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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
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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
Apache Junction police are looking into the death of a 3-year-old who ingested fentanyl. It’s the latest tragedy in Arizona, where five people a day die from opioid overdose. It also exemplifies the changing opioid landscape.
Feb. 1, 2023
Nicolette Teufel-Shone
Native Americans have higher rates of cancer, including lung, colorectal, liver, stomach and kidney cancer, than the rest of the population. The reasons why are vast, but Nicolette Teufel-Shone we don't have a good enough grasp of the data on Native American cancer rates to begin in earnest to address the problem.
Jan. 31, 2023
The sun sets over a sign marking Arizona State University's Tempe campus in December 2022.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has granted Arizona State University $5.5 million to get more nurses into the workforce.
Jan. 30, 2023
State Farm Stadium
As the state braces for an influx of people coming for the Super Bowl and related events, there are heightened concerns about the spread of respiratory viruses.
Jan. 28, 2023
Influenza virus particles
A new study found that there could be some viral illnesses that might increase a person’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The strongest association was between viral encephalitis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Jan. 27, 2023
man with head in hand
Sleep plays a critical role in mental health. And a new study led by University of Arizona researchers has found a link in sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Jan. 27, 2023
Domestic-violence victim
Amid Super Bowl festivities, two NFL moms will be hosting an event in Peoria to celebrate women who have survived domestic violence.
Jan. 27, 2023


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