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Peripheral vascular disease – causes and treatments

Veins and arteries carry life-giving blood to all areas of the body; easy to forget until they stop working.

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Spend your FSA funds before end of the year

Scheduling appointments, tests and surgeries can maximize your health benefits

With a little more than two months left in the year, now is the time to check the status of health plan deductibles and schedule necessary appointments, recommended testing and surgeries before Dec. 31.

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Ask the Pharmacist

I have heard that it is common for people to take medications that they do not need. I want to stop taking some of my medications that I do not think I need anymore. Is it safe to just stop cold turkey?

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Home Care and Hospice Month celebrated

Payson Regional Home Health is calling on all Rim Country residents to commemorate National Home Care & Hospice Month throughout November. Payson Regional Home Health also celebrated Home Care Aide Week Nov. 10-16.

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Payson Regional Home Health named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite

Payson Regional Home Health announced Nov. 11 that is has been named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Week of Nov. 17

The Payson Senior Circle, sponsored by the Payson Regional Medical Center, is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. To learn more about membership and its programs and benefits, call (928) 472-9290. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon, Friday. Closed holidays.

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Payson Care Center maintains top-notch team of therapists

Payson Care Center has recently added a new doctor of physical therapy and occupational therapist to its Rehab Services Department.

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’Tis the season for sharing ... germs

How to boost your immune system for the holidays

The hustle and bustle of holiday celebrations will soon be upon us. The office parties are already in full swing and storefront windows are all decked out in holiday glitz. Your Christmas lights and decorations are up and all that is left to do is entertain family and friends.

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Life Care Centers of America takes on protocols for Ebola prevention

Payson Care Center’s parent company, Life Care Centers of America, has put in place Ebola prevention protocols for all 228 skilled nursing facilities it operates throughout the U.S. Its objective is to prevent the introduction and/or spread of Ebola virus in the facilities.

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Is the sound the food in the fridge is making from ‘Jaws’ or ‘The Sound of Music’? It depends on the storage container used.

The Healthy Foodie

I open my fridge and instantly the theme from “Jaws” starts playing in my mind.

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Take time in picking Medicare additions

Getting on Medicare is easy. A couple of months before you turn 65 you get your card from the government. The first of the month of your 65th birthday, you are on Medicare.

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Are the benefits just hype? Grain-fed vs. grass-fed beef

The Healthy Foodie

Digging into a juicy steak from beef cattle grown on my aunt’s farm, my dad would always tell me, “This is good ol’, corn-fed Nebraska beef! Nothing better.”

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Time to review Medicare coverage

Medicare’s annual open enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.

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PRMC helps sign-up for Insurance Marketplace

Beginning Nov. 15, Payson Regional Medical Center will help area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Market­place.

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Playing it smart with year-end health care

2015 is fast-approaching – scheduling necessary appointments, tests and surgeries now makes sense

When New Year’s Day 2015 rolls around in a few short months, the slate will be wiped clean and everyone will gain a fresh start to another new year.

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