Entries by Christina Henning

Do Jalapeños Make You Sweat?

If jalapeños and other spicy foods make you sweat, you’re in luck because they are actually cooling you down! Chili peppers contain, capsaicin, an oil-like compound that makes them spicy. The hotter the pepper, the higher the capsaicin content. We can thank Native Americans for early experimentation with the chili pepper plant and capsaicin’s variety […]

New 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will have a new number beginning July 16. While help will still be available through the current ten-digit Lifeline, access to support through a new three-digit phone number, 988, will make it even easier to get support. What Does the Lifeline Do? For every one person who dies from suicide, […]

Pool Safety: What you Need to Know

A hot summer afternoon in Arizona often means spending time in the pool with family and friends. This can be a great time to cool off, get active, and enjoy our beautiful weather, but pools can be dangerous. Check out these tips to stay safe next time you dive in. Monitor Access Install a fence […]

When to Worry About Memory Loss

People forget things all the time; and the older you get, the more it happens. So how do you know when memory loss is something more serious? Warning Signs According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 10 warning signs to look for: Memory loss that disrupts daily life Challenges in planning or solving problems Difficulty […]

Profiles in Leadership

Meet NOAH Board Member Dr. Kim Perry Get to know Dr. Kim Perry, what she brings to the NOAH board of directors and what she hopes to accomplish while serving in this capacity. Q. When did you join the NOAH Board of Directors? A. I joined the NOAH Board of Directors in 2021. When I […]

Who Should get Tested for HIV?

The only way for someone to know if they are infected with HIV is to get tested. The CDC recommends everyone age 13 to 64 get tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime as part of routine health care. People who participate in high-risk activities should get tested more often. High-risk activities include: […]

What if You Test Positive for HIV?

Learning you’ve tested positive for HIV might feel like the end of the world, especially if you weren’t expecting it. It’s normal to feel mad, scared, sad, or even numb at first and you’ll likely experience a wave of these emotions as the reality of your diagnosis begins to set in. NOAH’s HIV navigation team […]

Common Myths About HIV

MYTH #1: I can get HIV by being around people who are HIV positive. HIV cannot be spread through casual contact. The virus can only be transmitted through certain body fluids including: blood, semen, rectal fluid, vaginal secretion, and breast milk. HIV is not spread through saliva, sweat, tears, or even mosquito bites. Here’s a […]

How Important is it to See a Dermatologist?

NOAH is focused on providing primary care to our patients, but we often refer patients to specialists for secondary care specific to a medical concern or screening. One of those referrals is for a yearly exam with a doctor who specializes in our bodies’ largest organ – our skin! The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends people […]

Monitoring your Teen’s Mental Health

Pre-teen and teen years are marked by a rollercoaster ride of emotions making them difficult to navigate for students, parents, and educators. Emotional ups and downs are often normal for this age group, but can be a warning sign of a more serious mental health condition, like depression. While it’s one of the most common […]