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Facts About Crypto and Swimming Pools

Diarrhea and swimming don’t mix! Diarrhea is the most common recreational water illness (RWI). Swimmers who are sick with diarrhea—or who have been sick in the last two weeks—risk contaminating pool water with germs. Diarrheal illnesses are caused by germs such as Crypto (short for Cryptosporidium), Giardia, Shigella, norovirus and E. coli O157:H7. These germs can live[…]

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WCH Now Offering Telemonitoring

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (May 24, 2017) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Wickenburg Community Hospital have entered into a unique partnership that is benefitting patients living in   Wickenburg and the surrounding area. Through this new agreement, monitoring technicians sitting at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502[…]

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Heat-Related Illness And How To Prevent It

Preventing Heat-Related Illness Your body keeps itself cool by letting heat escape through the skin, and by evaporating sweat (perspiration). If your body does not cool properly or does not cool enough, you might suffer from a heat-related illness. Anyone can be susceptible to heat-related illness. Those at greatest risk[…]

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Gov. Ducey Declares Statewide Health Emergency

Governor Doug Ducey today signed an emergency declaration to address the growing number of opioid deaths in our state. Newly released data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows in 2016, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses – an average of more than two people per day. The trend[…]

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Dangerous Trend in Opioid Overdoses

2016 report shows opioid death rate as the highest in ten years The Arizona Department of Health Services today released its latest data on opioid overdoses in Arizona showing the highest number of deaths in ten years. In 2016, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses. The trend shows a startling[…]

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