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‘Your Future Self Will Thank You’

‘Your Future Self Will Thank You’

When Sarah Rainwater purchased Bend Hot Yoga in 2016, then, she asked Ann to craft a class targeted to seniors; hence, non-heated Silver classes were born and have remained popular with both men and women of all ages and levels. 

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The Truth About Changing Habits

The Truth About Changing Habits

When it comes to changing habits—eating healthier to lose weight, spending more wisely to get finances under control, or stop smoking for better health, for example—people know what they need to do.

Yet, for so many, doing what they know they need to do, especially long-term, is a struggle.

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Ensuring Access to Care

Ensuring Access to Care

While the Community Health Center of Yavapai recently celebrated its 20th anniversary as a Federally Qualified Health Center, programs and services continue to evolve to meet primary, dental, and behavioral health care needs for residents of Yavapai County. Community Health Center of Yavapai has clinics in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Cottonwood, with several programs in place to provide additional support to medically underserved patients, including those who are uninsured, underinsured, and low income. 

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It’s a Calling

It’s a Calling

In all, she has attended 815 births at the time of this writing, and at the end of this year, she will retire, closing the door on her business and passing the torch to her partner Carrie Kinsey, LM, CPM, who owns A Family’s Journey Midwifery.

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Make the Call

Make the Call

For 42 years, women have found safety, healing, and hope at Stepping Stones Agencies when they are facing some of the lowest moments in their lives. Even during times of hopelessness and desperation, they find enough courage to pick up the phone and call our 24/7/365 helpline.

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A Fighter from the Start

A Fighter from the Start

Mechelle Saravo’s family knew she was a fighter from the start. Born premature, Mechelle required five surgeries on her legs between her third and fourth birthdays. Even with heavy casts on both legs, Mechelle would commando crawl throughout her home in Tucson.

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‘A Major Step Forward’

‘A Major Step Forward’

Neurosurgeon Sam Safavi-Abbasi, MD is now performing advanced brain and spine surgeries as well as the latest minimally invasive procedures in the Quad Cities, thanks to an affiliation between Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) and Barrow Brain and Spine.

“This is a major step forward for neurosurgical services in our community and throughout northern Arizona,” said Ken Boush, Director, Marketing and Communications at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “Dr. Safavi-Abbasi’s expertise as a neurosurgeon complements the care provided by the team at YRMG, Neurosurgical Medicine and Physiatry.”

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Living Life with Heart

Living Life with Heart

Many people have important childhood experiences that steer them toward their life’s work. Few, however, can point to an event as significant as testifying before the United Nations at 11 years old. That experience motivated Olufunso Odunukan, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI – an interventional cardiologist who recently joined Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) – to pursue a career in medicine.

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Life is So Much Sweeter

Life is So Much Sweeter

I can’t stay silent. Eating disorders doubled during Covid. One in five diagnosed will die.

Quarantine was going as well as could be expected for our family of five. Our 10-year-old attended a micro-school and our teens seemingly thrived online. My husband and I worked away from home but were available as needed.

As we waited out the pandemic, we would have never guessed what was to come…

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