The Importance of Sleeping Soundly

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Make sure your children are getting enough sleep with these wellness tips from Summit Healthcare pediatricians. From the moment your baby arrives in the world, his or her body craves rest. “Sleep is critical for healthy development of a child, and a consistent schedule is important for parents as well,” says Daniel Brewer, D.O., pediatrician with Summit Healthcare Medical Center. …

Cancer Care for Our Community

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Summit Healthcare provides caring cancer treatment and preventive cancer screenings right here in your community. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DIAGNOSIS? Hearing that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer can feel overwhelming at first. Instead of researching every possible scenario, it may prove most helpful to know your next actionable steps. SCREENINGS SAVE LIVES When you begin having annual mammograms depends …

How to Keep Your Kids Healthy in Winter

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Cold weather means flu season and kids spending more time indoors. Learn how to keep your children healthier through flu vaccination and more exercise. THE VALUE OF VACCINATION The flu runs rampant during the fall and winter months, causing a wide variety of symptoms, including cough, fever, headache, and sore throat. In severe circumstances, the seasonal virus can be fatal. …

Pancreatic Cancer: Looking for Hope

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Difficulty in detecting pancreatic cancer makes effective treatment challenging, but not impossible. LOCATED BEHIND YOUR stomach, the pancreas is responsible for producing insulin, which regulates blood sugar and breaks down food so the body can process the nutrients. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer: The National Cancer Institute estimates there will be 53,670 diagnoses of pancreatic …

5 Steps to Stop SIDS

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The leading cause of death among babies 1 month to 1 year old is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death.   WHILE IT IS not known exactly what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), following these steps can reduce the risk. 1. Back is best. When it comes to sleep, the safest position for your baby is …

5 Steps to a Better Back-to-School Sleep Routine

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When school starts, sleep is more important than ever. Make sure your kids get the rest they need for a successful school year. AFTER THE LONG, carefree days of summer, getting back in the rhythm of the school year can be difficult. However, a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your child’s health and academic success. Poor sleep in children — …

Staying Hydrated In The Summer Months

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FEELING TIRED OR hungry? You might simply be thirsty. Our bodies need water to maintain the right temperature, circulate blood, remove waste, and lubricate our joints. We need a lot of water each day because we’re constantly losing precious body moisture—through breathing, urination, and sweating. HYDRATION INDICATORS Staying hydrated is always important, but during hot summer months it requires more attention. …

Healthy Bones and Your Young Athlete

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GIVING CHILDREN THE space to recover after sports play goes a long way toward protecting their maturing bodies from overuse injuries. Children’s bones are still growing. That means growth plates—the areas of long bones where growth occurs—can complicate injuries that might occur playing sports that involve repetitive arm or leg use, says Jeffrey Reagan, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Arizona Mountain Orthopedics, who …