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Persistent insomnia associated with mortality risk

An association between persistent insomnia, inflammation and mortality has been found by a University of Arizona research team led by Arizona Respiratory Center faculty members Sairam Parthasarathy, M.D., and Stefano Guerra, M.D., Ph.D., MPH.

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Health Marketplace special enrollment period announced by CMS

Eligible consumers have through April 30 to enroll in coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM).

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100 donors sought for Payson Community Blood Drive

The next blood drive for the Payson area is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, April 27 at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane.

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Mogollon Health Alliance events

Tuesday, April 28: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Paula’s Bags and More sale at the main lobby of Payson Regional Medical Center.

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History proves I’m not alone in my love affair with fad diets

The Healthy Foodie

It only makes sense that I obsess on fad diets as a food columnist — I also have way too much personal experience, having been on one or another since adolescence.

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Graduate medical education needs update

America is suffering from a shortage of primary care physicians. And with the national patient population expanding and fewer doctors choosing to be generalists, the shortfall is only getting worse. By 2020, there will be a shortage of an estimated 45,000 primary care doctors.

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Doctor has good news for diabetics

Diabetics have been told for years they need to get their A1C number to 7 or lower. The A1C number is a blood test that shows an average of blood sugar in the system over a three-month period. Blood cells live for three months.

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Start early to prevent heart disease – especially if you have a family history

Before you skip this article, ask yourself — no matter what your age — Is there a history of heart disease, high cholesterol or high blood pressure in your family? Have any relatives died from a stroke or a heart attack?

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Senior Circle health screening

The Senior Circle’s Annual Health Screening for members only is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 29 in the Circle Activity Room. Appointments are required.

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Surprising goodness of eggs

The Healthy Foodie

So Easter Sunday has passed, and I have basketfuls of leftover brightly dyed and colored Easter eggs. Great.

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Allergies and their treatment

Ask the Pharmacist

For some, springtime conjures up images of warm sunshine, colorful blossoms and budding trees.

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PRMC thanks its doctors

Healer. Detective. Adviser. Confidante. Comforter. These are among the many roles doctors fulfill each day as they care for patients and their families.

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Banner partnership focuses on improving health care in Rim Country

Residents and visitors in Payson can look forward to a new level of health care as Arizona-based Banner Health prepares to take over ownership of Payson Regional Medical Center.

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Out-patient therapy now available for bladder control issues

Choosing the Rim Country Health Therapy Team can play an important role in recovery

What do we know about bladder control problems?

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Is xylitol too good to be true?

The Healthy Foodie

So, you’ve met the perfect guy. No, I mean he’s so perfect you just know there’s got to be some deep dark secret he’s hiding.

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