Schnitzer: Prescribed an opioid? Ask your doctor or dentist these questions

Someone in the U.S. dies from an opioid overdose every 13 minutes; last year these medications killed 50,000 people across the country. Since June of last year there have been nearly 15,000 suspected opioid overdoses in Arizona that resulted in more than 2,300 deaths. There are times when opioid medications are the right way to […]

Schnitzer: Falls a significant health threat to area seniors

Each year millions of older adults experience falls and fall-related injuries. Falls are serious and costly but they can be prevented. Falls Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 22-28 – a time to highlight the dangers of falls and offer tips to avoid them. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one […]