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Taking On Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a annual observance aimed at raising both awareness and funding. The funding is for research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and ultimately the cure for breast cancer. Awareness is generated in part through a pink ribbon, a symbol of solidarity among women and families touched by the […]

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Flu Shots More Important Than Ever

As the flu season approaches, we stand the risk of contracting another respiratory illness on top of COVID-19. Along with the risk to ourselves, the flu virus could pressure healthcare resources, strain testing capacity, and increase the risk of people catching both diseases at once. That’s why getting a flu […]

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Dr. William Lockwood Recognized for Excellence

Dr. William Lockwood, Infectious Disease Specialist with YRMC PhysicianCare, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Award. The award, presented annually by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, is given to an individual that has demonstrated excellence in the field of healthcare. Dr. Lockwood has been a source of truth, […]

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Free Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Help from YRMC

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is offering free expert assistance to families and individuals who want health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. During open enrollment 2021 – November 1 through December 15, 2020 – YRMC’s Certified Application Counselors (CACs) will provide assistance by appointment. “For years, YRMC has […]

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Protect Your Child With a Flu Shot

This is the year when kids need their flu shots more than ever. If your child contracts COVID-19 and hasn’t had their flu shot, they may wind up with both respiratory illnesses at once. And that could be dangerous. “We still don’t know what co-infection might look like,” said Matthew […]

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Carb Counting for Diabetics: A YRMC Healthy Conversations Presentation

Counting carbohydrates is a staple of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. During sessions with experts like YRMC’s Wendy Nelson, RDN, people with diabetes learn how to manage their diets, weight and health. In fact, Nelson’s enthusiasm for healthy and delicious foods will no doubt make […]

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Treating Prostate Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is hard, no matter the kind, no matter the stage. If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, at least know this. It grows more slowly than most other cancers. And it is usually caught early. Meaning the cancer cells probably haven’t spread beyond the prostate. This also […]

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Get Toned at Home: A YRMC Healthy Conversations Presentation

Setting up a home fitness program doesn’t have to be complicated, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you’re successful, and of course, safe. What’s step one? “Make sure your program includes full-body exercise,” said Danyelle Schott, Certified Personal Trainer, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Pendleton […]

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YRMC Outpatient Laboratory Ready to Serve Community

On Monday, September 28, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) opens a new state-of-the-art outpatient laboratory testing center in Prescott Valley. The Outpatient Draw Center at YRMC East will serve Quad Cities residents’ laboratory exam needs, including blood work and other physician-ordered laboratory studies at: 7880 East Florentine Road Prescott Valley, […]

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Up and Away

With the drop of a beam, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) crossed another milestone in its long-term commitment to expand and enhance medical services throughout the region. This beam, the last structural beam to fall into place, seals the framework for a new Health and Wellness Center on the campus […]

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Detect Prostate Cancer Early

During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month remember—when you detect prostate cancer early your chances of successful treatment go up exponentially. The importance of early detection ranks right up there with knowing your risks and practicing prevention, prostate topics covered in an earlier story on YRMC HealthConnect. One of the best […]

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Prevent Prostate Cancer

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month falls each year in September. It’s an annual time to advocate for men’s prostate health and reclaim your power over prostate cancer. YRMC backs this drive to support men and their families by raising awareness of this particular form of cancer. Plus, YRMC offers new services around screening […]

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Swallowing Issues and Aging: What You Should Consider

If you’re experiencing difficulty swallowing, mealtime or even taking a drink of water can be an unpleasant experience. You may even be avoiding your medications because they’re difficult to swallow. “Problems with swallowing should not be underestimated,” said Courtney Brimm, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “It’s […]

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How Are You Doing?

Many people are saying their minds need a break right about now. That they need to shore up their peace-of-mind. We get it because our Vision of a Total Healing Environment values the relationship between body, mind and spirit. National statistics continue to reflect mounting mental health concerns stemming from […]

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Dr. Anil Kumar: Why Worrying About Your Varicose Veins is Not Vain

Varicose veins are more than a cosmetic issue, according to Anil Kumar, MD, ABVLM, RPVI, RPhS, FACC, FSVM, Medical Director of The Vein Center at YRMC in Prescott Valley. “Varicose veins are a potentially dangerous health issue that people often overlook,” Dr. Kumar said. “Without treatment, symptoms may progress and […]

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Tips for Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet from YRMC Nutritionist Danyelle Schott

What’s the easiest way to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need from a plant-based diet? “Enjoy the rainbow,” said Danyelle Schott, Certified Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “The more colors – like red apples, orange peppers, green kale and purple grapes – the […]

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Learn from Your Laptop (or other device) with YRMC’s Healthy Conversations

There are lots of Healthy Conversations on the horizon thanks to Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) new virtual speakers bureau, which launches July 15 on YRMC HealthConnect. “This is a new era in how people will participate in and access YRMC’s high-quality health education presentations,” said Ken Boush, YRMC’s Director […]

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Emergencies Can’t Wait

COVID-19 has taken many lives directly. But it has indirectly claimed other lives as well. One way it has done this is by instilling fear in people who urgently needed emergency care for things like strokes, heart attacks or other life-threatening events. These people wouldn’t call 911 or go to […]

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Please Wear This

While COVID-19 continues to spread across Arizona, the issue of whether or not to wear a mask remains a point of debate. Some argue it does nothing to kill the virus. Some say a mask compromises their personal freedom. Others assert they are stronger than any virus bug. While others […]

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Four Reasons to Choose Prostate MRI

June is Men’s Health Month, the ideal time to highlight prostate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This is an important advancement to how physicians diagnose conditions of the prostate—the walnut-sized gland below the bladder in men. And that’s good news for men throughout Yavapai County. “Prostate MRI can prevent some biopsies […]

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A Wake-Up Call for Your Leg Health

When it comes to lesions of the lower leg, many people take a wait-and-see-approach to seeking treatment. Yet, venous leg ulcers (VLUs) – which account for 70 to 90 percent of ulcers found on the lower legs – can quickly become painful and dangerous to your health. This is why […]

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Your Best Fitness Program Ever

What do you want from a fitness program? A healthy heart … an amazing core … some fun … and a routine that keeps you motivated? That’s a lot to expect from one fitness program. But it is possible, especially if you follow the advice of Jill Potter, RN, ACSM-CEP, […]

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Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health Explore Possible Collaboration

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Dignity Health are currently involved in discussions to evaluate a potential collaboration between the two organizations. YRMC, with acute care hospitals in Prescott and Prescott Valley, primary and specialty care clinics, and extensive outpatient services, has been serving western Yavapai County since 1943. “Yavapai […]

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What does Breast Cancer Feel Like?

Juliann Reiland, MD, FACS, a breast surgeon for the past two decades, has felt her fair share of breast cancers. To show women who ask what breast cancer feels like, Dr. Reiland, YRMC PhysicianCare Breast Surgery, carries a small, jagged, gravel rock in her pocket. While Dr. Reiland recommends annual […]

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing

“Slow the spread” is a rallying cry for COVID-19. But, when it comes to information about testing for COVID-19, stopping the spread of misinformation is a challenge faced by public health leaders and healthcare providers. Two experts involved with Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) response to COVID-19 recently shared their […]

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Working (Out) from Home

The COVID-19 outbreak is keeping us from the fitness center, but it doesn’t need to prevent us from getting our exercise. The workout you crushed at the gym can be modified for a home routine. If you didn’t exercise before, starting a program now can control your weight and help […]

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Don’t Take COVID-19 Home With You

People started out thinking we could catch COVID-19 just by breathing in another person’s sneeze. Or by shaking hands and then touching our faces. While these things are true, it didn’t take long to realize the virus can also latch onto surfaces. It can potentially adhere to our clothes and […]

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Keeping Reusable Cloth Masks Safe

  Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) encourages you to wear cloth face coverings while in public. This follows new recommendations by the CDC aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Instructions for making a DIY cloth mask can be found on the CDC website. All cloth masks should: fit snugly […]

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Our List of Reliable COVID-19 Sources

There’s lots of information online about COVID-19, but not all of it’s accurate. Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) recommends these state and national sources for reliable information during the COVID-19 pandemic: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker CDC Key Facts Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey State […]

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Two COVID-19 Hotlines Ready for Your Calls

Arizona has two new hotlines to contact for accurate and reliable information about COVID-19: The Yavapai County Community Health Services COVID-19 Hotline may be reached at (928) 442-5103 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. The statewide COVID-19 Hotline – available in Arizona by calling 2-1-1 – is available daily from […]

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Arizona Gives Day is On the Way

Add April 7, 2020 – Arizona Gives Day – to your smartphone, laptop or favorite calendar app. A statewide day of online charitable giving, Arizona Gives Day is a great way to support the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation and the many critical YRMC programs that support your community. The […]

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Is Vitamin D Good for Your Heart?

When they say every body needs milk, they’re partly talking about Vitamin D. According to science, this fat-soluble vitamin helps the body absorb the calcium and phosphate it needs to build and preserve bone strength. But does science support a direct link between vitamin D and cardiovascular health? Can we […]

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A New Home for YRMC Preventive Medicine and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation

Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Wellness Center – home to Preventive Medicine (Pendleton Center) and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation in Prescott – has moved to a newly remodeled location at: 1112 Iron Springs Road Prescott, Arizona 86305 Pendleton Center in Prescott: (928) 771-5794 YRMC Physical Rehabilitation Services in Prescott: (928) 771-5131 […]

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Why Doctors Love YRMC’s Structural Heart Program

Edwards Lifesciences needed an innovative structural heart team to inspire the thousands of interventional cardiologists gathering for its 2019 think tank at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) in San Francisco. The TCT is the world’s largest and most important educational meeting for interventional cardiovascular medicine specialists— physicians who heal the […]

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YRMC Launches Clinical Research Program

In our connected world, the latest information about your recent medical diagnosis is as close as a Google search. Sprinkled throughout those search results you’ll typically find information about research studies involving leading-edge treatments, new medical devices and groundbreaking therapies. “Research studies are the foundation of medicine,” said Lynn Bessette, […]

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Adam Feingold, MD: YRMC 2019 Physician of the Year

Kind, compassionate and willing to share his knowledge with staff are three recurring phrases employees and medical staff members use to describe Adam Feingold, MD, FACOG, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) 2019 Total Healing Environment Physician of the Year. “I am truly grateful and honored for this incredible recognition from […]

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Don’t Let Chronic Pain Define You

If you are one of the millions of people in this country who struggle with chronic pain, you know firsthand how it can hinder your quality of life. You may have explored just about everything in an attempt to cope with your pain—injections, medications, chiropractic care, surgery—yet the pain persists. […]

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