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Understanding Diabetes in Pets

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes mellitus is caused by an irregularity in the production of a hormone called insulin. Insulin is one of the hormones produced by the pancreas and it regulates the body’s ability to use glucose. Glucose comes from the food that your pet eats and is, in turn, the food […]

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CASA Volunteers Making a Difference in Child Abuse

Have you ever read a horrific story of child abuse and wondered what to do? Instead of passive despair, let the tragic incident serve as a galvanizing call to action for us all to commit to ending abuse and securing the safety and future of every child in Coconino County. We can make a difference […]

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Applying Rapid Tension Release Massage

Rapid Tension Release (also known as vibration or percussion) Massage uses rapid movement to ease muscle tension and reduce aches and pains. This specialized massage technique provides concentrated, rapid, short-duration pulses deep into the hard-to-reach muscles and tissues to stimulate blood flow and relax tight muscles, ligaments, tendons and the fascia that covers and connects all […]

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JD Hoyt

Financially Preparing for the New Year

What do you want to do? Lose weight? Learn a second language? Get in shape? Take a vacation? Get out of debt? What better time to commit yourself to a new course of action in life than at the end of the year? More than 40 percent of Americans “usually” make New Year’s resolutions. Another […]

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Practical Tips for End of Life Care

The end of one’s life is a natural part of our lifecycle; yet, it is typically the least understood. Subsequently, providing care at the end of life can present an uncomfortable experience to not only the individual but also the family. An increasing number of people are choosing to die in the comfort of their […]

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Fall Campus Forum: NAU Thriving in A Changing World 

Last month, Northern Arizona University’s faculty and staff from around the state gathered online and on our Flagstaff campus for the 2018 Fall Campus Forum. I enjoy the many ways I get to interact with our Lumberjack family throughout the year, but our Campus Forum is especially valuable. It is a great way to hit […]

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How to Control Diabetes

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that more than 100 million adults in the United States are living with diabetes or prediabetes. More than 30 million Americans – or approximately 10 percent of the population – have diabetes. In 2015, diabetes was the leading cause of death in the U.S. […]

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Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

For most people, speaking in public can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Fear of public speaking is all in the mind. Here are some suggestions to work with your mind to ease the fear and deliver a better, more comfortable speech. Before the Talk Know your stuff. It’s much easier to be […]

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