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Dinner
Tags: heart health, dietary guidelines, Cardiovascular Health, nutrition, food, plant-based diet
Every five years Dietary Guidelines for Americans is created through collaboration between the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines are generally based on a report submitted by the... (read more)
Morphine is the classic opiate painkiller.
Tags: pain, medication management, opioids, overdose prevention, prescription drug misuse, public health
The U.S. health-care system has become much more aggressive in treating pain over the last 15 years and just as with any medical intervention at times there are adverse side effects. Today, the United States is in the middle... (read more)
Awake in bed
Tags: insomnia, sleeplessness, fatigue, sleep aids, medication management, healthy aging, memory, Exercise
Almost 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, many people take prescription or over-the-counter sleep medications to help them sleep through the night. Insomnia also tends to increase as we age, almost half of older adults... (read more)
Tags: antibiotics, emergency, fatigue, flu, healing, public health, urgent care
With cold and flu season in full swing, should you head to the emergency department or an urgent care center when your symptoms become severe?Urgent care centers are designed to provide treatment quickly to patients with less... (read more)
Candles
Tags: gun violence, trauma, healing, Nicaragua, Peru, peace
As 2015 draws to a close, we continue to face a level of violence in the United States that is challenging, heartbreaking and deeply disturbing. Having personally faced violence on multiple levels, I want to share what I have... (read more)
Tags: Thanksgiving, holidays, New Years, safety, Infographic, Children's Health, food poisoning
Temperatures have begun to drop, and scarves and gloves are coming out of hiding. It’s that wonderful time of year when families and friends gather to celebrate, share in food and drink and make memories. But each year... (read more)
Speedometer
Tags: traffic safety, public health, speeding tickets, photo radar, speed cameras
Speed limits exist for a reason: to keep us all safer on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that speeding is involved in 30 percent of fatal car crashes and costs Americans more than $40... (read more)
Dust storm
Tags: Valley Fever, pneumonia, lung health, fungus, pets, Central Valley, Arizona
Valley Fever (also known as Desert Rheumatism or San Joaquin Valley Fever) is Arizona’s disease. While rare at a national level, Valley Fever is common in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Every year, 150,... (read more)
Tags: Arizona, health disparities, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, health equity, diabetes, smoking, health insurance
Every year, more than 1,500 deaths in Arizona could be avoided if all residents had an equal chance to be healthy. That’s the startling conclusion of the Arizona Health Gaps Report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson... (read more)
Halloween treats
Tags: Halloween, food allergies, Teal Pumpkin Project, safety, holidays
Halloween is an exciting time of year, but it also can be a dangerous one—especially for people with food allergies. Researchers estimate that as many as 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, with effects ranging... (read more)

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