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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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Guillain Barre

By | July 11th, 2011|General|

A couple of folks from the CDC have been in Arizona this week to help us (and Sonora) to investigate an unusual number of cases (8 in Arizona and 8 in Sonora) of Guillain Barre syndrome .  The Arizona cases are in the Yuma area.  It’s a rare condition that rarely (but occasionally) happens several days after [...]

Who is John Snow?

By | May 25th, 2011|General, Prevention|

He’s a guy that’s often thought of as the founder of modern day epidemiology because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in England in the mid 1800s.  At the time, scientists and the public believed that diseases like cholera were spread by “miasma”- basically that diseases like cholera were spread [...]

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Looking for a Dynamic and Rewarding Career?

By | May 10th, 2011|Preparedness, Prevention|

Life expectancy improved by more than 30 years in the US during the 20th Century.  Advances in diagnosis and treatment of disease have played a role, but the real reason we’re living longer today has a lot more to do with public health interventions than advances in health care.  Interventions like vaccines, motor vehicle safety, [...]

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Next Fiscal Year’s Budget – pt 4

By | January 27th, 2011|General|

On January 15, 2011, the Governor released her proposed budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2011. Our part of the budget in the link above is on pages 105 through 111.  You kinda need to be a budgeteer to understand some of it, so I’ll try to distill it down a little [...]

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Acting Shmackting

By | September 2nd, 2010|Behavioral Health, General, Preparedness|

I’m glad to announce that Rodgers Wilson, MD is our permanent Behavioral Health Medical Director. Dr. Wilson oversees the clinical/prevention and quality management/medical management areas of our behavioral health system.  He has spearheaded Quarterly Health Initiatives that address common physical health needs among individuals with behavioral health illnesses and is currently developing collaborative training programs [...]

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How Do You Take Your Eggs?

By | August 27th, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

Cooked all the way through, I hope. I’m certain that you heard about the national egg recall this month.  I’ll try to put it in perspective.  Epidemiologists across the country and at the CDC found a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella that has made a few hundred people sick.  The investigation found that people that ate [...]