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It’s time for bed

As a teacher for more than 20 years, I know that well-rested children do better in school. They also have more friends, they are happier, and they naturally run, jump and play when they’ve had enough rest.

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PRMC introduces latest additions

Emergency Department earns Level IV Trauma Center designation

The latest additions to Payson Regional Medical Center were formally introduced last Tuesday. Interim Chief Executive Officer Elmer Hyde met residents and business leaders at PRMC’s monthly Community Leadership Breakfast.

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Benefits of physical, occupational therapy

The beginnings of physical therapy can be traced back to 450 B.C. when Hippocrates used water therapy and massage to treat his patients for stress relief and healing. Little advancement occurred for centuries until the late 1800s when British nurses formulated the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and began instructing others in techniques found to be beneficial to their patients.

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New approach to hip surgery helps patients move better sooner

The human body is a marvelous — almost magical — creation. It can survive a tremendous punishment over the years. Given time and attention, it can recover from injuries and illnesses that would have killed it just 50 years ago.

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Senior Circle News

Membership in Senior Circle will help you get more out of life through health talks, social events, travel opportunities and valuable member-only discounts and privileges.

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Rim Country women invited to Wellness Forum

The March 29 Women’s Wellness Forum at the Payson High School this year will focus on sleep. Registration forms are available at the Mogollon Health Alliance, (928) 472-2588 or at Senior Circle (928) 472-9290. Registration is $15.

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Participants sought for adult day care survey

The Payson Alzheimer’s Group, the Payson Senior Center and Rim Country Health will conduct a survey to gauge the interest within the community in establishing an adult day care service.

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Women’s Wellness Forum focuses on power of sleep

The lack of sleep can lead to all kinds of problems — from short tempers to brain fog to stress to actual health issues. So, to address these problems and present ways to solve them, the sponsors of the annual Women’s Wellness Forum are making sleep the focus of the event Saturday, March 29.

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Humorist urges laughter for all that ails you

Bobbie Staten has always had a reputation for being a talker and for being funny.

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Dominant flu strain especially harmful to young people

PHOENIX – When Jamie Ison got a fever in early January, he didn’t expect that he’d end up in intensive care. But within three days, he was diagnosed with H1N1, and his body was failing fast.

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The greenest of exercise, but he’s still out of breath

So I’m huffing up this hill, thinking how gravity ain’t nearly as reliable a thing as Isaac Newton assumed. I haven’t done the measurements, but I’m pretty certain the gravitational constant has increased slowly, but steadily in the past 50 years.

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Health career scholarships

The Mogollon Health Alliance wants applications for its Human Health Career Scholarship by the end of March.

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Finding the perfect balance of essential fatty acids

The Healthy Foodie

So, I decided to take U of A Dr. Andrew Weil’s advice and add the most effective fat to my diet to help achieve my fountain of youth/quiotixesque dream of perfect health.

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MHA Calendar

March 11 and 12: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – $6 Indesign Jewelry Sale, west lobby of Payson Regional Medical Center.

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Students jumping for heart health

Driving down Rancho Road, passersby could not help but see the Payson Elementary School (PES) playground full of kids jumping up and down, flashes of bright color going around and around.