Last Call

A little bit may be good for your health. But too many of us are having too much and that isn’t good at all. A new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that light-to-moderate alcohol use is associated with a reduced risk of death compared with no alcohol consumption at all. From Reuters News Agency: Compared with people who never had a drop of … Continue reading Last Call

Fleas Bring Plague to Arizona

Fleas carrying Plague are taking a nasty bite out of two Arizona communities. Officials in Navajo and Coconino counties are warning people to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this disease. From Officials in a second part of Arizona have confirmed that fleas in the area tested positive for plague, an infectious disease infamous for killing millions of Europeans in the Middle … Continue reading Fleas Bring Plague to Arizona

Opioid Crisis = National Emergency

The opioid crisis is officially a national emergency. That, according to a declaration made by President Donald Trump yesterday. From Fox News: President Trump announced Thursday he is officially declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency. “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now,” Trump said. “We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot … Continue reading Opioid Crisis = National Emergency

The Only Sure Thing….Uncertainty

We’re familiar with a lot of different types of taxes; from sales and income to property and estate taxes. But, we may be facing something new when it comes to health insurance….an uncertainty tax. Ok, it’s not really a tax, but it could act like one. From the Christian Science Monitor: The Trump administration’s own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance … Continue reading The Only Sure Thing….Uncertainty

Look Who’s Number…….32?!

We’re making progress, but we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to health and health care in our state. That’s according to a new report by Wallethub on the ‘Best and Worst States for Health Care.’ Arizona is well outside the Top 10 finishing at number 32 overall. // Source: WalletHub From KTAR-News in Phoenix: A recent analysis that ranked all … Continue reading Look Who’s Number…….32?!

Sweet Study, Sour Results

Sugar cravings may not be so sweet when it comes to men and mental health. A new report, published in Scientific Reports, found a higher risk of depression among men who ate significant amounts of sugar. From A new U.K. study finds that men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of common mental disorders when compared to men with low sugar diets. University College … Continue reading Sweet Study, Sour Results