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diabetes blood test
Amid shortages of key diabetes treatments, a new CDC-funded study predicts a worrying rise in Type 1 and Type 2 cases in people under 20 over the next 40 years.
Jan. 4, 2023
A positive COVID-19 test
Influenza and RSV cases have been dropping in Arizona after massive surges in the fall. COVID-19 cases have also been trending down in Arizona, but the state health department reported a slight uptick this week.
Jan. 4, 2023
A positive COVID-19 test
State data shows that COVID-19 cases have been dropping in Arizona in recent weeks — but some experts say that is not always reliable.
Jan. 3, 2023
phoenix fire ambulance
A new program could help some seniors facing medical emergencies in Phoenix. The Senior Lockbox program is a way for emergency responders to gain access to homes when someone inside can’t open the door.
Jan. 2, 2023
Syrian refugees learn English
Phoenix could provide more than $5 million in federal relief funds to support refugees and immigrants.
Jan. 2, 2023
Flu shot
It’s still cold and flu season, but this week the number of flu cases in Arizona fell roughly 9%. One health official is cautiously optimistic, but is still encouraging people to take measures against getting sick.
Dec. 30, 2022
fireworks
Saturday is New Year’s Eve, and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is asking residents to limit lighting fireworks through the rest of the weekend.
Dec. 30, 2022
COVID-19 home test
COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Arizona as the state health department added 4,973 cases in weekly numbers Wednesday morning. Deaths from the virus have gone up however.
Dec. 28, 2022
covid memorial
Arizona has surpassed Mississippi to become the state with the highest per capita death toll from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dec. 26, 2022
Newborn baby girl sleeping in a maternity ward at a hospital
As 2022 comes to a close, we look back on the most popular baby names, as released by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Things have changed a lot since Jacob and Jessica topped the list.
Dec. 26, 2022
hospital bed
Once again, life expectancy has decreased in the U.S. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control which cited COVID-19 and drug overdoses from fentanyl as the greatest contributing causes.
Dec. 25, 2022
Measles Virus
Following decades of progress and a 2000 declaration that the disease had been eliminated in the U.S., health officials are sounding a global alarm: Measles is regaining ground, and the recent polarization of vaccines isn’t helping.
Dec. 22, 2022
Command office
Mexico is implementing a new program meant to better coordinate health care across the country, and it’s being piloted in Sonora.
Dec. 22, 2022
The need for faster publication of findings sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic increased the acceptance of research published in preprint services like medRxiv. But how reliable are they? A new study tried to find out.
Dec. 21, 2022
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital reports it has seen a number of invasive group A strep infections since early November. These infections have recently been seen in Europe, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into a possible increase in the U.S.
Dec. 20, 2022
Valleywise Health Medical Center
Kids are more likely to get seriously sick from the flu, RSV and COVID-19, all of which are seeing skyrocketing rates right now. So what does an influx of sick kids look like on the frontlines?
Dec. 19, 2022
The U.S. population is aging, and more people than ever are experiencing a natural waning of cognitive function. But a new study suggests two candidates for slowing that decline — exercise and meditation — might not help after all.
Dec. 16, 2022
Childhood obesity kids shoes on scale
The percentage of children with obesity and severe obesity has nearly quadrupled over the last 50 years. This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its body mass index charts to better accommodate the trend.
Dec. 15, 2022
COVID community levels
Arizona’s health department reported 11,550 new COVID-19 cases in its weekly update Wednesday. That’s a decrease from last week, but the state's outbreak remains among the worst in the country.
More Arizona politics news
Dec. 14, 2022
blood drive
For some, the winter holiday season means a busy schedule of travel and celebrations. The holidays also signal one of the toughest times of year to maintain the state’s blood supply.
Dec. 14, 2022

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