Arizona Department of Health Services

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Mike Sheldon named CEO of Arizona State Hospital, ADHS deputy director

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Thursday announced Mike Sheldon as the new chief executive officer for the Arizona State Hospital.
30 days ago
A doctor shows a monkeypox sore on a patient´s foot at the Arzobispo Loayza hospital in Lima, Peru...
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Arizona health department launches monkeypox resource page

Arizona health officials launched a monkeypox web page with information and resources to help the community better understand the outbreak.
1 month ago
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Dr. Richard Carmona

Great news: Children under 5 can now get COVID-19 vaccine

After more than two years of battle with an invisible killer, we can now vaccinate the youngest among us against COVID-19. This is great news.
3 months ago
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Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Vaccines are safe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have a friend or loved one who’s expecting?
4 months ago
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Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Update your child’s vaccines before kindergarten

So, your little one starts kindergarten soon. How exciting! You still have a few months before the school year starts, so now’s the time to make sure students-to-be have the vaccines needed to stay safe as they head into a new chapter of life.
4 months ago
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Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

ADHS mobile program brings COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services and partner agencies are providing even more widespread availability by making COVID-19 vaccines available in neighborhoods through trusted community partners.
5 months ago
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Dr. Richard Carmona

Have you gotten your booster shot?

Do you remember when you got your last COVID-19 vaccination? If it has been more than five months since you completed your primary vaccination series, it’s time for you to get your booster. You may be eligible even sooner depending which vaccine you received. If you are over the age of 50 and received your […]
5 months ago
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By Dr. Richard Carmona

Now’s a great time to receive your COVID-19 vaccine

If you haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccine yet, now’s the time to join many other of your fellow Arizonans who are doing so right now. No one will criticize you; there is no shame. In fact, you’ll be welcomed with smiles and open arms!
6 months ago
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Dr. Richard Carmona

COVID-19 shots continue long tradition of vaccines protecting public health

You want to feel safe. You want your family to be safe. Are vaccines safe? The simple and important answer is: Oh my yes!
6 months ago
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Arizona reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Monday

Arizona public health officials on Monday reported 50 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the virus.
1 year ago
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Arizona Department of Health Services

Enough is enough, sexual and domestic violence awareness

In Arizona, more than 4 in 10 women and almost 2 in 10 men have experienced some form of sexually violent contact. Overlooked and underreported, sexual and domestic violence affects victims, families, friends, and our community - and it doesn’t discriminate.
2 years ago
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Arizona Department of Health Services

Help stop sexual and domestic violence in children

Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. The effects of child sexual abuse can be long-lasting and may lead to an increased risk for depression, anxiety, suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic health issues.
2 years ago
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Arizona Department of Health Services

The impact of COVID-19 on sexual and domestic violence in Arizona

Domestic violence-related calls in Phoenix have doubled since the start of the pandemic, according to the Phoenix Police Department. Also, domestic violence-related deaths in Arizona have increased 140% compared to last year.
2 years ago
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Arizona Department of Health Services

October is sexual and domestic violence awareness month

Nationally, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men suffer physical violence at the hands of a loved one. And every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted.
2 years ago
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Here is when Arizona schools plan to start the upcoming academic year

Here is a list of metro Phoenix districts’ plans for beginning the fall semester as schools grapple with figuring out how to safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
2 years ago
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Arizona Department of Health Services

Caregivers share their stories to help others

Toni Stuart, an 81-year-old Peoria resident, made one choice that shaped her entire experience acting as a caregiver for her husband Ted. She found a caregiver support group.
3 years ago
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Arizona Department of Health

Teen vaping on the rise, talk to your kids about vaping risks

When Shane Watson posted a picture of a storm with the hashtag clouds, he was surprised to see more responses than ever before. People had posted their own pictures of clouds – vaping clouds.
3 years ago
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Deborah Busemeyer

Quitting tobacco — free help line offers support

If you think you’ll never be able to stop using tobacco, Maria, Frances and Armando can tell you it’s possible – and help you through the process of quitting.
3 years ago
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DEBORAH BUSEMEYER

Men’s health affects baby’s health too

A new study found that fathers’ lifestyle choices can have a major impact on the well-being of their future child.
3 years ago
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DEBORAH BUSEMEYER

Patients with chronic pain give advice

One in five Americans live with chronic pain. It’s a crisis that has fueled an epidemic of social isolation, depression, financial hardships, job loss, and opioid use and overdose.
3 years ago
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Deborah Busemeyer

Check your body, save your life

Dr. Bill Cance is in the life-saving business. His stories of survival link to one key action: patients were proactive.
3 years ago
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Wayne Tormala

Falls can lead to serious injuries, but can be prevented

This article is Sponsored by Arizona Department of Health Services. Falls are a leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury in Arizona for people 65 years of age and older. Falls can result in serious injuries such as fractures and traumatic brain injuries, and in some cases can be fatal. But the good news […]
7 years ago
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Chris/Man Up Arizona

Be careful and limit your chances of traumatic injuries

Every time my wife sees me taking out the ladder to fix something, she gives me the same warning — that I usually ignore — which is “be careful on that thing.” Maybe her warning is because she knows that after poisoning, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional deaths, and falls are the […]
8 years ago