Category: Medical News

Category: Medical News

Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak 25January

Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak

Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated with Home-based, Rat-breeding Facilities in Wisconsin and Illinois Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network January 24, 2017, 14:00 ET (2:00 PM ET) CDCHAN-0040 Summary CDC and health officials from Wisconsin and Illinois are conducting an investigation of Seoul virus infections among pet rats and persons exposed to rats at rat-breeding facilities in Wisconsin …

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The Flu is on the Rise 23January

The Flu is on the Rise

Early Arizona numbers show a 70% increase in flu cases compared to the number of cases reported last year at this time. Influenza or the flu as it is commonly know is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season.  Often flu and cold symptoms mimic each other; sore throat, headache, muscle aches, nasal congestion, runny nose, and cough. …

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Valley Fever in Arizona 12December

Valley Fever in Arizona

Valley fever is affecting more Arizonans this year according to a recent study. According to Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association: [There have been] 4,957 reported cases of valley fever (according to the Arizona Department of Health Services). Sometimes the symptoms are hard to detect as they are very similar to the flu. Mayo Clinic states that if infected you should …

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Impact of Physical Inactivity 7December

Impact of Physical Inactivity

written by Michael Bacon PT, Director of Rehabilitation Recently United Health published the American Health Ranking Senior Report 2016 which looks at the health of our seniors (age 65+) through several criteria.  One of the most disturbing trends was an increase in physical inactivity amongst the senior population.    In fact there was a 15% increase in physical inactivity between 2013 …

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Experimental Gadget that Measures Sweat 5December

Experimental Gadget that Measures Sweat

There is a new gadget that could change the way you think of sweat. According to an article on, We have plenty to sweat about here in Arizona. With all the heat….it’s pretty hard to avoid. But a new high-tech skin patch might be able to put all that sweat to good use by using it to track your …

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How to: Reduce Upper Respiratory Infections in Children 30November

How to: Reduce Upper Respiratory Infections in Children

Written by: Roger Rose, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Services Clinical trials indicate that supplementation with probiotics and vitamin C may reduce upper respiratory infections in children. A new study included 57 children three to six years of age attending a preschool facility. Researchers found that children who received daily supplementation of 50 mg vitamin C plus probiotics containing 12 million …

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Getting the Facts: Ear Infections 21November

Getting the Facts: Ear Infections

Ear infections are a nasty business. Do you have all the facts? Here is a great resource on preventing and treating ear infections. PDF: ear-infections This information is not meant to replace a professional opinion. If you suspect an ear infection please make an appointment at the Wickenburg Hospital Clinic.

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Problems Swallowing? 16November

Problems Swallowing?

Do you or someone you know have difficulty or discomfort in swallowing?  The medical term is dysphagia, and it is a problem for many people, especially stroke victims, the elderly and people with advanced dementia. Difficulty with swallowing oral medications increases the risk of aspiration (breathing in a foreign object or sucking food or medication into the airway) which can …

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Fight Back! How to Avoid Cold and Flu Season 11October

Fight Back! How to Avoid Cold and Flu Season

With the change of weather we expect beautiful fall colors, cooler temperatures and….cold and flu season. Don’t become a victim to illness this year by taking these preventative measures: Get your flu shot. Offered at the Wickenburg Community Clinic, getting your annual flu shot can help keep you and your family healthy through the season. See more about the flu shot …

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Zika Virus Update from the CDC 11July

Zika Virus Update from the CDC

Zika: The Basics of the Virus and How To Protect Against It About Zika Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). People can also get Zika through sex with a man infected with Zika and it can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus. People …

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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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