Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Promoting Strong Mental Health in the New Year

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and is an essential component to our overall health. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Having a strong mental health outlook can benefit your life in more ways than one. Try adding the following tips […]

By | January 13th, 2017|Behavioral Health|0 Comments

Infant at Work Program Expansion

The infants who come to work with their mothers and fathers as part of the Infants at Work program had a special visitor this week when Governor Doug Ducey met with participating parents and their babies. Governor Ducey announced in his State of the […]

By | January 12th, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments

Prevent infection: Four achievable New Year’s resolutions

It’s that time again when New Year’s resolutions are made, and sometimes broken. This year consider setting some achievable resolutions this year that can protect you from getting an infection.

One: Wash your hands. You probably already do this after using the restroom, but are you washing before eating every meal? For at least 20 seconds? It’s basic, but

By | January 11th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Aedes Mosquitoes Can Survive the Winter

Even though Arizona temperatures are cooling down, it’s still important to protect yourself against mosquitoes. Arizona is home to about 50 mosquito species including Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that can carry and spread diseases like the Zika virus. This mosquito is well-adapted to the Arizona climate. Their eggs can survive […]

By | January 10th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

RSV Cases on the Rise in Arizona

While influenza isn’t spiking yet, we are seeing an early respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season in Arizona this year. RSV causes a respiratory illness that mainly affects infants and young children, and it generally circulates during the winter. Symptoms are similar to other respiratory illness including cough, runny nose, and […]

By | January 9th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Don’t Let the Flu Get You

It’s a busy time of year when kids are out of school, some businesses are closing up shop for the holidays, and people are taking some quality time to spend with friends and family. The last thing you need right now is a case of the flu. The tiredness, achiness, fever, and congestion that comes with the flu is […]

By | January 6th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments