Ask the Pharmacist ‘Safer’ does not mean safe with e-cigarettes

By Pooja V. Patel, Pharm D. Q: It seems like everywhere I look, more and more kids are smoking e-cigarettes (a.k.a. vaping). What are these products? I am assuming they are dangerous, especially for kids and teens, but can you highlight some important facts for me to know? Vaping has become more and more popular with the rise of e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes were introduced to the market in the United States i ...

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Anthem Chamber Column Collective Concepts proud to be part of the community

By Heather Maxwell, Greater Anthem Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tracy van Ravensway was looking to make a change. Being in the real estate business for 18 years and practicing as a designated broker, she thought it was about time to start her own brokerage. Van Ravensway reached out to her title company representative and friend, Candis Creel, for advice. She suggested meeting her husband, Michael ...

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A New York State of Mind Rinaldi’s is back with East Coast Italian fare

By Shelley Sakala One of the great things about Arizona and, especially, Phoenix is the number of people who came here from someplace else. Whether from the South, the California coast, or the Midwest, our large “transplant” population has brought with them some of the coolest things from all four corners of our country. Case in point: Rinaldi’s Italian Deli, featuring awesome food with East Coast origins. ...

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2019 Measles Outbreak

There are outbreaks of measles throughout the United States; here are some thoughts from the infection prevention and control team at HonorHealth. Dr. Laura Schroeder, Infectious Disease Medical Officer and Krystal Robinson, Network Director of Infection Prevention and Control at HonorHealth Vaccines are scientifically proven safe, easy to access and affordable. Despite this, the United States is in the mid ...

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A Rebirth

Limon Tacos & Tequila has big plans for Cinco de Mayo By Eric Newman Limon Tacos & Tequila’s staff feels it’s filling a void in 85085. The lack of Mexican food in the area made the neighborhood the perfect breeding ground for a successful business, says manager Ray Juvera. “There wasn’t our type of food here before,” Juvera says. “It was an opportunity to build a restaurant with a great menu at a lo ...

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Ask The Pharmacist

Answers to common vitamin questions By Dr. Michael Sun Potter’s House Vitamins and dietary supplements, in combination with traditional medications, can serve as key components for maintaining good health. In my practice as a community pharmacist at Potter’s House Apothecary in Peoria, I get the opportunity to talk about vitamins and dietary supplements with my patients on a daily basis. Here are a few ques ...

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Banana Chessman Cookie Pudding

By Jan D’Atri It’s as pretty as it is delicious! This banana pudding with a Springtime twist makes a fantastic everyday dessert, or for something very special like Mother’s Day!   I often tell the story of how I’ve always used certain brand names throughout my life like Clorox Bleach and Gold Metal Flour. Why? Because they were the brands that my mom used, and so for me, there is a built-in brand loyal ...

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Cosmetology Shop

New Phoenix spa focuses on passion and positivity By Octavio Serrano Elaine Mai opened a spa when she was 18 and has been working for herself since. Now, she wants to share her passion with the people of Phoenix. “My mom helped me with a little bit of money, and I opened a salon,” she says. “I started expanding to other services and that’s when I got into cosmetology. It’s my passion.” The Pure Beauty Salon ...

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Extraordinary Rides

The Lexus LS500 sedan is well worth the $100K-plus price By C.A. Haire Lexus has a reputation for building excellent luxury cars, and if you are sitting in its LS500 sedan, it’s obvious this is a top of the line. If the size and comfort do not convince you, the price tag certainly will. The base fee starts at $81,200. As usual on prime rides, there are plenty of extras to inflate the cost. With adaptive air ...

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Happy Law Day

A free society needs free speech and a free press By Gerald Williams Law Day is held annually in the United States on May 1 to celebrate the rule of law. The theme of 2019 is: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society. Should First Amendment free press protections be absolute? Should private individuals have a greater right to privacy than celebrities? Should states have the ability to determine their own level ...

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