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Continuing the fight against Alzheimer’s

A cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains the Holy Grail for medical professionals and scientific researchers in the field.

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Healthy heart helps keep brain healthy

Kim Alten told guests at the 2016 Women’s Wellness Forum April 23, heart health has residual effects on the brain and memory.

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Food for a healthy brain is good for the whole body

Dee McCaffrey added her advice as a chemist and nutritionist to the lessons offered to keep the brain healthy at the 2016 Women’s Wellness Forum.

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Sweet potatoes: A case of mistaken identity

The Healthy Foodie

So, a 54-year-old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital.

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Screening still best tool in fight against breast cancer

The most common cancer in American women today, excluding skin cancers, is breast cancer. It is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in U.S. women (lung cancer is the leading cause).

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USDA tips for reducing food waste and preventing illness

As Earth Day approaches, did you know USDA has an app that can help you save money and help the environment?

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The piquant piñon nut

The Healthy Foodie

I made a discovery in New Mexico when I visited — piñon coffee.

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Payson Care Center helps local man recover from broken hip and stroke

David Watson has bounced back from a broken hip and a stroke faster than anyone anticipated.

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Cutting sugar’s umbilical cord with juicing

Once upon a time, sugar was mostly relegated to desserts. But now, excessive amounts can be found in everyday foods and beverages, and it’s taking a toll, according to recently published studies.

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Women’s Wellness Forum shows how your mind matters

18th annual event features updates on Alzheimer’s and maintaining a healthy brain

Comprehension, memory, imagination are indicative of an active, healthy brain. Your mind matters. Exercise it at the 18th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum.

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Student Health Fair

The Payson Unified School District School Health Advisory Council presents its annual Student Centered Health Fair from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 22 at the gym of Julia Randall Elementary.

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Eating the right foods in order to give blood

The Healthy Foodie

So, did you know that eating certain foods helps you to give blood?

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H1N1 flu cases significantly spike in Arizona this season compared to last say officials

The number of confirmed flu cases in Arizona has increased 68 percent compared to the previous flu season, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services most recent influenza summary report.

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New technology to keep county residents safe, informed in crisis

Gila County’s Office of Health and Emergency Management has partnered with the award-winning company Everbridge to instantly disseminate life-saving information in the critical moments at the onset of a crisis.

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County provides residents discount prescription card

Through a joint effort of Gila County government and the National Association of Counties (NACo) a valuable prescription discount card program is available to residents.