SURPRISE, ARIZ., Feb. 9, 2017 – In its nearly three-year history, the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing has helped hundreds of West Valley residents get their diabetes under control through a program called Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME). DSME is a five-week series (10-hours total) where instructors teach participants how to manage their diabetes […]

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SURPRISE, ARIZ., Sept. 1, 2016 – About one-third of adults over 65 fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Research also shows that once people fall, they tend to limit their activities, which can lead to a vicious cycle of avoiding activities to prevent falling and inactivity increasing the […]

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SURPRISE, ARIZ., Aug. 11, 2016  – The BHHS Legacy Foundation has awarded a $60,000 grant to the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing to provide health education scholarships to qualified seniors living on fixed incomes. The education programs address diabetes, pre-diabetes, weight management and balance and fall prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about […]

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Diabetes program covered by most insurances. Scholarship funds available for pre-diabetes program SURPRISE, ARIZ., Aug. 4, 2016 – The Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing is offering two diabetes-related programs this month; one to help people with diabetes and the other to help those with pre-diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a 12-week […]

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SURPRISE, ARIZ., June 23, 2016 – As a cancer survivor and resident of Sun City West, Anne MacDonald was frustrated by the lack of cancer support services in the Northwest Valley. “There is such a need out here,” said MacDonald, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer four years ago. Her frustrations have been eased thanks […]

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SURPRISE, ARIZ., June 17, 2016 – Whether it’s promoting lunch-time or after-work exercise, encouraging good nutrition or providing incentives to get and stay in shape, Sun Health is walking the talk about “employee-wellness,” a movement employers across the nation have embraced to help employees improve their health. Recent proof of Sun Health’s success in this area […]

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SURPRISE, ARIZ, May 10, 2016 – Sun Health’s Center for Health & Wellbeing has hired registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator Susan Welter to provide nutrition education and diabetes self-management training at its Surprise, Sun City and Litchfield Park locations. Welter has practiced clinical and community nutrition for more than 15 years, most recently as […]

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SURPRISE, ARIZ. – May 5, 2016 – Registered nurse case manager Brittany Eads and executive vice president Jennifer Drago highlighted Sun Health’s successful Care Transitions program with a presentation at the 9th Annual Orthopedic and Spine Summit held April 27-29, in Chicago. The talk was titled “Minimizing Costs in the Post-Acute Environment Through Effective Transitions […]

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