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‘You taste like mercury,’ said the spider to the fly

Dartmouth-led study illuminates pollutant’s movement from aquatic to land food webs

Recently the Roundup published a report from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona Game & Fish Department cautioning residents about consuming fish from several lakes due to elevated mercury levels in tissues of certain game fish.

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Meals are highlight for RCH residents

Care facility’s dietary staff takes top honors in A Taste of Rim

Winning the 2016 A Taste of Rim Country’s Best of the Best award was a treat for Rim Country Health and Retirement’s dining service, but they get an even greater treat every day — bringing smiles to the faces of the residents served at their facility.

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Five things that make your allergies worse

Your sneezes, coughs and sniffles may have started sooner than ever before this year thanks to an early spring allergy season that may wreak havoc on your health.

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Hantavirus case reported in Coconino County

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials announced a confirmed case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in a Coconino County resident earlier this month. The individual has recovered from the illness.

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Abuse of state’s elderly increases as citizens age

Vulnerable and elderly adults have been the victims of abuse, neglect and fraud in nearly 14,000 cases in Arizona, with the number of cases reported in 2015 increasing 19 percent over the year before, according to a Cronkite News analysis.

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Does food have anything to do with menopause?

The Healthy Foodie

Warning — this column is for women only.

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How Medicare’s hospice benefit works

Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one.

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Concern expressed about Medicare changes

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), and Representatives Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) recently sent a letter to Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), expressing concern about the administration’s proposal to cut Medicare Advantage (MA) Retiree Coverage and implement changes to Risk Adjustment, which could have a negative impact on Arizona’s most vulnerable seniors.

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Sodium overload is an unhealthy relationship

The Healthy Foodie

So I’m nibbling pizza.

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Don’t be one of the things that go bump in the night

Falls among older adults are such a serious health problem the Centers for Disease Control has weighed in on the issue.

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Memory – within the pages of your mind

2016 Women’s Wellness Forum set for April 23

What sight is most breathtaking over the mountains? Sunset or dawn?

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State suggests limits on certain fish consumption

The state is suggesting limited consumption on three types of fish caught from popular angler lakes.

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Financial help for fitness

The MHA Foundation offers need-based scholarships for use at the Senior Fitness Center of Rim Country Health & Rehabilitation, 809 W. Longhorn Road.

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Arizona firm has food recall

Namias of Arizona, Inc., a Tucson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 19,200 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

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What’s up with this alkaline diet fad?

The Healthy Foodie

Google stalks me.