More than 330,000 Arizona residents live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the numbers affected by this serious, chronic lung disease affect more than breathing. A diagnosis of COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, comes with many physical and emotional challenges that can affect the whole family and circle of friends.
Public health agencies around the world recognize World AIDS Day on Thursday, Dec. 1 to show support for people living with disease, and to remember those who have passed. The special day was established in 1988 to create an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.
More than […]
The Maricopa County Superior Court’s National Adoption Day was held at the Durango Juvenile Court Center on Nov. 19. National Adoption Day is an annual event held to raise awareness for more than 100,000 foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for hundreds of children […]
Our HIV Epidemiology Program just released their 2016 Arizona HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report, documenting HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence trends at both the state and county level throughout Arizona. In 2015, there were 17,349 Arizonans living with HIV/AIDS, of which 730 were newly infected. The number of HIV-related deaths has been decreasing […]
Ever wonder who inspects restaurants, swimming pools and spas, and hotels to make sure they are safe for the public? Our sanitarians and environmental health specialists and all the local county environmental health departments are the individuals that go into the field conducting these inspections. They work with members of […]