Most people older than 65 have high blood pressure, but this group also has the least success in controlling the condition, Dr. Jennifer Dumbolton told members of the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle at a Lunch & Learn program April 24. Some 50 million people have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
I have vitiligo, and it keeps spreading over my body. My father had it on his legs. I’m an older lady of brown complexion. This vitiligo is so embarrassing. I wear slacks every day, except to church. Do you know of any cover-ups for it?
Rim seniors, their families and caregivers can learn about the many resources available at the Senior Connections Conference next week. The deadline to register for the free program is Friday, May 3. Call (520) 836-2758 or 1-(800)-293-9393.
IBS — Irritable Bowel Syndrome — is uncomfortable, but it’s not fatal, Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny told Senior Circle members at a Lunch and Learn earlier this month. Zakaluzny, with Payson Surgery Associates, is a board certified general surgeon with extensive experience in gastrointestinal endoscopy and diseases, general gynecology, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries, as well as interest in surgical nutrition and surgical infection.
It has been said that to stay young at heart one should keep open to new thoughts and experiences and never quit learning.
Jumping through all the hoops and meeting all the assorted deadlines to get Medicare after paying for it through a lifetime of work is bad enough.
Pain, stiffness, cramping of ‘trigger finger’ may stem from tendon swelling, strain
Our hands get lots of action and sometimes all that movement can result in problems like trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Star Valley will likely use its next installment of federal Community Development Block Grant money to help subsidize Meals on Wheels and taxi programs for seniors.
What does the gallbladder do? I’m going to have mine out. How does losing it affect life?
Medicare ensures no interruption in services as plans terminate
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will ensure continuous medical and prescription drug coverage for beneficiaries enrolled in Universal Health Care Medicare health plans that terminated April 1.
April is such a cheerful month; filled with bright sunshine, warm breezes, birdsong and best of all in Rim Country, a multitude of blossoming trees.
At a recent cocktail party, a nurse admonished me for chewing ice. She said that it indicates an iron deficiency. I get blood work done every six months. My doctor has never said anything about an iron deficiency or any other issue. I am 65 and in good health
ALTCS can help provide safety net for senior citizens
As the population ages, everyone should make a plan to obtain care in case of a disabling injury or illness. Unfortunately, options are both limited and expensive.
As someone preparing for a liver biopsy, please discuss the procedure, recovery and possible side effects.
I take Coumadin because of atrial fibrillation. I’ve taken it for 13 years. Never in all those years has anyone, doctor or nurse, told me not to eat lettuce or other salad greens. My cousin just did. She wasn’t sure why, but she said those foods mess up Coumadin. I have regular blood tests. None has shown that my Coumadin level needs adjusting. What is this green vegetable taboo?