The ties between health and the economy run deep. Many experts believe the stronger the economy, the healthier the people – and that the opposite is true as well. That may bode well for our state since a new report indicates Arizona’s economy is outperforming the national average. From Politics Arizona: Arizona’s economic growth will remain steady this year and next, helping the state outperform … Continue reading Arizona’s Economy Outperforms
It’s an enormously popular online photo and video sharing service….one of the world’s top social networking platforms. But a new study suggests that Instagram may also be a good indicator of someone’s mental health. From National Public Radio (NPR): Computer programs are getting pretty good at discovering health information by studying heaps of social media data. A computer script analyzed galleries of photos posted to Instagram and … Continue reading Instagram and Mental Health
Interesting health related story on the KXNV-TV website. It focuses on a phone survey that appears to come from the Arizona Department of Health Services (AzDHS). One woman wrote the television station concerned that the phone survey asked for personal information and she wondered if it might be a scam. Take a look at an example from one of the pages of the survey below. … Continue reading Survey Says…..
If your job makes you unhappy and you dread the idea of going to work, your career may not only be wearing on your physical health ….it might be hurting your mental health too. From Medical News Today: Many people strive to have a fulfilling, rewarding job, but the reality does not always meet the expectation. New research shows the jobs you have in your … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy!
A nice dip in the pool is a great way to cool off during our steamy summers. But before you jump in, you may want to check out the latest on a pool parasite outbreak that has already sickened more than 100 people in the Phoenix area. From AzCentral.com: More than 100 people in the Phoenix area have been sickened in an outbreak of the diarrhea-causing parasite … Continue reading Pool Parasite Makes a Splash in Arizona
The blog below was graciously submitted by one of the members of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Associaition, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital is a 40-bed, free-standing rehabilitation hospital that provides intensive physical rehabilitation services to patients recovering from strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, and other disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic conditions. Dr. Terry Bagley is the owner of Prescott … Continue reading Concussions and You
The battle between drug companies and insurers is heating up and consumers are the ones who may get burned. National Public Radio (NPR) released a report this week titled, “Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better check!” According to the NPR story: CVS Caremark and Express Scripts, the biggest prescription insurers, released their 2017 lists of approved drugs this month, and each also … Continue reading Bitter Pill to Swallow