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Breathe Easier with Classes from YRMC

The Respiratory Wellness Program at Yavapai Regional Medical Center has published its first quarter, 2018 schedule of Respiratory Wellness Classes. The classes are free of charge and available to all area residents as a service to our community. You’ll gain valuable knowledge about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic […]

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Say No to Tobacco in 2018

Are you thinking about quitting tobacco? We have some very encouraging numbers for you: 20 MINUTES after smoking your last cigarette, your blood pressure decreases and your pulse rate drops to normal. 8 HOURS after quitting, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. 24 HOURS after quitting, […]

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For Fresh Food and Fun, Visit the Winter Farmers Market in Prescott and Prescott Valley!

Looking for vibrant, fresh, delicious, nutrient-packed produce? The Prescott Farmers Market has it, even in the winter! Our local farmers get creative when the weather turns chilly to bring flavorful greens; pungent garlic, onions and leeks; savory winter squash; tender potatoes; brightly-flavored herbs; the sweetest carrots; perfect parsnips; brilliantly bold […]

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Circulatory Problems and Non-Healing Wounds? Help is Here Thanks to YRMC’s New Vein Center

People who suffer from circulatory problems in their legs know the condition is painful, debilitating and complicated. “Circulatory problems are very dangerous and limit how people live and enjoy their lives,” said Anil Kumar, MD, FACCP, RPVI, Medical Director of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Vein Center. What causes these […]

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Local Radiology Practice Adds New Radiologist

Timothy Olthoff, DO, has joined Prescott Radiologists, the radiology practice that supports Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott Medical Imaging and Prescott Valley Medical Imaging. Dr. Olthoff is a board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologist who has been practicing for over 10 years. He earned his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, […]

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Super Salsas

There are as many salsa recipes as there are cooks, especially in the Southwest. After all, salsa means ‘sauce’ and can be made with an endless variety of fresh and seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs. Salsa pairs well with grilled, roasted or stuffed vegetables, eggs, a bowl of beans or […]

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Meet Western Medicine’s Acupuncture

When Darlene Harmon, PT, describes dry needling, people usually ask if it’s similar to acupuncture. “We use the same needles, but that’s where the similarity ends,” said Harmon, a Physical Therapist in Physical Rehabilitation Services at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Dry needling – sometimes called clinical or Western acupuncture […]

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Lung Cancer Screening: A Sigh of Relief

Heavy and long-term smokers, current smokers, or people with a family history of lung cancer now have lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) available at Prescott Medical Imaging (PMI), Prescott Valley Medical Imaging (PVMI) and Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) East in Prescott Valley. Lung cancer often has […]

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Parents: Get the Yavapai Kids App

Busy parents, wouldn’t it be great to have a free smartphone app that features reliable, local information on child care, education, healthcare, support services and more? Look no more, the Big & Little Kids Book – A Yavapai Kids Resource Guide mobile phone app – sponsored by the Arizona Community Foundation of […]

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New Cardiologist at YRMC PhysicianCare Cardiology

Soundos K. Moualla, MD, FACC, FSCAI, has joined the Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare Cardiology team at 802 Ainsworth Drive in Prescott. Dr. Moualla completed her medical degree at the National University of Ireland 
in Dublin, Ireland. Her post-doctoral education and training includes: Rotating Internship: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, […]

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Phillips Family Builds a Prescott Legacy

The year was 1948. Prescott – a town of about 6,000 – was getting on its post-war feet: building roads, opening schools and modernizing medical care. “When Mel and I arrived, the physicians were still pouring ether for anesthesia,” said Jean N. Phillips. “Mel introduced sophisticated anesthesia to the community.” […]

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When to Keep Your Child Home from School

It’s back-to-school time, so it may not be long before you’re faced with that dreaded question: Is my child’s tummy ache or runny nose reason enough to keep him or her home from school? “It’s a tough call for parents,” said Jennifer Tidroski, DO, Pediatrician at YRMC PhysicianCare’s Ponderosa Pediatrics […]

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Taco Time at Mortimer Farms

It’s summertime! That means that the gardens at Mortimer Farms in Dewey are brimming with fresh produce like strawberries, zucchini, summer squash, potatoes and onions. Rita Carey Rubin, Registered Dietician, Diabetes Educator and host of YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen stopped by Mortimer’s for a tour and an al fresco cooking […]

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TAVR Turns Nine Months Old!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program has been up and running since November 2016, and is making a positive difference for local patients. Initially, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the program for high risk patients. “These were patients in their upper 80s […]

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Good News from the WYGC Crisis Stabilization Unit!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center is pleased to share this story about the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Crisis Stabilization Unit. Our thanks to YRMC HealthConnect contributors Laura Norman, Executive Director of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation, and Cindy Brown, Development Manager of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation. Community support and donations have […]

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The Truth About Babies and Juice

Is fruit juice a staple in your little one’s diet? If your child is 12 months or younger, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests a diet that’s free of fruit juice. The new recommendation – the first change on this subject since 2001 – is linked to rising childhood […]

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YRMC’s 2017 Florence Nightingale Winner 

This year’s recipient of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Florence Nightingale Award is an amazing nurse. Lisa Steinbrink (pictured left in the photo) practices her nursing profession with the care and compassion that her patients deserve. Lisa has grown into her nursing career here with us at YRMC. She started at […]

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Summer and Strep Throat are Here

“My throat hurts,” are three words parents may be hearing from their little ones in the coming weeks. Pediatricians at Ponderosa Pediatrics in Prescott – as well as healthcare providers in the Phoenix area – are seeing an increase in children with strep throat. “Most parents think their children are less […]

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Are You Tough Enough to Wear Pink?

Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. – host of the World’s Oldest Rodeo® – and Wrangler’s® Tough Enough to Wear Pink initiative recently presented The BreastCare Center at YRMC with a $2,500 donation. “We’re thankful for this generous gift,” said John Amos, President and Chief Executive Officer, YRMC. “Thanks in part to the […]

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Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care – How They are Different

Many people don’t know there’s a difference between palliative medicine and hospice care, but the two have separate roles in healthcare delivery. Palliative medicine focuses on making patients comfortable, alleviating symptoms and coordinating care among the entire healthcare team. Ideally, palliative medicine begins when a patient is diagnosed with a […]

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Caring for our Kids: New Pediatrician Jennifer Tidroski Joins Community!

Pediatrician Jennifer Tidroski, DO, has joined YRMC PhysicianCare’s Ponderosa Pediatrics in Prescott. A graduate of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Tidroski completed a pediatric residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Tidroski also […]

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Eat Well … Be Well – Prescott Meals On Wheels – YRMC Your Healthy Kitchen

Breakfast trays now arrive to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) patients with something extra. Along with their morning meal, hospital patients receive a card that promotes the availability of home-delivered meals from Prescott Meals On Wheels following hospitalization. “Some people may need assistance with meals during their recovery so we […]

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YRMC Reversing Heart Disease Support Group: Learning Together to Manage and Possibly Reverse Disease

In 1978, cardiologist Dean Ornish, MD, set out to prove that healthy lifestyle habits and a plant-based diet could stop, and even reverse, the progression of heart disease. Fast-forward thirty-nine years: the Ornish Reversal Program™ has helped thousands of people significantly improve their heart function, restore vibrant health, and even […]

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Welcome to the Quad Cities, TAVR! Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally-invasive procedure performed collaboratively by interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Typically, people who have aortic stenosis (narrowing) or malfunction of the aortic valve need open heart surgery to replace the damaged valve. A valve controls the passage of blood from the heart to […]

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New PA Kimberley Scott Joins YRMC PhysicianCare

YRMC PhysicianCare Gastroenterology recently welcomed Physician Assistant Kimberley Scott, MHS, PA-C, to their team. Scott graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Injury Management. She also has earned certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. YRMC PhysicianCare Gastroenterology is located […]

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