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Black & White Ball calls for Savannah Romance

An evening of romantic elegance, good food, great music and two especially terrific causes are the focus of the 2016 Black & White Ball, presented by the MHA Foundation.

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Two gems of community service continue to help Black & White Ball achieve success

The annual Black & White Ball, hosted by the MHA Foundation, benefits from great community support. Two businesses are among the many local gems that make this event so special — Payson Jewelers and Overman Designs.

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An explosion of oranges in the dead of winter

The Healthy Foodie

Sometimes when I pick up my bi-weekly co-op selection of fruits and veggies from the Bountiful Baskets, I turn into a competitor from the Food Network Show “Chopped.”

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10 Things to Known About Alzheimer's

Because more than 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease today, it is possible that someone you know will be affected by Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

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My go to sleep aid – chamomile

The Healthy Foodie

So, I told my editor that I wouldn’t have made it into work if I didn’t have my chamomile tea to help me sleep. I’ve used the herb for years to get me back to sleep when insomnia hits.

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Natural food additive may fight skin cancer

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy have discovered that a compound found in the natural food additive annatto prevents the formation of cancer cells and skin damage from UV radiation in mice. In the future, the compound, bixin, may be valuable in the prevention and treatment of human skin cancers.

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Keep food safe at Super Bowl parties

The Super Bowl is already the most-watched television program in the United States, and this year’s 50th game is sure to take the experience to a whole new level.

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State/federal program covers nursing home bills

About half of Rim Country Health residents fully covered

Your parent needs long-term care, but you don’t know if they qualify for assistance. If they do, will it mean losing their home? Where will Mom go?

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Classes help caregivers cope with overwhelming demands

Rim Country Health, The Center, others get training in hopes of passing it along

After more than 70 people attended an Alzheimer’s and dementia caretakers’ conference in July at Rim Country Health, officials knew there was a tremendous need for additional classes.

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Happily, healthily fermenting

The Healthy Foodie

I’ve known my friend Stacey for about 10 years now. She’s vivacious, bubbly, driven and just a tiny bit possessed with pure, healthy foods, raised in the garden and eaten at home.

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Health care system can cut costs with value-based payments

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The U.S. health care system is afflicted with a debilitating chronic illness — rising costs. Health spending could top $10,000 a person this year.

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Celebrating a special birth that BPMC kept ‘at home’

As Banner continues to improve services at the local hospital since taking over ownership last year, staff recently celebrated the birth of a healthy child.

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Skinny solutions to weight loss

Soup-only sustenance, detoxifying smoothies and fat-burning superfoods are just a few of the many ways people have attempted to lose weight in recent years.

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Take a close look at Social Security changes for 2016

Practical Money Matters

If you’re not close to retirement age, it’s easy to ignore what Social Security is doing. However, some significant announcements late last year make now a very good time to pay attention.

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Home remedies for joint pain can provide relief

Stiff, painful joints affect a vast number of people. According to the American College of Rheumatology, arthritis and other rheumatic diseases afflict roughly 23 percent of Americans, while Canadian Health Surveys indicate that nearly 17 percent of the Canadian adult population have arthritis.

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