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COPD – lung cancer’s deadly running mate

Lung cancer is the better known of the killer conditions that can result from smoking, but it has an equally deadly running mate — COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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Get acquainted with the facts about lung cancer

One of the more prolific and leading causes of cancer-related deaths among both men and women, lung cancer continues to affect the lives of millions of people each year.

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Too much zucchini in garden – what can a gardener do?

It’s just about time for the annual zucchini inundationini. I’m girding my loins — only, male friends tell me I don’t have loins. Doesn’t matter to me. It still sounds good.

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Effective ways to reduce asthma attacks

Asthma is one of three conditions that are considered a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The other two are emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

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Whey too much or too little?

The Healthy Foodie

So, how about that the whole whey protein shake/bar thing? I see all of these buff, six-pack ab bodies floating on the labels of the whey protein supplement containers and I can’t help but think — I want that — in more ways than one.

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Boosting immunity in older adults

UA Health Sciences immunologists find new infection-fighting T cells with research

Immune-system frailty in adults 65 and older is a widespread public health issue. A study led by the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson points to new cells that may hold a solution.

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Protect yourself from lightning strikes

Lightning is said to strike when brilliant (or an even pretty good) idea occurs. This creates beneficial stress. Although it is short-lived, it improves performance and motivation while it boosts energy and excitement.

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Policy welcomes Zika to U.S.

The Zika virus has arrived in a trendy area in North Miami, Fla. The numbers are so far few, but unlike the more than 1,600 other Zika-infected patients in the U.S., these patients had no history of travel to outbreak areas or known contact with people who had such a history.

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Ultimate guide to Zika

Ever since Brazil’s Zika epidemic started making headlines last year, world leaders have been nervously awaiting its impact on the Olympics this summer.

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Remember safety basics as school resumes

In the midst of the flurry of activity that accompanies heading back to school, it’s worthwhile to take a few moments to review some basic safety tips for grown-ups and children. School bus safety

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Nursing Services provide care for all ages

This time of year, people tend to think of immunizations when they think of Gila County’s Public Health Department. While the county’s immunization services are vital, Gila County Nursing Services also works closely with local schools to provide training and support that help ensure children have a healthy, successful school year.

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Library resources can help with back to school stress

Free online resources from the Gila County Library District can help ease the transition back into school this fall. The Gila County Library District provides access to targeted learning centers that give residents of all ages easy, one-stop access to relevant interactive tutorials, practice tests and e-books.

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Gila County SNAP-Ed, HAPI aid healthy schools, communities

As students head back to school, the Gila County SNAP-Ed program is working to support community health in area schools and throughout Gila County.

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Tomatoes – a New World phenom that scared people

Given the history of the humble tomato, it’s a wonder they’ll let them into a salad without a green card.

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Who needs a hip replacement?

Hip replacement is an operation in which a damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. There are many medical conditions that can damage the hip joint.