Roll with the Punches

By Madison Rutherford   Looking for a workout that will make you feel like Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby? We beat you to the punch. Trade the treadmill for some sparring gloves and check out these four North Valley gyms that offer boxing classes designed to sculpt muscles, test endurance, bolster self-esteem and teach self-defense.   The Pound Gym This high-intensity fitness facility feature ...

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On Borrowed Time

Insurance battle continues for area firefighter   By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Austin Peck always wanted to be a firefighter. He was sociable as a student at Cave Creek's Cactus Shadows High School, about the same time his uncle, then a Glendale fire chief, introduced him to the occupation. "Not to boast, but I was really physical," says Peck, a Goodyear firefighter. "I've been a helpful person ...

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The do’s and don’ts of working through injuries

Time to Heal  The do’s and don’ts of working through injuries. By Dr. Robert Cucitrone Juggling work, errands, exercise, and time with family and friends is a recipe for exhaustion. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, injuries are bound to happen when your body is exhausted, and no one has the time to let an injury knock them off their feet. But continuing a lifestyle of being constantly on the move w ...

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Cupping therapy: Ancient technique offers Olympic-level pain relief

Cupping Therapy Ancient technique offers Olympic-level pain relief. By Richard Sedillo If you were glued to the TV during the 2016 Olympics in Rio, at some point you probably saw a few athletes, swimmers in particular, with clear plastic cups stuck on their backs. The cups were pulling up their skin into various-sized bumps, the way a throw rug gets if you get the vacuum cleaner hose caught on it. You were ...

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Treatment options for breast cancer

Back to Whole  If you’re facing breast cancer, there are treatment options available for you to live your best life during and after treatment. By Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan Warrior. Survivor. Mom. Sister. Whatever label you choose, if you’ve survived breast cancer, you’ve triumphed over one of the scariest experiences in life. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while many people are aware of breast ...

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Desert Women’s Care offers a revolutionary minimally invasive hysterectomy

Pioneering Women’s Health Care Desert Women’s Care offers a revolutionary minimally invasive hysterectomy with less post-operative pain, minimal scarring, and a quicker return to normal life. By Michelle Talsma Everson A hysterectomy can be recommended to women of all ages for a variety of health reasons. Like any surgery and medical decision, accepting the diagnosis and navigating the process can be an ove ...

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