The Official Blog of Valle del Sol

Health tips, agency news, and more to keep you connected and on your wellness path! Contributors include VdS physicians, development staff, volunteers and other community experts.

Summer and Hydration

With summer upon us, it’s time to talk about hydration, and the Arizona heat! Our beautiful Arizona desert is known for reaching the triple digits May- September, so it’s important that one hydrate properly in order to tolerate such extreme heat. Although all persons...

Eat Right this Fourth of July!

Fourth of July is this weekend! For many of us, that means it is time to barbeque-but that doesn’t mean just burgers and hot dogs. There are still opportunities to be healthy and have a good filling meal. Consider grilling some fish, including the healthier options of...

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

As the triple digit temperatures are upon us again, it is important to remember to stay hydrated! Whether you are working outside, playing outside, or just walking from your house to your car; it is certain that you will begin sweating. When you sweat, you lose water...

Staying Safe Outside this Summer

As school lets out and we transition into summer mode, it is important to ensure our children’s safety in the heat and around water. It is important to limit the time children are exposed to the sun, especially in the hottest parts of the day. To prevent dehydration...

Childhood Obesity-A National Epidemic

Childhood obesity in the United States is an epidemic. About 25% of children are overweight and 20% are obese. Being obese can lead to many other medical problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and cancers, just to name a few. Obesity doesn’t...

Measles-What you need to know

Measles is on everyone’s mind these days-and rightly so. Since the outbreak that originated in Disneyland this past December, there have been over 100 measles cases across the country. Of those infected, many did not receive the measles vaccine. An infected person can...

Welcome to the Mi Salud Clinic!

Hello! My name is Dr. Anne Maiden, DO, FAAP. I am a pediatrician at Valle del Sol’s Mi Salud Clinic, and I am excited to get the opportunity to utilize this blog to talk with you about important health issues, and to give you some cool tips and facts on how to stay...