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hot Thermometer
Maricopa County officials said Friday that 289 heat associated deaths were confirmed as of Sept. 16, with another 262 deaths under investigation.
Sep. 22, 2023
Person sits on a bench near the filtration box
DIY filtration boxes from an ASU lab help reduce the risk of respiratory particles that carry diseases like COVID or the flu in cooling centers around metro Phoenix, like the First United Methodist Church of Mesa.
Sep. 22, 2023
teen sitting on a bed
Poor mental health is increasing among adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To address the stigma, the city of Chandler is hosting its first teen mental-health summit next month.
Sep. 22, 2023
Aging hands
September is National Suicide Prevention month, and one population sometimes overlooked are LGBTQ elders.
Sep. 22, 2023
Chris Love Arizona for Abortion Access
To put their measure before voters, the group Arizona for Abortion Access will need to collect 383,923 valid signatures from registered Arizona voters by July 3, 2024.
Sep. 21, 2023
a sign pointing to a hospital entrance
The Show spoke with Yuma Regional Medical Center president and CEO Dr. Robert Trenschel about a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to stop potential cuts to what's called the disproportionate share hospital.
Sep. 21, 2023
Medical staff look at screens
Views on artificial-intelligence and machine-learning in medicine alternate between two extremes: They either tout AI as the cure for every ill, or vilify it as a vector for spreading systemic bias. Researchers find themselves managing expectations even as they strive to improve outcomes.
Sep. 20, 2023
COVID-19 vaccine
The Show spoke with Dr. Nick Staab, assistant medical director with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, about the long-awaited new COVID-19 vaccine.
Sep. 20, 2023
homelessness and heat
The Show spoke with assistant director of programs at Central Arizona Shelter Services Richard Southee about his studies in trauma-informed care at Arizona State University. The conversation kicks off a new segment called Deep Dive.
Sep. 20, 2023
Kathy Ritchie
The Show spoke with KJZZ's own Kathy Ritchie about her new podcast, Period, The End (But Not Really), that's all about menopause and changing the way people with ovaries look at it.
Sep. 20, 2023
Graduates walk in downtown Phoenix
Since welcoming the Translational Genomics Research Institute downtown, Phoenix has seen significant growth in bioscience and healthcare related companies.
Sep. 19, 2023
HonorHealth Shea Medical Center
Scottsdale-based HonorHealth will pay $1.75 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit involving former employees of the nonprofit health system.
Sep. 19, 2023
maricopa county medical examiner's office
The Department of Justice is awarding almost $850,000 to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The money comes from the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Missing and Unidentified Human Remains program, focused on improving reporting, transportation and forensics testing on unidentified remains.
Sep. 19, 2023
A school counselor with a student.
The Show spoke with Melissa Manganaro, a former school counselor, on her research into a phenomenon called "compassion fatigue" in schools. She said very little research has been done in her field specifically.
Sep. 19, 2023
Narcan nasal spray product package
The Show spoke with James Hodge, a professor of law at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy, about the new availability of Narcan and it's high price.
Sep. 18, 2023
Colon cancer cells
A newly released study has revealed a growing prevalence of cancer among young people. According to the findings, the overall incidence rate of early onset cancers increased between 2010 and 2019.
Sep. 17, 2023
Two people shown in a lab
If typical body cells consume iron as part of a healthy diet, then cancer cells devour it like peak athletes pound down protein and pasta. A new paper shows how researchers can take advantage of this iron “addiction” to target cancer cells.
Sep. 15, 2023
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


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