Help Coming This Summer for Traumatized Kids

by Blake Herzog A nonprofit group will bring a psychologist to Prescott this summer to provide child victims of trauma with detailed assessments toward helping caregivers, professionals and the children themselves understand how the children can grow into happy, productive lives.  Ohio-based Omphalos, formed to combat child sex trafficking and exploitation, has raised $75,000 throughout Greater … Read More…

Yavapai County’s Health Fast Facts

About Our Community: 32.5% of population is 65+. 8,090 children are food insecure. 15.1% of population has no health insurance. 87.7% report being able to see a doctor when needed. County Strengths: Strong network of partners and collaborators. 50 miles of trails for hiking, biking and getting outdoors. Yavapai County ranks 1st out of 15 … Read More…

How to Plan for Healthy Longevity

by John Murphy, Founding Chair, and Peg Travers, Founding Vice Chair, Prescott Commission on Well-Being  There’s always been something magical about the number 100. It is the standard of excellence on most tests. It’s considered an honor to be in the “Top 100.” Most importantly, “100” signifies a goal and milestone to live to 100 … Read More…

PWC Giving OB/GYN Care for 40+ Years

by Shayla Marciano, Clinical Nurse Manager, Prescott Women’s Clinic Prescott Women’s Clinic provides high-caliber women’s health care for women in Prescott and the Quad City area. In 1979, Prescott Women’s Clinic was founded by prestigious physicians Dr. Wayne Beck and Dr. Robert Abt.  Dr. Beck and Dr. Abt were the first two OB/GYNs to be … Read More…

Tips for a New Healthier 2021

by Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services Even in a normal year, winter weather and long nights can take a toll on physical and mental well-being.  To stay sane as we continue to face the perils of COVID-19, we need things to look forward to. And, while we can’t tell you for certain … Read More…

Try these Tips to Combat Stress, Anxiety

by Dr. Hojat Askari, Medical Director, Thumb Butte Medical Center  “Stressed” is a word people often use to describe themselves when they’re on a work deadline or dealing with a family situation. But how do we know if stress, or its cousin anxiety, is becoming an issue in itself?  The two produce similar symptoms but … Read More…

Helping with Mental Health During COVID-19

by The Team at Spectrum Healthcare We have been a leading whole-health provider in Prescott and Verde Valley for more than 65 years, offering integrated health care and outpatient counseling for families, couples and individuals. During these unusual times, our mental health care services have been a beacon for so many in Yavapai County. Our … Read More…

Local Prescott Friends Invent Go-Padz

A hot/cold stackable compression system that can be used for pain relief & to promote healing In-Covery Systems, a Prescott-based company formed less than two years ago, is thinking big when it comes to providing healing and support to people suffering from joint pain and injuries.  Its Go-PadZ products are billed as a “stackable compression … Read More…

Profile: Michelle Fain

What is your favorite healthy meal for just you or your family? One of my favorite healthy meals for myself and my family is salmon and veggies in parchment paper. Add a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon slices, and put it on the grill. It comes out incredibly moist and delicious. … Read More…

Profile: Jamie Procknow

Multi-Format Fitness Instructor at Intentions Studio and the YMCA How do you achieve work/life balance? Achieving balance became easier when I realized it is actually OK to “drop the ball;” the trick was figuring out which ones are OK to drop. Attempting to “do it all” kept me from giving my energy and focus to … Read More…