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2012: VVMC makes ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ list
Verde Valley Medical Center has been listed as one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review. It is one of only three hospitals in Arizona to make the prestigious list.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Yavapai County Community Health Services
Where can you get a flu shot, see a Pediatrician when your child is sick and get an affordable reproductive health exam? At the same place that inspects restaurants for safe food practices, traps mosquitoes to test for West Nile virus and makes home visits to see newborn babies with medical problems.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Naturopathic Medicine a unique choice in natural health care
Where do you go in the Verde Valley for natural health care? How do you choose?
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: An insiders guide to buying hearing aids
In a recent study reported by the Better Hearing Institute, 53 scenarios were presented to 4,000 hearing impaired people who chose not to purchase hearing aids.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Tried-and-true exercise: Just try walking
Some fitness enthusiasts relentlessly seek the latest, trendiest exercises while others are returning to old-fashioned walking to help them feel great and get into shape.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Mental health first aid sweeping the country
Whether it was in school, scouting, lifesaving class or at work, most Americans have been exposed to one or more classes in first-aid, CPR, or other procedures designed to help another person in an emergency.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Care close to home for Camp Verde area residents
In an effort to provide quality medical care throughout the greater Verde Valley area, Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) has continued to expand its services through satellite clinics in communities including Camp Verde.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Care for the family caregiver – the importance of respite
Many of us are taking on roles we never imagined when we were younger. We’re watching our once-strong and capable mothers, fathers or spouses become less able to care for themselves.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Be prepared for anything: Basics for medical emergencies
There are six basics that should be stocked in every home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Arizona/Verde Valley Support/Self-Help Services
• Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCS) is Arizona’s Medicaid health care program. To apply call the Family Assistance Administration: 928-649-6800 (Ctw.).
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Immunization required before entering school
State law requires parents or guardians of all pupils to submit documentary proof of required immunizations to the school administrator prior to school attendance.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: VVMC teams with UofA on cancer care
Verde Valley Medical Center and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Sedona have elevated the level of cancer care available in the Verde Valley through an affiliation agreement with the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays
According to the CDC, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and about 65-90 percent of melanomas are caused by ultraviolet rays.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: CPR guidelines have changed
Studies and experience have modified over time the procedures now recommended for CPR and they may not be the same as how you were once trained.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Breast Cancer Digital mammography offers enhanced detection
Early detection of breast cancer improves the chance for cure. Digital mammography is a new form of mammography.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Pocket guide to being a former smoker
Quitting smoking may be one of the hardest things for a smoker to do.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Common sense advice to combat common cold
This time of year with the start of school and changing weather can also bring on the common cold. Test your knowledge of preventative measures and treatments for colds.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: VVMC’s ‘cutting-edge’ surgical services
VVMC’s Surgical Services offers both inpatient and outpatient procedures.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Funeral preplanning provides peace of mind
We preplan many things in our lives: retirement, children’s college education, saving for a house, having adequate life or disability insurance.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: The reason to ‘keep moving’
The Verde Valley is in the middle of a national initiative to keep kids and adults “moving” to hedge an apparent decline in overall health.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: VVMC participates in life-changing medical research
Committed to staying on the cutting-edge of medical care, VVMC is a proud participant in several medical research projects.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Health care options for low-income seniors and disabled
Seniors over age 65 who need a nursing home level of care have options, according to Arizona Long Term Care Services of Cottonwood. Many ALTCS participants live in their own homes or in an assisted living facility and receive needed in-home services.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Stay cool: Arizona’s heat can be deadly
Last year, 56 Arizona residents died due to heat related illnesses
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Advances in arthroscopic surgery
These days, smaller is better. The smaller the electronic gadget the better; right? But the principle also applies to surgery.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: VVMC Orthopedic Program gets you back to the things you love
From accidents to injuries on the field, or the normal wear and tear of life, Verde Valley Medical Center’s Orthopedic Program stands ready with comprehensive surgical and rehabilitation services.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Testicular Cancer: Early prevention is key to cure
It is one of those diseases you rarely hear of. But then again genital ailments are seldom the subject of polite conversation.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: Elderly Depression: Senior Lifestyles Behavioral Health Program can help
According to the Mental Health Foundation, depression is more common in the elderly than in any other age group, affecting 20 percent of those living in the community and 40 percent of those living in assisted living/care homes.
Friday, August 17, 2012

2012: VVMC, Northern Arizona Hospice to build new hospice home
Northern Arizona Hospice, a subsidiary of Verde Valley Medical Center, will build the Verde Valley’s first hospice house.
Friday, August 17, 2012


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