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Weathering COPD

Many people look forward to the chilly temperatures and brisk breezes that signal the season change in Yavapai County. However, for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the season change may mean increased wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest. “COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard […]

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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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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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