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Family progresses on renovation of historic Mount Vernon home
(This is a continuation of a series of stories that the Daily Courier began in March 2013 on the renovation of a 103-year-old house on Mount Vernon Avenue).
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Column: Always keep side effects of medicines in mind
Ray and Lois moved to Tucson from Houston when they retired from the oil industry nearly 20 years ago, when they were both 55. Last year, Lois had a pacemaker implanted to address her irregular and rapid heartbeat.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Column: How do you change a child's sleep pattern
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

In four weeks, my nine-year old returns to school. He is going to bed at 11 p.m. and waking up at 10 a.m. He will need to be up by 7 a.m. for school. Any ideas as to how to get him ready?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri: Was I Raped?
Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri,



I was just raped (I think) by my brother's best friend since second grade.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

New in-home caregiving franchise owner's compassion touted as key to success
PRESCOTT - Carol White knows the worry and frustration that comes with caring for an elderly parent.
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Column: The lights from devices can interrupt your sleep
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

I have a job that requires me to be on a laptop right until bedtime. I started this job about a year ago and it is taking me hours to fall asleep. I never had this problem before. I know the computer is to blame. Any ideas?

Sunday, August 09, 2015

With help from a confidential intermediary, a Prescott woman is united with the sister she didn't know she had
"Most families have simple trees, but our family has a whole forest! I'm so lucky that you found me. Thanks for searching the woods."
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Yavapai Regional Medical Center launches Healthy Cooking video series
In keeping with its commitment to provide useful health and wellness information to our community, Yavapai Regional Medical Center has added a cooking show to its website.
Saturday, August 01, 2015

WYGC: When A relationship becomes toxic
Have you ever heard someone say, "She's so co-dependent," and then you have wondered - what does that really mean? What is co-dependent, and why is it a bad thing?
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Bullied on the bus
Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri,

Last year I was riding the bus to school and I was bullied everyday. Three kids would force food into my mouth. They would laugh at me, poke me, call me names and pull my braid. No one did anything, not even my sister.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Column: Anatomy of a medical error, part VI; the Mayo Clinic helps out
When I called my allergist's office at the Mayo Clinic to report on recent problems I'd had getting allergy shots locally - both dosing errors and a nurse practitioner's decision to keep me out of the room when doses were being drawn up - here's what happened:
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Column: Teen is sleepwalking again
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

My 17-year-old son was a sleepwalker as a child. After the age of seven, he stopped. Recently he started sleepwalking again. In fact, he is sleepwalking two to three times a week. I took him to our doctor but he doesn't know why this would start again. He stays up on his cell phone texting and gets less than seven hours of sleep. Could the two be related?

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Column: That little icon and what it means to your future computing
If you use a computer that runs Windows 7 or Windows 8, you may have noticed a new little icon appear in the lower right hand corner by the date and time. It's a white icon made up of four little squares. If you hold your mouse over it, you get a pop up message about the new Windows 10 and how you can get it. There is something historic about this little icon and what it means to the future of your computers.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Pregnant and bullied
Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri,

I'm 14 and going into high school. My boyfriend is 16 and he talked me into having sex with him after I kept saying no for like 3 months. He kept saying, "But you slept with Kevin (not his real name)."

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Column: Ambien and amnesia
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

I have been taking Ambien for several years. Recently my daughter called me in the middle of the night to tell me about the birth of my new grandchild. I do not have any recollection of the call. Is this a sign of Alzheimer's or could it be the medicine?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

WGYC: Foundation reflects on a year of service
In our busy days and lives, it's unlikely we take enough time to reflect on positive things that have occurred. Often, we focus on the problems and what hasn't been done. We forget to celebrate our successes. The same goes for the nonprofit West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Finding the Cause of Gastric Distress
Do you experience abdominal discomfort, gas and bloating after you eat? Do you go longer than 24 hours between bowel movements? Are your stools hard to pass and pebble-like? Do your bowel movements alternate between diarrhea and constipation? If so, then read on because you don't have to suffer.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Anatomy of a medical error, Part III It's a red flag when the patient is shut out
Over four visits, the staff in the doctor's office where I was getting allergy shots made many errors, once preparing a dose one-tenth of the ordered amount, and once preparing to draw a dose twice the ordered amount. I objected and eventually got the correct doses.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

WGYC: Understanding NAS
Our local substance abuse prevention coalition, MATForce, has a variety of information available on a wide range of topics.
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Column: 'Hypernetworking" teens and bullies
Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri,

My mom made me stop Facebook because I was bullied again. Girls from my school that I thought were my best friends, are saying that I'm having sex a lot. They call me a whore and I'm not.

Sunday, July 05, 2015


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