Samuel G. Loveless has joined Payson Care Center as its new executive director.
My husband and I are in our 50s. Both of us had an exam this year from different doctors. Blood tests showed that we both have hepatitis C. What is the treatment if we ever do?
When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace, which is designed to help you find health insurance that fits your budget.
Love — What a strange thing it is… I hope you all had a happy Valentine’s Day.
Tonto Apache Health Fair seeks to combat diabetes with education
The Tonto-Apache Tribe hired Cassandra Stouder to educate them on living with Type 2 diabetes and she has not failed them.
Medical center hosts overflow session on avoiding our No. 1 killer
The health of our hearts is in our hands — that is the takeaway a packed house at the Senior Circle received from a panel of four experts.
New addition offers rehabilitation and outpatient therapy
Rim Country Health’s new occupational therapist Richard Staudt is helping the facility expand its outpatient services and focus.
Beginning Feb. 1, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax counseling and tax preparation assistance for people of middle and low incomes with special attention given to people over 60.
My mother made all her children chew their food at least 25 times. She claimed that it helped food digest. I gave this up when I left home at 18. Is there any evidence that chewing that number of times aids digestion?
Monitoring systems can look for cancer, gluten sensitivity, intestinal problems from the inside
Investigating gastric distress is getting easier for doctors who are using a pill camera and other technology, Dr. Luis Coppelli told members of the Senior Circle and guests on Jan. 23.
Many months ago, my feet turned numb. The numbness has spread up to my knees. It has made me quite unsteady when I walk. My doctor can’t find a cause or treatment for this. Can you suggest anything?
Mister and Mrs. Santa compare notes with some helpful elves at Payson Care Center.
Expert says dramatic rise in prescriptions has spurred illegal sales, lethal overdoses
An estimated 40 percent of the elderly are selling their pain medications to supplement their Social Security incomes.
James W. Schouten, M.D., a local family medicine physician and medical director of Hospice Compassus – Payson, recently earned a sub-specialty certification in Hospice and Palliative Care from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).
Following these simple steps may keep flu away from vulnerable elderly
Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care companies, has tips to help seniors fight the flu.