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Pioneer medicine was not for the faint-of-heart

This year’s Payson Rodeo Parade theme was “Remembering Our Pioneer Heritage.” Several of the staff at Payson Care Center participated in the parade showcasing a restored wagon that probably looked a lot like the one used by pioneers in the 1800s.

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McCurdy is Regional CNA of the Year

Once again, a Payson Care Center employee walked away with a regional award from Life Care Centers of America. Deb McCurdy, a 20-year employee at Payson Care Center, won the Regional Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year award at a recent ceremony hosted by its parent company, Life Care Centers of America.

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Alzheimer’s walk slated for Sept. 27

The National Alzheimer’s Association will sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year at Green Valley Park starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27.

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More to squash than Thanksgiving dinner

The Healthy Foodie

I bought one butternut squash plant.

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Tips to prevent falls offered for National Safety Month

The National Safety Council offers helpful safety tips for National Safety Month. Slips, trips and falls remain one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for nearly 8.6 million visits to the emergency room.

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Pre-op workshop on hip replacement offered

Payson Care Center is taking reservations for a pre-op hip ortho workshop to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Free service day at Senior Circle

Southwest Mobility has opened a new location in Payson at the Ponderosa Plaza, 217 E. Highway 260.

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Payson’s emergency services create safety net

Emergency service providers in Payson have united to build a safety net for residents and visitors.

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Learn the ins and outs of the ICU at PRMC

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Payson Regional Medical Center is a unit of the hospital that caters to the more severe or life-threatening illnesses or injuries requiring constant, close invasive monitoring and observation.

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A banana (and more) a day could keep stroke away

The Healthy Foodie

I just learned today that the banana I throw into my morning super smoothie could save my life!

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Health & Human Services awards $1.7 million to help state consumers

The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation. People shopping for and enrolling in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace can get local help in a number of ways, including through Navigators.

Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Week of Sept. 8

Member lunch, Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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Bacteria — another way to hurt the heart

Infective (bacterial) endocarditis (IE) is an infection of either the heart’s inner lining (endocardium) or the heart valves.

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What Medicare does (and doesn’t) cover

Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare settings. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it’s useful to know what is and isn’t included.

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Better food choices can help students get better grades

The Healthy Foodie

Turns out, you’re a fathead. Don’t feel bad. So am I.

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