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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?

It's a good idea to give yourself plenty of time to organize your schedule so that you can study and take the exam successfully.We recommend you register for an AZ ACLS about 30-45 days prior to expiration. For your convenience, our instant provider cards allow you to get certified day or night and receive instant proof of certification as soon as you pass the exam.

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

Yes, we provide a PDF version of the material and exam in our AZ PALS recertification course. Once you purchase an AZ ACLS course you will receive instant access to the training material and exam where you can download and print a 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 successive days to study the training material in 1 to 2 hour chunks. Try to find a quiet location with minimal distraction. There's no time limit to prepare for the exam so take as long as you need. Once you have covered the course material you should feel confident and prepared for the AZ BLS exam.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

The state of Arizona tends to hover in the middle of the pack when it comes to national health indicators in the United States. Arizona consistently ranks in the mid-20s to the mid-30s in infant deaths, infectious disease, premature death, and high cholesterol. One health indicator that Arizona excels is the number of smokers in the state. Only 13.5% of the adult population smoke, compared to a national average of 17.3%.

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

Arizona has adopted several programs in recent years in order to promote healthy living for everyone in the family. They have started several information programs geared toward parents and children, which are designed to encourage people increase physical activity, eat right, and stop smoking. Many of the topics cover healthy eating and healthy food choices.

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

Major Hospitals in Arizona

Hospital Name Address Map
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

Somewhat of a late bloomer when it came to statehood, Arizona officially became the 48th state in 1912. Prior to that, it had sometimes been called Arizona, although it was still part of the New Mexico territory.

Phoenix is the capitol city, and the most populous city in the state, with a population of over 1.6 million, according to the 2009 census. Phoenix was one of the fastest growing cities in the US during the 1990s, and has many bedroom/commuter communities on its outskirts, including Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Gilbert and Glendale, just to name a few. Phoenix is situated in Maricopa County. The Phoenix metropolitan area is filled with great shopping and restaurants.

If you love the desert and don't mind triple digits as a steady diet about 4 months of the year (sometimes more), Phoenix is a delightful place to live. It's become a "mini-L.A." in many respects, as along with its burgeoning population, it's connecting freeways have grown, making outlying communities much 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 most traveled highways.

To the south, Tucson offers a more laid back community than Phoenix, rich with many health spas,great shopping and restaurants. North of Phoenix lies beautiful Prescott, which has become a retirement community the past few years, but also home to Phoenix commuters who want to live away from the city hustle-bustle, despite the 90-plus mile drive. Further north along I-17 is Sedona's mystical red rock formations and vortex energy - a mecca for the metaphysically curious for decades. North of that lies historic Flagstaff, 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'll also find Snow Bowl and great skiing, with snowfall's cooperation. Arizona is indeed filled with diverse terrain - lots more than just desert and rattlesnakes. It's beautiful country, with much to offer.

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Arizona Cities

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Mesa
  • Glendale
  • Chandler
  • Scottsdale
  • Gilbert
  • Tempe
  • Peoria
  • Surprise
  • Yuma
  • Avondale
  • Flagstaff
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Goodyear
  • Sierra Vista
  • Prescott
  • Bullhead City
  • Oro Valley
  • Casa Grande
  • Maricopa
  • Prescott Valley
  • Apache Junction
  • Marana
  • Buckeye
  • Kingman
  • El Mirage
  • Fountain Hills
  • San Luis
  • Queen Creek
  • Nogales
  • Florence
  • Douglas
  • Sahuarita
  • Payson
  • Paradise Valley
  • Eloy
  • Show Low
  • Sedona
  • Cottonwood
  • Somerton
  • Chino Valley
  • Camp Verde
  • Winslow
  • Coolidge
  • Safford
  • Globe
  • Tolleson
  • Page
  • Wickenburg

Pacific Medical Training Course Acceptance Chart

West Pacific Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Washington Seattle 79.65 years 15th
Oregon Portland 79.04 years 10th
California Los Angeles San Diego San Jose San Francisco Long Beach Fresno Sacramento Oakland 80.4 years
Alaska 78.3 years 50th
Hawaii Honolulu 81.48 years 4th
West Mountain Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Arizona Phoenix Mesa Tucson 79.92 years 29th
Colorado Denver Colorado Springs 79.92 years 32nd
Idaho   79.21 years 19th
Montana 78.35 years 25th
Nevada Las Vegas 77.59 years 42nd
New Mexico Albuquerque 78.21 years 34th
Utah 80.08 years 7th
Wyoming 77.61 years 21st
West North Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Iowa 79.68 years 5th
Kansas Kansas City 78.41 years 26th
Nebraska Omaha 79.18 years 16th
North Dakota 80.10 years 12th
Minnesota Minneapolis 80.85 years 6th
Missouri 77.44 years 33rd
South Dakota 79.85 years 23rd
East North Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Illinois Chicago 78.86 years 28th
Indiana Indianapolis 77.71 years 38th
Michigan Detroit 77.89 years 30th
Ohio Cleveland Columbus 77.52 years 36th
Wisconsin Milwaukee 79.32 years 13th
Middle Atlantic Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
New Jersey 79.66 years 11th
New York New York City 80.36 years 18th
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 78.16 years 26th
New England Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Connecticut 80.18 years 21st
Maine 78.68 years 8th
Massachusetts Boston 80.10 years 5th
New Hampshire 79.90 years 2nd
Rhode Island 79.26 years 10th
Vermont 79.70 years 1st
West South Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Arkansas 76.09 years 47th
Louisiana New Orleans 75.39 years 49th
Oklahoma Tulsa Oklahoma City 75.60 years 3rd
Texas Houston Dallas El Paso San Antonio Arlington Austin Fort Worth 78.27 years 6th
East South Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Alabama 75.18 years 47th
Kentucky Louisville 76.19 years 43rd
Mississippi 74.81 years 50th
Tennessee Nashville Memphis 76.2 years 39th
South Atlantic Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Delaware 78.38 years 30th
Florida Miami Jacksonville 79.70 years 33rd
Georgia Atlanta 77.09 years 31st
Maryland Baltimore 78.09 years 22nd
North Carolina Charlotte 77.19 years 32nd
South Carolina 76.57 years 45th
Virginia Virginia Beach 78.53 years 20th
West Virgina 75.16 years 9th

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