Sports & Health
Raising Health Status and Decreasing Injuries for the Community
By Monte Yazzie
SRPMIC Injury Prevention Coordinator

During a health-assessment conversation with an elderly patient, the questioner asked, “When was the last time that you fell?” The patient, a man who had spent his life in education as a teacher, quietly sat without responding. The patient’s daughter explained that her father fell at home while getting out of the shower. The man could not get back up on his own and ended up staying on the ground, calling for help, until someone heard him nearly five hours later. This is a far too common reality for many elderly people, a reality that can have dangerous and possibly life-threatening repercussions.

State and County Officials Confirm Two Cases of Measles in Arizona
ARIZONA - The Arizona Department of Health Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Pinal County Public Health Services District have confirmed two cases of measles in Arizona. Both are recovering. One of the cases may have exposed the public at the following times and locations:
* Saturday, May 21, 2016: Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 North Maricopa Road in Maricopa from approximately 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. (May 22).
* Sunday, May 22, 2016: Arco AM/PM Store, 2245 East Florence Boulevard in Casa Grande from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
The Do’s and Don’ts When Installing a Car Seat
By Deborah Stoneburner
Au-Authm Action News
Recently I attended the Car Seat Check at the Early Childhood Education Center within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Parents in vehicles lined up at the bus loop to have their new car seats installed by a certified technician. As the mother of a 2-year-old, safety is my No. 1 priority when riding in a vehicle. When my turn came, I was able to express my concerns to the technician about the correct way to install a car seat. The technician was able to show me step by step how to correctly install the car seat and adjust it to my child’s weight and height. It’s all about keeping our children safe.