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Nutrition and Aging Gracefully

Nutrition and Aging Gracefully

You may have heard the sayings, “Food is life,” or, “You are what you eat.”  Well, I believe these sayings to be true and they are especially important to our senior population.  As humans age, our bodies become more reactive to what we put in them.  We also stop producing important vitamins and minerals, which impact how we feel. 

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A Call to Care

A Call to Care

“There’s a passion in the people who care for patients at the Breast Care Center and YRMG Breast Surgery,” said Dr. Smith. “They bring a combination of compassion and enthusiasm to their work that’s familiar to me. I immediately felt at home with their approach to patient care.”

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A Life-Changing Refresh

A Life-Changing Refresh

When medical experts gather for a similar discussion about a health condition, the stakes must be particularly high. In fact, it was the increasing frequency of certain venous conditions, and their lack of diagnosis, that led the American Vein and Lymphatic Society to convene an international, multidisciplinary panel. Their mission? To rebrand the conditions historically known as May-Thurner syndrome, nutcracker syndrome, and pelvic congestion.

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Is Your Body Trying to Tell You Something?

Is Your Body Trying to Tell You Something?

“Lots of people don’t know that osteopenia and osteoporosis are treatable,” Mabry says. “Your doctor can give you medication and your bone density can improve. This means you’ll be less likely to suffer a non-trauma fracture in the future.”

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A Special Calling

A Special Calling

In Prescott, though, several passionate women doctors own and run veterinary businesses. Among them (and their male counterparts), there is a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie. As the population grows, our local vets are busy, and they enjoy working together to keep our companions healthy and safe.

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First Things First

First Things First

As an early childhood mental health consultant, every day can look different for Jodi Oen. Many days she’s observing classrooms, watching how children interact and how the educators in the classroom are responding to the children.

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The Mind/Body Connection

The Mind/Body Connection

When considering health and wellness, Sarah said, it’s important to think in terms of your physical body and your mental body. She and her team have developed both BEND and BPedal to be beautiful, distraction-free places where people can truly set aside—and enjoy—time for themselves.

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Strength Through Balance and Control

Strength Through Balance and Control

The dictionary defines Pilates as “a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.” 

According to Heather Burgoyne, owner of SOAR Pilates & Wellness in Prescott, the actual practice is all that and so much more … and everyBODY can benefit.

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Living at Home, with Dignity

Living at Home, with Dignity

Deteriorating health and not being able to live at home are among older adults’ greatest age-related fears, according to a recent study of people age 55 and older. Dementia of any kind makes the list of medical conditions that seniors dread most.

The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (ADC) program – launched recently by Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group – addresses these concerns and more. The program provides the infrastructure dementia patients need to continue living comfortably in the community.

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Back on Track

Back on Track

According to the Centers for Disease Control, fewer children received their regular vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers in Yavapai County align with national trends over the past year and a half.

As the world returns to pre-pandemic “normal” and healthcare stabilizes, local doctors are urging parents to talk with their children’s providers about getting back on track with routine vaccines (which include those for measles, poliovirus, rotavirus, Hepatitis A and B, and more).  

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A Prescription for Health

A Prescription for Health

When patients take their medications correctly, their health can improve or, at minimum, they can better manage their condition. That’s why it is vital that hospitals and clinicians offer the education patients need—in terms of correct dosing and timing—to stay healthy while taking prescribed medications.

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