Your Health


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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.

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ER doctors work to ease patient fears

Medical emergencies are stressful. But the emergency room doctors at Payson Regional Medical Center are committed to easing your fears if you have an encounter at the emergency room.

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Silent killers: Abdominal aneurysms kill 15,000 each year

Screening, treatment limit toll of vascular rupture striking 190,000 annually

Every year, 190,000 Americans develop abdominal aortic aneurysms. The resulting 15,000 deaths make it the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., Dr. Alfonso Munoz, M.D., told listeners at a recent Lunch & Learn program at the Senior Circle.

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Ask the pharmacist

I have been taking a name brand medication for the past three years. Recently, my doctor prescribed a generic. Is the generic as effective as the name brand? Why would my doctor prescribe a generic over a name brand?

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News & Notes in Brief

Residents of the Rim Country are invited to a farewell gathering in honor of departing Payson Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Chris Wolf and his wife, Mary.

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Senior Circle Weekly Calendar of Events

Monday: Tai Chi 9-10 a.m.

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Welcome to Rim Country Health

Where motto is: ‘Our residents come first’

Rim Country Health provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and independent senior apartment living for area residents.

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Rim Country Health stakes claim in community service

The owners and operators of Rim Country Health are proud to tell the community their facility is locally owned.

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The Doctor Is In — Mike Darnell, D.O.

Orthopedic surgeon, black belt practices what he preaches

Mike Darnell, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon with Payson Regional Bone & Joint and a third-degree black belt with several artificial joints, practices what he preaches.

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That pain in the neck could be a jaw problem

The truth about TMD

Going to the dentist is almost always about teeth, gums and dental health. But it can also involve the joint that makes the jaw work and avoiding temporal mandibular disorder (TMD).