Fairy Tale Conveys Anti-smoking Message to Kids

By | May 11th, 2011|Preparedness, Prevention|

Guest blog by:  Karen Lewis, M.D., Medical Director of the Immunization Program Office of the Arizona Department of Health Services. Tobacco use is the world's leading single preventable cause of death. Every year, tobacco-related illnesses cause about 500,000 deaths in the United States.  Children start smoking early. Every year, there are about 400,000 new daily [...]

Dr. Nelson a “Most Admired” Person

By | April 27th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General|

Our own Laura Nelson, MD has been named one of 25 of the Valley’s Most Admired CEOs by the Phoenix Business Journal.  She'll be honored at an upcoming special dinner and featured in coverage in the Phoenix Business Journal on May 20.  She was selected for her leadership, dedication and impact on the community.  You can check out the full list of [...]

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Ultra Brief CPR Videos Work

By | March 30th, 2011|Preparedness|

Each year, almost 300,000 people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States. Survival rates from these events tend to be extremely low. However, research has shown that hands-only bystander CPR can triple survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.  The problem is that bystanders that witness a cardiac arrest only attempt CPR about 26% of the [...]

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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