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Spring Gardening Guide: What To Plant and How to Plant It

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DigIt Phoenix Spring Gardening Guide Photo Via DigPhx.com 

There comes a time in every man or woman’s life when one thinks, “I could garden! How hard could it be?” Maybe we drive past a nursery, snack on fresh fruit at the local farmer’s market or sniff out the...


SculpSure: The Battle of the Bulge Heats Up at the SHAW Center in Scottsdale

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Dr. Lawrence W. Shaw of The SHAW Center

The Body Contour Center of Scottsdale is the only provider in Phoenix/Scottsdale to offer SculpSure™: The World’s First Hyperthermic laser treatment for non- invasive fat reduction. This 25-minute laser treatment eliminates fat without surgery or downtime.


5 Exercises to do on Vacation

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Exercises to do on Vacation AZ FoothillsGetting in shape is tough, no doubt about it. But something that’s also tough but rarely discussed? Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle ­– especially during the summer season when people are vacationing and healthy food and fitness classes aren’t as easily accessible. To help with that, Mario Garcia, an Orange Theory Fitness trainer for 14 months at the Scottsdale Mayo location, is providing AZ Foothills readers with five exercises to practice while on vacation. Oh, and to make it better, they can...


April 2: “Meet and Move” Hike in Scottsdale

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Licensed psychologist and eating disorder specialist Dr. Julie T. Anné of Scottsdale understands the reluctance of some folks to venture out to exercise in public.

It’s a common theme among participants in her clinic-based emotional eating program, TheHealthyWeighOut in Scottsdale (HWO). She hears questions like this all the time: “I am overweight and need to exercise, but I am embarrassed by my appearance and don't want to be seen in public. Suggestions?”

Dr. Anné’s clinic, A New Beginning, invites the public to a free community “Meet and Move” hike at 9:30 a.m. on April 2.  Participants will...


5 Ways to Ensure Your Kidney Is Healthy

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kidney disease and health national kidney foundation of arizonaWhiles it’s not the most glamorous of “holidays,” March is National Kidney Month, and unfortunately, more than 600,000 Arizonans have kidney disease, but only 10 percent are aware.

The disease’s symptoms are relatively silent, not recognizably occurring until the disease has reached its most severe levels, when warning signs can include blood in the urine, swelling in the legs and more.

Residents who have been diagnosed with diabetes and/or heart disease...

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