Q. What about the heart?
Though laughter is often referred to as “the best medicine” no definitive study has been conducted to determine the effects of laughter on overall human health, leaving open the possibility that maintaining a good sense of humor and a positive attitude are just as important, if not more important, than finding time to laugh each day.
Rim Country women are reminded to register for the 2015 Women’s Wellness Forum, which is Saturday, March 21 in the Bingo Hall of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. The cost is $15 per person. See the registration form on this page or contact the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 474-2588 for details.
Margaret Bennett is a spunky 78-year-old with a big smile and a survivor’s drive.
Every year skilled nursing facilities undergo a survey by the State Department of Health Services.
The Healthy Foodie
Always a sucker for delicious food, I jumped at the chance to attend a cooking demonstration on quinoa by local chef Gerardo Moceri. Catch was — he decided to cook in the Anytime Fitness Gym.
Your thyroid gland, located just below your neck in front of your larynx, secretes hormones through your bloodstream to every cell and every organ in your body.
Dr. Elliot Maness, D.O., recently joined Payson Surgery Associates and was the guest speaker at the Feb. 18 Lunch & Learn program at the Senior Circle.
Mindy Strickling is the new marketing director for Payson Regional Medical Center, taking over the position from Jan Parsons, who has served as interim for quite some time.
More evidence points to the importance of routine eye exams, not only to pinpoint potential conditions of the eye, but also to serve as windows to diseases that affect the entire body.
Stress is a fact of life. How an individual handles it is a major factor in their health and well-being.
February is Heart Month. A big factor in heart health is stress. When you’ve got an unexpected bill, a dead car battery or family trouble on your hands, are you like a cartoon character with steam shooting out of your ears or do you take appropriate steps to manage your stress?
The Senior Circle, at 215 N. Beeline Hwy., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday.
Diabetes, obesity, smoking, mental health, cost of care pose health crisis
Gila County residents die sooner and suffer more health problems due to obesity, diabetes, teen pregnancy and smoking than residents in the rest of the state or nation, according to a survey of the health status of the county’s 53,000 residents.
Gilbert pediatrician Tim Jacks went to Washington to testify on the importance of vaccination, but he told senators that he was there not as a doctor but as a father.