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There’s help for the woman giving birth

Doulas mother the mother

Ever heard of a doula? Not many have.

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Neglected children need advocates

Neglect is the No. 1 reason that 17,810 children are under state care in Arizona as of April 30, 2015. Eighty percent of those children are living in a licensed foster home or in kinship care.

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Peaches – a perfect alibi for murder in a legendary Rim feud

The Healthy Foodie

It’s peach season in Rim Country, as the fruit with a 7,500-year-long pedigree ripens in a peach-perfect climate. As it turns out, the delectable tart, honey sweet fruit offers the perfect metaphor for the long, intricate, surprising relationship of humans to their food.

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Young School graduate earns master’s degree

Anna Wilson attended Young Public School K-12, lettering in volleyball, basketball and winning many horsemanship awards during the Pleasant Valley summer Stampedes.

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Awareness key to good health

A lack of symptoms may be giving you a false sense of security about your health. In reality, there are several serious health conditions that can be asymptomatic, meaning your body doesn’t give you signals that something is wrong.

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CEO excited about Banner changes

Patients now part of health care team

“I’ve never been as excited as I am right now,” Lance Porter, chief executive officer of Banner Payson Medical Center told the crowd at the most recent Lunch & Learn program. Presented by the Banner Payson Seniors, the program took place at the Church of the Nazarene due to high interest among the program’s members.

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Dementia Dialogues program offers coping skills via computer

As a caregiver of someone with dementia, your time is precious, and, sometimes, traveling somewhere to receive ongoing education is simply not possible. Join Banner Alzheimer’s Institute experts for Dementia Dialogues, where we bring dementia education to you online.

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Banner Home Care Dottie Kissinger Bereavement Camp in Rim Country

In the cool pines of Arizona’s Rim Country, twice a year, about 25 to 30 children and adults gather at a lodge nestled inside a sprawling lush green outdoor space.

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Glad I never gave into the oh-so bad soda habit

The Healthy Foodie

Ever heard the saying, “The happiest days of a boat owner’s life are the day he buys the boat and the day he sells it?”

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Banner Payson Seniors Weekly Calendar of Events

Here's a schedule of Banner Payson Seniors schedule of events for the upcoming week.

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Spicy foods equal health, long life

My 13-month-old daughter looked at us happily as she munched on sushi, until the wasabi hit.

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How Medicare covers diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease. It can lead to kidney problems, glaucoma and other eye disorders, foot ulcers, amputation of feet or legs, stroke, diabetic coma, and even death.

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McCain introduces permanent VA Choice Card Act

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has introduced the Permanent VA Choice Card Act, legislation that would make permanent the three-year pilot program for the Choice Card, which was established under the Veterans Access, Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act to enable veterans who live more than 40 miles from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital or cannot access care in a reasonable timeframe.

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Veterans getting two official visits

Two programs are planned for the balance of August to assist area veterans and their families.

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Hospice Compassus creates “Moments of Life” program

Hospice Compassus Executive Director Mary Jane Rogers wants to remind the people in the Rim Country, “Hospice is not about dying but rather we enable patients to enjoy every ‘Moment of Life’ they can.

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