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Swedish Massage: Toward the Heart, Good for the Heart

Massage therapy has long been recognized as a means of bringing about feelings of peace and relaxation and reducing stress. While there are numerous techniques and methods, one of the most popular and most beneficial massage modalities is Swedish massage. Swedish massage, known in Europe as classic massage, involves the use of long, gliding strokes […]

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Trekking to Good Health

If hiking is a fitness goal for the New Year, you may want to consider using trekking poles. Trekking poles look like ski poles and are standard equipment among hikers. They’re a great way to provide stability and support on all types of terrain when they are fitted and used properly. When selecting trekking poles, […]

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Do Not Work

Year after year, people make New Year’s resolutions only to see them fail, making them feel like failures. Having owned Physical Therapy at the Flagstaff Athletic Club for more than 20 years, every January, I see the club packed with people only to see most of the new members gone by Valentine’s Day. The most […]

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Trace Ward

Tourism: Benefiting the Community

A leisurely jog through Buffalo Park, stargazing at Lowell Observatory or a casual evening at a local restaurant will likely result in overhearing conversations in languages other than English or with accents spoken by visitors. Flagstaff is a destination with year-round appeal for both domestic and international travelers, for people traveling solo, as friends and […]

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Preparing for Another Year, Another Tax Bill

Happy 2018! Last year at this time, the biggest thing to talk about for taxes was a 20-page summary of the PATH act, delays in refunds for taxpayers claiming certain credits and some changes for Arizona employers. Today, I’m beginning to wade my way through more than 700 pages of the conference report on what […]

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Karon LynnAudio

Understanding Hearing Loss and Associated Comorbidities

I found this article from the CapTel phone organization and liked it so much that I am sharing it with you. In only the last dozen years, many important studies have surfaced linking hearing loss to disabling conditions such as cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, clinical depression, diabetes, falls among the elderly, heart disease and […]

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Hurtful Words are Based on Judgments

All couples have disagreements, but not all couples have the skills to handle them well. Research suggests that the best indicator of divorce has to do with how couples speak to each other. When couples use judgmental and blaming language, their relationship is threatened. Without the skills to use words respectfully, even the smallest disagreements […]

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