A whopping $4.6 million dollars. That’s how much Arizonans will receive in the form of refund checks from the blood test company ‘Theranos.’ More than 76,000 checks, with an average refund of $60.92, will be mailed out starting today. Check out some of the links below to dig a little deeper into this story. And once you’ve had a chance to take a look, let … Continue reading Check Is In The Mail
Time is running out! And this has nothing to do with how many holiday shopping days are left this year. This is about open enrollment (Healthcare.gov) for 2018 health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA)how you believe …..which ends tomorrow. From AzCentral.com: Arizonans who get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace have until Friday night to sign up for 2018 coverage. The … Continue reading Tick Tock!
One of our many goals is to one day make Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation! A new report, just released by United Health Foundation (UHF), suggests we still have a long way to go. The UHF report, titled America’s Health Rankings, has Arizona ranked outside the top 10, outside the top 20, and even slightly outside the top 30 at number 31. That’s down … Continue reading Outside Looking In
Do you know anyone who has already had the flu this year? According to the latest numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), there’s a pretty good chance that you you do. That’s because this year’s numbers are way above last year’s and far higher than we typically see. From the Daily Miner in Kingman: New figures from the Arizona Department of Health … Continue reading How Bad Is it?
One in three Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So, how do you catch up on the zzz’s you might be missing? Well, some researchers believe a little nap at work might be just what the doctor ordered. From the Washington Post: For most American workers, finding a time and place to squeeze in a nap … Continue reading Sleeping on the Job
A couple of interesting new reports on Alzheimer’s to share with you as we head into the weekend. The first is research just published in Scientific Reports that suggests a diet rich in canola oil may be bad for your brain. Researchers found that mice which were fed canola showed worsened memories, diminished learning ability and weight gain. They also experienced an increase in the level of … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and…..Oil?
As Congress continues to work on a new plan to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), more than 23,000 low income children in Arizona wait and wonder how long their coverage will last. Federal funding for CHIP, known as KidsCare in our state, ran out on September 30th. Since then, Arizona has been using money left over from the prior federal fiscal year to keep … Continue reading Health Coverage for Arizona Children