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Fashion guru helps Prescott women feel better about themselves
If laughter is good for the soul, Lauren Woltman may well have the healthiest soul in town.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

WYGC: Making screen media an interactive experience with kids
Arizona's First Things First is a conduit for information about children birth to age 5. Recently, they have shared information, which goes to the issue of appropriateness of "screen time" for young children. There has been a lot of debate about this, and research is now available to provide some insight and guidelines.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

Column: Dr. Rosenberg addresses sleep apnea in truck drivers
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

I am a truck driver with sleep apnea. I was tested several years ago and wear my CPAP regularly. Recently, another driver told me that with the new FMCSA (Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration) rules abo

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Column: Getting too much care can hurt you
Imagine that you are a high-risk patient suffering from heart failure or cardiac arrest. Imagine that you live in a big city and are immediately taken to a nationally renowned teaching hospital nearby. Such hospitals are seen as leading the way in research and treatment capabilities.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

What brought you through when others stayed behind?
It's that time of year again - the time when the Counselor's Column asks for reader input and insight.
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Column: Keep a notebook in the hospital
One lesson I recently learned the hard way can help you avoid problems when you or a loved one is hospitalized: keep a notebook in the patient's hospital room.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Column: Children and sleep apnea
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

My grandson is 8 years old and has Down syndrome.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

How to avoid missing records when patients are transferred
When hospital patients are transferred to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), medical records and discharge instructions need to go with them so that the SNF can provide proper care.
Sunday, January 04, 2015

Dealing with the health implications of heartbreak
Love, they say, is a many-splendored thing. It is fulfilling, exciting and, according to doctors and scientists, it brings many health benefits as well. Loss of love can also have a powerful effect on every part of who we are - and not for the good.
Sunday, January 04, 2015

Plan ahead to travel with a CPAP machine
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

I am going to travel to India and we will be in the air for many hours. I would like to bring my CPAP machine as I have very severe sleep apnea. Any suggestions?

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Set yourself up for success, choice-by-choice
t's logical to kick off the new year with a Counselor's Column on Resolutions. But what wisdom can be offered this time that will be your magic ticket to success? Sorry to break the news, but there's no such magic.
Sunday, January 04, 2015

Missing records and discharge instructions complicate care
Before Helen left the hospital, I confirmed that all her medical records would get to the skilled nursing facility (SNF) she was going to, and that the nurse at the hospital called to provide last-minute updates that weren't in the records sent electronically earlier.
Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sleep apnea can cause coronary artery disease
Is it true that sleep apnea can cause coronary artery disease? My dad was a loud snorer and died of a heart attack. Now I am worried about my husband. He snores loudly and stops breathing, but refuses to discuss it with his doctor.
Sunday, December 28, 2014

Rounding out the year with gratitude
In a recent article by Betsy Schwartz posted on the website for the National Council on Behavioral Health (www.thenationalcouncil.org), the following seven tips to beat the holiday blues are offered.
Sunday, December 28, 2014

Awareness important to fighting pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in America.
Sunday, December 28, 2014

Give the gift of BOOKS
Are you running short of time for great gift ideas?

A book is a terrific, quick way to say "Happy Holidays."

Does the recipient like cats? Wears high heels every day? Check out the options below, or browse the many local stores for options.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Column: How to avoid being overwhelmed by unknowns while in the hospital
Last week's column pointed out that it's hard to be effective as a health care representative or family member of someone in the hospital if you have trouble finding out even who is in charge of the patient's care.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Column: Traffic roundabouts are a learning challenge that can save lives
Most of us who have been driving for any length of time think we know the rules of the road, but those rules change from time to time. One big change in the last few years has been the appearance on Arizona's roadways - and nationwide - of roundabouts.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Is it important to maintain a baby's sleep schedule while on holiday?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

Over the Christmas holidays, we will be traveling to my mother's house with our seven-month-old baby. This will be our first trip with her and I am worried about her sleep schedule.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Arizona State Parks hold First Day Hikes January 1
Saturday, December 06, 2014


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