Month: December 2016

Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Arizona joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

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SHOW LOW, Ariz. – Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center and Mayo Clinic announced today that Summit Healthcare has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of organizations committed to working together in the best interests of their patients. Summit Healthcare remains independent, but as a member of the network, it has access to …

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The chronic inflammatory lung disease causes airflow from the lungs to become obstructed and symptoms vary from shortness of breath, coughing and decline in activity level. November is National COPD Awareness Month. While this is a time to bring …

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Protect Your Skin From Diabetes-Related Complications

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WHEN BLOOD GLUCOSE levels rise too high, the immune system has a harder time fighting infections. That’s why people with diabetes are more likely to develop skin infections following surgery or a minor injury. Non-healing wounds can develop anywhere on the body, but people with diabetes most commonly notice them on their feet. Why? Diabetes can …

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Managing Diabetes Today and in the Future

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SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS are essential to staying well and slowing the progress of diabetes. Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes Learn all you can. Diabetes is a life-long diagnosis for most people. Manage your emotions. Being diagnosed can trigger feelings of guilt, stress, or panic. Build a support system. Your doctors, loved ones, and counselors can help. Make gradual …

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