New Year’s Resolutions (Limitless Possibilities)

A recent headline in U.S. News & World Report doesn’t exactly inspire confidence as we head into 2016. It’s titled, “Why 80 Percent of New Year’s Resolutions Fail.” The story acknowledges that most people have good intentions when they make their resolutions, but…: Come the first of January, the hoards of enthusiastic resolutions-ers account for the swelling number of gym, yoga and Pilates memberships as … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions (Limitless Possibilities)

Another Middle Of The Pack Health Ranking (Limitless Possibilities)

We recently told you about a Commonwealth Fund report that ranked Arizona as the 33rd healthiest state in the nation. Well – another health report card just came out…..this one from America’s Health Rankings and Arizona is ranked slightly higher at number 30. The report listed Arizona’s strengths as: Low rate of cancer deaths Low rate of preventable hospitalizations Low rate of cardiovascular deaths …..and the … Continue reading Another Middle Of The Pack Health Ranking (Limitless Possibilities)

Arizona Nurses Want More Responsibility (Limitless Possibilities)

Arizona nurses want to administer anesthesia and write prescriptions without permission from a physician or surgeon. More than 200 nurses rallied at the state capitol yesterday to push for this change to the current legislation. From the Arizona Republic: Under the nurses’ proposal, certified registered nurse anesthetists would be allowed to administer anesthesia without a licensed physician or surgeon being present. Prescriptive authority would allow such certified practitioners, … Continue reading Arizona Nurses Want More Responsibility (Limitless Possibilities)

Arizona’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s (Limitless Possibilities)

It is a powerful partnership built to improve health and health care in our state and across the country. Arizona State University (ASU) and the Mayo Clinic are teaming up to find innovative solutions to a number of health issues – with a particular emphasis on battling Alzheimer’s disease. From The State Press: Although researchers in the program are seeking answers for problems related to Parkinson’s, heart … Continue reading Arizona’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s (Limitless Possibilities)

Should I Stay, Or Should I Go? (Limitless Possibilities)

The biggest U.S. health insurer is threatening to pull out of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health exchanges. UnitedHealth claims it is losing hundreds of millions of dollars selling individual policies under the federal health law. From the Wall Street Journal: The biggest U.S. health insurer said it has suffered major losses on policies sold on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges and will consider withdrawing from … Continue reading Should I Stay, Or Should I Go? (Limitless Possibilities)

Look Who’s Number 1! (Limitless Possibilites)

Arizona will lead the country in job growth over the next three years. Number one…..the top dog! That is from a recent story in Forbes Magazine. From the article: Arizona has emerged from the wreckage to be one of the brighter spots in a slumbering U.S. economy thanks in part to renewed migration. Arizona’s projected job growth is 3.1% annually though 2019, best in the … Continue reading Look Who’s Number 1! (Limitless Possibilites)

Get Smart! (Limitless Possibilities)

It’s Get Smart week. Just to be clear, it might not be the ‘Get Smart’ you’re thinking about. And if it’s not – well….sorry about that, Chief. This is ‘Get Smart about antibiotics week‘ and it’s designed to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. The overarching concern, according to experts, is that the overuse of antibiotics increases … Continue reading Get Smart! (Limitless Possibilities)

Welcome to Movember (Limitless Possibilities)

Don’t be surprised if someone you know is growing a moustache this month. After all….it is Movember. Movember started back in 2003 as a way to raise both awareness and money for men’s health – particularly prostate and testicular cancer. It has grown to become an international movement that has helped raise $650 million dollars and fund more than 1,000 programs. The premise is simple…..men are asked … Continue reading Welcome to Movember (Limitless Possibilities)

Better Together (Limitless Possibilities)

The belief that we are “Better Together” was at the heart of the Arizona Hospital and Health and Healthcare Association’s Annual Membership Meeting in Marana last week. Anyone who was there would likely tell you that health in our state took a big step forward thanks to the efforts of the attendees. They literally lit up the mountain with dialogue on how hospitals and others … Continue reading Better Together (Limitless Possibilities)

“Is There A Doctor In The App?” (Limitless Possibilities)

Whether it’s by word of mouth, through a health care provider, or eeny, meeny, miny, moe……everyone has their own way of choosing a doctor. You can now add the new online service “Amino” to the mix. Amino collects health data on nearly every practicing doctor in the country and also identifies (through what is billed and what is paid for) the treatment of more than … Continue reading “Is There A Doctor In The App?” (Limitless Possibilities)