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2014: Northern Arizona Healthcare opens new hospice home in the Verde Valley
Northern Arizona Healthcare now operates the Verde Valley's first hospice house at 421 N. Willard St. in Cottonwood.

The home is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by compassionate, personal caregivers who are trained by Northern Arizona Hospice, a service of Northern Arizona Healthcare.

Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: Fit Kids gives youngsters knowledge for healthy life
Northern Arizona Healthcare's Fit Kids of Arizona is a free regional community health program with clinic locations in Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Flagstaff and Williams.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: 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 medi-cal problems.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: Seven skin cancer tips to protect yourself
More than 2 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year. It is the most common form of cancer in this country, but it is also one of the most preventable.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: Summer of change for long time Valley agency
After nearly 50 years of service to the Verde Valley and Sedona communities, the Verde Valley Guidance Clinic has become Spectrum Healthcare. C. E. O. Robert Cartia says the new name better reflects the organizations' scope of services, including primary medical care.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: VVMC's Stroke Rehabilitation Boot Camp
Northern Arizona Healthcare's EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine Experts in the Verde Valley offers a Stroke Rehabilitation Program tailored to those whose lives are affected by stroke.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: 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.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: 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.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: VVMC offers comprehensive cardiac cath lab
Cardiology patients at Verde Valley Medical Center receive life-saving diagnostic procedures and interventional cardiovascular care at a sophisticated cardiac catheterization laboratory, known as the cath lab.

The lab's sophisticated equipment allows physicians to diagnose and treat cardiovascular patients using minimally invasive procedures.

Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: How to become a former smoker
Mark Twain once said that giving up smoking is the "easiest thing in the world."

"I know," he said, "because I've done it thousands of times."

Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: VVMC participates in life-changing medical research
Verde Valley Medical Center is committed to staying on the cutting-edge of medical care. VVMC is the first hospital in Arizona to participate in both the REVEAL and ACCELERATE studies, which are affiliated with the University of Oxford in England; Harvard University; and Duke University.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: Orthopedic Program gets you back to things you love
Verde Valley Medical Center's orthopedic program provides comprehensive surgical and rehabilitation services to patients who have been injured or who are simply feeling the normal wear and tear of everyday life.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: Common cold requires common sense
With the start of school and changing weather, this time of year can also bring on the common cold. Test your knowledge of preventative measures and treatments for colds.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: Immunization a must before entering school
Arizona state law requires that students must have proof of all required immunizations, or a valid exception, before attending school. Parents or guardians of the child must submit documentary proof of required immunizations to the school's administrator.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: Be prepared: Basics for medical, national emergencies
Families looking to be prepared for any emergency should have six basics in their homes at all times: Water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: Walk your way to perfect health
While fitness enthusiasts may urge the latest, trendiest exercise craze, many folks are returning to good, old-fashioned walking to help them feel great and get into shape.
Monday, August 18, 2014

2014: Breast Cancer: Regular screenings key to early detection
Digital or conventional, high-quality screening mammograms and regular clinical breast exams are still the best ways to detect breast cancer early.
Monday, August 18, 2014

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


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