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Get whole family into the swing of summer safety

Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries.

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Take action against risk of skin cancer this summer

With the return of warmer weather and longer days, it’s good to remember that temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise. Skin cancer rates continue to increase and cause more deaths each year, with one in five Americans expected to develop skin cancer in a lifetime. (1)

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Wine of all kinds has healed throughout the ages

The Healthy Foodie

This past weekend, while wandering around Pine covering the Summer Festival and craft fair for the paper, I ran across the new tasting room for Trident Winery.

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Pool safety involves skin care too

For many families, some of the most anticipated summertime activities happen around the pool. But before you dive into the fun, be sure you and your family know the many ways to practice pool safety.

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Be heat smart working and playing outside

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health reminds Arizona employers and workers of the hazards associated with working outdoors in high temperatures.

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PRMC recognized for chest pain care

If chest pain takes you to the Payson Regional Medical Center emergency department, be assured your care meets special standards. The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care recently gave “Chest Pain Accreditation” to the PRMC emergency department.

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From coverage to care: Get the most out of your new medical coverage

Are you one of the millions of Americans that now have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act — more commonly, Obamacare? Are you asking yourself what now?

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Lowly cabbage has many health benefits

The Healthy Foodie

My grandma loved cooking Czech food — kolaches, pork chops, and potatoes of all kinds, but the dish that takes me back to being with her has to be sweet and sour cabbage with dumplings.

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Reservations due for Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad trip

An open invitation to the community has been issued to join members of the Payson Regional Medical Center Senior Circle on a Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad trip in July.

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Senior Connections Conference returns

The popular Senior Con­nections Conference returns to Rim Country Friday, June 12. Sponsored by the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, the event is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center.

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Small businesses can ‘SHOP’ for health benefits

Health benefits are tough to come by at small businesses, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: June 2

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway. Call (928) 472-9290 for program information and to make reservations for the Lunch & Learn and Member Lunch programs.

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Rim Country Health’s rehab department welcomes new manager

The Rim Country Health rehab department has a new manager. It’s a familiar face though.

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Veteran therapist helps RCH expansion

Rim Country Health is enjoying a growth spurt. It is expanding its rehab staff and facilities — largely fueled by the growing number of outpatient clients seeking its myofascial release therapy.

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Alzheimer’s: Consider the options for long-term care

Eventually, most people who have Alzheimer’s need outside care. Consider the options, from respite care and adult day services to assisted living and nursing home care.