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Palliative Medicine: It’s About How You Live

In the minds of most, medicine and technology go hand-in-hand. But, for palliative medicine – a medical specialty focused on improving quality of life for people facing life-limiting, chronic, or serious illness – effective communication is the most important tool. “Palliative medicine doesn’t have fancy instruments,” said Ann Curry, MHS, […]

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Yavapai Regional Medical Center to Expand Visitation Restrictions and Pause Some Elective Procedures

In response to rising COVID-19 infection rates throughout the community, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has made the difficult decision to expand visitor restrictions beginning Tuesday, November 24. Hospital-based elective procedures that require an inpatient stay will pause beginning Thursday, November 26 through Friday, December 4. Procedures in […]

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Chronic Pain: How to Treat it, Not Just Manage it

Aching, throbbing, excruciating and relentless—chronic pain can be all of those and still difficult to describe for people experiencing it. “I compare chronic pain to a snowball that grows bigger as it rolls downhill,” said Cheryl Van Demark, PT, C-IAYT, Physical Rehabilitation Services, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). […]

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World Diabetes Day: A Day of Diabetes Prevention

By Justin Khoa Ma, Pharm.D., Pharmacy, Yavapai Regional Medical Center Did you know that one in two adults with diabetes remain undiagnosed? Multiple factors, such as family history, age, and obesity, increases the risk of diabetes. In 2019, approximately 463 million adults were living with diabetes globally; this is expected […]

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Top Orthopedic Surgeon to Lead New Yavapai Regional Medical Group

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has expanded its network of multispecialty medical practices to include Yavapai Regional Medical Group, Orthopedic Surgical Services. Francisco Jaume, DO, an accomplished orthopedic surgeon with 28 years of experience, will serve as Lead Orthopedist for Yavapai Regional Medical Group, Orthopedic Surgical Services (formerly Yavapai Regional […]

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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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Living a Full Life with Diabetes

Diabetes is serious. More than 34 million adult Americans have it, or about 1 in 10 people. Approximately 88 million adults have prediabetes, or 1 in 3 people. Further, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States—and the number one cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations and adult […]

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Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center Complete Affiliation

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Dignity Health have completed an affiliation, uniting two strong healthcare systems that are committed to creating healthier communities by providing accessible, affordable and innovative health services. The affiliation will scale best-in-class clinical services, recruit and retain primary care providers and top medical specialists, and […]

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AzHHA Announces John Amos as New Board Chairman

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) Board of Directors announced John Amos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), as its new Board Chair. The board also voted to approve the addition of three new executives to the board. The AzHHA Board of Directors represents […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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