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Gladys McGarey The Well-Lived Life book
Dr. Gladys McGarey never expected to live until 102 years old. But, not only is she still going, the so-called “the mother of holistic medicine” is out with a new book about how she’s done it.
May. 24, 2023
COVID-19 vaccine
The Show spoke with Dr. Kiran Raman on the new COVID-19 booster recommended to those 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems.
May. 24, 2023
Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix
A national study of public parks released Wednesday puts several Valley cities in the bottom third with Gilbert ranking last among the 100 most populous U.S. communities.
May. 23, 2023
Theranos brochures
Walgreens has reached a tentative settlement with consumers in Arizona and California over blood tests involving Theranos.
May. 23, 2023
Virginia Sole-Smith Fat Talk
Virginia Sole-Smith says it’s not our kids — or their weight — that needs fixing, but the way we all think about body size and value.
May. 22, 2023
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and other officials convened a roundtable discussion for fentanyl awareness. Hosted by the Phoenix Union High School District, the meeting served as an opportunity to inform the public about the opioid epidemic and the dangers of drug use.
May. 20, 2023
monkeypox virion
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Monday that last year’s mpox outbreak is not over as a cluster of cases were found in the Midwest. Now Maricopa County health officials have confirmed the first local case of the disease since January.
May. 19, 2023
Therapy session
Loneliness is a growing epidemic. It can lead to poor mental health outcomes and it can even be deadly, according to a recent U.S. Surgeon General’s report. But there might be a silver lining in all of this.
May. 19, 2023
barbara gaeke
Heat-related deaths in Maricopa County have been rising. Last summer was the deadliest on record. So this year, the county is spending more on heat relief than it ever has before in hopes of turning the trend around.
May. 19, 2023
During the pandemic, health officials encouraged people to send up a flare when burnout and hopelessness were becoming too much. Recently, scientists facing other, more persistent crises – climate change and biodiversity loss – did exactly that.
May. 18, 2023
tools in an operating room
There's an ongoing conversation about some of the morals and ethics of liver transplants — specifically when it comes to liver damage caused by alcoholism. The Show talked through this with Dr. David Beyda, chair of the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.
May. 18, 2023
People with the inflammatory arthritis gout are unlikely to call it a blessing. But research in the journal PLOS ONE suggests a medication used to prevent gout flares could lower people’s risks of developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig's disease.
May. 17, 2023
phoenix fire department
Seven months after the union representing Phoenix firefighters launched a public campaign to highlight concerns over staffing, response times, and high call volume, the department is touting progress.
May. 17, 2023
vials of blood in a row
The FDA has lowered blood-donation hurdles for men who have sex with men. The new screening focuses less on waiting periods and more on responses to individual, risk-based questions that are asked of every donor, regardless of sexual orientation, sex or gender.
May. 17, 2023
Anna Goldfarb
Earlier this month, the U.S. surgeon general released an advisory about a public health crisis. And this time it’s not COVID-19 — it’s about loneliness. But Anna Goldfarb says you can build the friendships you need to help combat loneliness and isolation — even as an adult.
May. 17, 2023
Kris Mayes (right) and Gov. Katie Hobbs
Gov. Katie Hobbs says more than 100 Medicaid service providers have defrauded the state out of hundreds of millions of dollars. The behavioral health residential and outpatient treatment service providers targeted Native Americans, making false promises of food, treatment and housing.
May. 16, 2023
Less than half of a percent of Arizona’s new $17 billion budget will pay to study if psychedelic mushrooms can help people with addiction, pain and PTSD. A drug development researcher says it's time to learn the science behind anecdotes of psilocybin helping people get their lives back.
May. 12, 2023
Navajo Nation COVID sign
The Show has collected various voices of Arizonans throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These voices capture the wide range of emotions and opinions that have circulated during the past three years.
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May. 12, 2023
Woman with cold
Influenza cases in Arizona increased 25% this week compared to last, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
May. 11, 2023
hospital bed
Roughly 2.5 million Arizonans rely on AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, for their health insurance. On April 1, the agency began its redetermination process to make sure everyone still qualifies for the program.
May. 11, 2023


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