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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Dec. 16

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway,Payson; (928) 472-9290. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, Friday.

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Medicare in 2015 will have several cost savings

Good news for people with Medicare in 2015: Part B costs will remain the same as in 2014.

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GMOs — good, bad or indifferent?

The Healthy Foodie

One day, Bill O’Rourke, a spry, energetic, adorable sprite of an 80-plus-year-old man, walked into my office and told me I needed to write about GMOs, the genetically modified organisms that have become increasingly common in industrialized agriculture.

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Is it a cold or is it the flu?

How do you know if you have the flu or simply a cold?

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PRMC labor, delivery beats state and national average

Officials at Payson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) are pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care.

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Fast, aggressive treatment helps sepsis

Hospital has developed a two-phase attack in fighting sepsis

Sepsis is an overwhelming — whole body — infection. If it is not treated early and aggressively, it can lead to death.

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Holiday depression common in elderly

The very essence of being human means we exist within a social structure where we interact with others.

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Tips to help seniors with loneliness during holidays

The holidays are times for family, friends and food.

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Good news for Gerri

Displaced Canal Senior Apartments resident Geraldine “Gerri” Cunningham is looking forward to moving back into her first floor apartment Dec. 15. Gerri has been staying as our guest in one of Rim Country Health’s 34 apartments since the Canal Apartments were evacuated on Nov. 5.

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Rim Country Health decked to the halls

The holidays have always been a very special time at Rim Country Health and it is our wish that each of our residents has the best experience through these sentimental times.

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Study shows coffee may reduce obesity

The Healthy Foodie

As a child, I used to wonder at the mystery of my Mom’s daily cup of Joe.

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Report shows savings for Arizonans in Health Insurance Marketplace in 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a report that analyzes competition, choice and affordability in the Health Insurance Marketplace in 35 states.

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Put your best health plan in place

Planning for our medical care is important — no matter what our age. That’s why we have insurance. It is also why we should have someone formally designated with our medical power of attorney (MPOA) and have a living will.

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PRMC to help consumers register for Obamacare health insurance coverage

Now through Feb. 15, 2015, Payson Regional Medical Center is helping area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace website.

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Obamacare enrollment; language, outreach among hurdles

WASHINGTON – Health care “navigators” in Arizona said they learned a lot during last year’s bumpy rollout of Obamacare and are ready to apply lessons learned to the second round of open enrollment currently underway.

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