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Heart Care Becoming Available Locally

 The heart specialists at Northern Arizona Healthcare have moved into their new and improved space with plans to better serve patients throughout the region. The 11,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA) is located on the second floor of Flagstaff Medical Center’s west campus. HVCNA is a partnership between Flagstaff Medical Center and […]

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Trends in Veterinary Medicine for 2012

Over the past 20 years, there have been tremendous changes in veterinary medicine. Advances in science and technology have enabled us to treat our animal patients with the same quality of medical care as humans. Many diagnostic tools we now take for granted simply weren’t available in the past: Ultrasound, in-house labs that allow us […]

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Preventing Stroke With a Carotid Artery Stent

The carotid arteries in your neck supply the brain with blood. The carotid arteries travel up each side of the neck and branch into smaller vessels that supply blood to the brain. Blood flowing through the carotid arteries (carotid pulses) can be felt on each side of the neck next to the windpipe. Unfortunately, the […]

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Medical Conditions Increasing Fall Risks

 Each week, more than 30,000 Americans over the age of 65 are seriously injured by falling, and nearly 250 die from their injuries, according to the National Safety Council. About a third of seniors report some difficulty with balance and ambulation, according to the American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging (AGSFHA). This percentage […]

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Heart Doctor Appreciating Local Lifestyle

Each day Dr. Robert Wolyn has been checking the weather in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on his iPhone. It’s already raining and the temperatures are dropping rapidly. Then he looks around at the weather in Flagstaff where it is sunny with mild temperatures and he smiles. Wolyn is glad to be in Flagstaff. He is the […]

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Preventing Stroke With a Carotid Artery Stent

The carotid arteries in your neck supply the brain with blood. The carotid arteries travel up each side of the neck and branch into smaller vessels that supply blood to the brain. Blood flowing through the carotid arteries (carotid pulses) can be felt on each side of the neck next to the windpipe. Unfortunately, the […]

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New Thinking on Heart Disease Prevention

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. There is a growing body of research demonstrating that cholesterol levels are no longer the best indicator of a person’s risk for a heart attack or stroke. In fact, half of the people who suffer a heart attack have completely normal cholesterol […]

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The Effects of Heat on Seniors

Sunny days uplift spirits, yet seniors need to take special precautions to make sure their enjoyment of summer is not eclipsed by dehydration and heat illness. Physical changes that come with aging make older adults more vulnerable to summer’s heat and humidity. The American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging (FHIA) reports that most […]

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