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Mariposa graduates 24 teens from Summer Youth Institute

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The Mariposa Community Health Center’s Summer Youth Institute trains teens and empowers them to educate others about positive health behaviors. Twenty-four of these well-trained teens graduated July 26th from SYI in a festive celebration held at Diamond House. Summer Youth Institute is a seven-week program unique to MCHC and offered nowhere else in Arizona. Since 2001, SYI has trained and ... Read More »

FREE dental checkups for kids at Mariposa


The Mariposa Community Health Center is offering free dental checkups for children of Santa Cruz County residents at their Nogales and Rio Rico locations starting June 27. The special summer dental program runs until August 3. “The idea is to encourage good dental habits in our community’s children from an early age,” said Dr. John Betz, Director of MCHC Dentistry, “because taking care ... Read More »

Women told us what they wanted

Mariposa Clinic

BY Heather Dodge Over the years it became increasingly clear that most women prefer gynecologists and obstetricians who, like themselves, are women. National statistics bear this out. Now Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales offers the full range of expert services by all women OB/GYN providers. Dr. Pilar Baquero and Dr. Erica Simon, plus their excellent team of assistants, are ... Read More »

Tooth truths tidbits & a commencement address

CONTRIBUTED Teeth function like rebar in concrete, reinforcing your jaw-bone.  Losing a single tooth results in a 40% to 60% loss of this bone.  The lower jaw, otherwise known as the mandible, is a horseshoe shaped bone with a dual hinges.  Located slightly in front of your ears, one can sometimes hear the clicking and popping of a damaged joint ... Read More »

Hospitalists program


BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS For several years the Carondelet Health Network has adopted a new and revolutionary system of servicing patients through its Hospitalists program. These are hospital-based physicians that manage the care of patients during their stay. The hospitalists manage the inpatient stay from admission through discharge, overseeing and coordinating the care, dealing with medical records, answering any questions, keeping ... Read More »

Resource center has grown substantially since it opened

Family Resources Center

BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS In the first edition of Border Eco, the great program that is the Family Resources Centers that is located in Nogales, Rio Rico and the recently added Patagonia location was featured. These centers are designed to help families with children between the ages of 0 through 5 by preparing them for school and giving them the ... Read More »

Growing tomatoes… and bones

CONTRIBUTED The next few weeks are my favorite time of the year.  Numerically-challenged February winds down and sunlight increasingly spills into each day.  The sun and I now get up about the same time.  It’s always been a bummer getting started in those long, dark winter mornings.  Frost danger is almost over and I’m anxious to get the tomatoes and ... Read More »

Junior Jazzercise Celebrate, May, National Fitness Month!

San Cayetano Students enjoying the class

Children of all ages will get fit at school while having fun with the Junior Jazzercise “KIDS GET FIT” program at San Cayetano Elementary on May 8, 9 & 18 and at Bracker Elementary on May 16. During National Fitness Month! Lourdes Jeong, certified Jazzercise Instructor will be hosting a Junior Jazzercise program in an effort to raise awareness about ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County Community Network Information Fair


The CASA Program, Cenpatico and various other community organizations, health providers, behavioral health service providers, and government agencies participated this past Friday, May 11 in a community event that provided information to the community on how to access and apply for these services. The event was held out side the side walk of Nogales Walmart Super-Center. Read More »

1st Annual Nogales Bicycle Classic


The first Annual Nogales Bicycle Classic was held on May 12, 2012. The bicycle event was broken up into a 40 and 10-mile stretches that stated at 7 a.m. The event was supported by numerous safety departments and personnel and had various rest areas for the participants. The cycling started at the City of Nogales and continued into other areas ... Read More »

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