I take Coumadin because of atrial fibrillation. I’ve taken it for 13 years. Never in all those years has anyone, doctor or nurse, told me not to eat lettuce or other salad greens. My cousin just did. She wasn’t sure why, but she said those foods mess up Coumadin. I have regular blood tests. None has shown that my Coumadin level needs adjusting. What is this green vegetable taboo?
Although Arizona has decided not to establish a health insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act, a lawmaker wants to make sure the state maintains its oversight of insurers and policies.
When is the better time to take medicines: a.m. or p.m.?
Samuel G. Loveless has joined Payson Care Center as its new executive director.
My husband and I are in our 50s. Both of us had an exam this year from different doctors. Blood tests showed that we both have hepatitis C. What is the treatment if we ever do?
Tonto Apache Health Fair seeks to combat diabetes with education
The Tonto-Apache Tribe hired Cassandra Stouder to educate them on living with Type 2 diabetes and she has not failed them.
Medical center hosts overflow session on avoiding our No. 1 killer
The health of our hearts is in our hands — that is the takeaway a packed house at the Senior Circle received from a panel of four experts.
My son is trying to lose weight. He takes acai berry tablets. Are they harmful? So many diet pills are no good.
New addition offers rehabilitation and outpatient therapy
Rim Country Health’s new occupational therapist Richard Staudt is helping the facility expand its outpatient services and focus.
Cancer has touched almost everyone through their own struggles — or the battle of a loved one.
Hand washing remains key protection against MRSA bacteria
Monstrous MRSA infections have made headlines; but the doctors first identified the so-called “flesh eating bacteria” in 1961.
Feb. 13 panel to explore ways to combat nation’s No. 1 killer
Heart attacks remain the leading killer in the United States, accounting for 600,000 deaths and nearly a million attacks annually.
My mother made all her children chew their food at least 25 times. She claimed that it helped food digest. I gave this up when I left home at 18. Is there any evidence that chewing that number of times aids digestion?
Monitoring systems can look for cancer, gluten sensitivity, intestinal problems from the inside
Investigating gastric distress is getting easier for doctors who are using a pill camera and other technology, Dr. Luis Coppelli told members of the Senior Circle and guests on Jan. 23.
Many months ago, my feet turned numb. The numbness has spread up to my knees. It has made me quite unsteady when I walk. My doctor can’t find a cause or treatment for this. Can you suggest anything?