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Health in Brief: New doctor at YRMC

New doctor at YRMC

YRMC PhysicianCare is pleased to announce that Matthew Evans, MD, has joined the Primary Care Team in the YRMC Outpatient Services Building in Prescott Valley.

Dr. Evans received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. He completed his residency at the University of Utah and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Evans is currently accepting new patients at 7700 E. Florentine Road, Building B, Suite 101 in Prescott Valley. Call 928-442-8710 to schedule an appointment. YRMC Physician Care is pleased to accept most insurance plans, including Medicare.

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Nominate now for Yavapai Healthy School Award

Yavapai Healthy Schools (YHS) Coalition defines a healthy school as an environment where a school strives for best practices in school wellness policy, nutrition, worksite wellness, emotional, mental and physical health and caring for the whole student. 

Do you know of a school who is going above-and-beyond to meet the health and wellness needs of their students?  If so, nominations for the Yavapai Healthy School Award are now open. Simply visit and share the school you believe is deserving of the Yavapai Healthy School Award and why.

The nominating period for submissions is now through the month of January 2018.  Schools must be within Yavapai County to be eligible.  The schools nominated by the public will receive notice in mid-February, and schools who receive the most nominations have the opportunity to apply for the award with the winners announced in mid-April 2018.

The Yavapai Healthy Schools Coalition’s goal is to empower teachers, staff and students in making healthy choices.  YHS Coalition is a partnership of over twenty partners who work to promote healthy living in our county schools.

Nodine’s Smokehouse issues recall for smoked salmon

Nodine’s Smokehouse, Inc. of Torrington, Connecticut is recalling Smoked Salmon 1.5 lbs, 8 oz packages. Lot numbers 40173 and 33173 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, with high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea as its primary symptoms. In rare cases, listeriosis is fatal; it can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. Pregnant women the very young, elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible.

The recalled Smoked Salmon in 1.5 lb. and 8 oz. packages was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 1.5 lb. packages and 8 oz. packages with lot numbers 40173 and 33173.

Consumers who have purchased Smoked Salmon in 1.5 lb and 8 oz packages are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Nodine’s Smokehouse, Inc. at 800-222-2059, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.