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The Pinal County Public Health Services District will hold the second of their series of four classes for diabetics on Thursday, February 26, beginning at 3:00 PM.

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The Pinal County Public Health Services District announced on Friday that the county has seen its first locally acquired human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the 2014. It is also the first case in Arizona.

A male from Casa Grande has been confirmed with the infection and is currently receiving medical care while recovering.

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Did you know that 78% of the adult population has some form of periodontal disease? The word periodontal literally means 'around the tooth'. Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that affect the gums and bone supporting the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal diseases can lead to tooth loss of one or many teeth.

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Scientists at Phoenix-based TGen have identified the gene which causes a rare and fatal type of ovarian cancer that strikes young women and girls.

The results of their study has just been published in the medical journal Nature Genetics.

A significant portion of the study was done because of the help of 22-year old Taryn Ritchey, who lived with her mother in Cave Creek.

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Oral Health: Mouth-Body Connection

Teeth and gums reveal the inside story of your overall health -- from signs of diabetes to heart disease to osteoporosis. Find out what your oral health may say about you.

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Oral health begins with clean teeth. Get daily dental care tips, from brushing and flossing to recognizing oral health problems.

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A rare tick-borne disease detected in five Flagstaff Unified School District students has forced the cancellation of a summer camp, Coconino County Public Health Services District officials said.

The students tested positive for tick-borne relapsing fever after attending Camp Colton Aug. 1-3, CCPHSD officials said.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Banner Desert Cancer Center in Mesa invites the public to come out and learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer during their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event. 

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Most women are healthy during pregnancy and do not have serious health concerns. You may have minor physical symptoms throughout your pregnancy that are considered normal pregnancy changes. It is important for you to be aware of symptoms that may mean you have a more serious problem. Talk with your doctor about any concerns you have during your pregnancy so that your health problems can be checked quickly.

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A high-fiber, vegetarian-style diet may reduce risk of developing diverticular disease, a new study suggests.

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Millions of Americans are affected by depression, including many children and teens. The consequences of untreated depression can be devastating. However, many parents and family members are unaware of how to recognize the signs and symptoms or what to do when confronted with a child who is struggling. Likewise, children and teens often don't know how to ask for help when dealing with a crisis.

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Most adults recall a time or times when their mothers insisted they drink their milk. Though it might not have been preferred at the time, adults might now recognize Mom was doing her best to help her kids build and maintain strong bones. Those who didn’t listen to Mommy dearest might find themselves among the 44 million Americans whom the National Osteoporo­sis Foundation estimates live with osteopo­rosis, a condition that weakens bones and increases the risk of unexpected fractures.

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Under 3 Doses of HPV Vaccine May Be Effective

One or two doses of a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer may be just as effective as three doses, according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.

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New research shows that blood pressure-lowering pills may help lower the risk of stroke in people with prehypertension.

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There is growing interest in the possible benefits of medical marijuana in treating ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Unfortunately, the scientific research is sparse, in part because marijuana is illegal in most of the U.S.

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overworked depressed man

Eleven hour days may seem like the norm at work in this economy, but regularly logging long days can make employees more than twice as likely to develop depression.

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A vitamin and mineral supplement provides a variety of nutrients that are also found in food. These supplements are often called multivitamins. They come in the form of pills, chewable tablets, powders, and liquids.

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Charla Nash before and after

Face transplants are in the news now that a woman mauled by a chimp underwent the procedure. WebMD explains what a face transplant is and what happens before, during, and after surgery.

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Parenting is a joyful and rewarding experience and the appearance of a concern in the newborn can be very distressing. We frequently encounter parental concerns themed on crying and suspicions of colic in newborns. This post on Infantile colic is the first of two addressing this concern commonly seen in about 1:5 newborns.

The most widely used definition of colic is set in the rule of threes.  Here seriously fussy babies cried for more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week, and for longer than 3 weeks. This cascade of events is Illustrated below. 

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Research on the best foods for healthy skin is limited. Still, antioxidant-rich foods seem to have a protective effect for the skin. Consider these skin-friendly foods:

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