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Guarding Against the Flu

Warm days, cool nights, yellow and gold leaves, black-eyed susan flowers and the flu – all signal the start of autumn in Northern Arizona. And though some of “fall’s glory” is welcomed; some is not, such as the flu. During the 2017-2018 influenza (flu) season (October to May), more than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized. Coconino […]

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When a Bump on the Head is More than a Bump on the Head

A Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating (piercing) head injury. TBIs disrupt the normal function of the brain and can range from mild to severe and have short-term and long-term effects that can change the way a person thinks, acts, moves and feels. The Centers […]

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Choosing a Rehab Facility 

You or one of your family members are in the hospital following an injury, illness or surgery and the physician or surgeon says it’s time to leave the hospital but rehabilitation or additional care is needed before going home. Some conditions that may require short- or long-term care at a rehabilitation facility include stroke; disabling […]

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Using a Person’s Own Plasma to Repair Cells

There are many stages of the body’s healing process. The faster the process begins, the better the odds of the injured area recovering fully, with little or no ongoing pain or issues. One of the newest and most innovative areas of medicine – biologics – involves using the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. In […]

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