Memory care community allows residents to thrive

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski William Swearingen is passionate about senior living communities. As senior vice president of sales and marketing for Spectrum Retirement Communities, Swearingen was part of the team that brought Lone Mountain Memory Care to life in February 2018. “It’s one of the most beautiful memory care-specific communities that I’ve ever seen that doesn’t overdo that luxury component,” Swe ...

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Medspa’s Charles Small wants to help clients look great

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Charles Small says owning Glo Medspa is the “best job ever.” Because of his work and that of his staff, Small’s clients leave the Scottsdale Medspa living their best life. “The best part of my job is helping people look better and then they feel better about themselves,” Small says. “It’s definitely rewarding.” Small’s background is in helping people. For 15 years, he served as ...

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New fitness spot inspired by science-based training

By Annika Tomlin Founded by Olympic medalist Bryan Clay and Joe Culver, Eat the Frog Fitness was born from decades of elite, science-based athletic training and expert knowledge of the fitness industry. The company’s name is inspired by Mark Twain’s quote, “Eat a live frog first thing every morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” This 24-hour-accessible facility opened a new locat ...

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Susan Clark says education is the key to a perfect massage

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Susan Clark is all about education. When her Clark Bodywork Therapies clients visit her, she shares her treatments on an oversized muscle chart on her wall. “I show them where muscles connect and why I worked the areas,” Clark says. “A lot of people who have low back pain have super tight psoas and illiacus muscles, which are in the pelvic region. They’re amazed at how their lo ...

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Audiologist Dr. Georgine Ray treats hearing disorders

By Kamala Kirk For almost 40 years, Dr. Georgine Ray has helped improve the quality of people’s lives by diagnosing and treating various hearing disorders. From young children to the elderly, she works with people who are struggling with issues such as hearing loss and tinnitus, offering an advanced level of expertise, quality care and support to her patients. “I see patients of all ages because hearing los ...

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Dr. Julie Lam goes beyond typical eye care needs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Dr. Julie Lam shadowed an optometrist as a youngster and one thing struck her: Patients aren’t afraid to see their eye doctor. “I’m a people person, and that fits with the profession,” Lam says. “I communicate with people. It’s a rewarding profession, and that was my goal.” In 2013, Lam founded Eye Care North in Cave Creek to treat patients like her grandfather, who suffered fr ...

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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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