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Jeff Quigley

Treating Common Cleft Lip, Palate Birth Defects

 Cleft lip and cleft palate are openings or splits in the upper lip, the roof of the mouth (palate) or both. Cleft lip and cleft palate occur when the tissues in an infant’s face and mouth don’t fuse properly. Typically, the tissues fuse in the second and third months of pregnancy. When the fusion doesn’t […]

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Pursuing an Interest, Advancing a Career

At the start of the spring term at Yavapai College, the convocation keynote address was given by the incoming college president Dr. Lisa Rhine. During her talk, she made mention of the ratio 1:2:7 in today’s job market and how that impacts education. The 1: 2: 7 ratio means: one job will be available with a master’s degree […]

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Environmental Noise May Cause Health Issues

Most people are not aware of the excessive noise in their daily lives. Noise comes from traffic sounds, trains, airplanes, roadwork, construction sites, even noise from people near you talking and listening to music, etc. Your brain is constantly processing all the sound, deciding what it wants to focus on and what is to be […]

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How to Safely Dispose of Your Old Medication

Do you have expired or partially used prescription medications in your medicine chest, in the back of your kitchen cabinet or stashed in a drawer? Many people keep old pills for years with the best intentions. We want to get rid of them, but often don’t know how to dispose of them properly. We’re concerned […]

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Learning About CoQ10

CoQ10 is an abbreviation for Ubiquinone, or Coenzyme Q-10, which is in most cells of the human body. (A co enzyme assists other enzymes in doing their jobs.) The Q refers to the quinone chemical group and the 10 refers to the number of isoprenyl chemical sub-units in the tail of the molecule. This is […]

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Planting the Hardiest Perennials in Local Gardens

Gardening may be one of America’s favorite hobbies, but it does have a downside. Imagine investing dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars redecorating your bedroom, only to have it crumble to ashes in less than a year! That is a good analogy to planting and nurturing a garden that withers away after one season. […]

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Lisa Fry

Cheering on Healthy Habits 

The beauty of springtime has come to Arizona, bringing warmer temperatures, beckoning us to spend time on the deck and enjoy the longer days. For many, this is the time of year to dust off the blender and mix up a delightful beverage to sip in the sun.  In the spirit of healthy, active aging, […]

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