Category: Education Series

Category: Education Series

“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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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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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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