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No major holidays in August, but lots of fun

August, the month with the royal name, is not very royal at all. It’s lazy and laid-back, time to sit on the front porch (if you have one) or on the patio, sipping lemonade, savoring the garden harvests, or stretching out in the hammock with a good book.

Home health care services and Medicare

Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home.

Doctors offer advice in navigating maze of Medicare ‘physical’

For Medicare patients, getting a “physical” requires running a paperwork maze — mostly because it is not an actual physical.

Why does eating cause runny nose?

I started to take thyroid medicine for hypothyroidism in 1997 and still take it every morning. My blood tests indicate I am taking the correct dose. How long do I take this medicine? Is it safe?

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Reforms cut cost of indigent care

For most doctors, it’s easier to explain heart surgery than medical bills — especially with the major changes coming as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

Smoking isn’t only cause of emphysema

What is the purpose of making all Coumadin users make a separate trip to a nurse for having their blood checked?

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Senior Center welcomes new cook

A warm welcome to Todd Youtz, new cook at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

Hormones can cause female facial hair

I’m a 26-year-old woman with an embarrassing problem. I’m growing a mustache. What causes this?

DASH to lower blood pressure

I was very interested in your column on the DASH diet. Is there a diet sheet listing all the items pertaining to this diet? How can I get one?

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Get your game on at Circle & Center

It started when two Native American flutists, teacher and performer Betty Acker and new flute player and aficionado Tom Russell, decided to form a Native American Flute Circle in Rim Country.

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Veteran physical therapist joins Payson Regional Home Health

Mike Crossman left Southern California and came to Payson in 1987. The veteran physical therapist thought he was trading the fast pace of urban life for a slower rhythm.

Inpatient or outpatient? It makes a difference

When you go to a hospital, does it make any difference if you’re considered an “inpatient” or an “outpatient?” Yes, it does.

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Watch out for scams

Attention, seniors! Please be very careful in giving out personal information via computer, telephone and regular mail or in person.

Atrial flutter puts heart in overdrive

I have been diagnosed with atrial flutter. My cardiologist wants to perform a catheter ablation on me and says it’s a safe procedure. Do you agree?

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Senior Center’s beginning yoga class time changes

June is pure magic. It transforms Rim Country into a fairyland of blossom and birdsong.