Orthopedic surgeon, black belt practices what he preaches
Mike Darnell, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon with Payson Regional Bone & Joint and a third-degree black belt with several artificial joints, practices what he preaches.
The truth about TMD
Going to the dentist is almost always about teeth, gums and dental health. But it can also involve the joint that makes the jaw work and avoiding temporal mandibular disorder (TMD).
Libbie Mangum, PT recently joined the therapy team at Payson Physical Therapy and Sports Training Center. She has practiced in Payson for the past three years at a care facility.
The Healthy Foodie
Fats are bad!
Mini-strokes, also known as a transient ischemic attacks (TIA), might last only a few seconds or so, but they demand the same immediate attention as a major stroke.
It’s February and that means it is American Heart Month. 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?
Holly Crump, Amity Justice, program coordinators for the Eastern Area Health Education Center, teamed up with Sanja Long and Heather Williams from the Mogollon Health Alliance to don red to improve awareness of heart disease among women.
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack” where no one doubts what’s happening.
Ask The Experts
A fluttering heart isn’t always romantic — it can also be a sign of a health condition called atrial fibrillation.
“No matter where you are today, you can improve physically.”
Senior Circle is a national, non-profit organization that encourages a healthy and active lifestyle for adults 50 and older.
Ask the Coach
Here’s the good news: Gila County has a lower incidence of cancer in men than other Arizona counties; and Arizona reports a lower incidence than other states.
Thrift shop goodies and items unique in Payson contribute to the programs of the Mogollon Health Alliance, which in turn benefit the community.
Alliance adopts an ambitious 2014 agenda
At its major fund-raising event of the year — the Black and White Ball — the Mogollon Health Alliance (MHA) raised $45,000 to help its myriad of projects.
“Every community needs both a head and a heart. If Payson’s head is the Town, then clearly its heart is the Mogollon Health Alliance,” says Mayor Kenny Evans, president of the Mogollon Health Alliance on the organization’s Web site.