Category: Education Series

Category: Education Series

Nutrition Tips for Children 12July

Nutrition Tips for Children

By: Debra Loder, RDN Do’s: Keep healthy snacks available in a convenient place so that snack time meets the child’s nutrition goals.  – Homemade Ranch Dip (made with Greek Yogurt) with fresh veggies and whole grain crackers.  – Hummus with veggies and whole grain crackers.  – Fruit with Greek Yogurt, Cheese, or Peanut Butter. Remember that serving sizes for children …

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Intermittent Fasting – Yes or No? 22June

Intermittent Fasting – Yes or No?

By Debra Loder, RDN In recent times we have heard a lot about intermittent fasting. Should we or should we not fast. This being my personal stand on the subject, I believe that most of us practice intermittent fasting daily. If you have dinner at 6:00 P.M. and eat breakfast at 7:00 A.M., you have fasted for about 13 hours. …

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“Celebrate a World of Flavors” National Nutrition Month 30March

“Celebrate a World of Flavors” National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”.   During the first week of March, nutrition professionals focused on eating a variety of nutritious foods by including foods from all food groups in your diet and to incorporate your favorite cultural foods and traditions.  Using the MyPlate guidelines is an easy way to make …

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National Nutrition Month 15March

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign that was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). During the month of March, AND invites you to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”. “Celebrating flavors from cultures around the …

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Heart Healthy Month and Nutrition 9February

Heart Healthy Month and Nutrition

February is Heart Health Month which makes it a good time to learn more about the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines. The AHA recently released 10 guidelines to help improve cardiovascular health. Following these guidelines will help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Here are the Guidelines: Following these guidelines supports a healthy diet and can help improve …

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Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement 26January

Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement

Often, I am asked, “Should I take a multivitamin and mineral supplement?” My answer is always, “it depends”. If you eat a healthful diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, low fat dairy, and healthy fats, you probably don’t need a supplement. However, not everyone manages to eat healthfully and, in this case, using a multivitamin mineral …

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Closing Another Year on Nutrition 20December

Closing Another Year on Nutrition

As we come to the close of another year, I think about the stressors that our nutrition status has faced. COVID-19 caused long work hours making it hard to plan nutritious meals. The stress associated with the pandemic increased mindless eating. For many, the diagnosis of COVID-19 stressed bodies and increased the need for proper nutrition. When we needed it …

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Holiday Traditions 28October

Holiday Traditions

The last two months of the year traditionally involve lots of “food” events, as friends and family gather for holiday celebrations. Food tends to evoke memories and most families have favorite dishes that they like to prepare. Again, this year, there may be fewer large holiday gatherings and many families may not be getting together at all. Regardless, I encourage …

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What is a Hernia and How Do You Fix it? 12October

What is a Hernia and How Do You Fix it?

     Hernias are enlarged natural openings in the body or separations of muscle that allow underlying tissue to protrude through them.  An example of a natural opening hernia is the hiatal hernia that allows a portion of the stomach to protrude into the chest cavity.  Most hernias occur across the abdominal wall between the rib cage and the hips.      …

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An Apple a Day 30September

An Apple a Day

I’m sure that you know the familiar expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  This phrase was first created in 1913, and was based on a proverb that originated in 1866.  The original quote was: “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Eating more apples may not actually be …

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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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