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Fire and feeding the brain

The Healthy Foodie

As I moved my belt over another notch to accommodate the extra inch or so I’ve gifted myself from all the holiday cooking, I ran across a study by a Harvard researcher that postulates cooking made our brains bigger.

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How to maintain mental focus

The technological advancements made in the 21st century have undoubtedly made life easier in many ways, but this golden age of gadgets has not come without some negative side effects.

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Keeping one of those important New Year promises

If exercising more - starting to exercise - were part of your New Year’s resolutions, here are a few tips to help get you started and some more to keep you going.

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Several healthy habits can have a lasting impact

A long and healthy life is the ultimate goal for many people.

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Rim Country Health honors employees

Payroll and vendor contracts contribute to area’s economy

Rim Country Health has been serving the community of Payson and the surrounding area for 30 years. It provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, independent senior apartment living and long-term care.

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Guest commentary: The Affordable Care Act’s special agents

Last month, the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges opened for business. America’s 32 million uninsured — as well as the roughly 9 million people who secured health plans through the online marketplaces this year — have a few more weeks to select a policy that will cover them in 2016.

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Cheesy addiction

The Healthy Foodie

“Hello, my name is Michele and I’m an addict.”

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What is a nursing home?

A nursing home, also known as a skilled nursing facility, is a place for people who don’t need to be in a hospital, but can no longer be cared for at home.

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Send the holiday blues packing

Singers on the radio are fa la la-ing and since Halloween advertisers have ramped up the call for customers to empty their wallets.

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Exploring depression: It’s common, treatable

Nearly everyone has dealt with a life-changing event that brings about feelings of sadness. But some people struggle to enjoy normally happy situations. When these feelings do not go away on their own, they may indicate the presence of depression.

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Simple ways to get more restful sleep

A good night’s sleep can benefit the human body in various ways, including increasing alertness and improving mood and productivity.

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Resolve to eat properly to keep your spirits high

No matter what challenges your day brings, it’s easier to face the world when your spirits are high. And it’s hard to be in a good mood when you’re feeling hungry or if your body is lacking key nutrients.

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Tea traditions around the world

One of the oldest beverages known to mankind, tea in its various forms is enjoyed across the globe.

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Don’t wait for a crisis to make a life care plan

I know someone who just recently broke their leg. Not a big crisis. But they don’t have any close family and are reluctant to impose on friends. So they scrambled to come up with a care plan — making arrangements for help while they are out of commission.

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Ditch over-the-counter cold remedies and try a hot toddy

The Healthy Foodie

When my friend Charlotte got the sniffles, she’d always say, “I’m going home tonight to curl up under my covers and drink a hot toddy.”