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Working Together for Common Goals

We are emerging from an historic summer in Flagstaff, which includes celebrating the contributions of hundreds of thousands of innovative and creative people who helped put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon. Though it took place 50 years ago and a quarter million miles away from Earth, the Moon landing is woven into […]

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Protecting Pets, Humans from Deadly Rabies

Rabies is a viral disease that can infect any mammal. Regardless of where the virus enters the body, it slowly invades the central nervous system and eventually the brain. With a few rare exceptions, the disease is fatal. August is Rabies Awareness Month, so please take a moment to learn more about this contagious virus […]

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Randolph Back to Basics

Understanding the Importance of Nutrition During Recovery

A balanced diet is essential for the body and the brain to function normally. Unfortunately, most Americans do not receive proper nutrition education, and have difficulty consistently eating a well-rounded diet of nutritious, whole foods. Now, imagine that you not only do not know the information, but you also struggle with a substance use disorder (SUD). Individuals who suffer […]

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Houseplants: Good for Your Physical, Mental Health

If you think you’ve seen more philodendrons, orchids, succulents, snake plants, pothos and fiddle-leaf figs inside homes, offices and social media feeds, you aren’t imagining things. Demand for indoor plants and a chance to bring a little bit of nature inside our walls is a growing trend. In fact, in response to the renewed interest […]

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Keeping the Driving Mind Focused

In Flagstaff, on July 27, a brand-new Subaru was given away in a raffle. The price of the entry? Just pledging not to text and drive. This was the third year the “It Can Wait NAZ” program has given away a car and other prizes to encourage people not to text and drive. It is […]

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Coral Evans

Considering Education Needs of Children, Schools, System

As you buy paper and markers, tissues and wipes, I invite you to pick up extras, because classrooms often don’t have an adequate supply of pencils. Let’s consider why there are never enough pencils. We know that a quality education is a key to the success of our children and our communities. A well-funded educational […]

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Healthy Skin Requires Care

Your skin is constantly changing and the only way to combat the toll of aging and the effects of the sun and elements is constant care – from a daily regime of cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection to weekly soothing masks to monthly facials and more. And, good skin care isn’t only for women. Men of all ages and professions can […]

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Karon LynnAudio

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Anatomy,

Surveys estimate that noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) affects 10 to 15 million people in the United States. The excessive vibratory motion created by loud sound can cause a plethora of damage in the delicate cochlear sensory cells and the nearby supporting pillar cells of the hearing organ. The hearing organ is called the cochlea. Noise […]

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