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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.

By Pamela Miel M.D. August 18, 2014
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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.

By Richard Dehnert August 18, 2014
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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.

August 18, 2014

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid health care program. To apply, call the Family Assistance Administration: 928-649-6800.

August 18, 2014

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.

By Jon Hutchinson August 18, 2014
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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.

August 18, 2014
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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."

August 18, 2014
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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.

August 18, 2014
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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.

August 18, 2014
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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.

August 18, 2014
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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.

August 18, 2014
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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.

August 18, 2014
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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.

August 18, 2014
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Digital or conventional, high-quality screening mammograms and regular clinical breast exams are still the best ways to detect breast cancer early.

August 18, 2014
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July 30, 2014
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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.

August 17, 2012
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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.

August 17, 2012
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Where do you go in the Verde Valley for natural health care? How do you choose?

By By Cheryl Kasdorf, N.D August 17, 2012
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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.

By By Ronald Kuglitsch, BC-HIS August 17, 2012

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.

August 17, 2012