Category: Health

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” In 2015, approximately 29,400 collisions occurred on Arizona state highways. Of those collisions 2,729 were related to distracted driving. Furthermore, 4,218 citations and 3,282 warnings were issued for violations connected to distracted driving. Distracted driving, simply stated, is anything that takes the drivers mind and attention off of the road and compromises safety, not only of the driver, but of any passengers in the vehicle and other individuals on the highway. There are three types of distractions when driving: 1) visual – taking eyes off the road 2) manual – hands off the...

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“Scams on Senior Citizens” Topic of KRMC Hospice Education Series

On Wednesday, April 6, Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) Hospice will host the Kingman Police Department (KPD) in presenting: “Scam Alert: Seniors Beware.”   The one-hour seminar is free and open to the public.  It begins at 12:00 noon at the Joan and Diana Hospice Home, 812 Airway Avenue in Kingman.  Refreshments will be provided.   Senior citizens can be especially vulnerable to different types of crime such as identity theft and fraud.  KPD’s presentation will include tips on how to protect yourself, your finances, and your identity. There is no charge for the program, but seating is limited....

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Red Cross Partners with Yarnell Fire Department to Install Smoke Alarms

  The American Red Cross is partnering with the Yarnell Fire Department and community groups to install free smoke alarms and help Yarnell residents map fire escape routes from their homes on March 19. Residents will learn about fire safety, including cooking and heating tips and the need to create and how to practice a fire escape plan. In 2013, the Red Cross helped the Yarnell community which was devastated after 19 firefighters died in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The wildfire forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents and their pets as it scorched thousands of acres and destroyed...

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Republican Women Craft Caps for Chemo Patients

Members of the Republican Women of Kingman have donated hand-crafted crocheted caps to Kingman Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.  Nancy Moschcau, President of the Republican Women of Kingman, is a breast cancer survivor, and her inspiration for the caps came from her own experience. “I know what it’s like to lose your hair and endure the long treatments,” she says.  Moschcau, along with 3rd Vice President Jacque Hull and member Donna Mumford, created over 25 caps to relieve patients of chemotherapy suffering from hair loss. This act of generosity falls under the Club’s Caring...

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NEVADA HAVING A SYPHILIS BOOM

Nevada is experiencing the highest rate of syphilis in the West following an outbreak in Las Vegas. Health officials say it’s part of a national spike in cases tied to increased testing, a rise in anonymous sex tied to social media, and a less consistent use of condoms. Clark County health officials declared an outbreak in Las Vegas last week after noting a 128 percent increase in reported syphilis cases since 2012. There’s been an uptick in other parts of Nevada, too, but that could be tied to a population increase, the state health department said. Syphilis outbreaks have...

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