Healthy Eating = Healthy Hearing

Interesting new report suggests a healthy diet ‘may’ lower the risk of hearing loss in women. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined the relationship between  between different diets and the risk of developing hearing loss. They found that eating a healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of acquired hearing loss in women. […]

Grief and Loss

Today’s guest blog comes to us from Chad Mosher, PhD. Chad is Director of Outpatient Clinical Services at Palo Verde Behavioral Health. The focus of the blog is on the devastating fallout that results from substance abuse and addiction. In particular, two areas that are often overlooked in the battle against this growing epidemic. Once you’ve had […]

The State of Depression

The number of major depression cases rose sharply from 2013 to 2016. In fact, a new study indicates that all but one of the 50 states and the District of Columbia saw an increase in the diagnosis rate of the mental illness. That said, Arizona had one of the lowest rates of major depression in the […]

Individual Insurance Market Performance in 2017

This brief examines recently-released annual financial data from 2017 and finds insurers selling individual market plans had their best financially since 2014, when new ACA insurance market rules took effect that guaranteed access to coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. At the same time, recent political and policy changes, including the repeal of the individual […]

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You

It’s been 30 years since Gloria Estefan’s huge hit, Rhythm is Gonna Get You, topped the charts. Now, new research shows Ms. Estefan may have been on to something. A recent study, just released in The Lancet, suggests a disruption to our daily rhythm could lead to mental health problems. From LiveScience.com: Our bodies are […]

The Plan to Ban Trans Fats

500,000 people. Enough to fill University of Phoenix Stadium eight times! That’s how many lives the World Health Organization (WHO) believes could be saved every year if the use of trans fats is eliminated. So, WHO is urging governments worldwide to wipe out trans fats from the global food supply within the next five years. […]

Wanna Get Away?

The Griswold’s may have put family vacations above anything else, but most Americans have not been following their lead in recent years. In fact, a recent study suggests more than half of Americans left vacation time on the table last year…..and it was a big improvement over previous years! From MarketWatch.com: More workers in the U.S. are […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) would like to send out our most heartfelt Mother’s Day wishes this weekend! Below, you will find a number of links to stories that will help you put a healthy touch on your celebration. After you’ve had a chance to check out a few of the stories, let […]

Third-Hand Smoke?

Most of us have heard about the health dangers related to smoking and second-hand smoke, but third-hand smoke? It’s a real thing and a new study just published in the journal Science Advances suggests it could be harmful to your health. From the Washington Post: First came doctors’ warnings about cigarettes. Then came discoveries about […]

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Preview of the Role of Health Care in the 2018 Midterm Campaigns

The latest KFF Health Tracking Poll finds health care ranking among the top issues voters want to hear candidates talk about during their congressional campaigns, with health care cost ranking as the top health care issue for voters across partisanship. However, for many voters, including one-third of Republican voters, a candidate’ position on President Trump […]