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Gila County CAP helps break down barriers

For more than 35 years, Gila County’s Community Action Program (CAP) has helped residents with utility, rent and other emergency assistance aimed at supporting greater self-sufficiency.

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I know nothing about food preservation – nothing!

So, I thought I had an adequate knowledge of food preservation. I mean, don’t you just throw veggies and fruits in the freezer? I feel pretty confident with water bath canning, yet at least one jar doesn’t seal in each batch.

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CERT and RACES bolster emergency responses

Gila County Com­munity Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) volunteers are an integral piece of emergency preparedness and response in Gila County.

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Therapist lets patients guide their treatment

Allan Ralston believes the patients he works with in physical therapy and myofascial release therapy at Rim Country Health should have a say in their treatment.

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Walking a step in the right direction

Have you been thinking of adding more physical activity to your life? Starting a walking program may be a great way to be more active. And walking on a regular basis may lead to many health benefits.

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Nine disadvantages of Medicare Advantage

Although Medicare benefits are supplied to senior citizens by the federal government, Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurers in lieu of Medicare.

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Foodie readers respond with fun, help

I sent out an appeal to hear from my beloved readers and they got back to me! I decided these tidbits gave me so much joy I couldn’t keep them to myself — despite a long list of topics to cover.

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New flu information for 2016-2017 from the CDC

The other day, driving by Walgreens I saw a sign indicating flu shots were available. It’s hard to think of getting a flu shot in late August, but the cooler morning temperatures lately remind us all that fall is not that far away.

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COPD – lung cancer’s deadly running mate

Lung cancer is the better known of the killer conditions that can result from smoking, but it has an equally deadly running mate — COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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Get acquainted with the facts about lung cancer

One of the more prolific and leading causes of cancer-related deaths among both men and women, lung cancer continues to affect the lives of millions of people each year.

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Too much zucchini in garden – what can a gardener do?

It’s just about time for the annual zucchini inundationini. I’m girding my loins — only, male friends tell me I don’t have loins. Doesn’t matter to me. It still sounds good.

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Effective ways to reduce asthma attacks

Asthma is one of three conditions that are considered a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The other two are emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

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Whey too much or too little?

The Healthy Foodie

So, how about that the whole whey protein shake/bar thing? I see all of these buff, six-pack ab bodies floating on the labels of the whey protein supplement containers and I can’t help but think — I want that — in more ways than one.

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Boosting immunity in older adults

UA Health Sciences immunologists find new infection-fighting T cells with research

Immune-system frailty in adults 65 and older is a widespread public health issue. A study led by the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson points to new cells that may hold a solution.

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Protect yourself from lightning strikes

Lightning is said to strike when brilliant (or an even pretty good) idea occurs. This creates beneficial stress. Although it is short-lived, it improves performance and motivation while it boosts energy and excitement.