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  • 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 […]
  • Skin Cancer in Arizona: Stats, facts and new immunotherapy drugs making strides

    With some of the nation’s hottest and brightest sunshine, Arizona is near the top when it comes to skin cancer rates, and Arizonans should take particular care against sun exposure. In Arizona, 18.8 people per 100,000 developed melanoma skin cancer in 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the Centers for […]
  • Distracted walking injuries end up not so funny

    A YouTube search for distracted walking produces numerous videos (like this) of people walking into other people, falling down stairs, running into cars, walking into posts and more. Most are meant to be humorous, but many incidents are tragic rather than funny. A serious problem Distracted walking reached epidemic levels as society became addicted to […]
  • Scary situations: 5 quick tips before you let a contractor in your home

    When a pipe bursts or another home emergency hits, the last thing you want to worry about is if the person showing up to your door is not only a real plumber but also fully qualified and trained to do the task. Organizations like AARP and shows like Dateline do their best to bust scammers, but when […]
  • Four ways telemedicine is changing the health care industry

    Not too long ago, the thought of actually seeing the person you are talking to over the phone seemed extraordinary. Now, doctors are seeing patients via telemedicine and it’s certainly changing the way people are managing their health care. The thought of telemedicine seems like a futuristic concept for many but the first recorded telemedicine project […]
  • 5 mistakes homeowners make in the spring

    Every spring, wise homeowners go through a checklist to make certain their property is ready for the upcoming seasons. Most remember to clean up the landscape, check the air-conditioning system, repair broken sprinkler heads, tune up the mower and so on. However, during this springtime process, some homeowners don’t take the time to do a […]
  • Three rivers run through it: Exploring Arizona’s waterways

    When you think of Rivers in Arizona, The Colorado River likely comes to mind. With the wildlife it supports, the fresh water resources it offers and the recreation options it boasts, it is one of the most famous rivers in the world. But there’s a whole lot more to our water story. Specifically, the Verde […]