Category: Education Series

Category: Education Series

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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Mindful Eating 2September

Mindful Eating

Have you ever grabbed a bag of chips and sat down in front of the T.V. planning to eat a few chips only to discover 30 minutes later that you’ve devoured more than half of the chips?  Or maybe you have gotten up from the dinner table intending to put the leftovers away for another meal only to find that …

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Understanding Melanoma 24August

Understanding Melanoma

Melanoma occurs when something goes wrong in the DNA of a melanocyte, which is the cell in our skin that gives it color. Occasionally, melanoma can occur in the eye or throat. Fortunately, it is not as common as other skin cancers, basal cell or squamous cell, but has a far greater propensity to spread or metastasize. The etiology of …

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Peaches, The Stone Fruit 5August

Peaches, The Stone Fruit

When I walked into Safeway on Sunday afternoon I was greeted by a huge display of fresh peaches!  How appropriate for the first day of August, after all, August is “National Peach Month.” Peaches are native to China and they have been cultivated for more that a thousand years. Peaches are called stone fruits, which means that they have a …

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Dietary Guidelines 7July

Dietary Guidelines

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), I frequently hear questions like “how do I know what to eat?” Nutrition is a complex subject.  Over the years guidelines for “good nutrition” have been written by various organizations.  You are no doubt familiar with the Food Guide Pyramid, My Pyramid, and My Plate.  These visual tools guide consumers to eat a balanced diet …

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Summer Safely – Water, Sun & Heat Safety Tips 15June

Summer Safely – Water, Sun & Heat Safety Tips

 WCH – Emergency Department Summer is here and with temperatures rising WCH wants to help keep you and the ones you love enjoying your summer safely. Here are some great tips and summer facts to help guide you through the heat! Drowning!! It can happen in an instant and to anyone. Never Swim Alone Swim in Supervised Areas Learn …

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Barrow Neurological Institute at WCH 14June

Barrow Neurological Institute at WCH

One of the country’s top centers for neurology and neurosurgery available at Wickenburg Community Hospital Teledoc with Barrow Neurological Institute Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) Emergency Department is excited to announce the new affiliation with St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, and Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) for our Telestroke Service on June 7, 2021. Barrow Neurological Institute is listed as “The world’s largest …

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Ice Cream, Milk, and Cheese – June is National Dairy Month! 9June

Ice Cream, Milk, and Cheese – June is National Dairy Month!

From the Kitchen of Debra Loder, RDN June is National Dairy Month! Originally established as a grocery/milk promotion in 1937, National Dairy Month now acts as a reminder of the health benefits that dairy products provide. They contain essential nutrients — including calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and protein. Dairy products also reduce the risk of high blood pressure, certain cancers, …

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Memorial Day Recipes and Food Safety Tips 27May

Memorial Day Recipes and Food Safety Tips

From the Kitchen of Debra Loder, RDN – WCH Memorial Day Weekend will be here before we know it. This year, instead of the usual Burgers and Hot Dogs, try something new for your backyard cookout. Tacos are easy to prepare on a grill. Marinate some fish, shrimp, and/or chicken, slice it, and pop it onto grilled corn or flour …

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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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