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The Phoenix City Council
Phoenix leaders will have to decide whether to save tens of millions to address future budget shortfalls or spend money on items some residents are pushing for.
Mar. 19, 2024
Boxes of naloxone.
The health department’s new multimedia campaign features healthcare providers and experts, and people impacted by opioid addictions talking about the benefits of naloxone, also known as Narcan.
Mar. 19, 2024
a caregiver helping a person stand up
A bill that would have allowed families of residents in long-term care to place cameras in their rooms has died in the Arizona legislature.
Mar. 19, 2024
Valley fever coccidioides fungus
The atmospheric rivers that’ve pummeled California this winter have caused flooding, mudslides and other impacts. But the phenomenon is also leading to an increase in Valley fever cases in that state.
Mar. 19, 2024
Woman with hair pulled back in clips
A state lawmaker told her colleagues on the floor of the Arizona Senate that she plans to get an abortion and decried the state’s laws that restrict access to the procedure.
Mar. 18, 2024
birth control pill, contraceptive with a calendar in the background
House and Senate Republicans used their rules Wednesday to block a vote — or even a debate — on a proposal to enshrine the right to contraceptives in Arizona law.
Mar. 13, 2024
Student pets black dog
Valley schools from kindergarten to college have started programs to get therapy dogs on campus and available to students and faculty, despite the process to set up partnerships and get the dogs trained.
Mar. 13, 2024
Measles Virus
Health officials in Coconino County are warning of a possible measles exposure in Flagstaff, with one case already confirmed.
Mar. 12, 2024
Juul advertisement
The Tucson Unified School District plans to use money from a settlement with the e-cigarette company JUUL to hire five community health workers and two program supervisors to address substance use disorders and other mental health issues.
Mar. 12, 2024
Arizona's clocks, of course, stay on the same time year-round — Dr. Michael Grandner says that’s likely better for our sleep and overall health.
Mar. 12, 2024
Bedroom of a repurposed shipping container
After examining data from two federal studies, ASU researchers concluded nearly 40% of people born in the 1950s and '60s struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Mar. 11, 2024
Exterior of Chandler city hall at night
The event will include a competition where participants get five minutes to pitch their ideas. Winner will get up to $5,000 to support their venture. Booths and hands-on demonstrations will feature startups and prototypes.
Mar. 11, 2024
A row in the Frys grocery store in downtown Phoenix.
Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, a professor in Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions who also leads the school’s Food Policy and Environment Research Group, spoke more about the program with The Show.
Mar. 11, 2024
stethoscope
Researchers looked at data for nearly 1,500 teens and adults enrolled in the Strong Heart Family Study. It examined risk factors for heart disease and stroke in tribal communities in central Arizona, southwest Oklahoma and the Dakotas.
Mar. 8, 2024
John Stenberg
After a dramatic championship last year, Phoenix Rising Football Club begins defense of its United Soccer League title on Saturday. Last year’s finale featured a season-saving goal in the waning moments that came from a player battling an undiagnosed case of valley fever.
Mar. 7, 2024
birth control pill, contraceptive with a calendar in the background
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs and Democratic lawmakers are calling on Republicans to consider a bill that would enshrine the right to obtain birth control products in state law.
Mar. 7, 2024
Phoenix police officers on bicycles
The Phoenix Police Department has launched a new marketing campaign in an effort to fill hundreds of positions. And that effort is are already paying off — For the first time since 2019, the Phoenix Police Department added more officers than it lost last year.
Mar. 7, 2024
Hospital corridor and doctor as a blurred defocused background
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

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