Every Community Has Opportunity to Donate Life

The Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation and Donate Life America joined forces in 2015 to develop Donate Life ECHO (Every Community Has Opportunity), a nationwide observance designed to reach multicultural communities. It has two objectives: to focus on the power of sharing one’s personal decision to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor; and to encourage registered donors to ask members of their … Continue reading Every Community Has Opportunity to Donate Life

Human Trafficking

Today’s guest blog comes to us from our friends at the Human Dignity Conference, which will be held in Mesa on August 6-7th, 2018. Please take a moment to read more on this incredibly important issue. We’d also love to hear your thoughts on what can be done to help. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues affecting the people of our state is another way we … Continue reading Human Trafficking

Blood Pressure – Understanding the Numbers

Today’s blog comes to us from our friends at the Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital (MVRRH). MVRRH is consistently ranked in the Top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationally by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) and is nationally certified by The Joint Commission in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. The focus of this blog is to help us understand what new blood pressure numbers … Continue reading Blood Pressure – Understanding the Numbers

Leading by Example

We all understand the importance of finding new ways to battle the ongoing problem of childhood obesity. Well, a new study claims that moms who lead a healthy lifestyle are far less likely to have their children who develop obesity issues. From Newsweek.com: Mothers can significantly cut the risk of their children becoming obese if they themselves follow five healthy habits, according to a study.  Scientists … Continue reading Leading by Example

Fireworks Safety

Happy Birthday, America! Our country turns a robust 242 years old tomorrow and a lot of people will celebrate the occasion with fireworks. Arizona law allows the sale of same types of fireworks, while others are a definite no-no. From AzCentral.com: Since a 2014 law changed the rules on fireworks usage, there has been some confusion about which fireworks are allowed in Arizona and which … Continue reading Fireworks Safety

Family Disaster Planning

There is much talk these days about emergency preparedness for natural and man-made disasters. In fact, FEMA reports that the Federal government has officially declared more than 1,000 of them since 2007. When a large-scale emergency happens, it’s easy to rely on the emergency management system to protect and provide for you – but it is ill-advised. Are you and your family ready for a … Continue reading Family Disaster Planning