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How Anti-Inflammatory Foods Can Improve Your Health

Post date: 8/26/2019

You may have heard the famous saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” But do you really know how important your diet can be in helping you achieve your short or long-term health goals? One of your health goals may be to lower your body’s inflammation levels, which is linked to […]

Life is a Balancing Act

Post date: 7/11/2019

When you think of balance, you might think of balancing your commitments, juggling responsibilities or how you maintained a work-life balance in your career days. However, most adults don’t prioritize their physical balance until a serious health event occurs – like after they’ve already experienced a fall. Read on to learn more about why you […]

5 ways to take action after a prediabetes diagnosis

Post date: 7/11/2019

If you’ve just been diagnosed with prediabetes, you may have questions about whether this is a permanent diagnosis or what this means for your long-term health. It might surprise you to learn that over 100 million Americans are living with some form of diabetes or prediabetes, which roughly translates to almost ten percent of our […]

Jennifer Drago Named to Chief Strategy Officer in Expanded Role

Post date: 7/10/2019

SURPRISE, Ariz.- July 9, 2019 –Jennifer Drago, formerly executive vice president of Population Health for Sun Health, has been named chief strategy officer for the organization. In Drago’s expanded role, she is responsible for Sun Health’s strategic and annual planning processes and identifying and researching new business opportunities and programs. Drago will continue to lead […]

6 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card

Post date: 6/27/2019

In April 2018, the government began mailing revamped Medicare cards to the almost 60 million individuals enrolled in the program. In January 2019, Medicare announced that all cards were mailed, ending a nearly nine-month rollout process. When you received your new Medicare card, you may not have noticed much of a difference. But, despite their […]

Getting to the Point: The Benefits of Acupuncture

Post date: 6/27/2019

Whether you’re looking for pain relief, relaxation or other benefits, acupuncture may be just what you need to enhance your personal health and wellness. Rooted in traditional Chinese medicine practices, the popularity of acupuncture has skyrocketed in the last few decades. More and more, people are turning to complementary treatments like acupuncture to supplement their […]

Which Type of Massage is Right for You?

Post date: 6/26/2019

Are you feeling stressed, tense or burnt out? Do you have nagging pain or discomfort, perhaps from an injury years ago? For these problems, and others, massage therapy may be the answer. While it’s commonly considered a luxury, a massage is more than just something you’d expect from a trip to the spa—it’s an important […]

7 Reasons to Move Every Day

Post date: 5/29/2019

According to the CDC, one in four adults sit for more than eight hours a day. While a little rest and relaxation is fine here and there, living a completely sedentary life can be dangerous for your health. Increasing your physical activity at any age can help lower your risk factors for serious health conditions. […]

Sun Health Expands Diabetes Management Expertise

Post date: 5/21/2019

Sun Health Expands Diabetes Management Expertise with Addition of Certified Diabetes Educator Damian Plues SURPRISE, Ariz., May 15, 2019 – One of the West Valley’s strongest resources for diabetes prevention and management has added fresh expertise to its team serving the City of Surprise and surrounding areas. Damian Plues, RD, CDE, ACSM-CPT joins Sun Health […]

Fall Prevention 101

Post date: 5/8/2019

Six tips to minimize the risk of falling By Alison Stanton More than a quarter of adults 65 and older fall each year, and falling once doubles their chances of falling again, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And out of every five who fall, one is seriously injured. Many falls, however, […]

Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator Program Adds New Navigator

Post date: 4/25/2019

SURPRISE, ARIZ., April 1, 2019 – Sun Health has added Sherry Wagoner, a health care professional with more than 40 years of experience, to its Memory Care Navigator (MCN) team. The MCN program helps patients, family members and caregivers cope with the emotional, psychological and physical effects of memory loss. It’s provided at no cost […]

Healthy Body, Healthy Bones

Post date: 4/12/2019

Medication and lifestyle changes can keep bones strong Four fractured bones in just a few years. Multiple emergency room visits. And, strong medications to help with pain.  This was what one 75-year-old patient endured until she sought treatment from Dr. Kelly Krohn, MD, bone specialist and medical director of bone health at The CORE Institute, […]

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