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trash, including a large number of used syringes, spilled onto a sidewalk
Phoenix has launched its first public dashboard detailing substance use and overdoses data. Men made up 71% of the 4,554 suspected opioid overdoses reported by Phoenix Fire in 2023. The busiest month for emergency responders was July when the fire department responded to 536 suspected overdoses.
May. 9, 2024
a syringe and opioid pills
County and city leaders voted unanimously this week to enact a 5-year intergovernmental agreement that will allow them to pool resources from Arizona's opioid settlement fund and work collaboratively on programming.
May. 8, 2024
Woman and man stand near podium
The task force comes as Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne announced an initiative to increase access to Narcan, the brand name of naloxone that reverses opioid overdoses, available in every school.
May. 8, 2024
Mandy Cohen, CDC Director
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking to Arizona for lessons on how to mitigate the health impacts of extreme heat. CDC director, Dr. Mandy Cohen visited Phoenix on Wednesday.
May. 8, 2024
Sad woman wearing face mask while sitting at home and thinking of something
New research finds that while the COVID-19 pandemic caused lots of people to feel anxious, it did not have that effect on patients already getting treatment for anxiety.
May. 8, 2024
Grey hospital with white sign
Challenges with translation in medical settings can result in misunderstandings, or worse, in misdiagnoses. Two Phoenix medical professionals shared their experiences on how language services change health care accessibility.
May. 7, 2024
Outside façade of hospital from above
Ganado is home to Sage Memorial Hospital, a Native-managed comprehensive health care system serving thousands of people in surrounding Navajo communities. It had been operating out of the same facilities since 1930 — until now.
May. 7, 2024
a while basket filled with tampons and pads
Period poverty is the lack of access to menstrual products, and it affects millions of girls and women across the U.S. Women for Women Tempe provides bags of pads and tampons to anyone in need, including at places like Gracie's Thrift.
May. 7, 2024
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking state health officials to work with their agriculture department counterparts and community partners to protect farmworkers against bird flu. Recent outbreaks in dairy cattle herds meant farms with confirmed cases became the priority.
May. 6, 2024
Sun on a blue sky framed by trees
As temperatures warm up, health officials are reminding Arizonans to be aware of the dangers of extreme heat. This summer could be hotter than usual, too, said meteorologist Tom Frieders with the National Weather Service.
May. 3, 2024
"DACA is not enough" sign
The move comes as the DACA program's future is uncertain while it undergoes a legal challenge, and the outcome of the November election is uncertain.
May. 3, 2024
Pregnancy test says not pregnant
Under the deal, Aetna will make coverage of artificial insemination standard for all customers across the U.S., and work to ensure that patients have equal access to more expensive in-vitro fertilization procedures.
May. 3, 2024
Workers install a new air conditioner on a roof
In a city where temperatures can flirt with 120 degrees, not everyone has air conditioning — or the money to pay for it.
ADOT encourages drivers to get their vehicles summer-ready
May. 3, 2024
The Maricopa County Superior Court, Maricopa County and Valleywise Health will host a free behavioral health expo on Saturday, May 4.
May. 3, 2024
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that bolsters protections for people with disabilities in health care settings.
May. 3, 2024
Sign reading "cooling center here"
Glendale is offering multiple cooling and hydration locations, as well as two respite centers, which are provided by the Arizona Faith Network, a derivative of the Arizona Council of Churches founded in 1946.
Apr. 30, 2024
arizona state hospital
Arizona’s 2023 ranking of 49 out of 51 is based on the state having a higher prevalence of mental illness and lower access to insurance and treatment.
Apr. 30, 2024
two people walking down a nursing home hallway
David Grabowski, a professor of health-care policy at Harvard Medical School, talks about the rule and what it means in practice for the nursing homes.
Apr. 30, 2024
person having a virtual appointment with doctor online
Tara Sklar is professor at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of law, where she teaches health law. She joined The Show to talk about the state of patients’ access to telehealth in Arizona.
Apr. 30, 2024
Following a spate of teen violence in the East Valley, the city of Chandler is hosting a session to address it on April 29. Presentations will be made by city police and a mental health professional.
Apr. 28, 2024


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