Category: Informative

Category: Informative

Fleas Bring Plague To Arizona 14August

Fleas Bring Plague To Arizona

Fleas carrying Plague are taking a nasty bite out of two Arizona communities. Officials in Navajo and Coconino counties are warning people to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this disease. From AzCentral.com: Officials in a second part of Arizona have confirmed that fleas in the area tested positive for plague, an infectious disease infamous for killing millions of …

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Federal Grant To Help With Prevention Of Opioid Overdoses 4August

Federal Grant To Help With Prevention Of Opioid Overdoses

  PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services has received a $505,104 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will be used to enhance efforts to address the opioid epidemic in Arizona. The new funding is a supplement to the $3.6 million CDC Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States Grant awarded to ADHS in September …

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How Physical Exercise Prevents Dementia 31July

How Physical Exercise Prevents Dementia

Numerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age. Now researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how exercise affects brain metabolism. In order to further advance current state of knowledge on the positive influence of physical activity on the brain, gerontologists and sports …

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Maricopa County Reports its First West Nile Death of Season 22July

Maricopa County Reports its First West Nile Death of Season

Maricopa County Reports its First West Nile Death of Season, Community Urged to ‘Fight the Bite’ PHOENIX (July 21, 2017) – The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reminding the community to prevent mosquito bites with 19 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death. The individual who died was an older adult who …

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Arizona Ranks 46th In A National Survey Of Child Well-Being 28June

Arizona Ranks 46th In A National Survey Of Child Well-Being

Much Work To Do To reach our goal of one day making Arizona the healthiest state in the nation, we will need to improve our state’s health numbers in a lot of areas. A new report that looked at the best states to raise kids shows just how much work still needs to be done. Arizona ranked 46th in a national survey on …

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Echocardiography 14June

Echocardiography

What is Echocardiography? Echocardiographies, or echoes as they are sometimes called, show the size, structure and movement of various parts of the heart. Heart valves, the septum, the chambers and walls of the chambers are imaged. Doppler ultrasound also shows movement of blood through the heart. Echocardiograms use an ultrasound machine to produce high frequency sound waves to create images …

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Facts About Crypto and Swimming Pools 13June

Facts About Crypto and Swimming Pools

Diarrhea and swimming don’t mix! Diarrhea is the most common recreational water illness (RWI). Swimmers who are sick with diarrhea—or who have been sick in the last two weeks—risk contaminating pool water with germs. Diarrheal illnesses are caused by germs such as Crypto (short for Cryptosporidium), Giardia, Shigella, norovirus and E. coli O157:H7. These germs can live from minutes to days in pools, even if the pool …

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WCH Now Offering Telemonitoring 8June

WCH Now Offering Telemonitoring

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (May 24, 2017) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Wickenburg Community Hospital have entered into a unique partnership that is benefitting patients living in   Wickenburg and the surrounding area. Through this new agreement, monitoring technicians sitting at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W Meeker Blvd. in Sun City West, are remotely performing …

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Heat-Related Illness And How To Prevent It 6June

Heat-Related Illness And How To Prevent It

Preventing Heat-Related Illness Your body keeps itself cool by letting heat escape through the skin, and by evaporating sweat (perspiration). If your body does not cool properly or does not cool enough, you might suffer from a heat-related illness. Anyone can be susceptible to heat-related illness. Those at greatest risk are children under 4, adults over 65, homeless people, outdoor …

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Gov. Ducey Declares Statewide Health Emergency 5June

Gov. Ducey Declares Statewide Health Emergency

Governor Doug Ducey today signed an emergency declaration to address the growing number of opioid deaths in our state. Newly released data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows in 2016, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses – an average of more than two people per day. The trend shows an alarming increase of 74 percent over the past …

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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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