If You’re Happy and You Know It….

If your significant other is habitually happy……it might be good for your health! That’s according to a new study by the American Psychological Association. From Time Magazine: People whose spouses are happier are probably also in better shape, even independently of their own happiness. In fact, the study’s data suggests that people with a happy partner are 34% more likely to be healthy than those … Continue reading If You’re Happy and You Know It….

Is it That Time Again Already?

You’ve probably seen the signs suggesting it is time for you to get a flu shot. Can it be that time of year again already? Well….flu season is not “officially” here yet, but according to a recent article on KJZZ Radio in Phoenix: ….it’s not too early to get vaccinated. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ said the season typically runs from October … Continue reading Is it That Time Again Already?

Mirroring the Faces of Our Communities

As Hispanic Heritage Month continues,  AzHHA is proud to partner with local organizations that know the Hispanic population and are committed to advancing the health of the Hispanic community in Arizona. Dr. Veronica Vital, President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Phoenix Chapter, is a native of Mesa, Arizona who has dedicated a great deal of her energy and education in addressing the care … Continue reading Mirroring the Faces of Our Communities

What Smoking Does to Your DNA

Many of the health risks associated with smoking are well documented; from lung cancer and heart disease to emphysema and stroke. But a new study suggests smoking may do something even more frightening……it can leave a lasting imprint on our DNA. From Fox News: Smoking may permanently damage DNA—an effect that could lead to the proliferation of life-threatening, smoking-related illnesses, according to a study published … Continue reading What Smoking Does to Your DNA

What’s That on Your Wrist?

The popularity of fitness trackers is skyrocketing. Whether it’s a Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike Fuelband, or another model – someone you know probably has one to track their activity. And while they may help to keep you moving, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests they may not help you lose weight. From CBS News: If you got a fitness tracker to keep tabs on … Continue reading What’s That on Your Wrist?

Obesity in Arizona

A new report just came out detailing U.S. obesity rates. And while the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study shows that Arizona’s overall rank of 34th was decent (the lower the number, the higher the obesity rate), there were some particular areas where our state fared quite poorly. From AzCentral.com: Food advocacy groups said Apache County children had the least reliable access … Continue reading Obesity in Arizona

How Much is Too Much?

Internet addiction has been compared to compulsive gambling. Those who are trapped in it’s (world wide) web, can often find themselves unable to break free. A new study suggests that people who are addicted to the internet may also have more mental health problems. From U.S. News & World Report. Internet addiction may signal other mental health issues among college students, according to a new study.  Canadian … Continue reading How Much is Too Much?