If you have a passion to help others, but you’re not sure what you can do to help those in need….this may be your lucky day. Today is World Blood Donor Day – designed to raise awareness about the importance of donating blood. From the World Health Organization (WHO): This year’s campaign will focus on blood donation in emergencies. In crisis or emergency situation, the … Continue reading The Gift That Keeps on Giving
What’s in a name? Apparently…..quite a bit. While changing the name of food doesn’t change how it tastes, new research shows it might change people’s perception about that food. From Time Magazine: Vegetables are the most nutritious and healthy of foods, yet most people don’t think they taste as good as burgers dripping with fat or a salty batch of French fries. But what if … Continue reading The Name Game
The next several days could be critical to the future of the ongoing Senate health care negotiations. While there are still several major sticking points, most notably how to address pre-existing conditions and Medicaid funding, it will be difficult to pass legislation before the July 4th recess if the Senate’s version of an ObamaCare repeal bill isn’t finished soon. From TheHill.com: (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell … Continue reading The Clock is Ticking
It sounds more like a made-up excuse than a true medical condition. But social jet lag is a real thing and new research at the University of Arizona found it might lead to a host of health issues such as worse moods, chronic fatigue and even an increased risk of heart disease. From WebMD.com: If you tend to keep to a regular sleep schedule during … Continue reading Don’t Hit That Snooze Button!
The U.S. is a world leader in so many ways. But a new report indicates we are at the top of the global rankings in an area we’d rather not be leading……health inequality. From USA Today: The U.S. has one of the world’s largest health disparities between the rich and poor — behind only Chile and Portugal — and its healthcare system and lack of social supports are to blame, experts … Continue reading The Great (Health) Divide
Arizona is ranked number one in the nation when it comes to the highest proportion of rural adults covered by Medicaid at 34 percent. That comes from a new report just released by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families. Why is that so important? Because it means our state could be among the hardest hit by the proposed Medicaid cuts in the American Health … Continue reading Look Who’s Number 1
790 Arizonans died of opioid overdoses last year. That’s an average of more than two people every day and the numbers continue to grow – up 74 percent from just four years ago. Governor Doug Ducey has seen enough…..he declared a state of emergency yesterday to battle the opioid epidemic in our state. From AzCentral.com: The declaration will soon require hospitals, doctors and other health providers … Continue reading Arizona’s Health Crisis