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Channel Your Fear: Take Action

Channel Your Fear: Take Action

Imagine surviving a dangerous encounter or defending someone you love—with confidence. It is within your reach, with an understanding of key concepts and, when you’re ready, proper training. Let’s review some of these important concepts right now.

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A Fiery Passion for Fitness Leads to a Dream Come True

A Fiery Passion for Fitness Leads to a Dream Come True

At just 23, her passion for fitness, health and wellness went from idea to reality in what seemed like the blink of an eye when she opened All Athletes Welcome Gym in Prescott.

While MJ has many passions, from riding motorcycles to ballroom dancing, she said, “My true passion is teaching others how to connect and move together, and the importance of the mind, body, and human connections that are expressed through movement.”

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Living Her Calling

Living Her Calling

Juliann Reiland, MD, FACS, remembers the moment she discovered her first medical specialty – general and trauma surgery – at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She was a third-year medical student on a surgical rotation when a patient who needed emergency surgery was rushed in.

“There was activity everywhere. Truly organized chaos,” said Dr. Reiland. “People were hurrying in and out of the OR, getting supplies, rolling in equipment.”

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Expert Tips for Maintaining Mental Health—Anytime

Expert Tips for Maintaining Mental Health—Anytime

During the unusual time we all experienced this spring, Spectrum Healthcare’s mental healthcare services were a beacon for so many people in Yavapai County.

Spectrum has been a leading local whole health provider for more than 65 years, offering integrated healthcare and outpatient counseling for families, couples and individuals at six locations in the Prescott area and in the Verde Valley. While Spectrum’s doors are open for in-person care, providers also are offering telehealth services.

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Commander in Crisis

Commander in Crisis

While most residents of Yavapai County spent the months of March and April staying home, contending with more free time than they’d had in as long as they could remember, Leslie Horton was working 16-hour days. While many local parents were with their kids 24/7 during this same time, Leslie saw hers for about an hour each day, at dinnertime.

Leslie is the Director of Yavapai County Community Health Services. Typically, this means she heads up the government organization dedicated to keeping the residents of this county healthy.

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Spreading Love 1,000 Hearts at a Time

Spreading Love 1,000 Hearts at a Time

Volunteers restricted from visiting their hospice patients during the COVID-19 pandemic poured their energy into creating projects to bring joy not only to their Good Sam hospice patients but to local residents in assisted living, group homes, and nursing and memory care facilities.

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