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Carrying Out a Legacy

Carrying Out a Legacy

Since 1982, The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, a nonprofit, medical/social adult day health program licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services, has served caregivers and adults living with illnesses and disabilities, as well as dementias including Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5,000 adult day centers in the U.S. thrive in larger cities; The Susan J. Rheem Center thrives in rural Arizona.

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Women with Diabetes Have a Greater Risk of Heart Disease than Men

Women with Diabetes Have a Greater Risk of Heart Disease than Men

If you’re a woman with diabetes, your risk of developing heart disease may be greater than you think. Diabetes seems to erase the protective effect of the female gender against cardiovascular disease and heart attack. Because of this, healthcare providers agree that women with diabetes need careful monitoring to protect their cardiovascular health.

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A Center of Excellence

A Center of Excellence

The word “excellence” has long been associated with the Breast Care Center at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). But now it’s official: YRMC’s Breast Care Center was recently designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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Transformation on a Deeper Level

Transformation on a Deeper Level

If you’re struggling to meet some of your goals, maybe all you need is a coach who helps you organize the concrete steps along your path.

Holistic Health and Life Coach Kristen Dicker created her “Blooming Into You: Coming Home to Your True Self” business so she can be that helping hand.

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‘Let the Rest of Your Life Be the Best of Your Life’

‘Let the Rest of Your Life Be the Best of Your Life’

An elevated level of elder care is now available in the Prescott region with the opening of the Summit Senior Living home in scenic Williamson Valley.

Dr. Kurt Krupnick and his wife Debbie, a nurse practitioner, co-own and operate the home with their longtime friends John and Dana Marti. A retired police officer, John handles the security and property management while Dana, a CPA, manages the home’s financials.

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Caring for Pets … and Their Humans

Caring for Pets … and Their Humans

When we think of pet healthcare we may think of the usual needs like veterinary visits, healthy pet food, supplements, and exercise. The team at Pet Headquarters blends the healthcare needs of humans with the needs of their pets.  From CBD to chiropractic to pet training, humans and pets alike can enjoy a long healthy life.

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‘It’s a Game Changer’

‘It’s a Game Changer’

The Quad Cities’ first robotic-arm assisted surgery recently took place at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) West in Prescott, Arizona. The successful operation – a knee replacement – was performed by Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, Orthopedic Surgeon at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG).

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‘Life on Your Terms’

‘Life on Your Terms’

Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spinal and pelvic disorders, all of which can lead to chronic pain, are a few of the medical conditions many women face. Pain is considered chronic when it persists longer than three to six months and essentially becomes imprinted on the nervous system.

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Let’s Talk About It

Let’s Talk About It

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949.  Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness.  During May, let us join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. 

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Science Meets Body, Mind and Spirit

Science Meets Body, Mind and Spirit

While YRMG, Breast Surgery treatment plans are customized, they share a common trait: each one features leading-edge breast cancer treatments. Depending on the patient’s diagnosis, that may include a lumpectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic surgery or other advanced surgical procedures. The treatment plan may also incorporate immunotherapy, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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Breast Cancer: Lower Your Risk

Breast Cancer: Lower Your Risk

Bodyweight, physical activity, and alcohol intake are three important factors known to influence a woman’s risk of breast cancer. In fact, the American Cancer Society states that the following healthy habits may offer significant protection against the disease.

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It’s Okay to Talk About “It”

It’s Okay to Talk About “It”

“It” refers to changes in gynecologic health and it happens to many women as they age. Millions of women may be suffering in silence because of these changes. But help is available.

In my obstetrical and gynecology practice, my Nurse Practitioner, Brandie Rogers, and I hear a lot about menopausal issues including no sex drive, decreased sensation, painful intercourse, and incontinence, just to name a few.

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