We’re smack dab in the middle of monsoon now, which means it’s time to think about Valley Fever. It’s a lung infection caused by a fungus that lives in the soil in the desert (below 4,000 feet). People get it by breathing in dust that contains fungal spores. Valley Fever causes cough, fever, headache, feeling tired, and shortness of breath. […]
According to a new CDC report, about 18 U.S. women die every day of a prescription painkiller overdose, totaling more than 6,600 deaths in 2010. This is a stunning increase of 400% since 1999. Every 3 minutes, a woman goes to the emergency department for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse. The report explains that women are affected differently than men […]
There are more than 100,000 schools in the United States and last week, the USDA said that for the first time, they’ll be ensuring that food sold in those schools will be held to stricter limits on fat, calories, sugars and sodium. This means all foods sold in schools, from the cafeterias to the vending machines. It’s the result of a child nutrition law […]
At the Arizona-Mexico Commission meeting held in Scottsdale earlier this month, the Governors of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico signed a Declaration of Cooperation to address preventing injuries for children who are not restrained in car seats. The Declaration calls for the collection of donated new and used car seats for use in the region, in conjunction with an educational campaign.