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Wondering About a Hip Replacement?

The ability to walk in a balanced, fluid motion is something that many of us take for granted. The hip joint is an essential part in creating this function. When pain and stiffness alter this ability and non-operative measures fail, I begin the discussion with my patients about total hip replacements. This surgery involves replacing […]

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Doctor Heart Medical

Guarding Against the Flu

Warm days, cool nights, yellow and gold leaves, black-eyed susan flowers and the flu – all signal the start of autumn in Northern Arizona. And though some of “fall’s glory” is welcomed; some is not, such as the flu. During the 2017-2018 influenza (flu) season (October to May), more than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized. Coconino […]

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Rent or Buy: Either Way, You’re Paying a Mortgage

Renting short-term is sometimes necessary and even beneficial, especially if your credit needs some TLC or if you are unsure where you want to live. With that being said, whether your monthly payment is going to a landlord or a mortgage company directly, you are paying someone’s mortgage. Housing in Northern Arizona is a common […]

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Northern AZ Orhopaedics

Does Physical Therapy Really Help Recovery?

If you or a loved one have suffered a stroke or traumatic injury or had surgery such as a joint replacement, you may think that medical treatment is what is needed to get you back to living the life you love. And while it is true that medical treatment can help put the pieces back […]

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Higher Education Paying Off for Arizona Students

Last month, Northern Arizona University hosted the Arizona Board of Regents for in-depth discussions about Arizona’s educational attainment and NAU’s important role in shaping our state’s workforce. I want to share a recent column that ABOR Chairman Ron Shoopman published during his time in Flagstaff. His message reflects NAU’s conviction that higher education transforms our […]

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Tipped Workers Providing Maximal Work for Subminimal Pay

I am so grateful that the quality and variety of Flagstaff’s restaurants have improved over the last 10 years. I have my favorites and have come to know some of the waitstaff with my regular visits, as I am sure you have, too. It’s always nice to see a familiar, friendly face, especially during the summer […]

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Glasses, Boy, Kid

How Childhood Vision Problems Can Relate to School Performance

Reports estimate that one in four students in grades K-6 have vision-related problems; and 80 percent of what a child learns in school is presented visually. The visual system matures rapidly during the first few years of life and it’s important to identify any problems that may interfere with normal cognitive and visual development. When […]

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