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Arizona’s universities have put a lot of money into opening and expanding medical schools in our state as we face an ongoing physician shortage. But Brittney Kaufmann says it’s all for naught unless we get more government funding for residencies that train new physicians in real hospital and health care settings.
Mar. 7, 2024
Attorney General Kris Mayes issued an advisory today assuring Arizonans that in vitro fertilization is legal in the state.
Mar. 6, 2024
opioid pill bottles
Policymakers have tried to mitigate the opioid crisis, with steps like limiting the number of pills physicians can prescribe and the types of providers that can prescribe them. Peter Torres says his research suggests how patients and their doctors talk about opioids could also play a role.
Mar. 6, 2024
Matt Gress at podium
Republican state Rep. Matt Gress introduced the bill, saying bad actors claiming to run such homes defrauded billions of dollars from the state’s Medicaid program.
Mar. 5, 2024
The Arizona State Senate building
A bill that would establish minimum training standards for staff who work at assisted living facilities that advertise “memory care services” is now in the Arizona Senate.
Mar. 5, 2024
The recent death of a nonbinary teenager in Oklahoma has some LGBTQ youth in Arizona and across the nation feeling afraid. That’s according to one local advocate.
Mar. 5, 2024
Man speaks at podium as group looks on
Gov. Katie Hobbs announced plans to use federal funds for COVID-19 to pay off medical debt for up to 1 million Arizonans by partnering with RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit.
Mar. 4, 2024
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On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people with no symptoms, but who test positive, do not need to quarantine.
Mar. 1, 2024
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona's Supreme Court has still not announced whether Arizona doctors will be able to continue providing abortions up to 15 weeks, or if the state should enforce a law that would ban abortion almost entirely. But some Arizona abortion providers say they've seen an increase in support for their services amid the legal uncertainty.
Feb. 29, 2024
Medical professional checking heartbeat of homeless patient with a stethoscope
Circle the City provides mobile health care to unhoused individuals around the Valley. On a sunny February morning, a street medicine team saw patients during breakfast at Burnidge Soup Kitchen near 35th Avenue and Osborn Road.
Feb. 29, 2024
COVID-19 vaccine
On Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Mandy Cohen endorsed the recommendation for adults 65 and older to receive an additional, updated dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Feb. 28, 2024
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Valleywise Health says it's reopening beds at its Maryvale hospital for patients needing mental health treatment.
Feb. 28, 2024
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
Arizona’s Medicaid agency is struggling to claw back hundreds of millions of dollars doled out to fraudulent sober living homes. But one lawmaker says he’s concerned the agency’s attempts to root out bad actors has caught up legitimate businesses.
Feb. 27, 2024
Three Peoria high schools have a medical assisting program. The district partners with several healthcare providers to give students who sign up real-world experience. Last week, it added a new one: HonorHealth.
Feb. 27, 2024
A gallon-size Ziploc bag containing toiletry items for unhoused people, including pads and tampons
Women who experience homelessness often struggle to access menstrual products. These women may be forced to use unhygienic items which can put them at risk of infection.
Feb. 27, 2024
Doctor explaining medicine dosage to patient at care home
According to a 2020 survey by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, there were more than 3 million children providing care to an adult, like a parent or grandparent. That figure is now estimated to have hit more than 5 million children.
Feb. 27, 2024
a pregnant person
A recent report from the state health department shows a notable uptick in maternal mortality in Arizona. Perinatal mental health conditions were the most common underlying cause of death.
Feb. 22, 2024
Gila monster
Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked on social media if it's illegal to keep Gila monsters as pets and breed them in Arizona.
Feb. 22, 2024
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
This week, high school students in Mesa took part in a two-day event aimed at finding solutions to some of the city’s biggest problems.
Feb. 22, 2024
Completed artwork
The Show spoke with Matt Sandoval, the new executive director of Free Arts for Abused Children, about the role the arts is taking in helping kids who've gone through trauma.
Feb. 22, 2024


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