Health Today

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From the Highlife to Hometown

From the Highlife to Hometown

More than once in her life, Prescott High School graduate Heather Burgoyne has felt the call to slow down. Two years ago, she listened.

After earning her degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in photography from the University of Arizona, Heather began working as a project manager for a fashion company in New York City. She quickly found herself in the fast lane and was traveling between New York and London, “on” 24/7.

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Waiting for the Right Time…

Waiting for the Right Time…

Is a total knee replacement on your radar? If so, you’re not alone. More than 600,000 Americans opt for the procedure each year, which makes total knee replacement the most frequently performed orthopedic surgery in the United States.

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Hit the Trail … on a Bike

Hit the Trail … on a Bike

There is an inescapable, childlike joy that comes from riding a bike over-dramatic high desert landscapes, or through forests of towering pines, on one of Prescott’s many and varied trails. The good news is that you don’t have to be a pro to join the fun. In fact, whether you are seven or seventy, a novice or seasoned cyclist, there’s a ride for you in the 250 miles of winding local trails.

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Exercise for the Brain

Exercise for the Brain

Many factors impact brain health and our ability to function well in our daily lives. The foods we eat, the amount of water we consume, and the quality of our sleep can have a profound impact on our mood and overall health.

Our environment, life experiences, and genetics also affect our cognitive abilities, as does trauma. According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, “Seventy percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives.”

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On the Front Lines

On the Front Lines

In a new video series, healthcare heroes from Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group share their thoughts about caring for our community during COVID-19.

Sleeves Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine features brief videos of YRMC physicians, nurses, radiologic technologists, support staff, and other members of the team, discussing all aspects of COVID-19.

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Boost Your Immune System – with Food!

Boost Your Immune System – with Food!

Supporting your immune system with nutrition doesn’t have to involve loading up on expensive foods and supplements. In fact, research shows that making simple changes in your food choices, the amount of sugar you eat, and even the timing and pace of meals can boost and strengthen your front-line defenses.

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Coming Home to Serve

Coming Home to Serve

Prescott native Megan Fernow Sitrin MSN, RN, ACNP-BC has loved science since her days in Mr. Les Fenderson’s anatomy class at Prescott High School (PHS). She’s always loved people, and that’s why she pursued a career in nursing; after graduating from PHS, she headed to the University of Arizona.

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Scrub a Dub

Scrub a Dub

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, the flu, and other viruses and germs. Even as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more available, it’s important to protect our health, one handwash at a time.

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Ten Minutes to More Balance and Better Health

Ten Minutes to More Balance and Better Health

Hormone optimization via bio-identical hormone pellets offers myriad benefits: it’s an anti-aging modality, it slows down bone loss, decreases osteoarthritis and facial wrinkles, and more.  That’s why hormone pellets have become increasingly popular in the past few years.

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Soaring to New Heights

Soaring to New Heights

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 of YRMC West in Prescott.

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