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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Design and Enhanced Navigation Features Introduced to YRMC’s Patient Portal, YRMC CareConnect

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and YRMC PhysicianCare patients will find a fresh new design featuring improved navigation the next time they log-on to YRMC’s on-line patient portal, YRMC CareConnect. “We want our patients to have the best experience possible when accessing their confidential medical records through our on-line patient […]

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