Arizona Sees Big Drop in Youth Tobacco Use

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Arizona Sees Big Drop in Youth Tobacco Use

The Arizona Youth Risk Behavior Survey has some good news for the tobacco prevalence rate among high school aged youth. According to the new data, we saw a drop of almost 30 percent between 2013 and 2015. The percentage of youth using tobacco in our state dropped from 14.1 percent in 2013 to 10.1 percent [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Prevention|2 Comments

I Was Sick Today, So Will I be Infectious Tomorrow?

It’s bad enough to be sick, but worse is the thought of passing your illness to someone else. Have you ever wondered when you’re contagious and when you’re not? Some diseases can keep people infectious for a while. For example, people with pertussis (whooping cough) can be contagious for two weeks. People with infectious tuberculosis [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|General, Preparedness, Prevention|0 Comments

New Federal Dietary Guidelines Released

The Eighth Edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has some great new changes based on the most current scientific evidence. For the first time, the guidelines set a specific recommendation to consume less than 10 percent of your calories from added sugars. They reaffirm that healthy eating includes choosing a variety of vegetables like [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|General|0 Comments

It’s Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Our employees wore green and jeans this week to raise awareness of folic acid and its benefits before and during pregnancy. January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, and January 10 through 16 is Folic Acid Awareness Week, which are great opportunities to highlight a simple way that women can help prevent birth defects. A daily multivitamin [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|General, Prevention|0 Comments

Capitol Farmers Market Kicks off Tomorrow

This Thursday is a big day for all of us who work in the Capitol area. It is the start of the new Capitol Farmers Market. You’ll find the market from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. along the southwest corner of 17th Avenue and Adams Street. You can shop at the new Farmers Market every Thursday from [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|General, Prevention|0 Comments

Community Paramedicine Crosswalk Resource Posted Online

We are continuing our support of Arizona EMS agencies’ community paramedicine activities by posting a new Community Paramedicine Crosswalk on the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System webpage. The Community Paramedicine Crosswalk serves as a one-stop interactive resource that enables EMS agencies and county health departments to communicate and collaborate on sharing limited resources in managing public health problems. [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Do You Know the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

Lately it seems like there are a lot of people sick with a cold or the flu. Respiratory viruses often circulate in the wintertime, and this winter is no exception. But when your aunt skips out on a family dinner because she has the flu, is that really what’s making her sick, or does she [...]

By | January 11th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments

Do Your Part to Help Save Lives by Donating Blood

Did you know that one blood donation could save up to three lives? While most people will resolve to get into better shape or quit smoking, donating blood is another resolution you can make to help save a life, or three. January is National Blood Donor Month. ADHS employees support blood drive efforts by donating blood four [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|General|1 Comment

Environmental Cleaning Helps Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

There’s a saying in the healthcare profession that “one good housekeeper can prevent more infections than a dozen doctors can cure.” Environmental cleaning is critical to prevent healthcare-associated infections. In healthcare settings, germs are present throughout the environment, many of which cause infections. Contaminated surfaces play a vital role in the transmission of dangerous [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|Preparedness|0 Comments