Can Type 2 diabetes lead to heart disease?

Post date: 10/2/2022

Diabetes and heart disease have a direct connection, with the diabetic up to four times more likely to die from heart attack. The good news? It’s manageable, even preventable. The impact of diabetes Many older adults struggle with diabetes, or linger at the tipping point between abnormally high blood sugar and a formal diagnosis. But […]

Healthy and Budget Grocery Shopping Tips

Post date: 5/30/2024

Grocery shopping can be a lot of work, especially trying to stay within a budget and on track with healthy eating. But with some planning, it can be a rewarding and efficient experience. Below are a few tips to follow for a nutritional way to shop and eat. Meal plan Creating a meal plan is […]

Meet Our Memory Care Navigator

Post date: 5/16/2024

Deanna Zamorano has recently been hired as a Memory Care Navigator at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing. Deanna holds a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Delivery from Arizona State University and is a Registered Nurse. Additionally, she has a Clinical Case Manager certification (CCM). With over ten years of experience in […]

What Should You Weigh? Common Weight Loss Questions, Answered

Post date: 4/24/2024

It’s great to want to be healthy and in shape, but there’s often a lot of confusion and uncertainty about how to reach your weight loss goals the right way. It can be frustrating when you feel stuck and aren’t making any progress, or maybe you’ve even taken a few steps in the wrong direction. […]

Keeping Heart Healthy

Post date: 2/25/2024

Commit to good heart health in the New Year By Gretchen Pahia Congestive heart failure is one of the most prevalent conditions among older Valley residents. In fact, 5.7 million Americans over the age of 65 are affected by congestive heart failure each year. While it is a dangerous condition, it can be prevented and […]

Easy to Miss Signs of a Heart Attack in Women

Post date: 1/24/2024

Common media depictions of heart attack symptoms include a man clutching his chest, falling to the floor with an arm outstretched, instantly knowing he was having a heart attack. However, women don’t experience heart attacks the same way men do. Many women don’t recognize the early signs and symptoms, or mistake them for other health […]

Sun Health Receives CDC Full Plus Recognition For Diabetes Prevention Program

Post date: 10/12/2023

Sun Health was recently recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the impact of its National Diabetes Prevention Program. This recognition stems from ongoing work to help those at risk to make necessary nutritional, physical activity and behavioral changes to improve health and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 […]

Is it time to take the keys? Driving and dementia

Post date: 9/18/2023

The road can be uncertain when your loved one is diagnosed with memory loss. Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigators offers advice on delicate decisions around whether driving is still safe. The road can be uncertain when your loved one is diagnosed with memory loss. Dementia, with the most common form being Alzheimer’s, is the general […]

Chair Yoga For Strength, Balance and More

Post date: 4/18/2023

Do you often feel tense? Has it become difficult to bend down and tie your shoes due to stiff joints? Are you often worried about falling? If so, chair yoga is the ideal exercise to add to your daily routine. The stabilized motions of chair yoga are known to alleviate some of the most common […]

Sun Health’s Recommended Foods for Bone Health

Post date: 4/16/2023

Here are lists of foods that are rich in vitamin D and calcium– which help with keeping bones healthy and strong. Vitamin D rich foods: Milk: 8 oz has 2.5 micrograms (mcg) or 100 IU (international units) vitamin D Some brands of juice; the amount of vitamin D varies Margarine: 1 Tbsp has 1.5 mcg […]

5 Benefits of Medical Nutrition Therapy

Post date: 1/3/2023

With age, dietary needs can change and shift depending on the state of your health. While maintaining good health is always a top priority, sometimes chronic diseases can creep in. However, you might be surprised to learn there are therapeutic diets which can help treat many chronic diseases. Following a personalized nutrition treatment plan, like […]


Post date: 12/13/2022

Holiday activities may confuse or over-stimulate a person with dementia. Family members may struggle to find a happy medium between celebrating and not upsetting their loved one. The following tips can help you find a balance between peace on earth (and at home) and holiday merriment. Make “Less is More” your mantra for the holidays. […]

How to Stay Well During the Holidays

Post date: 11/28/2022

Holidays are full of festivities – family time, food, events, traveling, you name it. But sometimes, the holiday season can bring stress and anxiety when you’re trying to stick to healthy eating habits and a consistent exercise routine. The key to staying on track with your goals is to plan well in advance and get […]

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