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  • The Opioid Epidemic and Arizona

    By CPOG Team on June 12, 2017
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    The opioid epidemic has been building for over twenty years. This article will give an overview of what we mean by epidemic, some of the circumstances that led to this health crisis for the nation and some actions we can take to respond.
  • Health Myths Revisited: More popular myths and what you need to know

    By admin on June 7, 2017
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    One of the great advantages of the internet is the abundance of health information at your fingertips. Here are a few more health myths and the facts you need to know.
  • Traveling this Summer: Think about Ticks!

    By CPOG Team on May 29, 2017
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    Lyme Disease Basics Lyme disease is caused by the a bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) transmitted by the bite of infected an tick (Ixiodes, see pic below) that live on deer. It is primarily found in the eastern and Midwest US and a small area of Northern California NOT Arizona or any other neighboring states. (See map below)Most infections occur between May and […]
  • Ten Tips for a Restful Night’s Sleep

    By CPOG Team on April 22, 2017
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       1. Avoiding stimulants such as  caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime. Alcohol can help you fall asleep faster but too much close to bedtime can disrupt sleep in the second half of the night as the body begins to process the alcohol.   2. Exercise. As little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise, such as walking or cycling, can drastically improve […]
  • More Health Myths Busted

    By CPOG Team on January 7, 2017
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    1.  Eating dairy products like milk or ice cream will make your cold worse. No evidence that dairy products affect the course of a cold Most colds are caused by viruses and last 7-10 days Frozen dairy products, like ice cream, can soothe a sore throat and provide calories when you otherwise may not eat   2. A woman’s actions/experiences during early […]
  • Ten Health Myths Busted

    By CPOG Team on October 10, 2016
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    One of the great advantages of the internet is the abundance of health information at your fingertips. Health myths are widespread. Here are some popular myths and the real deal.
  • Women’s Equality Day

    By CPOG Team on August 25, 2016
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    “When everybody’s equal we’re all more free” –Barack Obama 44th President of the United States The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Text of the 19th amendment Women’s […]
  • End of Summer and Back to School

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on August 8, 2016
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    Many students around the country are getting ready to head off to college this week. They are buying sheets, books and desk lamps. Here are a few other for students and parents to add to the prep lists. Healthcare Do you have private health insurance? Are you covered under your parent’s plan? Does the school cover basic health care needs? […]
  • Osteoporosis Prevention

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on June 6, 2016
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    Osteoporosis is a condition where bones get thin and can break easily. About 54 million Americans have or are at increased risk for getting osteoporosis. Age, female sex and family history are  major risk factors for getting thin bones  But it is important to know, having thin bones is not the medical problem Fracture—breaking bones—is the problem.  Approximately one in […]
  • Dr. T on Good Morning Arizona for Women’s Health Week

    By CPOG Team on May 9, 2016
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