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’Tis the season for sharing ... germs

How to boost your immune system for the holidays

The hustle and bustle of holiday celebrations will soon be upon us. The office parties are already in full swing and storefront windows are all decked out in holiday glitz. Your Christmas lights and decorations are up and all that is left to do is entertain family and friends.

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Life Care Centers of America takes on protocols for Ebola prevention

Payson Care Center’s parent company, Life Care Centers of America, has put in place Ebola prevention protocols for all 228 skilled nursing facilities it operates throughout the U.S. Its objective is to prevent the introduction and/or spread of Ebola virus in the facilities.

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Is the sound the food in the fridge is making from ‘Jaws’ or ‘The Sound of Music’? It depends on the storage container used.

The Healthy Foodie

I open my fridge and instantly the theme from “Jaws” starts playing in my mind.

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Take time in picking Medicare additions

Getting on Medicare is easy. A couple of months before you turn 65 you get your card from the government. The first of the month of your 65th birthday, you are on Medicare.

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Are the benefits just hype? Grain-fed vs. grass-fed beef

The Healthy Foodie

Digging into a juicy steak from beef cattle grown on my aunt’s farm, my dad would always tell me, “This is good ol’, corn-fed Nebraska beef! Nothing better.”

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Time to review Medicare coverage

Medicare’s annual open enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.

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PRMC helps sign-up for Insurance Marketplace

Beginning Nov. 15, Payson Regional Medical Center will help area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Market­place.

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Playing it smart with year-end health care

2015 is fast-approaching – scheduling necessary appointments, tests and surgeries now makes sense

When New Year’s Day 2015 rolls around in a few short months, the slate will be wiped clean and everyone will gain a fresh start to another new year.

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Senior Circle plans trip to Tucson Solfest

Make a reservation for a fun-filled Presidents Day Weekend at the Tucson Solfest through the Payson Senior Circle.

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Senior Circle Calendar of Events: Week of Nov. 3

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

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Free and low-cost screenings available Saturday

Community Health & Care Fair offers assessments, fun and information

Come rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 1, you can take charge of your health and discover volunteer opportunities with free health screenings at the Community Health and Care Fair. Also available are $10 blood draws and low cost immunizations.

Girls on the Run 5K

Dovetailing with the Community Health and Care Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1 is a special event – a 5K just for girls in the third through eighth grades.

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Healing service offered at St. Paul’s

Every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., 20 to 30 people arrive at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Easy Street to participate in the centuries old service of healing.

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Community support, volunteers keep Christian Clinic going

The Payson Christian Clinic has recorded more than 13,000 patient visits since it opened almost nine years ago, said Dr. Judith Hunt, president of the board and one of the doctors who volunteers time to the facility.

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Don’t toss those pumpkin seeds: Health and nutrition benefits are numerous

The Healthy Foodie

As a kid, I remember reaching into the cavern of my Halloween pumpkin and grabbing out fistfuls of slippery, slimy, stringy orange mounds of pumpkin seeds.