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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.

Pseudogout is gout’s relative

I have pseudogout. It’s hard for me to explain to people, so I either tell them I have gout or I don’t tell them anything. Will you do me a favor and explain it in the paper?

Dr. Lowe awarded VA contract

Rim Country veterans can get some of their medical care close to home from Dr. Michael Lowe, with the award of a contract to provide satellite clinic services to veterans registered with the Phoenix Veterans Administration Hospital.

Coping with time-crunched physicians

Tips for patients to get the most out of their visit with their doctor

It’s not your imagination — you’re getting less time with your doctor.

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Seniors travel with Circle membership

Variety of trips planned through 2013 and 2014

Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle is a membership program committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and better.