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Gila County’s health detective

Craig Humphrey likens his job to being a “health detective.” As Gila County’s communicable disease specialist, Humphrey tracks and investigates all instances of communicable disease in Gila County.

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Bringing ‘better-than-new’ bikes to county youth

businesses. The landfill supports the bike program financially using its proceeds from selling recyclable materials.

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Drug take back efforts critical to fighting opioid abuse

More than 500 pounds of unused or expired medication was collected at a “National Prescription Take Back Day” in Payson at the end of October

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Subversive programs help fight food insecurity

The Healthy Foodie

There’s a couple of subversive food programs in Payson — and they’re not food banks.

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Explaining the job of constable in Gila County

Wyatt Earp is one of the history’s most well-known constables — a law enforcement office that dates back to the 1800s.

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Rim Country Health has jobs for more than health professionals

The employment opportunities at Rim Country Health don’t all require professional health care credentials.

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Holiday cheer and Alzheimer’s

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family.

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Managing diabetes during the holiday season

The holiday season is synonymous with many things, including food. Family gatherings and holiday office parties wouldn’t be the same without great food.

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Colon Cancer Alliance seeks to raise awareness for screenings

Every October, the world goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to the disease and encourage people to get screened.

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Returning to the roots of medicine

Do you remember back when you had a sore throat, cough and runny nose and you just went to the doctor? Maybe you called first, but you were able to see your provider on that same day or the following day.

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Medicare benefits for the terminally ill

When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this:

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Getting the most out of your health care

Today’s health care system is often times overwhelming to residents of our mountain community.

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Myth of food, family & healing – or maybe there’s something there

As a kid, I remember getting dressed up to eat Thanksgiving dinner. I hated it.

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Mentors with chronic conditions work with state health profession students

A one-year inter-professional mentorship program is bringing together health profession students from Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to better understand and improve the patient’s experience.

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The flu is in Arizona, so it’s time to get that vaccination

The world feels like a bizarre place right now. One of the strangest elections in modern American politics has just come to an end — and there are dozens of reports of creepy clowns appearing in the woods.

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