Pacemakers have been around for nearly 60 years — the first one was implanted in 1958. As with all technology it has evolved and improved.
It’s a good thing Becky Nissila started her medical career as a registered nurse in a “Knife & Gun Club” emergency room in Fresno, Calif. Her second day on the job as the new director of Payson Regional Medical Center’s emergency department there were 36 patients in six hours. She had yet to renew her patient care certification with the state, but she was on the floor changing bedding and doing everything else she could to help her staff manage the crush of patients.
Payson Regional Medical Center has been using C-Arm technology for quite some time, but the new C-Arm at PRMC is equipped with an upgraded vascular package that includes a Motion Tolerant System feature.
Dr. Frank Edward Waechter is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist who has been serving the Payson community since moving here in 2013 with his wife of 38 years, Betty. He and Betty have a son, Nathan. When he’s not working, he enjoys reading, golf, exercise and cars.
The Healthy Foodie
The lowly pepper has inspired explorers, dominated economies, delighted gourmands, fascinated folk healers, bewitched the Romans, provoked Marco Polo to overstatement, boosted the economy of Vietnam — and wound up on every dinner table in North America.
If you have psoriasis, an autoimmune skin condition marked by red, flaky patches on the body, you also could be at risk for a certain type of arthritis.
The Senior Circle is now taking registration from members interested in taking a Windows 7 computer class.
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.
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).
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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?