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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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Four Reasons to Re-think Compression Socks

They aren’t “Project Runway” material but compression socks can keep your stride healthy. These socks – snug at the feet with a gradually looser fit on the leg – can prevent blood clots, also called “deep vein thrombosis” (DVT). “I recommend compression socks for patients who have chronic venous insufficiency, […]

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Curious About Patient Blood Management? Watch YRMC’s Live Broadcast on October 25

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in Patient Blood Management (PBM). The public has the opportunity to learn from these PBM pioneers by watching Patient Blood Management: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, YRMC’s sixth PBM Symposium. The Symposium will be broadcast live via the Internet for the […]

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Your Main Event. Find it on YRMC HealthConnect.

Living Well with Diabetes … Heart and Soul Breast Cancer Support Group … United Blood Services Blood Drive, Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Community Outreach events probably feature something of interest to you. “YRMC has an incredibly robust menu of Community Outreach events,” said Ken Boush, YRMC’s Director of Marketing […]

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Five Tips to Prevent the Flu this Season

Autumn ranks as our country’s favorite season, but even it has its downside – namely, seasonal flu. “People tend to minimize the flu,” said Sharon Lee, FNP-C, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, YRMC PhysicianCare Family and Internal Medicine in Prescott Valley. “The flu is more than a bad cold that keeps […]

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The Beat Goes On: A New Tune for CPR

“The Beat Goes On” was recorded decades ago by Sonny and Cher, but today it’s the motivational theme behind a new way of performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) that was adopted recently by Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA), Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI), as it’s called, […]

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Dr. Pamela Lusk Joins the Ponderosa Pediatrics Team

Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare is pleased to welcome Pamela Lusk, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Lusk has joined the Ponderosa Pediatrics team on Centerpointe West Drive in Prescott. She is a Doctoral graduate and has completed a Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health at […]

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YRMC’s PAWS Program: A Dog’s Tale

A few Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) therapists use unconventional techniques to help patients overcome the stress of illness. Bridget – a member of YRMC’s Pets Are Warm Support (PAWS) – recommends a scratch behind the ears or a pat on the head. A Boxer, Bridget joined the pet therapy […]

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