to decide whether your current Medicare plan is meeting your needs, and switch plans if necessary. Dedicated to your good health, Cigna has prepared this handy checklist to help you make the best decision for your personal situation.

Steps You Should Be Taking Now:

Things to Ask Yourself:

Get the most health benefits for your budget Discover benefits not covered by Original Medicare

Remember, the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

Talk to one our Medicare plan specialists.

Make the right decision for YOU. Talk to a Cigna Medicare benefits advisor today.

REQUEST YOUR FREE MEDICARE DECISION CHECKLIST! There is no obligation. Learn important things to consider, key Medicare decision dates and what you should be doing now to prepare.

Don’t wait. Call 1-855-641-4016 (TTY 711) 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm

* Most recent 2014 rating from Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Rated 4.5 stars **While supplies last, quantities are limited. No obligation to enroll. by All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna HealthCare of Arizona, Inc. The Cigna name, logos, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. Cigna-HealthSpring is contracted with Medicare for PDP plans, HMO and PPO plans in select states, and with select State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in Cigna-HealthSpring depends on contract renewal. This information is available for free in other languages. Please call our customer service number at 1-800-627-7534 (TTY 711), 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm. Esta información está disponible de forma gratuita en otros idiomas. Favor de contactar a nuestro departamento de servicio al cliente al 1-800-627-7534 (TTY 711), H0354_15_20391 Accepted 8am a 8pm, siete días a la semana.

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Mommy Knows Best One mom’s guide to ultimate health & wellness, by expert “momager,” Vicki Dean

Can a smartphone app keep your family organized and healthy?

When my first daughter was born 11 years ago, I quickly realized, as many first time parents do, that her health and wellbeing were suddenly the most important priorities in my universe. I never missed a doctor’s check up or forgot to prepare a healthy breakfast. But fast forward a decade and now I have four girls, a husband – and oh yes, myself – to care for. Experience has showed me regardless of how big or small my brood gets, keeping schedules straight for my immediate and extended family can be a daunting task. Through a lot of trial and error and,


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a few… let’s call them “learning experiences,” (like showing up to a doctor’s appointment on the wrong day or sending my 2-year-old to daycare wearing two different shoes) I realized embracing the chaos of parenthood and becoming a “momager” of my family is the best way to take care of the people I love most.


Think Local Keeping Your Family Cozi I am not a naturally organized person. In fact, sometimes I feel like I’m just one bad day away from becoming a hoarder. So when I was charged with transforming my chaotic household to a neat and orderly utopia, I knew I would need some help. After a series of trials, I learned becoming organized requires a little bit of time, the commitment to keep up with it, and a secret weapon disguised as a free smartphone app called Cozi. Of all the family calendar applications I’ve downloaded over the years, Cozi has, without a doubt, worked best for my family. I’m able to build a master schedule for my entire family – this means, I can see school projects, doctor’s appointments, meal plans, soccer practices and family events all on the same calendar. And the versatility doesn’t stop there. Cozi is available for iOs, Android and

online. While I’m using Cozi to plan dinner from my home computer, my husband can access the family schedule from his Droid while he’s at work and my oldest daughter can confirm that she has gymnastics after school from her iPad. Events are easy to enter and each one can be assigned to a specific family member. Each person is color coded on the master calendar, which is essentially like having a bird’s eye view of everyone’s schedules from a single screen. You can also program Cozi to send an e-mail to everyone in the family at the beginning of the week, which helps communicate schedules ahead of time, ultimately eliminating excuses for missed events or unmet goals. In other words: music to mom’s ears. The free version of the app also has a space for organizing weekly meal plans and shopping lists so you can make sure your family is

We’ve all been there. It’s 6 p.m. on a Friday evening and your child starts presenting with a horrible cough and you notice that he also has a low-grade fever. He is complaining of pain in his ears so you are worried about waiting until Monday to see his doctor and would rather not go to a pricey and impersonal urgent care over the weekend.

Cue my favorite local healthcare app, AHC Now. The award-winning team at Arrowhead Health Centers – aka my go-to family doctor – has created a free app built to streamline your family’s medical care the same way that Cozi helps streamline your family’s health goals. The impressive app allows the clinic’s established family practice patients to have their appointment over the phone with a real doctor from the comfort of their home or office as well as accessing information about doctors, test results, and insurance.


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Mindful getting the nutrition they need. No wonder Cozi was recently voted “#1 app for moms” by the Circle of Moms online community.

Vicki Dean is a dedicated stay-at-homemomager who is passionate about creating a fun, warm and loving home for her family. Her outgoing personality and 18-years of experience as a marketing and sales pro have helped her find innovative and functional ways to help families stay healthy, save money and maximize happiness.

An added bonus is that I’m finding I can use Cozi to help me meet my 2014 resolution of maximizing my family’s health, fitness and wellness. Managing a healthy family can be much like setting a weight loss goal: if you don’t map out each detail and stick to a schedule, it’s difficult to stay on track. The best success comes from careful planning and simple organization, and Cozi helps me stay focused and motivated.

*Vicki is not affiliated with the products in this article, nor their subsidiaries. Deborah Brandon Photography

Cozi Checklist Each family has different needs, but I’ve found the happiest homes incorporate health, fitness and safety on a regular basis. Adding these items to your routine (and Cozi calendar) takes less than an hour each week and will save your family time and hassle in the long run.

 Make a Doctor Date: Set aside a few minutes to schedule checkups, immunizations, physical exams, dental appointments and eye exams for the year. Making appointments ahead of time will give you peace of mind that your family’s health needs will be taken care of.

 Chow Down: Create a basic meal plan at the beginning of each week. This step will not only guarantee that you are preparing healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks for your family but it will


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also save you money on grocery bills and eating out.

 Share the Health: Take an active role in caring for others. Drive a parent to a physical therapy appointment, take your neighbor to get their hearing checked or attend a local health seminar with a friend. Helping others with their health will put wellness at the forefront of your mind and set a good example for other family members at home.

 Think Small: Choose a small cleaning project each week, like scrubbing the refrigerator, organizing the pantry, dusting the ceiling fans or changing out the air filters. Remembering these odd jobs will help cut down on allergies and choosing one each week won’t make them seem like such a chore.

 Sneak in Some Exercise: Get the entire family thinking fitness without knowing it. Enroll the kids in sports, frequent the neighborhood park for playtime, take a yoga class with your spouse or plan a family hike on the weekend. Fun, physical activities rarely feel like exercise and doing them together will create long lasting family memories.

 Think Safety: Take a local CPR training course, replace the batteries in your smoke detectors or tour your home for child-proofing opportunities. Making time for a few safety precautions will help you spend less time worrying and more time enjoying your family.

Research Today for a Cure Tomorrow.

Become a Clinical Research Participant The Research Department at Arrowhead Health Centers is currently seeking volunteers. Qualified research participants may receive study medication and health assessments free of charge in addition to compensation for time and travel. For more information, please send us an e-mail at

We are currently enrolling studies for: • Type 2 Diabetes • Uncontrolled Asthma • Weight Loss

• Opioid-Induced Constipation • Prior Heart Attack or Stroke

Contact us today to see if you qualify! 623-334-4000 x7174

CONSTIPATION PAIN MEDICATION THE COMPOSE STUDY IS NOW SEEKING PARTICIPANTS Constipation is a common side effect of prescription pain medication. For those managing chronic pain, finding relief from constipation can be especially challenging. Introducing a clinical research study evaluating an oral investigational drug to see if it may provide relief of constipation caused by prescription medication. If you are managing chronic pain and are struggling to find relief from constipation, the COMPOSE study may be an option for you.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

No cost to participate. No health insurance required.

• Have had non-cancer-related pain for three months or longer, and have been taking a prescription pain medication for at least one month • Have, on average, fewer than three bowel movements a week • Have tried, or are currently taking, a laxative

All eligible study participants will receive at no cost: • Comprehensive study-related consultation with the study doctor • Investigational drug or placebo (an inactive substance) • Study-related visits, care, and monitoring

To learn more, contact: Heather Koppel, Research Coordinator 623-298-1817 or


Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States. The good news is that colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. It is estimated that up to 85 percent of colorectal cancer can be prevented with screening colonoscopy, and the National Cancer Institute reports that deaths due to colorectal cancer have been declining as a result of screening.

Who Should Get One?

Over 90 percent of new cases of colorectal cancer occur in patients 50 years of age and older. Current recommendations are that you begin screening at age 50. If you are at high risk because of family history of cancer, or other factors, screening should begin at an earlier age.

Why Not Wait for Symptoms?

The most common symptom of colon cancer is no symptoms at all! By the time symptoms develop, colon cancer may be advanced and difficult to treat.

For more information, visit us at Glendale Arizona Digestive Health & Thunderbird Endoscopy Center Steven Kanner, MD Howard Abrams, MD Jodie Labowitz, MD Michael Yanish, MD Mahesh Mokhashi, MD Thuy-Anh Le, MD James Singer, MD

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Weird Science

The Science of

SOUP While there may not be an official “cure” for the common cold, your dear ol’ granny may have been onto something when she served up her famous chicken soup recipe at the first sign of your sniffles. Numerous scientific studies show that this particular soup contains healing and medicinal properties when your body is under attack from a virus, such as the common cold. Dr. Stephen Rennard, an esteemed researcher at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, tested his theory that his wife’s grandmother’s chicken soup recipe could help ease the unwanted results of the common cold. Rennard’s study showed that the soup did, in fact, aid in the relief of cold symptoms

It’s true – medical studies show the nutrients, veggies and protein components in grandma’s famous chicken soup can help you feel better when you’re sick. by breaking up congestion, easing the flow of mucus and acting as an anti-inflammatory to soothe sore throats. While Grandma’s recipe may be your favorite, Rennard’s testing also showed that storebought varieties were also effective.

Grandma’s Chicken Soup Recipe Ingredients: 1, 5 to 6 pound stewing hen or baking chicken 1 package of chicken wings 3 large onions 1 large sweet potato 3 parsnips 2 turnips 11 to 12 large carrots 5 to 6 celery stems 1 bunch of parsley Salt and pepper to taste Directions: 1 Clean the chicken, put it in a large pot and cover it with cold water. Bring the water to boil.

Chicken soup still not helping you feel better? Your seasonal symptoms could be something more serious like influenza. Flip to The 2014 Flu-Chart on page 20 to see if you might have the flu.

2 Add the chicken wings, onions, sweet potato, parsnips, turnips and carrots. Boil about 1 ½ hours. Remove fat from the surface as it accumulates. 3 Add the parsley and celery. Cook the mixture about 45 min. longer. 4 Remove the chicken. The chicken is not used further for the soup. 5 Put the vegetables in a food processor until they are chopped fine or pass through a strainer. Both were performed in the present study. 6 Add salt and pepper to taste.


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MY HEARING CENTERS We Change Lives Through Better Hearing

1. False. There’s no such thing as a “safe tan” because tanned skin is damaged skin. If you spend any time in the sun (or in a tanning bed), you expose your skin to damaging UV rays which raise your risk for skin cancer and speed up your skin’s aging process. 2. Back and legs. Most skin cancers strike the most exposed parts of your body, such as your face, ears, neck, forearms and hands, however, melanoma most often appears on the upper back for men and the lower legs and upper back for women. That’s why it’s important to use sunscreen all over your body!

Fall 2014 • Healthstyle Magazine™ 3. True. The Skin Cancer Foundation notes that just one blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles your risk of developing


7. By a healthcare provider who has advanced training and uses a dermascope. While self checks and professional skin exams are recommended at least once a year, it’s BEST to consult a doctor who has received additional training or education in skin cancer medicine and uses a hand-held microscope called a dermascope.

5. False. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) describes how long your sunscreen will protect your skin from burning if you apply (and reapply) it correctly. Fifteen minutes is all it takes to start to get a sunburn, so wearing an SPF 15 sunscreen would prevent sunburn for just under 4 hours (15 SPF x 15 minutes until sun burn = 225 minutes, or about 3 hours and 45

6. False. The sun shines on everyone so we’re all at risk, no matter your skin color. People of color are often diagnosed with skin cancer during later stages because of a myth that only those with lighter skin can develop melanoma and other deadly skin cancers.

4. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer results in one death per hour. It affects 30% of people over 50-years-old and is the #1 cancer in females between 20 and 30-years old.

minutes). The higher the SPF, the better your protection.

melanoma later in life. Your risk also doubles if you’ve had five or more sunburns at any age.

Answer Key 4. One in _____ Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. o 5 o 50 o 500 3. One bad sunburn in childhood raises your skin cancer risk. o True o False

o A healthcare provider who has had advanced training in skin cancer medicine and uses a dermascope (special skin microscope) to carefully examine your skin. o Any medical practitioner o You – just use a mirror and look out for suspicious moles

2. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, most often occurs on: o Nose and ears o Arms and hands o Neck and chest o Back and legs 1. A base tan can help protect your skin from the sun. o True o False

7. The best and most thorough annual skin exams are performed by:

5-7 correct Great job! Now go share your safe skin knowledge with the rest of the world.

5. A sunscreen labeled SPF 30 blocks twice as much UV radiation as one labeled SPF 15. o True o False

How did you do?

6. People with darker skin can’t get sunburns or skin cancer. o True o False

0-4 correct Yikes! Looks like you got burned. Raise your sun smarts by retaking the quiz.

Would it be forward if we said you looked radiant? Really – you have a certain glow about you. In fact, we think seeing your gorgeous mug in the mirror every morning should serve as a daily reminder to make sure you’re keeping your skin safe. After all, you wouldn’t want your natural good looks to be ruined by early aging or skin cancer caused by overexposure to the sun, would you? We didn’t think so. So how can you tell if you have the know-how to keep yourself protected in the Arizona sun? Take our Safe Skin Quiz to find out.

Health Quiz: Is Your Skin Safe? Just for Fun

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Local doctors are testing a new investigational drug for uncontrolled asthma.

If you’re 18 to 75 years old and get asthma attacks despite using inhaled medication, you may qualify for a local research study and receive at no cost: • Study medication for uncontrolled asthma • Study-related care from a local doctor • Compensation for travel

Ask your doctor for more information or contact our clinic to see if you may be eligible to participate.

For more information, or to enroll, contact: Natalie Searle 623-334-4000 x7174

Don’t Let Neuropathy Stop You from Doing the Things You Love. If you’ve been struggling with numbness, burning and discomfort in your legs and feet, we have your solution. Have you been told nothing can be done for the irritating numbness, burning, and discomfort in your legs and feet? Your life doesn’t have to be this way. Thanks to our comprehensive, integrated approach to care you’ll have—perhaps for the first time—a team of practitioners working together to create a Recovery Game Plan™ especially for you; this includes an official biopsy, specialized nerve testing, functional strength training, shortterm medication, and a sleep-approved TENS unit. Relieve your discomfort, and enjoy the things you thought you’d never be able to enjoy again. You can begin your path to comfort faster than you think.

Let the professionals at Arrowhead Health Centers get you well rested, feeling better, and then back on your feet confidently doing the things you love. Don’t put it off another day.

Don’t let another sleepless night go by. Call today for your FREE priority appointment.


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