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Maricopa County seal
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health wants to hear from residents 12 and older about their pandemic experiences. The information will be used to distribute millions of dollars throughout the community.
Jun. 15, 2021
Phoenix Children's Hospital homeless youth mobile clinic
The Homeless Youth Outreach program at Phoenix Children's Hospital started in 2000 with one mobile medical unit that primarily served homeless youth in the Tempe area. On Thursday, it has expanded to active mobile units and four clinics at fixed sites across the Valley.
Jun. 9, 2021
The state-run vaccination State Farm Stadium site
More than a quarter of all vaccines in Arizona have gone out at the state's mass vaccination sites. The 24-hour vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale was one of the first of its kind in the country and even attracted praise from the White House. But the PODs have been running below capacity for weeks.
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Jun. 3, 2021
covid-19 testing site
Arizona reported just four new positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday. It has been nearly a year since the state had a case report in the single digits. But on average, Arizona is still seeing more than 500 infections per day.
Jun. 1, 2021
COVID vaccine shot
Arizona’s COVID-19 vaccination rate for adults continues to trail the national average. According to the CDC, nearly 51% of all Americans have had at least one dose of a vaccine, while less than 47% of Arizonans have had a shot.
May. 31, 2021
cancer cell
Radiation therapy is used to treat more than half of all cancer patients, but it’s not without its drawbacks. A study by an incoming researcher at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix suggests ways to make the treatment more effective.
May. 30, 2021
Cars wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in El Mirage
As more Americans get vaccinated, daily COVID-19 infections in the U.S. have fallen more than 90% from the outbreak's winter peak. But the rate of progress in Arizona has been slower than in other states.
May. 27, 2021
Phoenix Children's Hospital in Glendale
Phoenix Children’s Hospital today announced plans to expand its presence in the fast-growing West Valley by building a three-story hospital in Glendale.
May. 26, 2021
Opioid Epidemic
Gov. Ducey signed into law May 24 a bill to legalize needle exchange programs for Arizonans struggling with drug addiction. Advocates of the bill say it will pave the way for substance abuse services to connect with people in need of health services as well as mitigate the public health risks associated with IV drug abuse.
May. 25, 2021
Just after his inauguration in January, President Joe Biden announced a special enrollment period for Affordable Care Act health insurance coverage. And, in less than three months, a million people signed up. The White House lauded it as proof of the need to expand the health care law — but Jim Hammond says it’s just scratching the surface.
May. 24, 2021
N95 respirator masks
You may see fewer people wearing masks in Phoenix. On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously agreed to amend its rules for face coverings to follow updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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May. 19, 2021
Hugo López-Gatell
Mexican health officials hope the country will reach what’s known as “herd immunity” against COVID-19 by this fall.
May. 19, 2021
Navajo pandemic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says COVID-19 vaccines are effective enough that vaccinated people don’t need masks in most settings. But the country’s largest Native American reservation will continue to enforce a face mask requirement for now.
May. 19, 2021
Tempe City Hall
The city of Tempe will end its face covering requirement in most public spaces starting Friday. With the exception of public transportation and the Tempe Municipal Court, face coverings will be considered optional. Tempe businesses and schools can decide on their own whether to keep a mandate.
May. 18, 2021
Dr. Joanna Andujar
Statewide, Latinos are vaccinated at a lower rate than any racial or ethnic group. Nearly 44% of Arizonans have gotten shots. Among Latino Arizonans, it’s just 18%. Five months after Arizona's vaccination campaign began, some say the disparity has more to do with access than attitudes.
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May. 17, 2021
Covid vaccine
Arizona health officials reported 468 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Monday morning. Nearly 44% of Arizonans have received at least one shot. Arizona Public Health Association Director Will Humble says there seems to be a brighter future coming soon, but it is still unknown how long vaccines will remain effective.
May. 17, 2021
Covid vaccine
Adelante Healthcare, in partnership with the city of Phoenix, provided vaccines again this weekend to those in underserved area codes. The event at Cesar Chavez Library is the third in a series of vaccination events, mostly located in south Phoenix. All three approved vaccines were made available, with walk-ins accepted.
May. 16, 2021
CDC vaccine chart
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the results of its largest study yet of the real-world effectiveness of mRNA vaccinations among health care workers.
May. 14, 2021
Michael Worobey
A group of scientists has published a letter in the journal Science calling for further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks. The joint China-World Health Organization findings released in March left many questions unanswered.
May. 14, 2021
baby feet
Earlier this year, Banner — University Medical Center Phoenix launched a new program to help expectant mothers struggling with substance abuse disorder. It turns out this program is one of the first of its kind in the Phoenix area.
May. 14, 2021


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