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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)
Man doubled over next his chair
Tags: active lifestyle, dangers of sitting, standing desk, walking meetings, employee wellness
How many hours do you spend sitting in a chair each day? The average American sits 13 hours a day, and the majority say they hate sitting so much—with good reason.  We now know, from decades of research, that excessive... (read more)
Medical student Mary Smith
Tags: medical school, work-life balance, diversity, women in medicine, parenting
I didn’t head straight to medical school after college. I did, however, head straight into parenting. My first daughter was born five months after I graduated from college. Four more daughters eventually joined her, and I... (read more)
Woman choosing between and apple and a cupcake
Tags: mindfulness, nutrition, food, dieting, mindful eating, Healthy Diet
Everywhere we turn, there’s another diet, pill or cleanse promising to help us lose weight—fast. But these quick-fix solutions don’t promote permanent change."Going on a diet infers that you will go off the... (read more)
Girl in swimming pool
Tags: swimming pool, summer, safety, chlorine, chemicals, acid, pool safety
Nothing says summer like jumping into a swimming pool filled with cool, sparkling water. Nationally, there are more than 10 million swimming pools, which are used for recreation, exercise and cooling off during hot summer weather... (read more)
thermometer
Tags: heat warning, dehydration, heat stroke, emergency, National Weather Service, Arizona
Heat stands alone as the No. 1 weather-related killer in the United States—more deadly than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and all other weather events combined.  It’s difficult to take a picture of heat, so it... (read more)

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