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Page Hospital Offers ‘Mammograms, Manicures and Massages’ During Breast Cancer Awareness Month


PAGE, Ariz. (Sept. 24, 2012) -- Page Hospital is offering women the opportunity to pamper themselves while learning about their health. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the hospital will be offering “Mammograms, Manicures and Massages” on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.

 Women who schedule screening mammograms on these days will be treated with free massages and manicures provided by local professionals.

The American Cancer Society recommends that women 40 and over have an annual mammogram. Women should talk with their doctors about their personal risk factors and make a decision about when to start getting mammograms or how often they should get them. Early detection is the best way to survive breast cancer and mammograms are a great tool for finding and fighting breast cancer early.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. To schedule your massage, manicure and mammogram call (928) 645-0157.

Tips to prepare for a mammogram:  

  • Schedule your mammogram the week after your period if your breasts are sensitive before and during menstruation.
  • Don’t wear deodorant, powder, or lotion, which can affect your X-rays.
  • Discuss any breast symptoms or problems that you are having.

If you have had a mammogram in a different facility, arrange in advance to have the most recent mammogram sent to your current facility.

Joining this new clinic is Aaron Knudson, D.O., who specializes in internal medicine for adults and children. Knudson is the only physician in the region offering pediatric care and one of the few family practice physicians in the city of Page.

“I believe that by empowering patients and families with education and preventative medicine, patients will achieve their highest potential in their health and life,” said Knudson, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians.

The Page Banner Health Clinic will specialize in internal medicine and pediatrics and provide comprehensive primary care for patients of all ages. Services include physicals, management of acute and chronic conditions, medication management, preventative and wellness visits for adults and children including screenings, immunizations and vaccinations.

“Our general internist and pediatrician will provide compassionate, family care,” said Sandy Haryasz, CEO of Page Hospital. “We are dedicated to listening to our patients and educating them on ways to promote a healthy lifestyle for the entire family.”

The Banner Health Clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, reach the new clinic beginning in September at (928) 645-0766.

About Page Hospital
Page Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that serves Northern Arizona. Built in 1958, the hospital provides a range of medical services that include Emergency Services, Surgery, Medical Imaging, Obstetrics, Cardiopulmonary, Acute Care and Rehabilitation. It is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit hospital and health care system that covers seven states and is based in Phoenix, Ariz.

About Banner Health
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry in seven states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. Banner Health was named a one of the Top Five Large Health Systems in the country in 2012 according to Thomson Reuters.

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