When you think of the leading cause of deaths related to injuries, the first thing many people will think of is car crashes. While automobile crashes can be deadly—especially when drugs and alcohol are involved—the leading cause of injury-related deaths in Arizona is poisonings. A new report we recently released shows that there were 1,144 [...]
The Pew Center on the States released a report last week that shows the need for preventative oral health care in the US. The report highlights the rising number of people with dental problems who end up in hospital ERs.
Thanks to the 2009 Vital Statistics report, we also know that AZ residents went to the ER more than 1.8 million times. The top reasons (about 25%) for those visits were abdominal pain, acute upper respiratory infection, chest pain, cuts, mental disorders, and spinal disorders. More than 1,300 Arizonans were treated in an emergency room for [...]