Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association News

Deep Fried Stress

Gobbling down junk food on a regular basis certainly isn’t healthy, but a new study found that stress is as bad for your health as junk food…..especially for women. From Medical News Today: Be it financial worries, work pressures, or relationship problems, we all get stressed from time to time. To what extent does stress harm […]

What it Means in Arizona

There has been a lot of talk recently about the Trump Administration’s decision to end subsidies that help low-income enrollees in Affordable Health Care marketplace health plans. If you are wondering what it might mean to the people of our state, take a look at the video below. Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) President & […]

Giving Your Heart

Marriage has long been thought of as a time when partners give their hearts to one another. And if your marriage is a good one, a new study claims your heart may be getting a lot in return…..better health! From Time.com: People in marriages that steadily get sweeter have lower cholesterol and healthier weight than […]

Planning Ahead

They thought it was a possibility. So, when it happened late last week…..they were not caught off guard. And that might be good news for Arizonans. From ABC15 in Phoenix: The two insurance companies that sell individual health insurance plans on federal exchanges in Arizona planned for the possibility that President Donald Trump would end […]

Change Is In The Air

It didn’t take much. A simple stroke of the pen. President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday that will stop payments to health insurers that make it possible for lower-income Americans to afford coverage. What does it mean? Here are some thoughts from across the country. From National Public Radio (NPR): President Trump’s decision […]

Work To Do Re: Mental Health

The good news…..most Americans are now more willing to talk about mental health issues than in years past. The bad news….stigmas and misperceptions remain. That, according to a recent survey by Kaiser Permanente. From HealthDay.com: The survey, of more than 3,000 U.S. adults, found that 70 percent said they feel people are more open to […]

World Mental Health Day

Raising awareness and generating engagement around innovative efforts in support of mental health. That was the overarching objective of World Mental Health Day yesterday. Fortune.com found some sobering statistics regarding how deeply mental health issues are affecting Americans. 1 in 5 (or 43.8 million) adults experience mental illness in a given year. 1 in 25 (or 10 million) adults […]

Executive Order on Health Insurance

President Donald Trump is said to be finalizing an executive order to bring changes to the health insurance market after two failed attempts to repeal Obamacare. Time Magazine wrote that the executive order, “would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move […]

Exercise in Arizona

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 […]

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

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 […]