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How is palliative care different from hospice?

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At Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, our team provides a wide spectrum of service for patients in the area of Arizona. With four convenient office locations, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for individuals. Patients who struggle with serious illnesses and chronic conditions may be unaware that our team provides palliative care. …

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Understanding the swing bed program

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The team of Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center is pleased to provide a specialized program for rehabilitation patients called the Swing Bed Program. This is a program available to qualifying patients to help them transition from a short-term hospital stay to home The Swing Bed Program offers patients improved access to the services that can …

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The Benefits of Early Joint Replacement

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Getting a total joint replacement at a younger age can help you stay active and enjoy a better quality of life. YOU MAY BELIEVE that total joint replacement is something you shouldn’t think about until you are 60 or 70 years old. However, having the procedure in your 40s or 50s might give you more …

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Overcoming Breast Cancer: One Woman’s Story

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When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Patti Bird found the solutions she needed at Summit Healthcare. PATTI WAS INSTALLING a windshield in a car with her fiancé, Brad Anderson, when she first felt pain. “I was climbing on a trunk and hit my chest, which really hurt,” Patti says. “I thought that maybe I …

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Cancer, Meet Your Match

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When it comes to prevention, pancreatic and prostate cancers have something in common. MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE prostate and pancreatic cancers aren’t preventable. While you can’t control risk factors such as your age or your family medical history, you can control lifestyle factors that may help lower your cancer risk. Take a look at four ways you …

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Taking Early Action to Prevent Diabetes

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Millions of American adults don’t know they’re at a higher risk for developing diabetes. YOU CAN’T FIGHT an enemy if you don’t know it exists. That’s often the case when it comes to prediabetes. The condition affects more than 84 million Americans but most don’t know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

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Cancer Care for Our Community

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Summit Healthcare provides caring cancer treatment and preventive cancer screenings right here in your community. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DIAGNOSIS? Hearing that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer can feel overwhelming at first. Instead of researching every possible scenario, it may prove most helpful to know your next actionable steps. Get to know your cancer. …

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Moms-to-Be: Take Care of Your Skin

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As summer approaches, women who are pregnant may become especially uncomfortable, experiencing itching and heat rash. Read on to learn a few tricks to soothe your skin.   ONE OUT OF FIVE WOMEN experiences a skin change or problem during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Pregnancy during the summer months may distress your skin …

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