Many people may generally know what an orthopedic surgeon is and does. An orthopedic surgeon is a physician who deals with musculoskeletal problems and can perform surgery to address those problems, if necessary. But what does it mean to be subspecialty trained? More specifically, what does it mean … [Read more...] about What is an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon?
Much fanfare was presented following the passage of U.S. House Bill H.R. 1808. This bill, titled “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022,” would make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). … [Read more...] about Is Gun Control Working for You?
Burning, tingling, numbness and muscle cramping in your feet and toes? It might be neuropathy. But, then again, it might be poor circulation or peripheral artery disease (PAD). “These symptoms are very similar to those of PAD,” explained Joel Rainwater, M.D., medical director of Comprehensive … [Read more...] about September Brings Awareness to PAD
Do you miss hearing the sounds of the birds? Are the voices of your grandchildren becoming increasingly difficult to understand? Do you find yourself constantly turning up the TV or radio just to make out what’s being said? Hearing loss is a normal part of growing older, and it can be very scary. It … [Read more...] about Understanding the Hearing Aid Journey
Looking to sell your home this fall or winter? Here are some tips on how to prepare your home to hit the market. According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2021, 95% of buyers used the internet to assist in the home-finding process. In this digital age, getting someone to stop browsing … [Read more...] about Seven Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid
Fifteen years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Rachel, who was a fellow healthcare colleague serving at a hospital on the east coast. Rachel was kind, enthusiastic and extremely dedicated. Actually, she juggled two jobs, the first one was full-time at the hospital, the second, an additional … [Read more...] about Understanding the Impact Healthcare Scholarships Have on Lives
If there’s a consistent and persistent feeling that could be used to describe the collective emotional state across the past two-and-a-half years, it’s stress! We’re meant to experience stress in the short-term, but given the state of the world, stress often becomes a long-term issue. And this … [Read more...] about Identifying the Top Five Supplements to Help Handle Stress
In our last column, Scott Hathcock addressed the phenomenal growth of Moonshot programming across the state. He also announced my appointment as the new executive director for the NACET campus. My love affair with Flagstaff began in 2015 when I relocated with a former employer to be the director … [Read more...] about New NACET Flagstaff Leader Planning Campus Tours, Community Events
Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) is committed to delivering high-quality health care for our patients in Flagstaff and the Northern Arizona region. As we look to the future, it is important we plan for the health care needs of the growing and changing communities we are honored to serve. A … [Read more...] about Northern Arizona Healthcare Health and Wellness Village to Benefit Community
Neuropathy is a condition that involves damage to the peripheral nerves, the nerves in your hands and feet. Symptoms include muscle cramping, difficulty walking, burning, tingling, numbness and pain in the legs or feet. In many cases, it’s caused by diabetes, but poor circulation can also cause … [Read more...] about Diagnosing the Difference Between Neuropathy and Poor Circulation