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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.”

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Banner Payson recognized as Top Performer

The Banner Payson Medical Center was recently recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission — the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

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Payson Care Center again awarded Joint Commission certification

Payson Care has earned this award in the past for its patient service, standards of excellence, and exemplary staff.

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Payson Care Center wins alignment with Health Services Advisory Group

Payson Care Center recently achieved alignment with the Health Services Advisory Group.

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HealthCare.gov health plans often cover more than you think

When you shop for health insurance at HealthCare.gov, you’ll have a variety of plans to choose from. Look for a plan that meets your health needs and fits your budget.

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New bone marrow transplant option offers hope

Haploidentical bone marrow transplantation, also known as haplo BMT, is a procedure that provides an alternative source of stem cells for patients who need a bone marrow transplant but cannot find a related or unrelated donor match.

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Time to sign up for health insurance - deadline: January 31

The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges opened for business earlier this month. Now, millions of Americans who do not get coverage through work have the opportunity to shop for policies that will take effect in 2016.

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Computer-assisted technology can help beat cervical cancer

DySIS is a Smart Colposcope that helps physicians identify cancerous and pre-cancerous cervical conditions in women.

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Screening makes colon cancer easier to prevent

One of the community’s new physicians, Loyd B. Olson III, MD, is with the department of general surgery with Banner Payson Health Care Center.

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The truth about the turkey torpor

The Healthy Foodie

My dog, Ginger, sprawled on the floor — head on the floor between her paws, front legs on either side of her ears, eyes rolling to watch me walk back and forth in the kitchen in what looked like utter exhaustion.

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Time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges opened for business earlier this month. Now, millions of Americans who do not get coverage through work have the opportunity to shop for policies that will take effect in 2016.

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Education’s positive impact on our health

There is a positive correlation between higher educated adults and many of the national indicators our federal government uses to measure the health of its citizens — obesity, physical activity and tobacco use to name a few.