Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

For the first time in 10 years, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has updated national physical activity guidelines with evidence-based recommendations for everyone ages three and up to get the physical activity they need to stay healthy. I am excited about these updated guidelines as they support […]

By | December 11th, 2018|Prevention|0 Comments

Haven’t gotten your flu shot this year? It’s not too late!

Arizona’s last influenza season was record breaking. More than 35,000 people in Arizona were reported to be sick with flu – more people than during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic! Similarly, the rest of the country was hit hard last season with nearly one million Americans hospitalized and over 80,000 dying from flu.

Getting […]

By | December 7th, 2018|Preparedness|0 Comments

Tips for Visiting Friends and Loved Ones in Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facilities During the Holidays

As the holidays approach, visiting friends and family residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is a top priority for many. The visits, while strongly recommended by those involved in health care and aging, are sometimes very emotional. We highly recommend that visitors plan ahead to ensure that the time spent […]

By | November 30th, 2018|Licensing|0 Comments