This Month

What Is...?

We’ve all heard about cancer, Alzheimer’s and HIV/AIDS — but what are these diseases, exactly, and how can we prevent them? This month, we’re diving into the details behind each condition so you can get a better understanding of their causes, symptoms and treatment methods. We’ll also help you protect yourself from Arizona dangers with crucial conversations about wildlife and what to do if you get bit by a scorpion, snake or spider. By educating yourself about important topics like these, you can keep your family safe and healthy all year long.

Deanna Gem, ANP
This Week

Deanna Gem, ANP

Deanna Gem, ANP, is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with District Medical Group and works in the Adult Outpatient Neurology Clinic at Valleywise Health Medical Center. She has over 10 years of experience as a Neurology Nurse Practitioner, treating Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Dementia. She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1998 and 2010 with her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner. Deanna has a passion for patient education and helping people understand their diagnosis.

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Blog Posts on Wellness Now

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors

It’s normal to forget things every once in a while — but what happens when it becomes more frequent? Knowing what Alzheimer’s is, along with its symptoms, can help you or a loved one address this condition in its early stages.

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Risks of Living in Arizona: Which Animals Should You Avoid?

One of the biggest risks of living in Arizona is getting bitten or stung by a dangerous animal. These tips will help you stay safe on your next hike and know when to seek treatment.

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