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12 Ways to a Healthy Holiday

Brighten the holidays with these 12 healthy holiday tips from Yavapai Regional Medical Center and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These little nuggets of conventional wisdom may remind us of small things our mothers used to say, things we too often forget. But put into practice these tips really […]

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YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen: Making a Delicious Meal in a Bowl While Raising Awareness for Lung Cancer Screening

Did you know that early detection of lung cancer saves lives and that lung cancer screening services are available at YRMC?  To raise awareness of the vital role regular imaging plays in lung cancer survival, we invited Jennifer Harvey, Nurse Navigator, Lung Cancer Screening and Care at YRMC, onto the […]

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Why Does Breast Density Matter?

You’re dedicated to your monthly self-exams and you follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for breast cancer screenings, given your age and family risk factors. But when it come to breast density, are you aware of dense breast tissue? An important part of breast cancer prevention is knowing your breast density […]

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Now Showing: Places in the Heart

Knowledge is power. This old saying rings true when you’re faced with medical decisions for yourself or someone you love. When it comes to heart care, these decisions can be life altering. Pierre Tibi, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the James Family Heart Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), […]

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Ultrasound-Guided Lavage for Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder: A Less Invasive Option for Shoulder Pain

Injuries, normal wear-and-tear, overuse from repetitive sports, or even sleeping incorrectly at night can all cause shoulder pain. Conservative methods for shoulder tendonitis treatment and other shoulder pain can decrease the potential need for future surgery and a long recovery. Drug therapies such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) as well […]

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YRMC’s James Family Heart Center Team Performs Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

The James Family Heart Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has reached another milestone. YRMC’s Heart Center recently performed its first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)—an emerging and highly complex heart valve surgery procedure. “Very few heart centers in Arizona, the region or even nationwide have the advanced technology, […]

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When Your Heart Skips a Beat

People use the expression “my heart skipped a beat” to describe excitement, fear and even love. But to Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Nisha Tung-Takher, MD, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) PhysicianCare Cardiology, an irregular heartbeat can have many meanings. An accomplished cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Tung has spent her medical career studying the […]

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YRMC Welcomes James F. Cahill, MD, Psychiatry

Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare is pleased to announce that James F. Cahill, MD, Psychiatry, has joined its team on Gail Gardner Way in Prescott. Dr. Cahill is a graduate of and completed psychiatry residency (chief resident) and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs at the West Virginia College of […]

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Asthma: It’s Not Just For Kids

Asthma is so associated with children that when an adult is diagnosed with the condition, it’s called “adult onset asthma.” It’s somewhat surprising that an equal percentage of adults and children in the United States – 8.3 percent – suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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YRMC Construction and Parking Alert!

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will soon begin an exciting and significant expansion project on its West Campus in Prescott. “This multi-year project will evolve YRMC West into a state-of-the-art medical and wellness campus,” said Frank Almendarez, MHSA, Chief Administrative Officer at YRMC. “The campus will include a new health […]

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How You Can Prevent a Brain Attack

Many in the medical community now use the phrase “brain attack” in place of “stroke.” That’s because strokes have lots in common with heart attacks. A heart attack happens when an artery that delivers blood to the heart becomes blocked. Deprived of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood, heart tissue begins to […]

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Making a Healthy, Hearty, Whole Grain Risotto in YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen!

Risotto is a hearty, belly-warming dish that’s traditionally made with just a few simple ingredients: short grain Arborio rice, flavorful stock, pungent onions, wine, creamy butter and Parmesan cheese. While traditional risotto is delicious, it’s not terribly nutritious; after all, it’s essentially a dish made with a lot of white […]

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Robert Candipan, PhD, MD Joins YRMC PhysicianCare Cardiology

Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare is pleased to welcome Robert Candipan, PhD, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, to its cardiology team on Ainsworth Drive in Prescott. Dr. Candipan has completed an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University […]

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Five Steps to Prevent Diabetes

One of the best health strategies is to prevent illness before it happens, especially when it comes to type 2 diabetes. While our genetics are hard wired, there are steps you can take to prevent diabetes and reduce your risk. In fact, before type 2 diabetes is diagnosed there’s a […]

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On the Set of YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen with Dr. Michael Macon, Medical Director of The Breast Care Center at YRMC

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Arizona, and Yavapai County has the third highest rate of breast cancer among all counties in the state.   While we have no control over some of the risks for breast cancer, including family history and genetics, maintaining a healthy […]

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That’s a Wrap!

These days, many of us are looking for convenient, easy meal ideas, but we want to make sure they’re as healthy as possible. Rita Carey Rubin, Registered Dietician, Diabetes Educator and host of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Your Healthy Kitchen, says that wraps can be some of the best choices […]

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10 Facts We Learned at YRMC’s Patient Blood Management Symposium

Science and history intersected during Patient Blood Management: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) 6th Annual Patient Blood Management (PBM) Symposium. Approximately 350 people – PBM advocates from across the southwest, physicians, nurses, college students and more – gathered for the 2018 PBM Symposium at Yavapai College […]

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The Story of TAVR Patient Number 12

Replacing damaged heart valves with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – a minimally invasive procedure – improves the quality of life for the critically ill people who undergo it, recent research reviews show. This is no surprise to Prescott Valley resident Nicholas “Red” Demino and his daughter, Lily Bergin, of […]

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Dr. Amad Zineldine Joins the Cardiology Team at YRMC PhysicianCare

Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare welcomes Amad Zineldine, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiology, to its growing cardiology team in Prescott Valley. Dr. Zineldine is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He completed a Cardiology Fellowship at Cornell University in New York City, New York. Dr. Zineldine […]

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Neurosurgeon Puts Life Lessons to Work

John Spitalieri, DO, believes in “repairing before replacing.” His parents – his mother a music teacher and his father a math/science teacher – impressed this value on him while growing up in New Jersey. “Whether we were fixing the car or repairing the lawnmower, it was my job and my […]

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My Memories of YRMC: Gwen Sick

Gwen Sick had dealt with back problems over the years, but nothing like she experienced in 2008 while she was planting 15 gallon trees at her home in Paulden. “I blew my back out,” she said. “I couldn’t function after that. When I walked, the lower part of my body […]

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YRMC Introduces Second HANA™ Table: Hospital Expands Availability of Revolutionary Hip Replacement Surgery

Anterior Approach hip replacement – a revolutionary alternative to conventional surgery is now available at either Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) West or East thanks to the recent addition of a second HANA™ Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Table. “The hospital is committed to ensuring our community has access to this minimally […]

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