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Phoenix’s newest community center will open to the public Thursday. It’s the city’s first center to be built since 2007.
Mar. 29, 2023
illustration of a brain and food
Eating disorders are growing more prevalent in the U.S., but researchers still struggle to find funding, and patients still wrangle with treatment that’s stigmatized, narrowly focused and hard to access. Meanwhile, the picture of these serious and often fatal illnesses continues to evolve.
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Mar. 28, 2023
Valley fever coccidioides fungus
New research is helping to explain how the fungus that causes Valley fever ended up in south-central Washington state.
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Mar. 28, 2023
The Arizona Board of Nursing is allowing the embattled Aspen University to continue its nursing program for now.
Mar. 24, 2023
Candida sp fungus
The state health department has reported several cases of an ailment that is causing severe illnesses in hospitals across the U.S. and resists many common drugs. And, no, it’s not MRSA.
More Arizona science news
Mar. 23, 2023
A nuclear bomb being tested in Nevada in 1957.
An estimated 2,000 Arizonans currently living in Mohave County suffered the effects of radiation exposure from nuclear testing during the Cold War. Yet, the U.S. government doesn’t recognize them as victims. The Downwinders Parity Act introduced last month by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the latest in a long line of bipartisan attempts to compensate them.
Mar. 23, 2023
cancer cell
A recently published study found that a new type of treatment for multiple myeloma could mean better quality of life for patients. It is a cancer of the plasma cells, and roughly 47,000 people are diagnosed each year.
Mar. 22, 2023
Maricopa County Environmental Services is warning of the increased potential this year for West Nile and and St. Louis encephalitis cases due to mosquitos from the wetter-than-normal winter.
Mar. 22, 2023
medical insurance form
Starting April 1, AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, will start its redetermination process. The idea is to ensure all 2.5 million members still qualify for AHCCCS — and that includes thousands of older adults.
Mar. 21, 2023
medical insurance
Medicaid coverage will end for millions of Americans in the coming months, and it will push many into unfamiliar territory: the health insurance marketplace. States are already verifying eligibility. Some, like Arizona, Arkansas and Idaho are expected to start ending coverage for ineligible people in April. Most states will be doing that in May, June and July.
Mar. 20, 2023
Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University recently announced that its nursing education program will extend into Chandler. The expansion occurs amidst a nationwide shortage of nurses.
Mar. 19, 2023
Fentanyl pills
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell is hosting a public forum about the dangers of fentanyl.
Mar. 18, 2023
Sonora officials are kicking off efforts to prevent dengue outbreaks this year after seeing a major jump in cases in 2022.
Mar. 17, 2023
Carmen Heredia
As Gov. Katie Hobbs’ nominee to run the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Carmen Heredia has a big job ahead of her. If confirmed as director of the state’s Medicaid agency, she will oversee health care for the state’s most vulnerable people.
Mar. 16, 2023
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent omicron booster vial
This week marks three years since former Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency stay-at-home order in response to the worsening pandemic. And health experts are still encouraging people to get vaccinated and boosted.
Mar. 15, 2023
A church in Tempe will host a daylong event Tuesday for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Mar. 13, 2023
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Nearly 90,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. The organization recently received an $800,000 grant from the Pat Simone Charitable Foundation to assist those living with the disease in Arizona.
Mar. 12, 2023
 Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser
This week, the National Science Foundation awarded ASU a research grant of $91 million — the largest ever granted to the university by the agency. Funding will go toward the development of X-ray laser technology that would help scientists conduct research in areas like molecular biology.
Mar. 10, 2023
Newborn baby
In the drive to prevent early deaths from respiratory diseases worldwide, health experts focus on curtailing exposure to proven causes like cigarette smoke. Now, research suggests early childhood illnesses exert a strong influence as well.
Mar. 10, 2023
hospital devices
More than half a million Arizonans could lose their health care coverage on April 1. These individuals rely on AHCCCS, the state’s Medicaid program. Now, the agency is trying to contact everyone at risk of losing their insurance.
Mar. 10, 2023


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