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Older woman at home
Autism spectrum disorder, known as ASD, isn’t a new diagnosis. But what is new are the conversations being had about older adults with ASD. Many live at home with aging parents, and there is growing concern about where some of these individuals will live in the coming years.
Oct. 27, 2022
single bed
The Phoenix City Council approved up to $10 million for the nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul to provide shelter and services to people experiencing homelessness.
Oct. 26, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
After several weeks of improvements, Arizona’s latest COVID-19 numbers show virus transmission may be increasing again in the state.
Oct. 26, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Women in Arizona who are less than 15 weeks pregnant and are seeking an abortion will be able to do so, at least until the end of the year.
Oct. 26, 2022
10 year old boy child COVID-19 vaccine shot
The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting an uptick in the amount of cases of respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.
Oct. 22, 2022
hospital bed
Arizona ranks ninth for the most Health Professional Shortage Areas, and the Health Resources and Services Administration has designated the state a medically underserved region. An NAU survey dives more deeply into the state’s unmet needs.
Oct. 20, 2022
Fortesa Latifi
It's often assumed that young people are immune from chronic illness. But for many young adults, reality is very different. And Fortesa Latifi says disabled and chronically ill people are often underrepresented in mass media — even more so when they’re young.
Oct. 20, 2022
Pills in prescription medication bottle
A stunning 90% of people with Down syndrome are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. And the average onset of dementia is age 53.
Oct. 17, 2022
person with a hearing aid
Starting Monday, people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss will be able to buy a pair of hearing aids over-the-counter. It’s big news because prescription hearing aids are often unaffordable and therefore inaccessible to many.
Oct. 17, 2022
ASU campus
ASU has received a new $1.2 million grant over five years to support underrepresented minority students who have undergraduate degrees in computer science, mathematics or statistics.
Oct. 16, 2022
hospital bed
The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary is praising Arizona for groundbreaking work in Medicaid reform.
Oct. 14, 2022
Woman in mask gets bandage after vaccine
Flu season is here in Arizona, and the state could see a rise in cases compared to previous years. With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to loosen and average cases below the national average, what can Arizonans expect from this flu season?
Oct. 12, 2022
Phoenix City Council chambers
The Phoenix City Council has approved a resolution making enforcement of state abortion laws the lowest priority for police.
Oct. 11, 2022
A new theater company premiered its debut show at the end of September and there’s still a few days left to see the production. "Mala" centers on how the one-and-only character copes with being the primary caregiver for her elderly mother who suffers from dementia.
Oct. 11, 2022
Pills in prescription medication bottle
A Tucson girl was briefly denied her arthritis medication late last month, just as a near-total ban on abortions was ruled enforceable. The medication, called methotrexate, can be used in higher doses to treat ectopic pregnancies by inducing an abortion.
Oct. 11, 2022
Kris Mayes
On Saturday, women’s marches took place all over the country, including in Phoenix, to support reproductive rights.
Oct. 10, 2022
a red ribbon on a denim jacket
The Area Agency on Aging is best known for that — aging. But in 1992, the agency received funding to support people living with HIV. It’s called HIV Care Directions, and today, some of those clients are now older adults, something they never expected to become.
Oct. 10, 2022
empty seats in large room
On Tuesday, Phoenix leaders will be asked to publicly condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, along with state bans on abortion.
Oct. 7, 2022
Today, we think of our skin as somewhat fragile — we douse it with creams, we’re sure to put on sunscreen before we go outside for long. But it wasn’t always that way, says anthropologist Nina Jablonski.
Oct. 6, 2022
Methotrexate is a cheap, effective drug used to treat rheumatic conditions. It's also used in high doses to treat ectopic pregnancies by inducing an abortion. Last month, Dr. Deborah Power's 14-year-old arthritis patient was refused the medicine at a pharmacy in Tucson.
Oct. 5, 2022


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