Perinatal depression is one of the most common medical complications women experience during pregnancy and the first 12 months after delivery. It can affect up to one in seven women and if left untreated and undetected, perinatal depression can be damaging to the growth and healthy development of very young children […]
Our public health communication efforts received notable honors this month. The National Public Health Information Coalition announced the winners of the 15 Awards for Excellence in Public Health Communications, and Arizona received five awards. The awards are a given in several categories of health communications, such as media relations, […]
The Arizona Cancer Registry and the Arizona SunWise Skin Cancer Prevention Program recently received national recognition from the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC released their first annual 2015 Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report. The document is a follow-up […]
Our epidemiologists and food safety specialists have been hard at work, alongside partners at the county health departments, CDC, and FDA to investigate a large national Salmonella outbreak. As of today, a total of 66 cases of Salmonella Poona have been reported in 6 counties in Arizona. Many of these […]
This month, Governor Doug Ducey issued a proclamation to declare September National Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The proclamation states some sobering statistics. Arizona ranks 18th in the nation for suicides among children and adolescents. Numbers show suicide was the second leading cause of death for Arizona teens ages 15-18.
Our state has experienced some powerful storms over the past month with the most recent hitting the Greater Phoenix Area last night. After the storm passes, the threat to public health can continue. Fortunately, there are simple actions you can take to prevent the spread of these health risks, including mosquito-borne […]