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When should I seek an urgent care facility?

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Sometimes, conditions or problems may develop that don’t require the need for an emergency room visit. However, these concerns may not be able to wait for a later appointment at the primary care physician’s office. In situations such as this, many Arizona patients may consider the benefits of an urgent care facility that offers assistance …

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Colorectal Cancer: A New Concern for Younger Adults?

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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. …

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Heart Health, Simplified

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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. …

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Your Monthly Self-Check for Breast Cancer

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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 …

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Time for Your Flu Shot!

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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 …

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Pacemakers vs. Defibrillators

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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 …

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4 Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can’t Change

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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 …

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Preventing Heart Disease

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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 …

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