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Battle against Alzheimer’s poses difficult choices

Expert discusses diagnosis, and treatment as toll of disease rises

As baby boomers age — with the youngest turning 50 in 2014 — experts say the number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease will also inexorably rise.

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Evolution of Payson’s hospital & MHA

The progression of The Mogollon Health Alliance to the MHA Foundation is on track. The board had a plan and worked it.

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Slather, slap, slurp & soothe: Saving the skin

The Healthy Foodie

I overdid it on the Fourth of July weekend.

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Taking charge of our health

So long as we are competent, as adults we are in charge of our health care.

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Cool as a cucumber – or at least I tried to be

The Healthy Foodie

Watching the Monster Mudder 5K for the first time in my life, I thought of cucumbers.

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Be safe on the Fourth of July

The 4th of July is just days away and with it comes picnics, sports, parties and lots of outdoor fun.

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PRMC announces new chest pain center accreditation

Building on its long-established reputation as a leader in cardiac care, Payson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) recently earned full Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: June 30

MAHJONG is a Chinese tile game played at Senior Circle on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Lessons are offered the first Wednesday of every month. Mahjong sets are available for sale. For the experienced player, we offer a table played without blanks.

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Take a hike – it’s good for health, good for senses

Looking for a way to get in shape while enjoying the great outdoors? Just lace up a pair of sturdy shoes and start walking.

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Rain, shine, snow or sleet Junction 87 draws crowd

The phrase “rain or shine, snow or sleet” is not only the mailmen’s creed, but also obviously the fans of Rim Country’s favorite country western band Junction 87.

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Maybe Aussies have it right about beets

The Healthy Foodie

So I’m at a barbecue and my editor grabs a pickled beet to put on his burger.

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Pre-op orthopedic surgery workshop informs and calms participants

Over the last several months Payson Care Center’s director of rehab services has offered pre-op surgery classes to educate hip or knee replacement surgery candidates.

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Payson Care boasts ‘higher standard of care’

Payson Care Center provides post-acute short-term rehab and skilled nursing care after many different types of surgery or illnesses.

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Chiropractic care can benefit us as we grow older

Chiropractic care for the aches and pains of aging was presented at the June 10 Lunch & Learn program at the Senior Circle.

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New doctor comes to Payson ... 35 years ago

Dr. Luis Alfonso Munoz was born in Chile and it was there, in his native country, that he trained in general surgery.