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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.).

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

2012: Pocket guide to being a former smoker

Quitting smoking may be one of the hardest things for a smoker to do.