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 AzCentral.com: 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. //d2e70e9yced57e.cloudfront.net/wallethub/embed/23457/geochart-healthcare-access.html 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 PsychCentral.com: 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