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The National Institute on Aging will provide funding for research conducted by Arizona State University to study caregivers of dementia patients who have died. A grant of more than seven hundred thousand dollars will go to ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Feb. 24, 2023
Woman getting a mammogram
Calcium phosphate, best known for making up bones and teeth, is the body’s most abundant mineral. In breast tissue, it can also offer early hints of abnormalities. But whether they’re benign or malignant has been hard to pin down — until now.
Feb. 23, 2023
Because the pandemic has so drastically changed how many of us live our day-to-day lives, it’s also taken a toll on our mental health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report for the first National Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted since the pandemic. It found that in 2021, teenage girls disproportionately experienced persistent sadness.
Feb. 22, 2023
a while basket filled with tampons and pads
An Arizona House committee this is scheduled to debate a bill on Wednesday that would get rid of the state sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products. The issue of period poverty has gained momentum in recent years, and Arizona-based nonprofit Go with the Flow has been at the forefront of those conversations.
Feb. 22, 2023
man lugging belongings
Phoenix is falling short in its plan to reach more unhoused people experiencing mental health and substance abuse problems.
More Arizona business news
Feb. 21, 2023
You’ve likely seen ads for at-home colon screening tests, as an alternative to more invasive colonoscopies. But Dr. John B. Kisiel says regardless of the method: "The most important colon cancer screening test is the one that gets done."
Feb. 20, 2023
Young woman smoking cigarette
Tempe is considering making retailers buy a license to sell tobacco in the city. A proposal from a council committee calls for a citywide registry of businesses that sell tobacco, along with a process to revoke licenses for retailers who repeatedly sell to minors.
Feb. 17, 2023
arizona state hospital
The Arizona State Hospital, which treats people suffering from serious mental illness, is now one step closer to no longer being run by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Feb. 16, 2023
The Biden administration is providing about $70 million through grants and loans for rural projects in Arizona. The lion’s share is in the form of a $53 million loan for a health care facility in Casa Grande.
Feb. 15, 2023
Kids teens using social media apps on smartphones
Schools in other states offer apps that allow students to anonymously access mental health services and report threats. Now, thanks to a bill in the House, Arizona students could get access to similar resources.
Feb. 14, 2023
Blackberries, strawberries and other cartons of produce sit in a row
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a plan to attract specific proposals to 24th Street and Broadway Road.
Feb. 14, 2023
Nail salon ultraviolet UV light
A recent study found that long-term exposure to UV light as used in nail salons can cause damage that may lead to a higher risk of developing skin cancer. But how much of a health risk comes with getting a gel manicure?
Feb. 14, 2023
Theresa Cullen
Pima County Health Director Theresa Cullen was rejected Tuesday in her bid to become the director of the Department of Health Services.
Feb. 14, 2023
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children's Hospital announced a series of expansions and improvement projects to serve the growing area population.
Feb. 10, 2023
A lot of Arizonans go to border towns in Mexico to get prescription drugs, where they can get cheaper medications, often without needing a prescription. But a new investigation from the Los Angeles Times raises serious concerns about this longtime practice.
Feb. 8, 2023
banner health sign
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a $1.25 million dollar settlement with Banner Health over a data breach. In 2016, the agency’s Office of Civil Rights launched an investigation into the hacking incident, which exposed the health information of nearly three million people.
Feb. 3, 2023
Uterine cancer graphic
Uterine cancer cases are on the rise. And among women of color, the rates are even higher. Black, Latina and Asian women are impacted at a rate that’s 2.5 times higher than white women.
Feb. 3, 2023
mpox definition
It’s not uncommon to name diseases after animals. But during last year’s outbreak of monkeypox, controversy also broke out over its name. Eventually, the World Health Organization decided to change it. Here's why.
More Arizona science news
Feb. 2, 2023
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent omicron booster vial
A bill before the state legislature would ban schools from requiring students to get emergency use vaccines – a Covid success story that prevented 3 million deaths in the U.S. Meanwhile, a well-timed NIH review in the journal Science examines the strengths and weaknesses of the research response to Covid.
Feb. 2, 2023
Health insurance
Arizona’s Medicaid agency, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, known as AHCCCS, estimates that as many as 600,000 people in the states could be disenrolled.
Feb. 2, 2023


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