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The term death doula has been in the news a lot lately. But death doulas don’t just support a person as they navigate the dying process. They also support those looking to get their affairs in order.
Jan. 23, 2023
tents line the road in 'the zone' homeless encampment in phoenix
A state House committee later today is expected to debate a bill that aims to help deal with the state’s homeless population, but the bill isn’t the only approach lawmakers are taking with this issue.
Jan. 23, 2023
teen sitting on a bed
Anxiety and depression have been on the rise in young adults since before the pandemic, isolating teens, tweens and 20-somethings at vital junctures of social development. Experts recently discussed what researchers are calling “the loneliest generation.”
Jan. 19, 2023
Covid test
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,751 cases this week, after more than 7,300 last week. But at the same time, the number of deaths reported in the state remains fairly high: 128 this week and 192 last week.
Jan. 19, 2023
smoking ashtray
Those hoping to light up a cigarette in Mexico will now be limited mostly to their homes and other private residences after a strict smoking ban went into effect this week.
Jan. 18, 2023
A positive COVID-19 test
Another COVID-19 variant is lurking in the U.S., and spreading even faster than its counterparts.
Jan. 13, 2023
marijuana gummies, soda and topical creme
The Banner Poison and Drug Information Center in Phoenix has seen a dramatic increase in calls for young children ingesting marijuana edibles.
Jan. 12, 2023
As the U.S. population ages, the number of people with vision problems — and related physical and mental health consequences — will grow. But the best vision data for seniors are 14 years old and based on outmoded tools. A new report offers an up-to-date assessment.
Jan. 12, 2023
Tempe City Hall
Nearly 30 entrepreneurs in Tempe have received grants up to $25,000. The money can be used for anything to help their business succeed — that could mean covering rent, investing in training, or buying supplies and equipment.
Jan. 12, 2023
Pap smear
The American Cancer Society has released its annual report on cancer facts and trends. The findings trumpet a victory over cervical cancer – and sound a call-to-arms for fighting prostate cancer.
Jan. 11, 2023
Brain scan
Arizona has the fastest growing rate of Alzheimer’s disease in the country. So, it was a sigh of relief for providers and those who work in the Alzheimer’s space when the FDA approved a drug that’s been shown to slow the early stages of the brain-robbing disease.
Jan. 10, 2023
Covid vaccine
With the coronavirus and the flu continuing to circulate, health experts in the state are reminding people about the importance of getting vaccinated against both. Booster shots remain helpful for tackling COVID variants, such as Omicron, according to Dr. Kiran Raman with the Arizona Department of Health.
Jan. 8, 2023
football field
After Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed from a cardiac arrest during last week’s Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, questions about player safety are swirling. That includes middle and high school athletes in the state.
Jan. 7, 2023
diabetes blood test
Amid shortages of key diabetes treatments, a new CDC-funded study predicts a worrying rise in Type 1 and Type 2 cases in people under 20 over the next 40 years.
Jan. 4, 2023
A positive COVID-19 test
Influenza and RSV cases have been dropping in Arizona after massive surges in the fall. COVID-19 cases have also been trending down in Arizona, but the state health department reported a slight uptick this week.
Jan. 4, 2023
A positive COVID-19 test
State data shows that COVID-19 cases have been dropping in Arizona in recent weeks — but some experts say that is not always reliable.
Jan. 3, 2023
phoenix fire ambulance
A new program could help some seniors facing medical emergencies in Phoenix. The Senior Lockbox program is a way for emergency responders to gain access to homes when someone inside can’t open the door.
Jan. 2, 2023
Syrian refugees learn English
Phoenix could provide more than $5 million in federal relief funds to support refugees and immigrants.
Jan. 2, 2023
Flu shot
It’s still cold and flu season, but this week the number of flu cases in Arizona fell roughly 9%. One health official is cautiously optimistic, but is still encouraging people to take measures against getting sick.
Dec. 30, 2022
Saturday is New Year’s Eve, and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is asking residents to limit lighting fireworks through the rest of the weekend.
Dec. 30, 2022


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