Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association News

Outside Looking In

One of our many goals is to one day make Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation! A new report, just released by United Health Foundation (UHF), suggests we still have a long way to go. The UHF report, titled America’s Health Rankings, has Arizona ranked outside the top 10, outside the top 20, and even […]

How Bad Is it?

Do you know anyone who has already had the flu this year? According to the latest numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), there’s a pretty good chance that you you do. That’s because this year’s numbers are way above last year’s and far higher than we typically see. From the Daily Miner […]

Sleeping on the Job

One in three Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So, how do you catch up on the zzz’s you might be missing? Well, some researchers believe a little nap at work might be just what the doctor ordered. From the Washington Post: For most American workers, […]

Alzheimer’s and…..Oil?

A couple of interesting new reports on Alzheimer’s to share with you as we head into the weekend. The first is research just published in Scientific Reports that suggests a diet rich in canola oil may be bad for your brain. Researchers found that mice which were fed canola showed worsened memories, diminished learning ability and weight […]

Health Coverage for Arizona Children

As Congress continues to work on a new plan to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), more than 23,000 low income children in Arizona wait and wonder how long their coverage will last. Federal funding for CHIP, known as KidsCare in our state, ran out on September 30th. Since then, Arizona has been using […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Singing a Different Tune

You hear it everywhere you go at this time of year. Whether you’re at the mall, the grocery store, you’re listening to the radio or you’re just out walking around….it’s hard to escape holiday music. And whether you love it or hate it, some experts believe holiday music can take a toll on our mental […]

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 […]