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Rx Costs Outpaced ARIZONA RESIDENT Income by 69%; Big Pharma Spent More on Stock Buybacks & Dividends than R&D: New Data
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Mosquitoes spread West Nile virus (WNV) in Arizona and throughout the US. Currently there is an outbreak of WNV in Maricopa County.
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AARP AZ sent a letter to AZDHS Director Don Herrington in regards to booster vaccinations and we received a prompt response from Mr. Herrington.
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Summer has officially arrived, and with it plenty of beach days, barbeques, and picnics. Now that vaccinated individuals can gather for those classic backyard bashes, it’s time to amaze friends and family alike with some delicious and healthy recipes. Over the years, AARP has teamed up with chefs all over America to share some of their summer dishes, and to celebrate, we’re recapping our favorites. For more recipes, make sure to visit aarp.org/food.
Floating on Water
This week, record-breaking temperatures are affecting the Northwest region of America, with records set in the hundreds in cities like Portland and Seattle. Streets are buckling from the immense heat, and some power cables are even melting.
Visit to virtual doctor
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has solidified itself as a convenient and safe way to see physicians in your time of need. With just the press of a button on your phone or computer, you can connect with a doctor without the hassle of commuting, sitting in a waiting room, and paying in-person fees. However, with the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine and re-opening of doctor’s offices to the public, is the future of telehealth in jeopardy?
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University of Arizona is enrolling essential workers who cannot social distance to do their jobs and some who have not yet received Covid-19 vaccine.
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AARP provides information and support for veterans, military, and all their families. Read the article below for some free and important mental health resources currently available for veterans of all ages.
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Spring has sprung, and with it comes warmer weather. Not only is the outdoors the perfect place to relax, but getting some fresh air can also improve your mental health. See below to learn about some simple, outdoor activities that will not only strengthen your physical health but will also lift your spirits.
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May and June are AARP’s Get Healthy and Stay Healthy months. The biweekly Back to Basics series is one of several online programs that AARP Arizona is sponsoring to help people make it through the pandemic in better shape.
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