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Here’s to hoping essential fatty acids can fix wrinkles

The Healthy Foodie

Did you know there are no jokes about wrinkles?

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The basics on long-term care insurance

Various insurance plans protect individuals from financial calamity. Insurance works by requiring policy holders to pay a premium.

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Digestive system more complex than we realize

The digestive system — most of us understand it this way: we eat, we digest converting food to energy, what isn’t used is either eliminated or is stored as fat.

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Medicare can help you stop smoking; often at no cost

It’s never too late to quit smoking. While it’s best to stop as early as possible, kicking the smoking habit at any age will enhance the length and quality of your life.

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Ocotillo wine – no really, it’s medicinal

The Healthy Foodie

I just had to drink ocotillo wine as I wrote this column, because, well, I learned it’s medicinal.

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North Country Health among Komen grant winners for 2016-17

Komen grants honor nonprofits that provide breast health education and breast cancer services to the state’s underserved

The Susan G. Komen Arizona is awarding more than $725,000 in grants to help fulfill the Susan G. Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

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‘What says the doctor to my water?’ - from Henry VI

Proactive tips for Men’s Health Week

You have the oil changed in your car periodically if you want it to purr up and down the Beeline.

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Benefits of exercise change with age

FLAGSTAFF — For older adults, a 30-minute workout may not be as effective at the cellular level as it is for younger people.

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Oregano is an unapologetic, tough multi-tasker

The Healthy Foodie

My daughter Crystal always asks to switch the radio to her favorite pop station when we drive. On the way to school one day, the Meghan Trainor song, “No” came on.

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Seniors, caregivers offered educational opportunity

Once again there will be a Senior Connections Conference in Payson this month. The conference is designed to empower seniors through education, resource information and caregiver support.

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Collective impact: Innovative solutions in rural public health

Although our country has made astounding advancements in medicine and public health, considerable public health challenges persevere.

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County public fiduciary provides safety, security to vulnerable

Society’s most vulnerable population often need advocates to assist them in ensuring that the rights and independence of each individual are preserved, regardless of age or condition.

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Limiting ‘learning loss’ this summer

Research spanning 100 years has proven that students lose ground academically when they are out of school for the summer.

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High fructose corn syrup possibly a Cold War plot

The Healthy Foodie

So one of my conspiracy theorist sources put me onto a hot theory.

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Plan for family health, safety during a disaster

Gila County’s landscape and climate put it at a high risk for wildfires.