To Sample or Not to Sample…

By | November 22nd, 2011|Prevention|

…  is often the question when it comes to common indoor air quality questions or in response to a communicable disease outbreak (or diagnoses) in the workplace.  The answer is not to sample (almost without exception).  A good case study came up this week when a library and high school were closed after some environmental [...]

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Who is John Doll?

By | November 22nd, 2011|General, Prevention|

Almost 40 years ago, Dr. John M. Doll came to work at ADHS and left quite a legacy.  His philosophy about researching and publishing data that can be used to make a difference lives on... even though he passed away.  Every year, epidemiologists in Public Health Prevention submit the papers they have published to an internal [...]

Welcome Our New Teammates

By | August 1st, 2011|General, Preparedness|

Please join me in welcoming three folks from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission to the ADHS team today.  The Legislature and Governor made a statutory change last cycle that moved the Commission to us, and their mission is a good fit.  The Commission basically awards contracts for projects researching the causes, epidemiology and diagnosis, formulation [...]

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National Men’s Health Week is Here

By | June 16th, 2011|Prevention|

Men’s Health Week focuses on male specific diseases such as prostate cancer and men's wellness in general, including mental health issues and accident prevention. Many people think of their fathers this time of year - but men should at least make a commitment to themselves and their families to pay better attention to health and [...]

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