The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) helps Summit Healthcare and our partners tackle serious health problems in our area. Did you know that Navajo County’s suicide rate in 2016 was more than double the national average? Or that the death rate associated with alcohol was almost four times the state average for Arizona? Thanks to the… Read More »
Wounds that don’t show significant improvement in seven days may be chronic—and they need attention from an expert. “The most common misconceptions I hear from patients are, ‘I can take care of my wound at home,’ and ‘It’ll heal on its own,’” says Jeromy Cronin, Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric at Summit Healthcare. “Effective… Read More »
Online and digital games can become more than idle pastimes. Here’s how to know if you or a loved one may be addicted.
Summit Healthcare’s diagnostic imaging services provide clear direction for patient care in new, innovative ways.
Summit Healthcare’s annual Women’s Health Conference will take place Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Hon-Dah Resort Casino & Conference Center. Bring your friends and sisters and shop local vendors throughout the event. 10 a.m.: Doors Open 11 a.m.: 15-minute Health Segments Noon: Lunch 1 p.m.: Hear Featured Speaker Kimmie Thorne, Personal Trainer Kimmie… Read More »
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 »
Pain in your feet or ankles can change how you walk—and leave your back hurting, too. THE FEET AND ankles are the body’s shock absorbers. With every step you take, they absorb and distribute the force exerted by the ground. A variety of conditions, including arthritis, plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, and bunions, can cause pain… Read More »
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 »
In January, you resolved to slim down. Are you still as committed to your goal as you were then? If not, don’t worry. There’s still time to set yourself up for success. Need help meeting your weight-loss goals? Call Becky Moffat, R.D., CDE, Summit Healthcare outpatient dietitian, at 928.537.6984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 »