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  • Surprising health benefits when you quit smoking

    We all know smoking can cause heart disease and lung cancer. What people who take up the habit don’t realize is virtually every smoker suffers a wide range of other unintended and unforeseen consequences. Stinky clothes to stained fingernails to gum disease, smoking can negatively impact lives in ways people never imagined. Fortunately, when you […]
  • Deadly dehydration and heat injuries: facts you need to know

    When the temperature passes 100 degrees and keeps climbing, most residents in the Valley stay indoors in an air-conditioned environment. If they must make a brief dash to an air-conditioned car, the heat coming up from the asphalt gives an extra layer of heat. There are some in the community who cannot easily escape the […]
  • Hungry kids: how you can help break the cycle this summer

    Think about it. How do you feel when you miss breakfast? Lethargic. Stressed out. Angry. Distracted. It’s not your imagination. Breakfast is called the “most important meal of the day” for a reason. Terrill Bravender, professor of pediatrics at Duke University, states that without a fresh supply of glucose in the morning, “People have difficulty […]
  • 7 common ways to get sued by your employees

    If you had an 11 percent chance of winning the lottery, you’d probably feel pretty good about those odds and might even buy a few extra tickets. In 2014, U.S. companies had better than an 11 percent chance of being sued by a current or former employee, according to the 2015 Hiscox Guide to Employee Lawsuits. For […]
  • Why it might be time to upgrade your toilet

    In a world that values technology and advancements to improve the quality of life, most people probably don’t think of toilets as a huge leap forward for humankind. Chances are you would think differently if you had to leave the comfort of your home and run to an outhouse every time you needed to go. […]
  • Arizona teachers are building a better future by using technology in the classroom

    Teachers sometimes struggle to get their students’ attention amid the common use of technological devices, but CenturyLink’s Teachers and Technology Program has offered a select group of Arizona teachers the chance to turn the tables. Instead of fighting against the use of technology, Arizona teachers embrace the advent of technology in the classroom by making use of […]
  • How to make summer reading fun for the whole family

    At Canyon State Credit Union we are dedicated to helping build a healthy vibrant community here in Arizona.   Encouraging literacy among our children is vital to that mission. And, keeping them reading during summer months is key. In fact, numerous studies have come to the same conclusion: children lose learning during summer vacation months. “Summer […]
  • How to find relief for chronic joint pain

    Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic cause of painful joints. It affects about 27 million Americans, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Sometimes called degenerative joint disease or wear-and-tear arthritis, it is associated most often with the elderly, but it can strike patients of any age. While osteoarthritis can affect any joint, it occurs most often in […]
  • Can the NBA Lottery save the Suns?

    With a disappointing finish this season, the Phoenix Suns can take solace because they are likely to get a top-three pick in the upcoming NBA Lottery. Based on their 24-58 season record, the Suns should end up with the second pick in the NBA Lottery. But when the ping pong balls fall, there are never any […]
  • Skip Urgent Care: 5 ailments you can treat with telemedicine

    Going to the doctor’s office or urgent care center is not always convenient or easy. Who wants to get ready, get in the car, drive, then sit in the waiting room when you’re feeling sick? Thankfully, for some ailments, having to leave your house for treatment could be a thing of the past. If seeing […]