August 13, 2014
Pima County is experiencing an increase in the number of syphilis cases. The Pima County Health Department is encouraging physicians to screen actively, treat presumptively, report promptly and stay informed.
July 30, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 35.7% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents are obese in the United States. This growing epidemic is not only costly to our country, but also has overwhelming effects...
April 17, 2014
The American Cancer Society's study of government data has revealed some positive and improved statistics regarding colon cancer. The number of Americans 50 and older with colon cancer plunged 30% from nearly three decades ago according to this new study. The number of Americans with colon cancer has been declining since the mid-1980s due to a higher rate of colonoscopies, access to information, and advancements in technology.
February 28, 2014
Our region is in the middle of a four-year experiment. It tests whether the community can define its most important public health challenges and then tackle them, as a community, rather than rely on government and large health providers. Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, through its executive director, has been part of the planning process since 2010. The 2013-2017 health improvement plan looks like:
February 26, 2014
The Cover Arizona Coalition
February 18, 2014
February 4, 2014
Some Things to Remember 1. Category 1A Credit is granted for live programs provided by Category 1 CME sponsors. Category 1B is granted for programs of a more casual nature (online, teaching, writing) provided by Category 1 CME sponsors. Category 2A is granted for live programs sponsored by non-AOA accredited providers. Category 2B is granted for programs of a more casual nature (online, teaching, writing) sponsored by non-AOA accredited providers.
November 4, 2013
Every year 2.5 million Americans suffer eye injuries - and nine out of 10 are preventable if proper eye protection was worn. You might be thinking that employers should be fined for allowing so many eye injuries on the job, but you'd be mistaken. Most eye injuries today happen at home, and if they don't, they happen on the athletic fields and in parks.
October 7, 2013
Medical cost transparency is a hot topic among business, academic and political leaders worldwide -- and a new Arizona law reflecting this trend goes into effect December 31. House Bill 2045 requires health care providers make available on request or online the direct pay price for their 25 most commonly provided services and update that price list at least annually. Failure to do so is considered unprofessional conduct, subject to discipline by the licensing board.
June 10, 2013
Dear Healthcare Professionals, A series of emails have been released from our Central Office in the past few days regarding information on the EHR Incentive Programs and the June 30th deadline associated with the CMS e-Prescribing program, and I pulled them together for you below so you would have them in one place. The updates include:
May 14, 2013
University of Arizona Medical Center Professor and Vice Chairman of Medicine, Phil Factor, DO, FCCP is featured on Health Break. He highlights the importance of patient safety and a team approach to quality care and improved patient outcomes. Check out his video here!