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The debate over circumcision

What does the gallbladder do? I’m going to have mine out. How does losing it affect life?

Universal Health plans terminated from Medicare, Medicaid offerings

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.

New yoga classes at Senior Center

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.

Remote link between heartburn, cancer

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

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Plan now to use state’s long-term care system

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.

Sciatica often leaves on its own

As someone preparing for a liver biopsy, please discuss the procedure, recovery and possible side effects.

Men do get urinary tract infections

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?

State eyes oversight of health care changes

Although Arizona has decided not to establish a health insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act, a lawmaker wants to make sure the state maintains its oversight of insurers and policies.

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Eat right with personalized food choices

March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus on healthy eating and sound physical activity habits.

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Our pets are good for our health

Drive through any neighborhood in Payson and you are sure to see people walking their dogs — I don’t know if any survey has ever been done, but it seems to me that Payson has one of the largest dog populations in the country.

Life is still good without an appendix

When is the better time to take medicines: a.m. or p.m.?

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Payson Care Center has new executive director

Samuel G. Loveless has joined Payson Care Center as its new executive director.

Hepatitis C

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?

New way to buy health insurance

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.

Remembering our marriage proposals

Love — What a strange thing it is… I hope you all had a happy Valentine’s Day.