Pinal County sees season’s first pediatric influenza death

By | November 25th, 2022|Preparedness|

Pinal County recently recorded this season’s first pediatric influenza death in Arizona. This heartbreaking news is a reminder that children younger than 5 who get influenza are among those at increased risk of complications including pneumonia, worsening of chronic conditions, encephalopathy, and sinus and ear infections.  Quite simply, influenza is an unpredictable virus that can [...]

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Public Health Budget

By | May 9th, 2012|General, Newborn Screening|

 The Governor signed the budget this week - here's a look at how some of it affects public health: Behavioral Health Services for folks that don’t Qualify for Medicaid The budget that was just signed includes about $39M in new funding for services for folks with a serious mental illness that don’t qualify for Medicaid.  [...]

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Out of Control Diabetes Treatment Costs

By | February 17th, 2010|Prevention|

The US obesity epidemic is costing Americans more and more each year.  It’s not just the decreased quality of life that it causes, but it causes a whole host of downstream problems like diabetes and circulatory problems.  Type 2 diabetes had been a disease of folks over 40 that became seriously overweight over time- but [...]