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Can REM disorder increase chances of Parkinson's?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

I am a 50-year-old man diagnosed with REM Behavior Disorder. I have been told by my doctors that people with my disorder can develop diseases like Parkinson's. How frequent is this?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Prevent loss of belongings in assisted living, nursing facilities
Professionals who run assisted living, nursing, and skilled nursing facilities try to do all the right things.
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Volunteers can be vital connectors
As we enter National Volunteer Week, it is fitting to highlight the power of one group of people working quietly throughout the Prescott area to make a difference.
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Are there alternatives to an adenotonsillectomy?
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

My 8-year-old daughter was diagnosed with sleep apnea. We were advised by our health care provider to have her undergo an adenotonsillectomy. We are hesitant to have this done. Are there any alternatives?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

One challenge in assisted living or nursing facilities: losing belongings
"How could you not know that my mother's jacket is missing? She's worn it nearly every day in the spring and fall for five years.
Sunday, April 05, 2015

Free program will help seniors, caregivers clean up clutter
PRESCOTT - Senior Connection will offer seniors and family caregivers a chance to learn about "decluttering and downsizing" at a free educational presentation to be held on Thursday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Las Fuentes resort village at 1035 Scott Drive.
Sunday, April 05, 2015

Distressed dad with a suicidal daughter
Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri,

I'm a dad who has sole custody of my daughter Janice (along with my mom). My daughter's mom isn't in the picture.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Column: Consider using professional health advocacy services
Last week's column described a service called Health Proponent ( that can help you navigate the health care system, from finding the right in-home elder care to sorting out problems with insurance claims.
Sunday, March 08, 2015

Column: It all begins with a smile and a hello
Just as we learned to say please and thank you as children, we were taught to smile and say hello.
Sunday, March 08, 2015

Musician, budding entrepreneur focuses on the future's possibilities
PRESCOTT - Paul Ruffner is a tenor saxophonist who plays jazz in local clubs.
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Column: YRMC Health Notes
As children, most of us were taught the importance of sharing.
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Seminar teaches girls how to keep from being a victim of bullies
Bullying among children is rampant. It's also deadly. Some sobering stats:
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Column: Does sleep interfere with diabetes?
My husband has diabetes and rarely gets more than five hours of sleep.
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Column: Do you wish that you had a health advocate in your pocket?
Are you frustrated trying to figure out how much your insurance will cover and how much you'll have to pay out of pocket for an operation you need to have?
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Column: Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri
Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri, I'm 12 and I just got a boyfriend. Everyone I know has a boyfriend. You are weird if you don't.
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Local orthopaedic surgeon relies on technology to improve lives
PRESCOTT VALLEY - More than 20 years ago, avid horsewoman and pet-sitting business owner Darlene Wood of Chino Valley suffered a knee injury.
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Column: When caring for parents joins caring for kids
Are you a member of the "sandwich generation"?
Sunday, February 15, 2015

Column: Sleep apnea and weight gain
Over the last few years, I gained over seven pounds.
Sunday, February 15, 2015

Column: Prepare for medical appointments before you leave home
Sunday, February 15, 2015

Column: A new look at heart disease
When it comes to matters of the heart, many people believe they know how to maintain their health.
Sunday, February 15, 2015

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