Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Biomedical Research Centre at ADHS supports health research statewide

Research CentreThe Arizona Biomedical Research Centre (ABRC) within ADHS was created to use tobacco taxes and Arizona State Lottery proceeds to identify and support innovative biomedical research that improves the health of all Arizonans. Its outreach includes workshops and other educational activities across Arizona.

By | July 25th, 2022|Preparedness|Comments Off on Biomedical Research Centre at ADHS supports health research statewide

To stay safe amid extreme temperatures, know the signs of heat-related illness

Know the signs of heat-related illnessMost Arizonans, especially those who have lived in our beautiful state for more than one summer, already know the precautions when temperatures are extreme, such as drinking plenty of water and protecting yourself  from […]

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Seniors: Get your COVID-19 vaccine protection up to date

Seniors: Update your COVID-19 vaccine protectionCOVID-19 has been especially dangerous for older people throughout the pandemic, but data on the current increase in cases provides even more reason for those in this age group to make sure their vaccines are up to date.

Compared to the winter surge driven […]

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Ten Arizona counties, including Maricopa, have high COVID-19 community levels

Community levels from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have moved up and down in many Arizona counties over the past few weeks. The latest CDC update has 10 counties, including Maricopa, with high COVID-19 community levels. This means masks are recommended for public indoor […]

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National Tracking Awareness Week: Helping inform critical public health decisions

This is National Tracking Awareness Week, which highlights the work of environmental public health tracking programs in Arizona and elsewhere. 

Tracking efforts include monitoring community health, identifying communities at risk, supporting epidemiological studies, educating the community, informing local […]

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It’s hot out there. Drink plenty of water to stay healthy

It should go without saying that during the hottest time of the year, in one of the hottest states in the country, it’s important to stay hydrated. But how much water and other fluids do you need when temperatures are extreme?

The U.S. National Academies […]

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