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8 Tips for Seniors With Diabetes | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

8 Tips for Seniors With Diabetes

Knowing some do’s and don’ts can help keep your health on the right track. CHANGING HABITS CAN be difficult, particularly if you have developed diabetes later in life, but it isn’t impossible. Here are a few ways to manage Type 2 diabetes and reduce your risk of complications: 1. DO get out and move. Exercising daily… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 29 2019

Colorectal Cancer: A New Concern for Younger Adults? | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Colorectal Cancer: A New Concern for Younger Adults?

Researchers with the American Cancer Society (ACS) have noticed a concerning trend: Rates of colorectal cancer in adults ages 20 to 54 are rising, while those in adults over age 54 are dropping. AS A RESULT, the ACS has lowered the recommended age at which colorectal cancer screenings should begin, from age 50 to age 45.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2019

Heart Health, Simplified | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Heart Health, Simplified

Your heart health depends on everything from your age to family history to what you eat. Managing these varied risk factors may seem overwhelming, but it’s actually much easier than you think. “WHEN IT COMES to family history, you can’t disown your genes,” says George Y. Paik, M.D., FACC, general and interventional cardiologist at Summit Healthcare.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 31 2019

Breast Cancer Northeastern, AZ

Your Monthly Self-Check for Breast Cancer

Though you may be getting your regular mammograms as you should, did you know that you should still be performing monthly breast exams? Doctors recommend that you check yourself for lumps or other irregularities once a month, partly so you know what “normal” is for you (some of us have lumpy breasts, go figure). Checking… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2019

Time for Your Flu Shot! | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Time for Your Flu Shot!

Summit Healthcare’s primary care providers want to make sure residents of the White Mountain Community are ready for the 2018–2019 flu season. “GETTING IMMUNIZED CAN help protect you from the flu, but it does more than that,” says William Thomack, Director of Occupational Health at Summit Healthcare. “This vaccine safeguards your coworkers, family, and friends… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 13 2018

Pacemakers vs. Defibrillators | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Pacemakers vs. Defibrillators

Has your doctor recommended one of these? Here’s a breakdown of how they differ. IF YOU’VE BEEN diagnosed with a life-threatening arrhythmia, your cardiologist may recommend an implantable device such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). What’s the difference? Both treat arrhythmia. A pacemaker uses electric pulses to keep your heart’s rhythm normal. An… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 28 2018

4 Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can’t Change | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

4 Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can’t Change

Knowing what puts you at risk empowers you to make the right decisions about your heart health. EVERY 40 SECONDS, someone in America has a heart attack, which can result from heart disease. It’s easy to believe you won’t become a statistic if you exercise every day, eat a well-balanced diet, and don’t smoke, but… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 31 2018

Preventing Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Although there are many forms of treatment, prevention is the best alternative.   “WE CAN CERTAINLY treat many heart problems, but it’s always better to avoid the problem to start with,” says Yenhui Huang, M.D., cardiologist at Summit… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 31 2018

Smart Screenings for Her | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Smart Screenings for Her

Awareness and early detection are the keys to staying ahead of dangerous diseases that impact women. MAYBE YOU SPENT all day at the office, meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations. Or perhaps your focus has been on attending to responsibilities at home: cleaning, cooking, and taking care of kids. When life gets busy, making an appointment… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 1 2018

Is Your Vision at Risk? | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Is Your Vision at Risk?

Roughly 3 million Americans have glaucoma—and as many as half of them don’t realize their vision is at risk. THE TERM “GLAUCOMA” refers to a group of diseases that damage your eye’s optic nerve over time. A bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers, the optic nerve is housed at the back of the eye and… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2018

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