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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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 »

National Nurses Day celebrated

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Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital kicked off a weeklong celebration of Nurses Day. The occasion celebrated nurses all over the country who work long and hard to put smiles on the faces of their patients. In the field of healthcare, nurses often go by unnoticed but nurses are a very important factor to the medical sector and they play a valuable ... Read More »

Overwhelming Support at Kid’s Farmers Market Ribbon Cutting

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At 3:03 p.m. on April 13th, a flood of students came pouring out of Wade Carpenter Middle School to where the buses awaited. At this moment Arthur Espinoza, Executive Director of the Nogales Community Food Bank, Mayor Arturo Garino, Congressman Raul Grijalva, W.C. Principle Mrs. Montiel and two of the schools students together all holding a pair of pruning shears ... Read More »

Dr. Duran rose above all expectations onto success

Dr. Jose Ignacio Duran

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT For the last 27 years, Dr. Jose Ignacio Duran has been caring for the woman of Santa Cruz County through his office at the Women’s Center on Carondolet Drive. Duran, born in Cananea, Mexico to parents of limited education, broke through all barriers and rose above all expectations on his path to where he is today. At ... Read More »

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