Category: Informative

Category: Informative

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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Dangerous Trend in Opioid Overdoses 1June

Dangerous Trend in Opioid Overdoses

2016 report shows opioid death rate as the highest in ten years The Arizona Department of Health Services today released its latest data on opioid overdoses in Arizona showing the highest number of deaths in ten years. In 2016, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses. The trend shows a startling increase of 74 percent over the past four years.   …

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New Study Links Wine and Breast Cancer 25May

New Study Links Wine and Breast Cancer

You might want to re-think that  glass of wine or beer. A new study has found a link between alcohol and breast cancer. Medicalnewstoday.com reports: In 2012, 1.7 million cases of breast cancer were diagnosed across the globe, which makes up 25 percent of all cancer diagnoses in women [….] A new report conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research …

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2016 Hospital Volunteer Appreciation 23May

2016 Hospital Volunteer Appreciation

On April 28 more than 70 Wickenburg Community Hospital volunteers and their guests were honored at the Wickenburg Ranch Event Center. As hospital services have grown, so has the volunteer program. “We have enjoyed tremendous growth in the past couple years, adding eight new positions in the last year alone,” Volunteer and Training Manager Gogi Gay said. “It is because …

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If you are Lactose Intolerent, you should read this: 17May

If you are Lactose Intolerent, you should read this:

A new study has found those that have a lactose intolerance suffer from decreased Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is known as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ and can help you boost your mood, lose weight, and help fight disease.  According to an article on healthline.com: Few foods contain vitamin D naturally. Because of this, some foods are fortified. This means that …

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Diabetes and the Future 9May

Diabetes and the Future

Do you suffer from diabetes? It can be challenging and, yes, even frustrating. Luckily science, medicine and even technology are making advances that make day to day activity much more manageable. Did you know there are even apps that can help your specific needs? Apps like MySugr and GluOracle are listed as some of the top for 2017. Shopping lists, …

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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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