Health + Medicine

The Show on KJZZ

Listen live weekdays at 9 a.m.

Therapy session
As the holiday season is in full swing, health officials in the state are reminding people of an alarming statistic affecting those who are isolated or experiencing mental health challenges.
Nov. 26, 2022
Child sick with flu
Influenza and RSV cases are surging across the state to levels many times higher than typical for this time of year. Now Arizona has seen its first pediatric flu death of the season.
Nov. 24, 2022
President Joe Biden
On Tuesday, the Biden Administration announced a six-week campaign aimed at urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign is focused on reaching older adults and people with disabilities.
Nov. 23, 2022
Chandler will use a federal grant worth nearly a million dollars to offer firefighters cancer screenings, the latest step to improve workplace safety.
Nov. 23, 2022
a kid sick in bed
Cases of RSV, COVID-19 and the flu are surging in Pima County along with the rest of the state and many parts of the nation.
Nov. 22, 2022
RSV can be serious for young children. As cases surge in Arizona, The Show spoke with pediatric hospitalist Dr. Reina Patel to learn how kids can stay healthy.
Nov. 21, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
Seasonal flu cases are soaring, and COVID cases are surging, but booster rates are circling the drain, in part because of lingering vaccine questions and misperceptions. Now, several Arizona institutions are collaborating on a five-year, $12.5 million CDC project to answer them.
Nov. 18, 2022
Glenard Malcom and Chris Daley
Our next story is one of perseverance and hope. Older adults living with HIV or AIDS are often isolated. Many lost entire friend groups to the virus or have been shunned by family. And making connections later in life, even platonic ones, can be difficult with an HIV diagnosis.
Nov. 17, 2022
Arizona RSV season
The Arizona Department of Health Services this week reported more than 1,300 cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. That’s 20 times higher than what’s expected for this time of year. Flu cases are about 10 times higher than the five-season average.
Nov. 17, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine
The predicted winter wave of COVID-19 appears to have arrived in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 10,775 cases in its weekly update Wednesday — more than twice as many as the state reported two weeks ago. But most residents are not up-to-date with vaccines.
Nov. 16, 2022
We are a little over a month into flu season, and cases of the virus as well as RSV are jumping well past seasonal averages.
Nov. 15, 2022
The Maricopa County health department is checking neighborhoods for cases of dengue after one case of the mosquito-borne virus was diagnosed in the Valley.
Nov. 14, 2022
Cardon Children's Medical Center
Banner Health has implemented visitor restrictions at all of its hospitals effective immediately as of Monday.
Nov. 14, 2022
pregnant woman
Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. were already higher than other wealthy countries before COVID-19 made things even worse. New data from the Government Accountability Office shows how much worse American mothers fared during the pandemic — especially those of color.
Nov. 14, 2022
On a sunny Tuesday morning, voters streamed in and out of the Beatitudes Church where they cast their ballot. Voters from all walks of life came out on Election Day to make their voices heard for many reasons.
Nov. 9, 2022
Arizona’s health department is reminding residents to take precautions around fresh water after a boy who swam in Lake Mead died from exposure to a rare brain-eating amoeba.
Nov. 8, 2022
dental tools on a tray
Of 557 dentists surveyed, more than half said they'd had patients show up to appointments high on marijuana or drugs — and 56% reported limiting treatment as a result.
Nov. 8, 2022
monkeypox virion
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new monkeypox vaccine pilot program in September. Its aim was to get monkeypox vaccines to communities most vulnerable to the virus’ spread. How have local groups used the program?
Nov. 7, 2022
When we talk about caregivers, we often think of people caring for older spouses or parents. We often forget that parents raising children with disabilities are also family caregivers.
Nov. 4, 2022
Marijuana plant leaf
Last month, President Joe Biden asked federal officials to review how marijuana is scheduled under federal law. If marijuana is reclassified, it could impact the long-term care industry.
Nov. 4, 2022


Subscribe to Health + Medicine