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Phoenix’s program offering free naloxone kits is so popular, the city’s public health director wants to double its supply. She said her office will ask the City Council to approve 6,000 more kits, estimated to cost $300,000.
Nov. 14, 2023
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Climate change is very likely to bring more extreme heat and worsening drought conditions to the Southwest. That in turn could cause economic and public health consequences. Those are the findings of a new climate analysis from the federal government.
Nov. 14, 2023
Vivek Murthy and Emma Broyles pose for a photo in front of a backdrop with the ASU logo printed on it repeatedly. Murthy is wearing a uniform jacket with a pin that bears his name. Broyles is wearing a simple brown dress. They were both smiling.
Earlier this year, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released an advisory on what he says is an epidemic of loneliness and isolation in the U.S. To raise awareness on the issue and solutions, Murthy visited ASU's Tempe campus Monday.
Nov. 14, 2023
medical insurance form
A Republican state lawmaker wants to give Arizona teachers the opportunity to enroll in health insurance plans reserved for state employees.
Nov. 14, 2023
person smokes vape, electronic cigarette smoke
Mesa Public Schools is considering installing vape detectors in all of its middle and high school bathrooms. District officials say they’ve already seen success with two devices that were installed at Red Mountain High School in September.
Nov. 14, 2023
Brain scan
What if you knew you had Alzheimer’s disease before you had any symptoms? Blood tests that can detect amyloid plaque and tau, the proteins involved in dementia, will soon be available.
Nov. 14, 2023
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Arizona has confirmed the first pediatric influenza death in the state this flu season. A child recently died from the virus in Yuma County.
Nov. 14, 2023
Red paper heart broken
The Show spoke with Mary-Frances O'Connor, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Arizona and author of "The Grieving Brain," about how grief can negatively impact our physical health.
Nov. 14, 2023
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
The Show spoke with Dr. Francoise Marvel, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, about the new opportunity that health care apps provide.
Nov. 14, 2023
Dogtags hanging in font the flag of the United States of America
Arizonans who provide care for veterans spend — on average — more than $11,000 on related caregiving costs, according to AARP data. That’s one-and-a-half times higher than what other family caregivers spend.
Nov. 13, 2023
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Aging with a serious mental illness can be complex and incredibly frustrating for families who are trying to find adequate care.
Nov. 13, 2023
Boy in COVID-19 mask gets bandage after vaccine shot
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Arizona has some of the lowest rates of kids getting vaccinated in the country. The Show spoke with Will Humble about low vaccination rates in Arizona.
Nov. 13, 2023
person smokes vape, electronic cigarette smoke
Tobacco use among high school students fell significantly last year, from 16.5% to 12.6%. But state epidemiologists report only an insignificant downward blip in high-schoolers using electronic vaping products (a broader category that includes e-cigarettes and vapes).
Nov. 10, 2023
a sign pointing to a hospital entrance
Flagstaff voters rejected a proposal to rezone nearly 100 acres of land south of the city in order to build a new hospital and ambulatory care facility. The Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance was one of several organizations that opposed Proposition 480.
Nov. 10, 2023
prison cells at Arizona State Prison Complex
The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry took a step on Thursday towards increasing inmate health care rates to comply with a court order.
Nov. 9, 2023
Maximus employees picket outside a call center in Phoenix
Hundreds of call center workers who help Americans sign up for health-care plans through Medicare and the Affordable Care Act went on strike Thursday, demanding better pay, working conditions and health care for themselves.
Nov. 9, 2023
Computer monitor showing chest x-ray on desk
Arizona is entering peak Valley fever season. The state has seen some unusual patterns in the fungal disease over the past few years, including a spike in late July. KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk looks back at 2022.
Nov. 9, 2023
A blue rubber bracelet with a metal plate on it is shown here. Engraved in the metal are letters and numbers that read 'PCSD12345.' It is an example of the bracelets the program uses.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has launched a “Lost Assistance” program. Here's how it provides information to help reunite lost people with their caregivers.
Nov. 9, 2023
Button with state of Arizona that says "Arizona for abortion access"
The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services about Ohio voters supporting abortion rights and what they could mean for other red states, including Arizona.
Nov. 9, 2023
covid vaccine
Thanksgiving gatherings and travel are just weeks away, and respiratory-illness season is ramping up. Yet, just 17% of people in the U.S. — and less than 16% of Arizonans — have receive the latest COVID-19 booster.
Nov. 8, 2023

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