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Medical director calls RCH staff, patients ‘family’

Dr. Mark Ivey, MD, officially became semi-retired last summer, but still makes rounds and sees patients at Rim Country Health where he serves as the medical director. He shares the duties with Dr. Jaber Abawi, MD, MRCP. Ivey is also the medical director for Payson Home Health.

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Everybody wins with Rim Country Health

They say you can’t win them all, but the ones you do win can say a lot about you.

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Rim Country Health therapists coach patients on the road to self-sufficiency

Independence is a word rich with implications in thought and deed. For those who want to recover from stroke, a cardiac episode, a fall, a break, or even weakness after pneumonia or an extended illness, independence can mean the taken-for-granted act of getting dressed or the ability to request apple instead of orange juice.

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Experiencing the ‘anti-inflammation’ diet

The Healthy Foodie

Alexis Bechman, the Roundup’s court, crime and cops reporter, has an interest in healthy food — she’s even decided to grow her own kombucha (a fermented tea touted for medicinal properties). Not my cup of tea, but if that works for her, I’m all for whatever makes one feel healthy.

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Health events

The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will be presenting Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle-Stage Caregivers from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 16, May 21 and June 18 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

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Diagnostic imaging at PRMC – getting the inside picture

Bruce Hawkins, MS, RT(R)(MR) (CT), is the director of imaging services at Payson Regional Medical Center. Hawkins is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. and has a master’s from Marian College at Fond du Lac, Wis. in organizational leadership and quality.

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Ah, spring … ah … choo!

Spring — the season of renewal ... and allergies.

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Be your own guinea pig to test your gluten tolerance

With more and more people being diagnosed with celiac or gluten intolerance, it was one of the hot topics at this year’s Women’s Wellness Forum at Payson High School March 29.

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What you eat affects your sleep – truly!

The Healthy Foodie

The clock shows the time: 2 a.m.

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Senior Center news

Membership in our Senior Circle chapter will help you get more out of life through health talks, benefits at Payson Regional Medical Center and local vendors and many more valuable member-only discounts and privileges. You will also experience fun and fellowship enjoying a full calendar of social events and travel opportunities.

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Student- centered health fair

Payson Unified School District and The Coordinated School Health Advisory Council will host the second annual Student Health Fair, designed especially for K-12 students and their families.

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Wellness forum takes on intimate atmosphere

You missed a lot if you missed the 16th annual Women’s Wellness Forum.

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Living well with diabetes

There is really only one thing someone diabetes cannot do — use tobacco. According to John Hancock, a registered nurse and the area’s only certified diabetes educator, the old models of telling newly diagnosed diabetics what they can’t have are a thing of the past.

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It’s like Christmas with vegetables

The Healthy Foodie

Ever find yourself serving the same side of veggies week after week after week?

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Survey participants sought for adult day care service

The Payson Alzheimer’s Group, the Payson Senior Center and Rim Country Health are conducting a survey to gauge the interest within the community in establishing an adult day care service.

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