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We can all do our part to help smokers quit

Dos and Don’ts from the American Cancer Society

Do respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours. Do ask the person whether they want you to ask regularly how they’re doing. Ask how they’re feeling — not just whether they’ve stayed quit.

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An ode to rhubarb and Aunt Eunice

The Healthy Foodie

I love family meals. I wax nostalgic connecting with my family’s food traditions. I did this at the breakfast table with my daughter, Crystal. We got to talking about the foods that made me think of the great women cooks in my family.

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County Community Services provides one-stop shop for job seekers

“We know what we see in our areas and we know what we need,” says Malissa Buzan, Director of Gila County Community Services, which houses Arizona@Work Northeast Arizona Innovative Workforce Solutions.

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Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

Fall Open Enrollment in Medicare continues through Dec. 7, 2016 and it’s the time of year when people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage options.

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Knowledge is power at Community Health Fair

Seeking the right health professional is easy at the Community Health and Care Fair (CHCF). Scoping out healers for their warm bedside manner or treatment modalities offered? On Saturday morning, many of the Rim Country’s top medical people are gathered under one roof to freely share their knowledge.

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Phoenix Health Plans Medicare HMO leaving Arizona

On Nov. 1 a letter will arrive in the mailboxes of patients with Phoenix Health HMO stating the program will no longer be available in Arizona after Jan. 1, a company spokesperson confirmed.

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The insidious eggplant or better yet, the Mad Apple

The Healthy Foodie

I hated eggplant. I first experienced eggplant when I visited my family’s farm during summer vacation. My Aunt Eunice, baker of perfect pies, would make something I had to choke down to be polite — fried eggplant dipped in a cornmeal batter.

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Alzheimer's is . . .

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia; it causes problems with memory, behavior and thinking. Worsening over time, the disease eventually is terminal and unfortunately to date there is no cure.

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Tips to cope if election 2016 is stressing you out

Facing one of the most adversarial contests in recent history and daily coverage of the presidential election that dominates every form of mass media, 52 percent of American adults report that the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress

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Senate candidates debate health care

Junk it. Fix it. That summarizes the difference between Senator John McCain and challenger Ann Kirkpatrick, in an expensive race that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. The two candidates clashed sharply on health care reform, specifically the Affordable Care Act.

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Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

Fall Open Enrollment in Medicare is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2016 and it’s the time of year when people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage options.

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Breast cancer awareness is topic at Lunch and Learn

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the Banner High Country Seniors hosted Dr. Cynthia Booth, M.D., at its Oct. 12 Lunch & Learn program to discuss breast cancer.

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Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

Fall Open Enrollment in Medicare is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2016 and it’s the time of year when people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage options.

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Payson Care's special garden

Payson Care Center’s garden courtyard is located in the Special Care Unit of the facility. The Special Care Unit is home to residents with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia combined with wandering tendencies.

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To Bee or Not to Bee — what to do about the decimation of our pollinators

Here’s why I hate bees. Well, hated bees. I’m better now. But it started out with bees, bras and humiliation. I was 22. I had kind of a study date in the library. Cute guy — and an angry pollinator (the bee, not the guy).