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Sonora Quest Labs now offers Direct Access Testing

Sonora Quest Laboratories has launched My Lab ReQuest™, a new service empowering consumers in Arizona to take control of their health by ordering certain lab tests on their own. A new Arizona law, effective July 3, now allows consumers Direct Access Testing from a licensed clinical laboratory without physician orders. 

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Falls have frightening statistics for the elderly

Falls might seem like a minor health issue, but as we age they can result is serious complications.

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Five important reasons to vaccinate your child

Check with your doctor or county health department about the vaccines now available

You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?

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Canning a healthy thing, but it takes guts to do

The Healthy Foodie

I have two canning pots in my garage, one for a water bath and the other for high pressure canning.

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Birth announcements at Banner Payson Medical Center

Banner Payson Medical Center welcomed its first two babies, a boy and a girl, in the two days following its taking the reins.

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Banner Payson Seniors: Weekly Calendar of Events – Aug. 11

Banner Payson Seniors is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, 928-472-9290. Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

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Skin cancer – not a matter of if, but when

We live in Arizona at an elevation of almost 5,000 feet. We are at a greater risk of getting skin cancer — the air is lovely up here, but it’s also thinner. If you are fair skinned and had any severe sunburns in your youth, you are even more at risk.

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Skin cells run amok (aka psoriasis)

Skin. It is the biggest organ of the human body. On an adult it covers about 22 square feet and tips the scale at eight pounds.

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Mobile Veterans Center in Payson

A Mobile Vet Center is in Payson from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5 and from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 6 at Rim Country Health, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

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Banner welcomes new providers

Banner Medical Group (BMG) welcomes three new primary care providers to serve pediatric and adult patients in Payson and surrounding communities starting Aug. 1.

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Americans turning the corner on obesity

The Healthy Foodie

The chunks of apple sat in my bowl.

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute reaches out to Rim Country

An annual brain/mind check should become as routine as any other aspect of a yearly physical.

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Brain health and caregiver support

Boost your brain health at this free event from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21 at The Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson.

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What the heck to do with all those juniper berries

The Healthy Foodie

Anyone else have trees white with juniper berries, poised to rain down on the porch?

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Medicare/Medicaid is 50 July 30

Thursday, July 30 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid in the United States.