Reflecting over the past two years, long-term medical insurance would have reduced the financial stress I confronted after my wife, Janet, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, applying for Arizona’s long-term care programs after Janet was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s took a year-and-a-half before we finally received benefits.
No one enjoys being in a hospital emergency room, but that is where Len and I found ourselves a couple weeks ago. As careful as we try to be at our ages, he had taken a fall and was experiencing back pain.
Have you discovered Cronuts yet? The pastries are a cross between a croissant and a donut and are sweeping the country from New York City to San Francisco.
I suffer from premature auricular contractions. I have seen a couple of doctors about it, but none seems to consider them worth discussing. I was told I didn’t need to do anything. I wasn’t given any medicines. Does this deserve more attention?
I am celebrating my 75th birthday in two months. Up to now, I have had mammograms every year, sometimes every two years. Can I stop?
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.
Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home.
For Medicare patients, getting a “physical” requires running a paperwork maze — mostly because it is not an actual physical.
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?
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.
What is the purpose of making all Coumadin users make a separate trip to a nurse for having their blood checked?
A warm welcome to Todd Youtz, new cook at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.
I’m a 26-year-old woman with an embarrassing problem. I’m growing a mustache. What causes this?
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?
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.