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Free and low-cost screenings available Saturday

Community Health & Care Fair offers assessments, fun and information

Come rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 1, you can take charge of your health and discover volunteer opportunities with free health screenings at the Community Health and Care Fair. Also available are $10 blood draws and low cost immunizations.

Girls on the Run 5K

Dovetailing with the Community Health and Care Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1 is a special event – a 5K just for girls in the third through eighth grades.

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Healing service offered at St. Paul’s

Every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., 20 to 30 people arrive at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Easy Street to participate in the centuries old service of healing.

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Community support, volunteers keep Christian Clinic going

The Payson Christian Clinic has recorded more than 13,000 patient visits since it opened almost nine years ago, said Dr. Judith Hunt, president of the board and one of the doctors who volunteers time to the facility.

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Don’t toss those pumpkin seeds: Health and nutrition benefits are numerous

The Healthy Foodie

As a kid, I remember reaching into the cavern of my Halloween pumpkin and grabbing out fistfuls of slippery, slimy, stringy orange mounds of pumpkin seeds.

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MHA Calendar of Events

$1 Bag Sale in the Almost New Thrift Shop the first Monday of every month.

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The Cancer Closet at Senior Circle

The Cancer Closet at Senior Circle has been helping people in Payson and the surrounding area for a number of years. In addition to educational literature, the Cancer Closet at Senior Circle provides wigs, scarves and caps for women undergoing cancer treatment.

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Digital mammography

Breast cancer does not discriminate. It doesn’t care how old you are, where you live, what color of skin you have or how much money you have in the bank.

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Losing weight could save you from cancer

The Healthy Foodie

“What flax oil tastes the best?” asked the befuddled customer in the health care store, in the aisle where rumor, strange fads and good intention run head-on into overwhelming choices.

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New mammogram screening guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending sweeping changes in its breast cancer screening guidelines.

Breast-feeding and medications

Ask the Pharmacist

Taking medications while breast-feeding may affect your breast milk and ultimately affect your child. Although many drugs are safe to use when you are breast-feeding, most will get into your milk to some degree and may even impact your milk supply.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Week of Oct. 20

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson, (928) 472-9290. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, Friday.

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Incontinence? You are not alone.

Sarah loves to spend time with her friends talking about her grandchildren and going to exercise classes with neighbors.

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Most advanced bladder control therapy at Rim Country Health

Choosing the right rehabilitation program and therapy team can play an important role in recovery. The therapy team at Rim Country Health has partnered with Acceler­ated Care Plus and offers the world’s most advanced techniques for improving bladder control issues.

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Chicken soup: Tastes like love in a bowl

The Healthy Foodie

I’ve always thought of chicken soup as a bowl of healing love.

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