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Spider, Varicose veins point to circulation issue

Most people will get spider or varicose veins at some point in their life. They’re unsightly, but more importantly they can be an indicator of a circulation issue.

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Five ways to protect your family and home in 2017

Protecting your family and loved ones is one of your most important responsibilities. Many people think about protection in terms of physical acts, such as practicing safe driving, but there are many more aspects of your lifestyle and home that affect your loved ones’ safety.

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Subversive hemp - in Arizona?

So poor, pleasant, hard-working Hemp goes to the store, without his troublesome brother Pot. The storeowner glares at him. The security guards follow him around. Poor Hemp.

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Four foods that can boost energy

Diet can go a long way toward increasing or lowering energy levels. The following are foods that pack an energetic punch.

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Even ‘The Force’ couldn’t save Carrie Fisher; so who is actually immune to heart disease?

I know February is American Heart Month, but with the recent deaths of two beloved stars, I wanted to add to the conversation. Do you know your risk for heart disease?

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Understanding seasonal affective disorder

The tail end of Daylight Saving Time in 2016 was on Nov. 6. Few people enjoy turning the clocks back in autumn as much as they enjoy turning them forward in spring. Once the clocks are turned back, professionals typically find themselves leaving their offices under a cover of darkness.

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Cranberries: Good for you, but not for environment

The Healthy Foodie

Everyone has a good holiday cooking goof up story, right? Well, so do I. In this one, I’ve changed the names to protect my familial relationships because, well, holidays are stressful enough!

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Coconut oil not as healthy as claimed

Eating a healthful diet can be confusing. What is healthy one day may be bad for you the next. Take coconut oil for example. Over the last few years it’s been popping up everywhere.

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Installing, maintaining and disposal of smoke alarms

By now the benefits of having multiple operational smoke alarms installed in your home is widely known. “Simply put, smoke detectors save lives,” says Gila County’s Chief Building Official Scott Buzan. “Most home fires happen at night when occupants are sleeping.”

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County environmental health specialist brings 41 years experience to job

“I really like talking to the owners and operators,” says Gila County Environmental Health Specialist Mike Lemon of his work doing health inspections for restaurants.

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County does taxes, filing free if you make $54,000 or less a year

Dorine Prine loves doing taxes. Prine, Gila County’s CAP program administrator, has been a driving force behind growing the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Gila County.

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Geographic Information Systems critical to county services

“Nearly every service the county provides is based on the parcel number or address,” says Tom Homan, Gila County’s GIS system supervisor. “Every­one from the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch and Patrol to Health Department to Elections uses GIS data in their work.”

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Rim Country Health honors trio of employees

The three women recently recognized by Rim Country Health have a lot in common.

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Holidays used to mean ‘It’s Diet Time’

The Healthy Foodie

When I stopped growing up only to start growing out, the holidays became synonymous with dieting. I’d tell myself, “No pie — it’s fattening.” “No stuffing — goes straight to the thighs.”

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New cardiologist bringing some new treatments

When Dr. Mir Ali brings his practice from Cobre Valley Heart Institute in Globe to Payson early next year, he will be bringing at least one new treatment — Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP).

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