It may not receive the attention many other health issues do, but falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury related deaths among Arizonans 65 and older. That statistic comes to us from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). Below are a few infographics from the ADHS on the injuries related to falls in our state. We have also included some links to resources on … Continue reading Get the Facts on Falls
Video games may drive parents crazy, but is playing them excessively a mental health disorder? The World Health Organization (WHO) thinks so. From Fortune.com: Are video games really that bad for your health? According to the World Health Organization, video games are so addictive, they require a new classification. As of today, “gaming disorder” will appear in Internal Classification of Diseases, the organization’s compendium of … Continue reading The Newest “Addiction”
Looks like we’re going to have another toasty week, with temperatures ranging from the low-100’s to 110 plus! Phew! A lot of us may find some relief by jumping into a cool pool or maybe one of our state’s fabulous lakes. But before you take that refreshing plunge, you may want to take a quick refresher on the A,B,C’s of water safety…..particularly if there are … Continue reading A,B,C’s of Water Safety
June is National Safety Month and it focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, in the last decade, trauma deaths increased by 22.8%, making it the leading cause of years of potential life lost. In Arizona, the rate of traumatic injury continues to increase … Continue reading June is National Safety Month!
Today’s blog comes to us from Sandy Severson, Vice President of Care Improvement at the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA). Ms. Severson shares her own personal account of a family member’s devastating diagnosis. Once you’ve had a chance to read it, we’d love to have you share your thoughts. Generating important discussions around the health issues affecting the people of our state is another … Continue reading A Personal Look at Mental Health
Today’s guest blog comes to us from Dr. Ben Bobrow, Medical Director – ADHS, Bureau of EMS & Trauma System. Dr. Bobrow shares his thoughts on the potential mental health issues facing those who respond to health crises every day…..emergency medical providers. Once you’ve had a chance to read it, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues making headlines is … Continue reading Supporting ALL of the Emergency Medical Providers who Care for Others
Sickle cell disease is an inherited red blood cell disorder that affects roughly 100,000 Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Mayo Clinic describes Sickle Cell anemia as – “a condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body.” Normally, your red blood cells are flexible and round, moving easily through your blood … Continue reading World Sickle Cell Day