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Growing Food, Growing Community

Blessed with high altitude and a finicky growing season, Northern Arizona is often criticized as a frustrating place to grow food. In spite of these challenges, the City of Flagstaff and Flagstaff Foodlink are proud to celebrate the overwhelming success of the 2011 growing season. In just two community gardens, over 160 community gardeners raised […]

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What Day is it?

We are enjoying the nice weather and here comes two feet of snow. It took some of us a few days to shovel ourselves out, which made us feeling like we should be singing Christmas carols. Within a few days, the snow is just about gone and spring is once again in the air. Back […]

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Treating or Avoiding Aortic Aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a weakened and bulging area in the aorta, the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. The aorta, about the thickness of a garden hose, runs from your heart through the center of the chest and abdomen. Because the aorta is the body’s main supplier of blood, a ruptured […]

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Looking Back–Focused on the Future

As the clock high above the historic Coconino County Courthouse marks the passing of the hour and the roar of another train can be heard slicing through downtown Flagstaff, it is difficult not to notice that our community’s recent past is still alive. While the hitching posts and dirt roads have given way to pavement […]

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Are Veterinarians Real Doctors?

I love being a veterinarian. With my combined interest in science, medicine and animals, becoming a veterinarian seemed a natural career choice. Veterinary medicine is challenging, exciting, and rewarding. It is sometimes wondrous, such as when I am helping to bring new animal lives into the world. Sometimes, being a vet is draining, such as […]

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What is Up with Testosterone?

It’s no longer a secret that an adult man’s testosterone levels decline with age. This natural process, called male menopause or andropause, has gotten recent press with the advent of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra and Proscar. The billions of dollars these drugs have generated for pharmaceutical companies demonstrates that men are clearly looking for […]

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Increasing Wellness with Acupuncture

 Asian medicine has flourished in China for over 4,000 years. Acupuncture, herbs, moxabustion (heat therapy), cupping and massage are employed to encourage, maintain and improve good health. Traditional Asian medicine is a complete natural medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. It is effective in treating many […]

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