One year after Arcosanti founder Paolo Soleri’s death, board members work to keep his ideas alive.
Not even birds could scavenge scraps from the avocado rinds Paolo Soleri composted, so frugal was the famed architect and philosopher who founded the experimental community Arcosanti in 1970.
Following decades of job loss to China and India, officials now court those countries to invest in America... and Arizona.
Governor Jan Brewer wasn’t looking for masonry tips on Great Wall-building when she flew to China in 2011. Nor was she seeking advice on how to govern a multicultural society when she visited India last summer.
TGen uses genome sequencing to unlock the mysteries of rare childhood disorders.
It was the best of times for 13-year-old Shelby Valint. Once unable to walk or talk, Shelby effortlessly bounced to the microphone at the opening ceremony for TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders (CRCD) on October 15, 2013. “It’s real hard to explain how much TGen has changed my life,” she said, thanking the researchers who freed her from the wheelchair she describes as “a prison.” TGen utilizes state-of-the-art gene-mapping technology to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan for youngsters stricken with profound illnesses. This process was literally a lifesaver for Shelby, who was born with a genetic disorder so rare it doesn’t have a name.
Trendy intravenous vitamin treatments take a long, strange drip through Scottsdale.
On a sunny Saturday afternoon in early spring, The Drip Room in Scottsdale bustles with guests lounging on comfy, oversized massage chairs and enjoying the wafting aromas of lavender and jasmine at an oxygen bar, all while watching a large-screen TV, or using iPads. The chic, social setting features Tiffany blue-colored walls, a geometric patterned accent wall, and a private back room resplendent in orange and yellow hues.
A popular Phoenix-based Internet channel promotes organ donation and awareness alongside heavy metal music videos.
In addition to the visage of Alice Cooper tearing the legs off a chicken, or of Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a dove, the term “heavy metal” conjures images of long-haired guys in bands with names like Megadeth and Cannibal Corpse, thrashing their locks around while strumming V-shaped guitars painted with skulls. It’s not exactly a healing and life-affirming aesthetic – which makes the charitable mission of local Internet video station Heavy Metal Television all the more interesting.
Valley docs weigh the pros and cons of a drug that eases withdrawal from painkiller addiction.
Days shy of her 70th birthday, a woman named Joy carts around Scottsdale from lunch appointments to yoga. “It’s worth celebrating,” she says, “to be off that stuff, and to feel so much better.”
Valley businesses provide high-end home health care for a younger generation.
Five women stand around the island in a palatial Scottsdale kitchen. They wear aprons over their impeccable clothes, and floor-sparing blue booties over their shoes. One of them, a private chef, teaches the other four how to make Scottish shortbread.
With an assist from a motivated widower, Mayo Clinic uncovers a genetic link to a little-known heart condition called SCAD. On Jan. 2, 2011, 51-year-old Judy Alico experienced blurry vision and pain in her right arm. She was rushed from her Scottsda...
Disruptive tech company Theranos launches a pilot program in Arizona that may revolutionize blood testing – and that needles the competition. Sweaty palms. Nausea. Racing pulse. What sounds like classic heart attack symptoms could just as easi...
Valley youth get an “extreme” alternative education at Kids That Rip. The kid rumbles down one steep ramp on his skateboard, then swooshes up another. He flips the board up onto a metal railing, shoots across it and out into the air, the...
**This story has been amended from its original version to correct an error regarding the legislative progress of HB 2587. Last-minute, pro-rancher provisions in an animal abuses bill get hacked amidst an uproar from animal rights groups. Don’t look ...
The San Carlos Apache Nation and Sierra Club seek to pull the plug on a high-profile copper mine at Oak Flat. On the road to Globe, just east of Superior, the asphalt of U.S. Route 60 squeezes between rocky hills dotted with shrubby desert foliage. ...