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Local Health Updates & News May 2020

Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey announced on April 22, 2020 that he will be lifting the ban on elective surgeries effective May 1, 2020 for healthcare facilities that request exemption and are able to meet new requirements for COVID-19 safety and preparedness. The primary reason for delaying elective surgeries was to conserve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 7 2020


Summit Healthcare Women’s Imaging Earns ACR Accreditation

(Show Low, AZ) — Summit Healthcare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). A breast biopsy is performed to remove cells — either surgically or through a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle — from… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 20 2020

The Painful Reality of Chronic Pain

If you or your loved one experiences chronic pain, don’t suffer in silence. Help is available. Although unpleasant, pain serves a necessary biological function. Your nervous system and brain are letting you know something is wrong and needs to be fixed. Pain can also help prevent further injury by reminding you that an injured muscle,… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 27 2019

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Learn what you can do about the most common cancer in American men. Researchers don’t fully know what causes prostate cancer, which occurs when abnormal cells grow in the prostate. Below, however, we spell out what doctors do know about how to identify and treat this disease. Am I at Risk for Prostate Cancer? Age… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 27 2019

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All Current and Former Smokers Need This Screening

Lung cancer screenings can detect lung cancer in its early stages, when it is more treatable. Learn whether you qualify. Low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screenings are recommended for both men and women between 55 and 80 years old who currently smoke, have a history of heavy smoking, or have quit within the past 15 years.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 31 2019

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A Diet for Depression?

Food can bring comfort, but it’s not always a solution for mental health issues. It’s tempting to to believe self-help books and articles that say all you need to overcome depression is to eat healthier foods. While doing so will certainly help you feel better physically, a healthy diet isn’t enough on its own to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 31 2019

2D vs. 3D Mammogramms

By now, most women understand the importance of getting a mammogram. But what is a 3D mammogram, and when should you think about upgrading to one? By Holly Rhoton R.T.(M)(B.D.) During a 3D mammogram, a machine uses low-dose X-ray to take a number of images. Those images are then reconstructed to give doctors and radiologists a three-dimensional… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2019

Where Did That Bruise Come From?

Unexpected bruises can be alarming, but most of the time, they are a common part of aging. A shiner after a serious bump or knock is expected when you are young. However, older adults may notice that bruises seem to appear out of the blue. What gives? Bruises occur when small blood vessels called capillaries break… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2019

Overcome Migraine Pain | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Overcome Migraine Pain

If you experience chronic migraines, an unexpected treatment may bring relief. Migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world: More than 90% of migraine sufferers are unable to function normally during a migraine, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. For people with chronic migraines—defined as at least 15 migraines a month—the results can… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 9 2019

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