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Show Your Heart Some Love by Making Healthy Choices

By | February 27th, 2019|Prevention|

February is an ideal time to encourage our families, friends, and communities to be involved in heart health. With every heartbeat, blood is pumped through 60,000 miles of blood vessels, delivering important nutrition and oxygen to organs and tissues. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more [...]

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New National Campaign Encourages Healthy Eating

By | October 31st, 2017|Prevention|

The American Heart Association has launched Healthy For Good, a campaign built on four core ideas: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. It is free to join and will help you stay on track with shareable tips, videos and hacks. Here are a few on tips from the campaign how to “eat [...]

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ADHS and More Than 120 Organizations Recognized as Healthy Worksites

By | June 15th, 2017|Prevention|

I’m excited to announce that our department has been awarded a platinum award from the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program. Our vision at ADHS is to promote health and wellness for all Arizonans, and that starts with our team. We have several programs at ADHS—from wellness classes to breastfeeding support for new moms—that help make our [...]

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Take Steps to Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

By | February 3rd, 2017|Prevention|

A top priority for our department is to develop prevention programs, services and public education campaigns that help Arizona families make choices that will improve their health and wellness. A major focus of many of our initiatives is preventing heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in [...]

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ADHS Partners with Students for Research

By | October 21st, 2013|Preparedness|

Our public health mission is closely linked to the public health mission of many groups, including those at the community, county and university levels.  That’s why I frequently attend meetings watching for chances to work together.  I also try to connect public health students with people in our shop doing cutting edge work.  Working together [...]

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Selling Food

By | January 16th, 2013|Prevention|

Food marketing to children and teens is a major public health concern. Earlier this year, the Walt Disney Company announced it will no longer accept advertisements for junk food on its child-directed television, radio, and online sites.  Disney also updated its nutrition standards for foods that can be advertised to children. The food and beverage [...]

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