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Nursing Services provide care for all ages

This time of year, people tend to think of immunizations when they think of Gila County’s Public Health Department. While the county’s immunization services are vital, Gila County Nursing Services also works closely with local schools to provide training and support that help ensure children have a healthy, successful school year.

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Library resources can help with back to school stress

Free online resources from the Gila County Library District can help ease the transition back into school this fall. The Gila County Library District provides access to targeted learning centers that give residents of all ages easy, one-stop access to relevant interactive tutorials, practice tests and e-books.

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Gila County SNAP-Ed, HAPI aid healthy schools, communities

As students head back to school, the Gila County SNAP-Ed program is working to support community health in area schools and throughout Gila County.

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Tomatoes – a New World phenom that scared people

Given the history of the humble tomato, it’s a wonder they’ll let them into a salad without a green card.

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Who needs a hip replacement?

Hip replacement is an operation in which a damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. There are many medical conditions that can damage the hip joint.

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Rim Country Health therapist knows benefits of MFR

Laura Riley is one of three Rim Country Health employees providing Myofascial Release therapy. She is an advocate for the treatment because she has benefited from it.

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A living testament to MFR treatment

Martha Bonnette is an amazing living testament to the benefits of Myofascial Release therapy.

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A foodie’s worst nightmare – food waste

The Healthy Foodie

I’m sitting, frowning, staring at the blinking cursor.

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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.