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County public fiduciary provides safety, security to vulnerable

Society’s most vulnerable population often need advocates to assist them in ensuring that the rights and independence of each individual are preserved, regardless of age or condition.

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Limiting ‘learning loss’ this summer

Research spanning 100 years has proven that students lose ground academically when they are out of school for the summer.

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High fructose corn syrup possibly a Cold War plot

The Healthy Foodie

So one of my conspiracy theorist sources put me onto a hot theory.

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Plan for family health, safety during a disaster

Gila County’s landscape and climate put it at a high risk for wildfires.

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Other disaster/emergency preparedness resources

The county’s website, http://readygila.com/ is not the only resource available on the Internet to help prepare for a disaster or emergency situation.

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What are your rights in a skilled nursing facility?

As a resident of a skilled nursing facility (SNF) such as Rim Country Health and Rehabilitation, you have certain rights and protections under federal and state law that help ensure you get the care and services you need. They can vary by state.

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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.