Wellness Today

Northern Arizona Healthcare produced colorful, informative newsletters for various facilities in the region to educate the community.

Gail contracted consistently to Flagstaff Medical Center’s Public Relations, writing the bulk of stories for Health at Heart and Wellness Today, as well as press releases, Flagstaff Business News articles and Arizona Daily Sun features.

Blue Days

Identifying childhood anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and more

mag bar Winter 2011

Kids-Emotional-HealthIt’s a startling statistic: One in five people will suffer from a serious mental disorder at some point in their life. Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit disorder are prevalent conditions. Children probably aren’t the first age group you think of as dealing with these issues, but 4 million children and adolescents in the U.S. suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes a significant impact on their quality of life. Continue reading “Blue Days”

Biggest Hearts

Heart transplantation gives Cy-Fair residents a second chance at life

mag bar Winter 2011

heart transplantLike any teenager, Jordan Merecka did what he loved most in his free time: hunt during the season and fish all through the summer. Cy-Fair mom Brandy Parker was happily caring for her family and working s a bank teller. Both were born with heart defects, but managed to lead normal lives, until heart failure turned their worlds upside down. Merecka had to trade his Wranglers for a hospital gown, and Parked traded her role taking care of others for taking care of herself. Both also received life-changed operations that saved their lives and have allowed them to continue to thrive in our community. Continue reading “Biggest Hearts”