Yearly Archives: 2017

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Love the ‘Good Bacteria’ 31January

Love the ‘Good Bacteria’

Written by: Roger Rose, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Services, Wickenburg Community Hospital Probiotics are “good” bacteria used to help maintain a healthy gut, which in turn helps strengthen the immune system. When the gut flora becomes disrupted or wiped out, through such things as antibiotic use and chronic stress, pathogenic bacteria have the opportunity to settle. This can lead to a cascade …

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Rate of Cancer Deaths Drop 31January

Rate of Cancer Deaths Drop

Good news has been recently published by the American Cancer Society, cancer related deaths are down 25% in the last 25 years. According to an article on the Arizona Hospitals and Healthcare Association blog, A 25 percent drop over the past 25 years. Cancer death rates in the U.S. are declining and that has saved the lives of more than …

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Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak 25January

Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak

Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated with Home-based, Rat-breeding Facilities in Wisconsin and Illinois Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network January 24, 2017, 14:00 ET (2:00 PM ET) CDCHAN-0040 Summary CDC and health officials from Wisconsin and Illinois are conducting an investigation of Seoul virus infections among pet rats and persons exposed to rats at rat-breeding facilities in Wisconsin …

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The Flu is on the Rise 23January

The Flu is on the Rise

Early Arizona numbers show a 70% increase in flu cases compared to the number of cases reported last year at this time. Influenza or the flu as it is commonly know is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season.  Often flu and cold symptoms mimic each other; sore throat, headache, muscle aches, nasal congestion, runny nose, and cough. …

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New Research on Autism 23January

New Research on Autism

There have been many speculations about the origin of autism and why it has been on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 68 children are affected by the developmental disability. However, a new study has been making strides and seeing improvement. New research, published in the journal Microbiome, examines autism treatment options …

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Palmer Candy Company Announces Voluntary Limited Recall of Select Candy Products 13January

Palmer Candy Company Announces Voluntary Limited Recall of Select Candy Products

This information has recently been updated and is now available. Hostess Brands, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Limited-Edition Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® because of Possible Health Risk 01/09/2017 11:58 PM EST Hostess Brands, LLC (“Hostess”) is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company of the confectionary coating used on the …

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Do You Know The Stages of Alzheimers 11January

Do You Know The Stages of Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s Disease affects nearly 5 million Americans. Do you know what to look for? Here is a great article that includes the various stages of the disease: What are the Stages of Alzhiemers Disease?  For further questions on Alzhiemers Disease or if you have concerns, contact the Wickenburg Hospital Clinic.

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What is Your Body saying About You? 5January

What is Your Body saying About You?

Your skin can tell you how healthy your body is. If you know the signs, you can begin to read your body and know if you have an illness. Health.com features some signals that could tell you something is wrong. Swollen feet can indicate anything from a sprain to water retention. According health.com: If you’re one of the 5 million Americans …

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What are the costliest diseases 1January

What are the costliest diseases

Healthcare costs can add up. Do you know the top diseases that are the costliest? According to Forbes Magazine: Researchers looked at the conditions and diseases over an 18-year period through 2013 that are driving U.S. health spending, which accounts for 17% of the U.S. economy. “The top 10 or 20 things aren’t always things that people are thinking of,” Joseph …

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Absolutely BEST Surgery Experience in My Life 1January

Absolutely BEST Surgery Experience in My Life

“I had surgery today at WCH.  I can’t praise them enough. Every staff member, every nurse, every doctor were professional, compassionate, competent, and absolutely BEST surgery experience in my life.  Thank you each and every one. By the way, the surgery center is also very beautiful.” Yvonne McKee McGraw

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Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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