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Mastering the mystery of lab tests

You go to the lab — either a commercial facility or at Payson Regional Medical Center — and they take your blood. Sometimes they also send you into the bathroom with a cup and tell you to follow the instructions on the wall.

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Celebrating medical laboratory professionals

Because they often work behind the scenes, few people know about the critical testing the medical laboratory professionals at Payson Regional Medical Center perform every day.

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Ask the pharmacist

Q. My medication labels states that I should take my prescription medicine with food. Why is this important? What will happen if I take it on an empty stomach?

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JRE hosts Student Centered Health Fair

Hundreds of people attended the annual Student Centered Health Fair at Julia Randall Elementary gym Friday night.

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Thank you for participating in the Women's Wellness Forum!

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS: Mogollon Health Alliance, Payson Regional Medical Center, Soroptimist of Zane Grey Country, Eastern Arizona Health Education Center, Rim Country Health, Hospice Compassus and Native Air.

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Respite Care: Well-deserved relief for caregivers

For caregivers to those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other medical issues, seeking support and maintaining your own health are key to managing your role as a caregiver.

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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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