Posts Tagged ‘ prevention ’

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Overcoming Breast Cancer: One Woman’s Story

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… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 31 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

Why Annual Wellness Exams Matter | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Why Annual Wellness Exams Matter

Schedule a visit with your healthcare provider so you can benefit from the screening tests you need to stay health. WHEN YOU’RE FEELING well, visiting your provider isn’t top of mind. But checking in with him or her once a year allows you to take advantage of important—often free—health screenings that can help you identify… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 3 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

Cancer, Meet Your Match | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Cancer, Meet Your Match

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… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2018

Taking Early Action to Prevent Diabetes | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Taking Early Action to Prevent Diabetes

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.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2018

Do You Have a Cold, the Flu, or Something More? | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Do You Have a Cold, the Flu, or Something More?

IF YOU’RE FEELING under the weather, you may be tempted to write it off as just a cold or the flu. But flu-like symptoms can also signal serious health problems, such as a heart attack. Sometimes the familiar warning signs of a cold or the flu—chills, dizziness, loss of appetite, and muscle aches—may indicate critical… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 31 2018

Men, Don't Skip Out on Checking In | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Men, Don’t Skip Out on Checking In

Reluctance to schedule routine checkups can prevent early intervention for a number of diseases that become more challenging to treat as they progress.   ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP with a primary care physician while you’re healthy can allow for simpler, less invasive, and more effective treatments. Many diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, can be treated much… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 1 2017

Too Young to Have a Stroke? | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Too Young to Have a Stroke?

While very few young adults suffer strokes, the rate of stroke has been rising among young men and women.   ABOUT 795,000 PEOPLE have a stroke each year in the United States, a number influenced by numerous factors, including age, gender and health habits. Women are more likely to have a stroke than men—55,000 more women than men… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 1 2017

How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so take a minute to learn how you can prevent this disease. VARIOUS TYPES OF cancer affect the digestive system, but one of the most commonly diagnosed is colorectal cancer—in 2016 more than 100,000 cases were diagnosed in the United States. While the average age of someone who is diagnosed… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 1 2017

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