Here Kitty, Kitty

Cat lovers just received some good news about their feline friends. Seems there was a school of thought that believed having cats in the house could lead to mental health issues such as schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder. But a new study claims there is no link between owning a cat and developing mental health problems. From Fox News: Although you may hold suspicions about your neighbor … Continue reading Here Kitty, Kitty

Lights, Camera, Let’s Talk ACA

We have written a number of recent blogs on how Arizona and Arizonans may be affected if the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, is repealed with nothing to replace it. Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) President and CEO Greg Vigdor joined Arizona House Health Committee chair Representative Heather Carter, Arizona Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Glenn Hamer, and host Ted … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Let’s Talk ACA

What, Me Worry?

Remember the old Mad Magazine character, Alfred E. Neumann, with his gap toothed grin and the iconic phrase – “What, Me Worry?” Sorry to tell you Alfred, but it appears Americans are doing a lot more than just worrying these days. A new study by the American Psychological Association found that stress and anxiety levels are at record highs in our country. From Bloomerg.com: If … Continue reading What, Me Worry?

The Fast(ing) Track to Better Health

It’s a different kind of ‘Hunger Games.’ The kind that may not only help you lose weight, but help to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and body fat as well. A new study suggests the fasting-mimicking diet has huge health benefits. From Forbes Magazine: Intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, but much of the scientific research behind it has been in mice, … Continue reading The Fast(ing) Track to Better Health

The Cure for Colds and Flu?

Some call it, “the sunshine vitamin.” But vitamin D might soon need a new nickname like the cold kicker  or the flu fighter. That’s because a new study suggests vitamin D might help protect against colds and the flu. From National Public Radio (NPR): It’s long been known that vitamin D helps protect our bones, but the question of whether taking vitamin D supplements helps … Continue reading The Cure for Colds and Flu?