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September 4, 2012 - Arizona Cannot Afford to Ignore Childhood Obesity

The Arizona rate of childhood obesity is increasing at a rate that is higher than any other state. Brain research has shown that diets with an excessive amount of fat and sugar can significantly affect a child’s ability to learn. Read the full article about Arizona childhood obesity right here.

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Arizona FAQs

How long before my current ACLS expires should I register for a new Arizona ACLS?

We recommend that you allot plenty of time to organize your schedule so you can study and successfully take the test. It’s a good idea to register for an AZ ACLS about 30-45 days prior to expiration. For convenience, our instant provider cards allow you to get certified any time of the day and get instant proof of certifications as soon as you pass the tests.

Is there a printable version of the Arizona PALS recertification course?

Yes, we do provide a PDF version of the material and exam in our AZ PALS recertification course. Once you buy an AZ ACLS course, you will have instant access to the training material and exam where you can download and print the PDF version.

What is the best way to prepare for the Arizona BLS?

The best way to prepare for the AZ BLS is to schedule consecutive days to study the training material and schedule a 1-2 hour study period. You will be able to study better if you’re in a quiet place without any distraction. There’s no time limit in preparing for the exam so you can take as much time as you need. Once you have covered the course material, you should feel ready for the AZ BLS exam.

Staying Healthy in Arizona


If you’re an avid hiker, you would want to make Arizona your next trip. It has breathtaking natural sceneries and vibrant views that make it one of the best places to hike. There are hundreds of hiking trails in Arizona with a variety of trips – from short, less challenging hikes in the city to more intense, multiple-day treks in the wildnerness. Grand Canyon hiking is a popular activity for visitors but you can also find many trails at other locations within the state, from national parks to recreation areas. Hiking also brings so many health benefits. It lowers the risk of heart disease and strengthens your core. If you want to control your weight, hiking is also a great way to do it.

Mountain Biking

Arizona mountain biking has some of the most beautiful and challenging terrains you will find in the country. The routes range from smooth trips to rugged runs in rocky desert hills. Depending on your choice of hiking trail, you will be welcomed by tall pines and desert terrain; or warm weather and tall cacti; or rolling hills and mild climate. You will find a bike trail that’s suitable for year-round cycling. You can do the research online or when you get in the state. There’s no shortage of mountain biking trails in Arizona. Biking through rugged terrains bring you more exercise than on smooth ones. Nevertheless, mountain biking offers many health benefits for you as it’s a good powerful aerobic activity.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

Arizona remains in the middle of the pack in national health indicators in the United States. The state is constantly ranked between mid-20s and mid-30s when it comes to premature death, infant deaths, high cholesterol, and infectious disease. Arizona excels in the number of smokers in the city, with only 13.5% of the adult population reported smoking, compared to a national average of 17.3%.

There are other health issues that Arizona needs to address. Arizona currently has more cases of heart attacks and heart disease per capita than in any other state. It is also ranked near the bottom of the national standings in the number of people who have had a stroke, the number of individuals who are underinsured or uninsured, and the number of the adult population suffering with diabetes.

Arizona has created several programs in recent years to promote healthy living for everyone in the family. They have made several information programs geared towards parents and children, which are designed to encourage individuals to eat right, increase physical activity, and quit smoking. Many of the topics cover healthy food choices and healthy eating.

Because of its close proximity to Mexico, Arizona has a large Spanish-speaking population. The state encourages bilingual nurses and physicians to improve communication in emergency situations. The Arizona Department of Health Services provides a Spanish version of their website for easy navigation.

Major Hospitals in Arizona

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Mayo Clinic

13400 East Shea Boulevard,
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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Scottsdale Health Care

9003 East Shea Boulevard,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Flagstaff Medical Center

1200 North Beaver Street,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital Osborn

7400 East Osborn Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Yavapai Regional Medical Center

1003 Willow Creek Road,
Prescott, AZ 86301

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About Arizona

Arizona became the 48th state in 1912, making it a late bloomer when it came to statehood. Before that, it had sometimes been called Arizona although

With a population of more than 1.6 million according to the 2009 census, Phoenix is the capitol city and the most populous city in the state. Phoenix was one of the fastest growing cities in the United States during the 90’s and has many bedroom/commuter communities on its outskirts, including Glendale, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Chandler. Phoenix is located in Maricopa County. The metropolitan area of the city is filled with restaurants and places to shop.

If you love the desert and fine with the triple digits as a steady diet for about 4 months of the year or sometimes more, Phoenix is an ideal place to live. It has become a “mini L.A.” in many aspects as, along with its growing population, its connecting freeways have grown, making remote communities more accessible. Phoenician highway planners enjoy framing the numerals of these highways, as evidenced by the 101, 202 and 303 routes. Of course, I-10 and I-17 are two of the oldest and still the most traveled highways.

You will find Tucson in the south – a more laidback community than Phoenix. It is filled with many health spas and great shopping and restaurants. To the north of Phoenix is Prescott. It has become a retirement community in recent years but also home to Phoenix commuters who want to settle away from the hustle of the city inspite of the 90-plus mile drive. Further north along I-17 is Sedona’s magical red rock formations and vortex energy – a mecca for the metaphysically-curious. You will find Flagstaff north of that which is one of the stops mentioned in the classic jazz hit “Route 66.”

ASU is in Tempe, the U of A in Tucson, and NAU nestled high in the mountains of Flagstaff, where you will also find Snow Bowl and a great place for skiing, with snowfall’s cooperation. Arizona is indeed filled with diverse terrain – so much more than just desert and rattlesnakes. It’s a beautiful country, with so many things to offer.

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