Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

What Zero Grams (0g) of Trans Fat Really Means

food label for blogEating foods with trans-fat (or trans fatty acids) raises low-density lipoprotein (“bad” cholesterol), lowers your high-density lipoprotein (“good” cholesterol), and is linked to heart disease.  Trans fat provides no health benefit and there’s no safe level of eating trans-fat.  The FDA, American Heart Association, and the Institute of […]

By | September 25th, 2014|Prevention|0 Comments

We Can Prevent Suicide

This is national suicide prevention month. What can you do to prevent suicide?  Look for the warning signs:

  • Those talking about wanting to die
  • Those giving away their possessionsS
  • Those feeling hopeless, or intensely lonely
  • Those experiencing mental or physical pain
  • Those increasing their use of substances
  • Those discussing revenge
  • Those demonstrating extreme mood swings
  • Those sleeping in excess
  • Those isolating themselves […]
By | September 24th, 2014|Prevention|1 Comment