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Mental & Emotional Well-Being
and Healthy Vision

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Letter from The Publisher

Mother’s Day is nostalgic for me because I lost my mother at the age of 66 to pancreatic cancer—she didn’t smoke or drink, and she ate well, so it was an incredible shock at the time.
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Archive »Local Features

Healing Diabetic Ulcers with the CellSonic Shock Wave Machine

Diabetics often have skin ulcers that are tough to heal. Because of the diabetes, these ulcers don’t have the robust circulation necessary to get oxygen and nutrients to the wound—two requirements for healing.

Are Your Lifestyle Habits Causing You To Be Depressed?

Consider These Natural Tips for Alleviating Melancholy
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It is a leading cause of disability.

Creative Calm with Zentangle

Adult coloring books are all the rage, but another type of creative expression is gaining in popularity.

Hair Loss in Menopause

Hair loss in menopause occurs in approximately 50% of women between the ages of 50 to 60 years old. Early intervention is important, and often the difference in managing the hair loss and needing to take invasive measures.

Natural Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are common conditions in today’s society. Our brain is wired for our own protection, and the feelings are for the most part normal.

Tap Your Way to Worthy

Rare is the person who has made it through life without ever being made to feel worthless, or without interpreting a situation that way, even if it wasn’t intentional.
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Gardening for Kids

The Fun of Growing Their Own
Give kids a patch of dirt and a trowel, and they’ll not only have fun but can find a fresh new appetite for fruit and vegetables.

Toxic Legacy

Breast Implant Warriors Unite
Women in growing numbers are joining together to deal with the long-term, serious health threats posed by saline and silicone implants.

Plants Talk

Discover Their Secret Language
Plants may not be raising an audible ruckus, but scientists are finding they communicate silently with each other through smells, hearing and underground networks.

Peter Sagal on Running Toward Mindfulness

The popular NPR talk show host and marathon runner explains why running and other outdoor activities are critical to escaping the “digital dystopia” afflicting our times.
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News Briefs

The Energy Codes: Establish Essential Energy Flow for Healing and Transformation

On Sunday, May 19, international speaker, master of bioenergetics, and national best-selling author Dr. Sue Morter will teach attendees how to change their life by changing their energy.

Hiking with Dogs at Lost Dutchman State Park

On Monday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., there will be a dog-friendly hike starting at the Cholla Day Use Area and following a social trail down to the Crosscut Trail toward First Water Road and back.

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

The Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area is the newest addition to Maricopa County's Regional Parks System.

West Valley Women's Health and Beauty Expo

The 19th annual West Valley Women's Health and Beauty Expo will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Glendale Civic Center.

Local Action Alert

Approximately 160 communities in more than 20 states restrict the use of toxic pesticides. Scottsdale BELIEVE, a grassroots group of Scottsdale residents, is working to make Scottsdale the first in Arizona.
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Kudos

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See More »Global Briefs

Post-Coal Cash

Miners Becoming Beekeepers

Poisoned Pastures

Nuclear Testing Linked to Radioactive Milk

Hatching a Record

Avian Senior Citizen Astounds Again

Bear Blitz

Climate-Challenged Polar Bears Invade Town

Skip the Slip

Digital Receipts Gain Momentum

On the Brink

Monarchs Need Species Protections

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See More »Health Briefs

Dancing Prevents Senior Decline

Improves Daily Living

U.S. Heart Disease on the Rise

News Numbers on Americans With Cardiovascular Disease

Mindfulness May Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Reduces Irritability, Anxiety and Depression

Prenatal Yoga Reduces Caesareans and Labor Pain

Helps With Smoother Deliveries

Fruits and Veggies Boost Moods

Eating Produce Heightens Mental Well-Being

Exercise Improves Young Brains, Too

Not Just Seniors Who Can Benefit