Month: August 2017

Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Show Low VA Clinic Work Together to Meet the Healthcare Needs of Local Veterans

Veteran Health Care

Summit Healthcare and the Show Low VA Clinic headed by Dr. Jeffrey Reres, Medical Director, began negotiations in January of this year to offer local Veterans the opportunity to receive simple x-ray and lab services closer to home. In June, the Pilot Program launched in Show Low, Ariz., and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has …

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Staying Hydrated In The Summer Months

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FEELING TIRED OR hungry? You might simply be thirsty. Our bodies need water to maintain the right temperature, circulate blood, remove waste, and lubricate our joints. We need a lot of water each day because we’re constantly losing precious body moisture—through breathing, urination, and sweating. HYDRATION INDICATORS Staying hydrated is always important, but during hot summer …

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Healthy Bones and Your Young Athlete

kids soccer

GIVING CHILDREN THE space to recover after sports play goes a long way toward protecting their maturing bodies from overuse injuries. Children’s bones are still growing. That means growth plates—the areas of long bones where growth occurs—can complicate injuries that might occur playing sports that involve repetitive arm or leg use, says Jeffrey Reagan, M.D., orthopedic …

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Say No to Indoor Tanning

HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS ARE calling for greater restrictions on tanning beds—and for good reason. The American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Dermatology all agree that tanning beds should be restricted or banned. “We already know that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, tanning beds, and sun lamps is dangerous,” says …

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