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Covid vaccine
This fall, the Arizona Department of Health Services has already tracked more than twice as many flu cases than what’s typical for this time of year. RSV caseloads are about average, but they’ve increased about 21% just since last week.
Nov. 24, 2023
Stethoscope on a table.
More than 1,100 experts have joined the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in boycotting the medical journal Nutrients over ethical concerns. The move follows a tepid response to a letter sent last year and signed by 800 doctors, nurses and scientists, several from Arizona.
Nov. 22, 2023
The Workforce 2 You program begins in early 2024, offering accelerated training programs will last 4-12 weeks for people in Gila Bend, Queen Creek and Wickenburg.
Nov. 22, 2023
birth certificates
While Arizona allows gender amendments on birth certificates, it requires proof of gender reassignment surgery, a chromosomal count pointing towards a different sex or a court order.
Nov. 22, 2023
8 year old girl child COVID-19 vaccine shot
According to the CDC, the national rate of vaccine exemptions among kindergarteners is at 3%, the highest it's ever been. CDC data also shows exemptions in Arizona trending higher, even before the pandemic.
Nov. 21, 2023
st marys volunteers pack boxes
This time of year, many cities and nonprofits encourage "healthy giving" to help unsheltered people.
Nov. 21, 2023
Baby
The rate of infant mortality in the state is now 6 deaths per 1,000 live births, compared to 5.6 deaths per 1,000 births nationally.
Nov. 21, 2023
COVID-19 vaccine
With Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings approaching, Dr. Kirin Raman with the Arizona Department of Health Services said Arizonans should take precautions as COVID-19 and other seasonal respiratory infections spread.
Nov. 21, 2023
Slices of cantaloupe on a plate
The CDC issued a warning for a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut cantaloupes, which has spread to 15 states, including Arizona.
Nov. 20, 2023
COVID-19 vaccine
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, only 6% of residents in Arizona nursing homes are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines. For staff, that figure is even lower. Just over 1% received the latest booster or the bivalent shot in the past two months.
Nov. 20, 2023
Stolen People, Stolen Benefits outreach
It’s been several months since authorities announced an effort to shut down fraudulent sober living homes in Phoenix that have been preying on Native Americans. But activists say the facilities are still operating — and continuing to decimate lives.
Nov. 20, 2023
banner health sign
A Maricopa County jury has awarded over $31 million in what is believed to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in Arizona history. The lawsuit was filed against Banner Health over a 2014 birth that left a newborn with brain damage.
Nov. 18, 2023
gavel in front of a statue of the scales of justice
An Arizona couple accused of defrauding the state’s Medicaid system out of millions of dollars were arrested in California this month on charges of wire fraud and money laundering.
Nov. 18, 2023
Two people cook at a counter
Latinos are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, how do you educate a community about their risk?
Nov. 17, 2023
Dr. Jewel Kling
Mood changes and hot flashes are common mesopause symptoms that don’t just happen at home. They happen at work, too.
Nov. 17, 2023
Ndey Bassin Jobe ASU mosquito lab
ASU Ph.D. candidate Ndey Bassin Jobe spoke with The Show about whether the efforts to protect people from diseases like Zika, West Nile and malaria are generally successful, and the impacts they have on the mosquitoes that are carrying those illnesses
Nov. 17, 2023
Newborn baby girl sleeping in a maternity ward at a hospital
On Thursday, the CDC announced the release of more than 77,000 additional doses of a vaccine to protect infants against RSV, which is the leading cause of infant hospitalization.
Nov. 16, 2023
Stethoscope on a table.
Republican Rep. Matt Gress says he is looking into creating a bill that could allow school districts to join the state’s large health insurance pool to lower costs for teachers. But Gov. Katie Hobbs thinks her administration can accomplish the same goal administratively, without going through the Legislature.
Nov. 16, 2023
The Show spoke with Dr. Molly McClain who runs Deseo Clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about her experience treating transgender patients and seeing people moving to the state for care.
Nov. 15, 2023
Computer monitor showing chest x-ray on desk
The American Lung Association has released its State of Lung Cancer report for 2023.
Nov. 14, 2023

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