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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).

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Libbie Mangum joins staff at Payson Physical Therapy

Libbie Mangum, PT recently joined the therapy team at Payson Physical Therapy and Sports Training Center. She has practiced in Payson for the past three years at a care facility.

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The two sides of the ‘fat’ story

The Healthy Foodie

Fats are bad!

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Mini-stroke can inflict maximum damage

Mini-strokes, also known as a transient ischemic attacks (TIA), might last only a few seconds or so, but they demand the same immediate attention as a major stroke.

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Prevent heart disease by knowing risk factors

It’s February and that means it is American Heart Month. Before you skip this article, ask yourself — no matter what your age — is there a history of heart disease, high cholesterol or high blood pressure in your family? Have any relatives died from a stroke or a heart attack?

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Take it from us: They’re wearing red

Holly Crump, Amity Justice, program coordinators for the Eastern Area Health Education Center, teamed up with Sanja Long and Heather Williams from the Mogollon Health Alliance to don red to improve awareness of heart disease among women.

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Cardiovascular Disease: Know the symptoms

Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack” where no one doubts what’s happening.