October 10 is a big day here in Arizona and around the country. Kids and their parents will join together to celebrate the benefits of physical activity on International Walk to School Day.
From Flagstaff to Sahuarita, Walk to School events across Arizona will highlight safe and walkable routes to school and encourage […]
Although many types of fungal disease occur in our country, there is one that poses the greatest risk to our health in the desert southwest. In Arizona, valley fever has a large impact with over 5,000 reported cases, 700 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths each year.
To raise awareness about […]
As National Preparedness Month comes to an end, remember that preparing for emergencies and disasters is a year-round effort. Arizona may not be vulnerable to destructive hurricanes like Florence, but we are at risk of flooding, wildfires, power outages, severe weather, and other unforeseen hazards. One question to ask yourself, your […]
Arizona is facing an outbreak of syphilis, with the biggest increase of cases in women and newborns. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has been working with partners on strategies to increase early detection and treatment, especially for pregnant women, to reduce the potentially devastating health effects.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2017 STD Surveillance […]
When it comes to the battle of the obesity epidemic, Arizona is doing better than many states, but obesity rates here and across the country are still alarmingly high. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 29.5% of Arizona adults are obese, ranking our state 30th in the nation. […]