Archive for May, 2012

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 10:48pm by EVIM Administration No Comment

Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone” and refers to decreased bone mass and deterioration of the bone.  People who have osteoporosis have an increased risk of hip and spine fractures. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, 10 million people in the US alone currently have osteoporosis. Low bone mass, or osteopenia, affects…

Protecting Your Skin from the Arizona Sun

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 10:45pm by EVIM Administration No Comment

Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen.  Sunscreen alone is not enough.  We have listed a few skin cancer prevention tips below: Seek the shade, especially between the suns peak hours of…