More Americans are working out at least three days a week, according to a new report released by Gallup and Sharecare which looked at cities where people exercise the most. And how did Arizona cities fare in this study? Not as well as we might have hoped. From the Center for the Future of Arizona: The 2016 Community Rankings for Exercise have been released as part … Continue reading Exercise in Arizona
It was one of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits, but the King probably didn’t know that being lonesome might be pretty bad for your health. In a recent essay for Harvard Business Review, former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy claims loneliness has become a widespread illness that deserves treatment. From Business Insider: Vivek Murthy doesn’t mince words when it comes to the issue of loneliness. “The … Continue reading Are You Lonesome Tonight?
The outpouring of support from Arizonans to the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting has been overwhelming. Countless people from our state have turned out to give blood….so much so, one center even had to turn people away. From Cronkite News/Arizona PBS: Arizonans showed up in droves Monday to donate blood to help the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, and officials said … Continue reading Arizonans Show Heart, Give Blood
From professional athletes, to Hollywood celebrities, to folks living in your neighborhood……a lot of people are sporting tattoos these days. Now, a new joint project between Harvard and MIT may have a lot of first-timers running out to get inked up! From Engadget.com: There’s a common problem with health-tracking devices like smartwatches: they’re not really attached to you, which leaves you relying on a short-lived battery and … Continue reading Getting Inked for Your Health
Congress just let the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expire. CHIP provides low-cost health insurance to 9 million children across the country…..22,000 in Arizona. Now those children are in jeopardy of losing their coverage. From Tucson.com: The federal budget year expired Sept. 30 without lawmakers taking action to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the new year. States use those dollars to provide … Continue reading CHIP Deadline Passes
It’s a matter of trust. Believe it or not, more Americans trust late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel than trust GOP leaders when it comes to health care! He’s a funny guy, but this is no joke. It comes from a new poll by Public Policy Polling. From TheHill.com: Voters trust late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel more than Republican leaders on health care, according to … Continue reading Jimmy Kimmel and Health Care
Several tech giants are about to make a name for themselves in the world of digital health. Apple, Fitbit and Samsung are among nine companies selected for a pilot program designed to streamline the federal process for regulating and approving medical software. From NBC News: Some of the world’s most valuable technology companies are moving into the regulated medical sector. And now they have found … Continue reading Digital Health Care