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Payson Care Center maintains 5-star quality measures rating by Medicare.gov

Medicare offers a useful website not only to research information on Medicare but also on skilled nursing or short-term rehabilitation facilities.

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At last! Permission to drink whole milk

The Healthy Foodie

Since I was a kid, I’ve heard “Drink skim milk, it’s better for you.”

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That pain in your head could be caused by many things

There are at least a dozen types of headaches. “At least,” according to Dr. Kristi Gill, D.O. a Payson neurologist.

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Nutrients bred out of food long ago

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When I was a kid, I hated vegetables. When I went to the salad bar, all I would fill my bowl with were those sliced red beets.

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New service for patients from PRMC

Payson Regional Medical Center is instituting a new service for its patients — the My Health Home patient portal.

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Weekly Calendar of Events – July 15

Monday: Tai Chi 9-10 a.m.

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PRMC Pastoral Care Program

The Pastoral Care Program at Payson Regional Medical Center supports the spiritual care of patients, families and staff.

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Payson neighborhoods great to bicycle

Health benefits of bicycle riding are tried and true

Mick Wolf rides his bicycle to work just about every day of the year. And he’s not the only Payson resident to do so.

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Converts extol the Paleo Diet for weight loss, energy

The Healthy Foodie

Tina drops by my office now and then to talk, but because I’ve started this column, the conversation always ends up about the Paleo Diet.

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Many hands make the load lighter

MHA Auxiliary members make, sell craft items

The Mogollon Health Alliance Arts & Crafts Auxiliary’s annual Spring-Summer Sale is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, July 11 in the main lobby of the Payson Regional Medical Center.

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How Medicare covers hospice care

Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult, for the patient as well as his or her loved ones.

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Free mental illness classes offered

Sign up now for NAMI’s (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family to Family Class, a free 12-week class for family members of individuals with several mental illnesses offered for the first time in Payson from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 7 through Oct. 23 at the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary building, 306 E. Aero Drive, Payson.

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Defending against a killer cancer

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and one in 20 of us will develop it in our lifetime. Nearly 53,000 died of colon cancer in 2013 alone.

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Increased colorectal cancer screenings advised

A few frightening facts from the Arizona Department of Health Services about cancer:

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Water may be the anti-aging serum everyone desires

The Healthy Foodie

Lately, I’m finding myself staring at my face in the mirror.