Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?

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Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and it rarely causes symptoms until the advanced stages that are difficult to treat. Early detection of lung cancer is key,” says Snehal Thakkar, M.D., medical oncologist at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center. “If you are worried about your risk or have concerns, talk with your primary care physician as …

Healthy Steps: Child Health Resources for Parents

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Based on a national, evidence-based primary care model designed to enhance a baby’s emotional, intellectual, and physical growth during the first five years of life, Summit Healthcare’s Healthy Steps for Young Children program connects parents with Harvard-trained specialists and a wealth of child health resources and information. The program offers the following services to parents raising babies from birth through …

Hyperbaric Oxygen Can Help Nonhealing Wounds

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Sometimes the body’s natural healing process isn’t enough. Summit Healthcare Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center offers a comprehensive outpatient program to diabetes complications, burns, and even spider bites. Seeing an unmet need in the community and an increase in chronic nonhealing wounds, Summit Healthcare began offering access to proven therapies that speed the healing process and deliver excellent clinical outcomes. …

Telemedicine Brings Healthcare to You

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More and more patients in remote locations are being served by telemedicine, which is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. For example, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center offers telestroke services that allow a patient in our Emergency Department to be seen by a board-certified neurologist …

After a Cardiac Event, Cardiac Rehab Can Help

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For patients who have suffered from heart attack, coronary artery disease, or heart failure or undergone stent, bypass, or valve replacement procedures, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center offers a cardiac rehab program designed to get them back to their daily lives—and with a decreased chance that the event will recur. “We are a chronic disease management and education program, and …

Cedar Fire pre-evacuation notice

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The American Red Cross Northern Arizona Chapter has opened a shelter for residents evacuated due to the Cedar Fire. Red Cross volunteers are at the Snowflake Junior High School located at 1380 S. Main St., in Snowflake. Evacuees can expect to have food, water, and a safe place to stay for as long as the shelter remains open, Red Cross …

Make Time for Men’s Health

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June is Men’s Health Month, a great time to find ways to help the men in your life improve their health. Men have a reputation for skipping annual well visits and seeing a doctor only when they’re sick, but building a relationship with a primary care physician (PCP) has many benefits for men. Listen up, guys: The top five causes …

Preventive Screenings Are the Best Medicine

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How’s your health? A preventive screening may make it easier to answer that question. Health screenings give you a sneak peek into your well-being, letting you know when adjustments need to be made or when you’re doing a good job of taking care of yourself. Most health insurance plans cover routine preventive care at little or no cost, making it …

Plastic Surgery Close to Home

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LIFE IS TOO SHORT to not love your body and yourself. Plastic surgery can help you do both. For a woman who has had a mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction is an important part of emotional healing after the fight of her life. A woman who has plastic surgery to make a burn scar on her arm less visible …

Protect Yourself from Stroke

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YOUR MIND CAN add and subtract, remember a grandchild’s face, or guide your arms and legs in a line dance. Even a few minutes of blood loss to the brain due to stroke whittles away at those gifts. Every year, more than 140,000 people in the U.S. die from a stroke. The good news? Those numbers are falling. As more …