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Food allergies challenging hostesses everywhere

The Healthy Foodie

I never used to ask my guests, “Any foods I need to avoid?”

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While enjoying the outdoors, be sure to always practice sun safety

When the weather is warm, many people take time to relax at the beach or poolside. While such relaxation can provide a welcome break from busy schedules, it’s important that men, women and children prioritize protecting their skin when spending time in the sun.

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Zika virus already in Arizona

Arizona has already confirmed its first case of someone being infected with Zika — and California has 40 confirmed cases. Arizona is in the danger zone for mosquitoes that carry Zika virus because mosquito populations boom during the monsoons.

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Urgency or emergency – where to go for medical attention

When unexpected health mishaps arise, many people’s first reaction is to head to an emergency room.

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Does a vegan diet equal a 150-year life?

The Healthy Foodie

OK — I admit it. I eat healthy because I like to feel good and if I look good at the same time, I’ll take that. But there’s this guy named Peter Filak, who’s attempting to live to 150 years old by eating a healthy vegan diet.

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Finding a nursing home to fit your needs

Are you looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one?

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Medical herbalist introduced to Rim residents

Dale Bellisfield, RN, HN-BC, RH (AHG), a medical herbalist, opened her practice about 10 months ago.

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Grassroots mental health organization NAMI seeks to end the silence with awareness

One in 20 American adults live with a serious mental health condition and one in five will experience a mental health issue every year — 50 percent of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and 75 percent by age 24. Despite these sobering statistics it is possible for an individual who suffers to have a meaningful life.

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Dandelions – weed or tonic?

The Healthy Foodie

This is frustrating.

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Learn more about Parkinson’s disease at Payson conference

The Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Alliance will present its Learn, Live, Connect Payson conference from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 13 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

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Rural Arizonans with MS lack access to care

Every three months, Mary Schaal makes the nearly 400-mile round trip from her home in Yuma to Gilbert on the southeastern edge of Phoenix.

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Mental health needs of inmates a major challenge

The nation’s jails and prisons have replaced hospitals as the primary facility for mentally ill individuals.

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Voting provides mental health benefits to citizens

Researchers say expressing your right to vote may help promote good mental health, and in turn, good physical health.

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Study finds WIC food improves preschool diets

In the U.S., where one of five children entering elementary school is overweight, a healthy diet is critical for preschool children, who are setting their eating patterns for the future.

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Attached garages and indoor air quality

Air quality issues in your home due to an attached garage may seem unlikely since the garage opens to the outside, but in reality it has been proven to contain major sources of pollutants that can get into your home’s air. These sources include: