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NAU Researcher Works to Save a Species

Later this summer and into early fall, tree-climbing crews will be using ropes to pull themselves up into 40, 60 even 80-foot tall Southwestern White Pine trees in Arizona’s high elevation mixed conifer forests. Researchers have only about a four-week window during the year when the tree’s pinecones are ripe to gather them for genetic […]

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Zinky2

From Idea to Reality in Three Easy Steps

“Just do it.” – Nike “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road: not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha I could fill this month’s column with wise words about getting started, but you already know […]

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Kilpatrick

Olive Oil —It’s Good for You

Olive oil is a key component of the Mediterranean Diet and is considered to be a natural health food product. In fact, consuming just two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil every day can lead to a healthier lifestyle in many ways. The United States Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee (DGAC) in Washington, D.C., recently released new […]

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Karon LynnAudio

They Got Hearing Aids…Now What?

Hearing aids are confusing to people, you think the cure is here; however, it is only part of the solution. After all, they are hearing aids not hearing cures. Hearing aids improve quality of life significantly, but there is a learning curve when using them, especially in a noisy room. The hearing aids are only […]

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Kat Ross

Summer Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Home

Once spring has sprung, take some time to give your home a check-up along with its annual spring cleaning. Adding these home maintenance tips to your routine can help your house operate more efficiently.   Outside the House: Roofs and Gutters The hot summer sun can quickly damage a roof’s shingles, so you may want […]

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Workforce

The Changing Face of America’s Workforce

The aging of mainly Caucasian Americans born after World War II, along with an immigration increase in the racial and ethnic composition of the country, “have huge implications” for how employers “allocate resources and make decisions about education, training and hiring,” according to a March Brookings Institution analysis. “As Minnesota and the region go, so […]

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Angels Home Health Care

Tips to Better Understand Your Medications

When we are sick, we turn to medications to make us healthy. Medications keep many chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis in check. They make pains go away, allergy symptoms disappear, viruses vanish and feelings of depression and anxiety manageable. When used correctly, medications make our lives so much better. However, on […]

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Men Versus Women: Risks for Venous Disease

Varicose veins are not always a cosmetic issue. Left untreated, they can lead to blood clots, ulcers, infections and heaviness in the legs that hinders daily activities. Venous Disease is a condition that affects both men and women, although women are much more likely to seek treatment. This delay in care can pose a problem […]

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T Paul Thomas

“Ask the CEO” – Am I the Problem?

I received an interesting email from a CEO this month at thomas.tpaul@gmail.com. It went something like this: “I have started a number of companies, but they always seem to stall at a certain point. Is the problem me or the team?” So as not to pick on this person, let me answer that question from […]

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