Health And The Holiday Weekend (Climate of Health)

We hope everyone had a happy, healthy, and safe holiday weekend! As most of us head back to work, we wanted to give you a chance to catch up on some of the health news you may have missed over the past few days.

The recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage could have profound affects on health coverage in Arizona. The Phoenix Business Journal explains.

KPHO ran a story on a routine vitamin shot given to newborns that some parents are now saying they don’t want. One doctor insists, “If you refuse the shot, you’re rolling the dice with your child’s health.” Read the complete story here.

On the flip side, ABC15 has a story that claims more parents believe vaccines are safe compared to a year ago.

A fascinating piece on NPR focuses on the belief that people with head injuries heal faster if they get up and get moving right away. An Arizona State University professor is featured in the story.

Battling childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes was behind a recent Flagstaff conference designed to help Native American children stay healthy.


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