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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Phoenix Children’s Hospital is launching a major expansion into the northwest Valley. The new Phoenix Children's Hospital - Arrowhead Campus clinic will begin serving patients next week.
Nov. 8, 2023
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The lingering effects of the pandemic and how it changed the way we think about sleep health may have given rise to a new trend: sleep tourism. It’s about getting a good rest and picking up better sleep habits on vacation.
Nov. 8, 2023
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Homes in Tucson and around the U.S. that predate mandates in the 1970s could still have lead contamination. A 2021 report from the state health department identified more than two dozen Tucson ZIP codes as being high risk for lead poisoning.
Nov. 8, 2023
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The White House is asking Congress for $1.5 billion to respond to increasing opioid overdoses nationwide. The plan would set aside $28 million for Arizona.
Nov. 7, 2023
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There’s a growing need for senior specific services among unhoused older adults. But places that can care for homeless individuals living with conditions like dementia or serious mental illness are practically non-existent. So, where do they go?
Nov. 7, 2023
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It’s that time of year when older Arizonans can update and enroll in their 2024 Medicare plans. Medicare Director Meena Seshamani touted the new benefits, including drug costs, in Phoenix on Monday.
Nov. 6, 2023
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A plan to relocate the Flagstaff Medical Center will be decided by the city’s voters on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Nov. 3, 2023
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Up to 13 million people in the U.S. could have latent tuberculosis. Now, the CDC is calling for the medical community to be more aggressive in TB testing and treatment.
Nov. 2, 2023
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Flu activity is on the rise nationally and across the state. The Arizona health department reported 190 new cases this week, bringing the seasonal total to 627.
Nov. 2, 2023

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