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Herpes is not the end of life

I am celebrating my 75th birthday in two months. Up to now, I have had mammograms every year, sometimes every two years. Can I stop?

Things that go ‘snap’ in the night

It’s 1:30 in the morning on a remote ridgetop above the Mogollon Rim, deep in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

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No major holidays in August, but lots of fun

August, the month with the royal name, is not very royal at all. It’s lazy and laid-back, time to sit on the front porch (if you have one) or on the patio, sipping lemonade, savoring the garden harvests, or stretching out in the hammock with a good book.

Home health care services and Medicare

Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home.

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Low-cost spay/neuter, vaccines offered Aug. 10

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is very pleased to be partnering with the Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital (M.A.S.H.) to provide low-cost spay/neuter, vaccines and microchips to cats and dogs in the Rim Country.

Doctors offer advice in navigating maze of Medicare ‘physical’

For Medicare patients, getting a “physical” requires running a paperwork maze — mostly because it is not an actual physical.

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Stray cats and ferals not the same

Have you noticed more cats in your area lately? Cats typically mate in the winter, which leads to “kitten season” in the spring — a sudden increase in cat populations

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Sweet tips for sweet treats

Since school started this week, you might need to get the oven going to make a few “Welcome home. How was your day?” (even if you’re not there to share because of work) snacks for your young academics.

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Food lovers’ travel adventures

Most of us fully enjoy the eating experience. Personally, I like Italian, Thai, Chinese and southern cooking.

Why does eating cause runny nose?

I started to take thyroid medicine for hypothyroidism in 1997 and still take it every morning. My blood tests indicate I am taking the correct dose. How long do I take this medicine? Is it safe?

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Mentoring brings medical students to Rim

Future physicians from Arizona, California and Tennessee have spent the summer in Payson learning about rural medicine as part of several mentoring programs.

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Garden harvest helps food banks

Guests to the Payson Community Garden these days ooh and ahh over the lush foliage. Gardeners have received e-mails from Glen McCombs, owner of the Plant Fair Nursery in Star Valley, congratulating everyone on how well everything looks.

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Join us at the movies for ‘Despicable Me 2’

Looking for a fun and entertaining activity to beat the heat? The Humane Society of Central Arizona is partnering with Sawmill Theatres for a special showing of “Despicable Me 2.”

Red Cross responds to five fire-related emergencies

The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has responded to five wildfires in the past month, providing assistance to hundreds of people across Arizona.

Music mirrors changes for every generation

If 40 years ago Bob Marley thought the world was spinning with change, one has to wonder — if he were alive today, what would his thoughts be of this generation’s exponential change?