Symptoms of COVID-19, Flu, and RSV
Colds, flu, and other respiratory illnesses are more common in colder months as people are indoors more often, allowing viruses to pass more easily from one person to another. With the current ‘tripledemic’ of COVID-19, Flu, and RSV simultaneously circulating, knowing the difference in the symptoms of each illness can help identify the illness you have.
What You Need to Know - Week of December 12th
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that at least 28% of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary and are most often misprescribed for common colds, viral sore throats, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections.
What You Need to Know - Week of November December 5th
In the past 20 years, young adults have increasingly used e-cigarettes and vaping devices, with one in five high schoolers using a vape device in the past month. More than 37 million adults in the United States have diabetes, with one in five individuals not knowing that they have it. There are almost 600,000 adults living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Arizona, and an estimated 1 in 3 Arizonans have prediabetes.
Chronic Disease Highlight: Diabetes
More than 37 million adults in the United States have diabetes, with one in five individuals not knowing that they have it. There are almost 600,000 adults living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Arizona, and an estimated 1 in 3 Arizonans have prediabetes. Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects an individual’s ability to turn food into energy.
The Risks of Vaping and Nicotine
In the past 20 years, e-cigarettes and vaping devices have been increasingly used by young adults, with one in five high schoolers using a vape device in the past month. Vaping devices (also known as cigarettes, e-hookahs, mods, and vape pens) come in various shapes and sizes but work in a similar way.
Holiday Self Care
The holidays can be a time of mixed emotions and extra stress. Celebrations, special traditions, and wonderful memories can bring great joy, although there can also be unpleasant family members, grief for those who have passed, and an overwhelming to-do list. Self-care is an extremely effective way to reduce stress, improve well-being, and help you find some joy in these challenging situations.
National Handwashing Awareness Month
Happy national handwashing awareness month! Although handwashing may seem like common sense, 97% of people fail to correctly wash their hands! Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Hand hygiene, which means cleaning your hands by washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and prevent spreading germs to others, especially in the midst of the current ‘tripledemic’ with the flu, COVID-19, and RSV circulating simultaneously.