‘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 […]

Teens and Opioids in Arizona

A shocking number of Arizona teens who are prescribed opioids, misuse the pain meds. A new study claims one-in-four teens, ages 14 to 18, used the drugs in ways not recommended by a doctor. From AzCentral.com: One in four Arizona teenagers prescribed opioids such as OxyContin or codeine have used the highly addictive pain medications […]

Dreams

We write about them, talk about them, think about them and, at times, even worry about them. Our dreams can reveal many things about us, but now a doctor at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is worried that we are facing an epidemic of ‘dream deprivation.’ From PsychCentral.com: The paper details the […]

A Different Kind of Desert

Living in the desert is nothing new to many Arizonans. But there is a new type of desert that is growing across our country and it could jeopardize rural communities in our state. It’s known as a hospital desert. When rural hospitals are forced to shut down, nearby residents are left in hospital deserts….which is […]

Surviving the Holiday Feast!

Is your mouth already watering as you daydream about tomorrow’s Thanksgiving meal? Turkey and gravy. Stuffing and gravy. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Green bean casserole and…..well, you get the idea. Experts say there’s nothing wrong with giving your taste buds a few holiday treats – as long as you don’t overindulge. From FoxNews.com: We live […]

Barking Up the Right Tree

Ask people who own dogs what makes them so special and you’ll hear words like friendship (man’s best friend after all), companionship, loyalty and unconditional love. There’s another word you may be be hearing a lot more following the results of a recent study on our relationship with dogs……lifesaver! From CNN.com: The benefits that come […]

JAMA Forum: The Health Care Law that Continues to Escape Death

In this November 2017 post for The JAMA Forum, Larry Levitt reviews the status of the Affordable Care Act following actions by the Trump administration widely perceived as designed to undermine the marketplaces. Despite assertions to the contrary, Levitt finds, “at least for now, the ACA seems very much alive.” Source: Reports on Health Reform […]