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Jump-Starting Your Health Focus with a Dietitian

The following is a question and answer session with Northern Arizona Healthcare Dietitian and certified diabetes educator Shannon Heffern, RDN: How can I make 2020 my healthiest year yet? You have the power to lengthen your life by making smarter choices! One important thing is not to follow a “diet.” You need a way of […]

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Little America Dares to Be Different with Do-si-dos Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake

With an opened box of Girl Scouts Do-si-dos Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies on the butcher block, Pastry Chef Vanessa Ronspies brushes aside the cookie crumbs as she proudly presents her Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake creation. “It’s New York cheesecake,” she corrected, “because it’s tall.” This is the fourth year Little America and Ronspies have […]

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Capturing the Big Moments

The images captured by professional photographer Tracy Fultz reflect the heart and soul of the artist behind the lens as much as the people in front of it. “Photography is a vessel to share happiness,” said Fultz, owner of Blushing Cactus Photography in Prescott. “It’s about building relationships and being a part of meaningful moments […]

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Val’s Workshop Creating Atmosphere, Affordability

His hands reach for scissors and comb as naturally as an artist reaches for brush and pigments. His canvas for creativity is the hair on a client’s head. Meet Val – Senor Alberto Valenzuela, who is called “Val” by almost everyone. His studio is Val’s Workshop on South San Francisco Street, a cozy, private, single-chair […]

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Fighting Melanoma with Zebrafish

Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer and is unusually common in Arizona, where residents are exposed to higher-than-average amounts of ultraviolet radiation. However, Northern Arizona University scientists believe the formula for a combination of melanoma-fighting drugs is within reach. Matthew Salanga, an assistant professor in NAU’s Department of Biological Sciences, is leading […]

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Understanding the Role of Vitamin D3 for Winter Wellness

Vitamin D3 is crucial to immune function, healthy mood and a host of other critical aspects of health; yet, its deficiency is ubiquitous worldwide. Particularly at this time of year when outdoor activity and sun exposure are limited, supplementation with Vitamin D3 can be foundational to our well-being. For decades, Vitamin D was only thought […]

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Five Ways to Keep Your Money Local

In the age of two-day shipping and convenient megastores, it’s easy to think that opting for a national brand is the best use of your money. However, supporting Arizona businesses and organizations means your money stays local, through taxes, investments and more. That means that your hard-earned money, once spent, continues to work for you […]

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CCC Preparing for New Career and Technical Education Programs

Coconino Community College will be rolling out three new Career and Technical Education programs, and we hope to have a fourth one on the way soon. The new programs are Cyber Security, Marine Maintenance Technician and Veterinary Technician. The CCC District Governing Board approved the programs during its December meeting, and we are busy working […]

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