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A Phoenix skyline
The death toll from this summer’s intense heat in Maricopa County now tops 200. Another 356 fatalities are still under investigation. Those numbers are about 35% higher than they were at the same point last year.
Sep. 13, 2023
a red ribbon on a denim jacket
With COVID-19, RSV and the flu dominating the health care conversation right now, it can be easy to forget about another virus that’s circulating: HIV. The Show spoke with Dr. Kara Geren regarding Valleywise Health's opt-out HIV testing and why it's important.
Sep. 13, 2023
entrance of the Arizona State Hospital
The Show spoke with Josh Mozell, an attorney specializing in mental health law, and Meaghan Kramer, a managing attorney for a healthcare group, about involuntary commitment when it comes to people with serious mental illnesses.
Sep. 13, 2023
Covid vaccine
Arizona pharmacies and doctors offices could start providing updated COVID-19 vaccines within a few days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended the shots for almost all Americans.
Sep. 12, 2023
opioid pill bottles
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes has announced her office, along with other local governments, has reached a settlement in principle with Kroger over its alleged role in the opioid crisis.
Sep. 12, 2023
“Quick Fixes: Drugs in America from Prohibition to the 21st Century Binge” by Benjamin Y. Fong
Arizona State University professor Ben Fong's new book "Quick Fixes: Drugs in America from Prohibition to the 21st Century Binge" is out today, and it asks: Why us? What is it about life in America that has spurred drug use to an historic high? No pun intended.
Sep. 12, 2023
The light rail platform at 19th and Glendale avenues
After years of hearing complaints about light rail security, one Phoenix council member wants to consider adding barriers to keep out people who don’t pay fares.
More Arizona business news
Sep. 12, 2023
Supreme Court abortion rights protest
Abortion rights groups want the courts to block an Arizona law that bans abortions due to fetal genetic defects. But attorneys for Republican lawmakers say there’s no need because there’s currently no credible threat of doctors being prosecuted.
Sep. 11, 2023
a syringe and opioid pills
Cochise County's Chiricahua Community Health Center will get opioid addiction treatment funding through a new $3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sep. 11, 2023
At the State Capitol, a sign reads: Bans off our bodies. "Our" is underlined.
Abortion in Mexico is changing in a big way — and the opposite of the U.S. Late last week, the Supreme Court there issued a sweeping decision ruling that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to criminalize abortion.
Sep. 11, 2023
Alcoholic drink
Historically, it was men who drank alcohol in higher quantities, did more binge drinking and were more likely to face the health complications stemming from alcohol use. But according to a recent study, those trends are changing and women are catching up.
Sep. 8, 2023
Arizona is investing $5 million to study if psychedelic mushrooms can help people with addiction, pain and PTSD. Now the Journal of Psychiatric Practice says there are challenges to defining the clinical benefits of psilocybin.
Sep. 8, 2023
brain scans
We tend to think of the skull as merely a “bone helmet” for the brain. But emerging research suggests the cranium and its marrow actually interact with our gray matter in ways that could aid the diagnosis and treatment of some neurological diseases.
Sep. 8, 2023
A sign for a testing site in Phoenix
Over the past several weeks, health insurance giant Humana has reported an uptick in older adults being hospitalized for COVID-19. Humana mainly covers people ages 65 and older, who rank among the populations susceptible to the virus’s most serious effects.
Sep. 7, 2023
On Wednesday, the administrator of the Community Assistance Program reported to the public safety subcommittee that 48 caseworkers have since been hired and trained.
Sep. 7, 2023
Beth Papp is seen here using a laminated letter board to spell out something she wants to say. Emily Ulan, her communication partner, stands nearby to read out the letters Papp points to and read them aloud. They are wearing matching 'Eras Tour' shirts.
Stories like that of “pop princess” Britney Spears and football star Michael Oher have gripped the nation. Many other stories of conservatorship and legal guardianship have gone largely untold. This one is about Beth Papp, an Arizona resident and "non-speaker."
Sep. 6, 2023
Stethoscope on a table.
Since pandemic protections ended, states have shed millions of people from Medicaid rolls, many of whom could have stayed on if they had completed their paperwork. But mailings are sometimes confusing, misrouted or subject to other bureaucratic errors.
Sep. 6, 2023
An aerial of the Pentagon
As Congress returns from recess this week, hundreds of military promotions remain on hold. Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama says he wants to overturn the Pentagon policy that helps military members access out-of-state health care, including abortion.
Sep. 6, 2023
The emergency department at an Arizona hospital
The Show spoke with Dr. Geoffrey Comp, an emergency room physician at Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, about the most extreme results of extreme heat.
Sep. 6, 2023
Ben Toma
Arizona's top Republican lawmakers are trying to keep Arizona from being obligated to pay for gender-affirming surgery for its employees and dependents.
Sep. 5, 2023

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