Making Your Garden BARKworthy

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society It’s that time of year when we look forward to being outside and getting our yard or garden going! What makes it even more fun is being with your fur friend in the fresh air and sunshine as you build a garden containing dog-friendly plants high in … Read More…

Choosing the Right Pet Benefits Everyone

by Blake Herzog It’s hard not to idealize our pets, whichever form they take in our lives — furry, feathery, slick or scaly. They’re the sweet souls that stick by us whether we’re happy or sad, the devoted denizens of our homes who know and love us better than we do ourselves.  We have a … Read More…

Keep Your Pups Pumped and Healthy

by Blake Herzog The paths of dogs and humans have converged so much over the years that many dogs face some of the same preventable health risks as their people — obesity, sedentary lifestyles and poor diet.  These can lead to joint problems, heart disease, cancer and other ailments you never want to see your … Read More…

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…

Awaken Your Skin for Spring! 

by Blake Herzog It’s that time of year when we begin to emerge from our cocoons of parkas, gloves and knit caps, revealing our true shapes and sizes to the outside world. That’s what makes it such a good time to re-evaluate our skin care regimen, with all that implies.  It starts year-round with great-for-you … Read More…

Pit Houses on View

Preserving Prescott’s Past: Pit Houses on View by Warner and Maurine Wise, and Andy Christenson Willow Lake Heritage Park is home to one of the little-known remains of human habitation in the Prescott area from 850 AD to the 1100s. During this period of increased rainfall, the local people, known as the Prescott Culture, were able … Read More…

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Get Happy, Stay Healthy

by Dr. Hojat Askari, Medical Director, Thumb Butte Medical Center Everybody is looking for happiness and good health, but few realize how closely they are connected. Studies have shown that just acting happy by smiling can improve your immune response, blood pressure and other important markers of health. People who report they are happy with … Read More…

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Prescott Outpatient Surgical Center Serves Quad-Cities Area

by James Pavetto, Administrator, Prescott Outpatient Surgical Center Prescott Outpatient Surgical Center (POSC) is a freestanding outpatient surgical facility dedicated to a broad range of surgical procedures. Serving the Quad-Cities area since 1986, the center allows patients to have elective surgery while spending minimal time at the facility before continuing recovery at home. POSC is … Read More…

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Loss of a Hero: Frank Shankwitz

by Ray Newton Because of one man, Frank Shankwitz, who founded the Make-A-Wish Foundation with his wife Kitty and dedicated colleagues on the Arizona Highway Patrol, almost a half-million children throughout the world have benefitted from his inspired belief in helping others. Shankwitz, 77, died Jan. 24, 2021. He had been a Prescott resident since … Read More…

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Chino Valley Innovates with Health Programs

by Maggie Tidaback, Economic Development Project Manager, Town of Chino Valley What a time for the topics of medical, health and wellness. Anyone who practices any of the aforementioned understands the challenges we have all faced this last year. From the inability to go to the gym, office and school, we have all struggled with how … Read More…

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