Allergy Season: Not Just a Spring Thing

by Hojat Askari, M.D., Board Certified Internal Medicine, Medical Director at Thumb Butte Medical Center If you’re frustrated because we’ve gotten past the spring blooming season and you’re still dealing with head pressure, watery eyes, swollen lids, coughing and other allergy symptoms, there could be another culprit making you miserable: grass.  You develop allergies when … Read More…

Yavapai County Attacks COVID-19

by Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services From our high desert vantage point, we at Yavapai County Community Health Services watched with interest and concern as the COVID-19 pandemic was rapidly crossing the globe. It looked to be afflicting one nation after another and creating fear and anxiety in our community: Was it … Read More…

NAVAHCS Offers Virtual Health Options for Veterans

by Mary Dillinger, Public Affairs Officer, Northern Arizona VA Health Care System Northern Arizona VA Health Care System is proud to serve our nation’s veterans in a catchment area covering more than 65,000 square miles. This vast territory includes our main facility in Prescott, five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Anthem, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Kingman … Read More…

Vigilance Key to Preventing Child Drownings

by Scott Luedeman, Division Chief-Professional Services, Prescott Fire Department With the warm temperatures and families spending more time outdoors, your Prescott Fire Department would like to remind you to watch your kids around water. There are plenty of hazards to look out for, but one that happens far too often is accidental drowning. According to … Read More…

Polk, Partners Launch Low-Level Offender Diversion Program

by Staff Reports Complete Care Partners, a partnership between West Yavapai Guidance Clinic and Spectrum Healthcare Group formed to provide services for the new diversion program initiated through the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, has hired two new staff members.  Complete Care Partners assists first-time or low-level offenders, who are better served outside of the regular … Read More…

From a Thought to a Trail: How It Becomes Reality

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Coordinator, City of Prescott Ever wonder how a trail is designed and built? There is much planning and coordinating that goes into the process.  It starts with the land. Ownership is a huge player in the trail evolution process. In many cases locally, the land is owned by the state, Bureau … Read More…

Thumb Butte Medical Provides Testing for White Mountain Apaches

by Staff Reports  Prescott-based Thumb Butte Medical Center recently took a team of seven health professionals to northeastern Arizona, where they performed COVID-19 antibody tests for members of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. All in all, more than 1,500 tests were performed over one weekend last month, with all expenses donated by the medical center. … Read More…