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Payson Care Center helps seniors, disabled in need

Over the last three years, Payson Care Center has partnered with organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Gila Center on Aging, and the Lutheran Social Services to provide something extra for their clients.

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Remember tips to keep cool in the face of continuing summer heat

Temperatures in the Rim Country have seemed unusually hot recently and our monsoon rains and the daily cool-down they bring are sadly scarce.

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Everything in moderation – even almonds

The Healthy Foodie

Pop quiz: How is almond milk like a cat lady?

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Choosing health care for the end of your life

My mom, 88 stubborn years old, still lives on her own in a big house with a cat that loves to get underfoot. Because I work in health care, I have an all-too-vivid recognition of the perils that can befall someone in her situation. So, posted on her kitchen bulletin board is a bright pink sheet of paper called a POLST.

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Get up and move for your health

If you’re sitting down to read this right now, you might have what is arguably the most common health problem in America today, sitting disease.

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Good food is ‘medicine’ for good health

One of the tenets of healthy eating is portion control and so, the United States Department of Agriculture has been pushing the “My Plate” for several years now.

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Were olives the Romans’ secret weapon?

The Healthy Foodie

I’ve always admired the Romans, especially their military-grade physiques suitable for marble sculpture — so strong, ruthless and prolific. No wonder they conquered vast tracks of the Mediterranean, Europe and Middle East.

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MHA helps present book festival

More than 80 authors are expected to come to the Rim Country for the Payson Book Festival July 23.

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Staying healthy and safe this summer in the high country

The Rim Country is great for year-round enjoyment in the great outdoors. Summer outdoor activities in the high country can mean hiking, fishing, camping, and riding the trails, either on horseback or on OHVs.

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Tips for grilling outdoors safely

Outdoor grilling is one of the most popular ways to cook food, especially during the summer months.

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Monsoon storms bring mosquitoes

Monsoon season is finally here and will hopefully bring some needed rain to Gila County, but the rainy season can bring unwelcome nuisances as well.

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The pesto perfectionist vs. the adventurous cook

The Healthy Foodie

Wandering the asphalt aisles of the Payson Farmer’s Market, I came face to face with my secret shame.

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Gila County receives CDC funding to combat growing prescription drug overdose problem

In 2014, approximately one Arizonan died every day from an overdose due to prescription opioid pain relievers.

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Senior Connections 2016

Make plans for future care

It is never fun — and often very difficult — for seniors to sit down with their adult children or the people they want to look after their interests when they are unable to do so and make a plan.

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Creating a home for RCH residents

Everyone on the staff Rim Country Health wants the facility’s residents to feel at home. To that end, extra efforts are made all around to give them a sense of hominess.

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