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National Cancer Survivors Day: Join the fight

By | June 6th, 2022|Prevention|

Chances are you or someone you know has been touched by cancer. From patients and providers to caregivers and survivors, the impact of this life-altering disease is felt in every corner of Arizona.  Monday, June 6, is National Cancer Survivors Day. A cancer survivor includes those who are being treated for cancer, who are free [...]

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COVID-19 was Arizona’s third-leading cause of death in 2020; see ADHS annual report

By | November 16th, 2021|Preparedness|

Any death from COVID-19 is one too many. As public health professionals and public servants, we want Arizonans to have the information they need to protect themselves, including the facts on COVID-19’s death toll. One of our core functions at ADHS is providing data and systematic analysis, based on generally accepted standards for accuracy and [...]

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Tips to Help Manage Chronic Health Conditions During COVID-19 Outbreak

By | April 8th, 2020|Preparedness|

While it is possible for anyone to experience severe illness from the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is critical to point out that  the groups at highest risk include individuals who are 65 years and older, and individuals who use tobacco or have underlying health conditions such as a disease of the heart, diabetes, asthma, cancer, or [...]

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Regular Screening Can Help Prevent Cancer

By | February 21st, 2018|Prevention|

National Cancer Prevention Month is highlighted during the month of February, but preventing cancer is something that should become a part of daily lives because there are many effective prevention methods related to certain cancers. Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of cancer related deaths for women in the United States, but due to [...]

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Celebrate Women’s Health Week

By | May 15th, 2017|Prevention|

The 18th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 14 and is celebrated through May 20. This week is an annual observance encouraging women to make their health a priority and an opportunity to inspire all women to choose a healthy lifestyle that focuses on their mind, body, and spirit. The [...]

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Cervical Cancer Screenings Vital for Women’s Health

By | January 26th, 2016|General, Prevention|

As we come to a close on the first month of 2016, it is important to revisit the resolutions we set at the beginning of the year. One important way to stay healthy this year and for years to come is to get screened for cancer. For women, getting screened for cervical cancer is one [...]

Step It Up! Surgeon General’s Call to Action

By | September 15th, 2015|Prevention|

Half of the adults in the United States are living with a chronic disease which includes heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death in the U.S. The way to reduce this trend may just be a step away. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote [...]

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The Top 5 Killers

By | May 14th, 2014|Prevention|

The Top 5 things that kill people in the US are: heart disease, cancer, lung disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, stroke and injuries.  In fact- these 5 conditions cause 63% of all deaths in the US — which is nearly 18,000 people each year in AZ (about 50 people/day in AZ). This week [...]

Let’s Get Screened

By | April 10th, 2014|Prevention|

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Arizona.  Across men and women, all age groups, races, and ethnicities, about ½ of all colorectal cancer diagnoses in Arizona are late-stage, which are more difficult to treat. Our Fit at Fifty HealthCheck Program screens about 1,500 Arizonans per year by providing Fecal Immunochemical Tests [...]

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Arizona’s First Ever State Health Assessment

By | February 13th, 2014|General|

Today we published Arizona’s first ever comprehensive State Health Assessment. The objective of the State Health Assessment is to give Arizona’s public health and health care systems a clear tool to help drive future decision-making and resource allocation as we collectively design and implement evidence-based interventions to improve health and wellness outcomes across Arizona.   The [...]

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