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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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Breaking Free from Information Overload

The world has seen pandemics before, but COVID-19 has introduced a new set of challenges unique to the digital age–-information overload. Information overload is a real phenomenon where people have unlimited, instant access to related, but unauthenticated information. Overload often occurs when too much relevant information arrives too quickly, making […]

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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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Taking On Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a annual observance aimed at raising both awareness and funding. The funding is for research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and ultimately the cure for breast cancer. Awareness is generated in part through a pink ribbon, a symbol of solidarity among women and families touched by the […]

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Flu Shots More Important Than Ever

As the flu season approaches, we stand the risk of contracting another respiratory illness on top of COVID-19. Along with the risk to ourselves, the flu virus could pressure healthcare resources, strain testing capacity, and increase the risk of people catching both diseases at once. That’s why getting a flu […]

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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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Protect Your Child With a Flu Shot

This is the year when kids need their flu shots more than ever. If your child contracts COVID-19 and hasn’t had their flu shot, they may wind up with both respiratory illnesses at once. And that could be dangerous. “We still don’t know what co-infection might look like,” said Matthew […]

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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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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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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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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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