Flu Cases are Skyrocketing

A recent headline on AzFamily.com certainly was an attention-getter. It read, “Health officials see 500% increase in flu cases in Arizona.” That number is mind boggling and seems almost too big to be true. But Fox 10 in Phoenix quoted Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Director, Dr. Cara Christ, as saying this about the stunning increase in flu cases. “Last year at this time, we … Continue reading Flu Cases are Skyrocketing

Say Cheese!

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what do you think a few slices of cheese can do? According to a new study, it could help lower the risks heart disease.  From Newsweek.com: Cheese, with its high fat content, isn’t typically thought of as a heart-healthy food. But a new review of studies has good news for Brie fans: cheese may actually prevent … Continue reading Say Cheese!

‘Tis the Season

No, not that season. We’re talking about the dreaded flu season! The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) is taking part in a Twitter Chat today titled “United Against the Flu.” If you’d like to read more about “United Against the Flu,” click here. We would also like to share some information provided to us by our partners from the Association for Professionals in Infection … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season

Another Cup of Joe, or Two, or Three!

The next time the person ahead of you in the coffee line orders a ‘Grande, Iced, Sugar-Free, Vanilla Latte With Soy Milk,’ don’t chuckle……tell them order a few more! The latest research claims drinking three or four cups of coffee per day may be good for your health. From ScienceDaily.com: Drinking coffee is “more likely to benefit health than to harm it” for a range of … Continue reading Another Cup of Joe, or Two, or Three!

Teens and Opioids in Arizona

A shocking number of Arizona teens who are prescribed opioids, misuse the pain meds. A new study claims one-in-four teens, ages 14 to 18, used the drugs in ways not recommended by a doctor. From AzCentral.com: One in four Arizona teenagers prescribed opioids such as OxyContin or codeine have used the highly addictive pain medications in ways not directed by their doctors….Teens recovering from injuries … Continue reading Teens and Opioids in Arizona

Dreams

We write about them, talk about them, think about them and, at times, even worry about them. Our dreams can reveal many things about us, but now a doctor at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is worried that we are facing an epidemic of ‘dream deprivation.’ From PsychCentral.com: The paper details the various factors that cause rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and … Continue reading Dreams