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President Joe Biden
The groups claim that recent legislation is not enough to reach the Biden administration's goal of reducing pollution by 50% by 2030.
Sep. 20, 2022
More than 2,000 Arizonans died last year due to opioid overdoses; fentanyl was a leading cause. Those are among the findings in the state health department’s latest Opioid Overdoses Surveillance Report.
Sep. 20, 2022
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Taking a daily multivitamin could slow cognitive decline among adults 65 and older. That’s according to a three year study of more than 2,000 people.
Sep. 19, 2022
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A retired police lieutenant hopes to expand a nonprofit she started while working in Phoenix.
Sep. 19, 2022
Thanks to a tight labor market, Mesa is bringing back lifetime medical benefits for eligible employees.
Sep. 13, 2022
a syringe and opioid pills
Arizona saw a record number of opioid deaths last year, according to the latest data from the state health department.
Sep. 13, 2022
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Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton has announced the city’s first public health adviser. Nicole Dupuis-Witt will address public health priorities and needs across the city.
Sep. 13, 2022
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University of Arizona professor of psychology Gene Alexander has been involved in research into how sedentary behavior — like passively watching television — is linked to dementia. His recent study does show a connection, and The Show spoke with him to learn more about the specifics.
Sep. 13, 2022
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COVID-19 cases in Arizona this week dropped to the lowest level the state has seen since late April.
Sep. 7, 2022
Age-adjusted suicide mortality ratesa , Arizona versus United States, 2009-2019
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. One advocate is pushing to change the language surrounding suicide in society.
Sep. 6, 2022
COVID test
At-home COVID-19 tests have been a critical public health tool throughout the pandemic, but on Friday the federal government stopped mailing out the free kits. Local governments are seeking to fill the gap in providing this critical public health tool.
Sep. 5, 2022
Risas Dental Labor of Love cleaning
Free dental treatments will be available to Phoenix residents on Labor Day, Monday. Risas Dental and Braces’ “Labor of Love” event offers complementary cleanings, fillings, extractions, and exams at 13 Valley locations.
Sep. 3, 2022
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As new variants of COVID-19 become more dominant and flu season approaches, health officials are encouraging Arizonans 65 and up to roll up their sleeves.
Sep. 1, 2022
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The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that it has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Tucson over its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements and related conduct.
Aug. 31, 2022
Covid test
If you want to order free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government, you have just a few days left to get your request in.
Aug. 30, 2022
The Guttmacher Institute conducted interviews with publicly funded, family-planning health care providers. Their study found that restrictive state and federal policies had a negative impact on a person’s ability to access birth control.
Aug. 29, 2022
University of Arizona researchers are studying memory and brain development in young people living with Down syndrome.
Aug. 29, 2022
Planned parenthood
Planned Parenthood Arizona has resumed abortion care services at its Tucson facility. It's the first time services are being offered by the organization since being paused statewide shortly after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Aug. 29, 2022
Arizona rural highway
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Arizona’s life expectancy decreased between 2019 and 2020, dipping below the national average.
Aug. 27, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
The Arizona Department of Health Services has announced a new COVID-19 vaccine option for unvaccinated people over the age of 12.
Aug. 26, 2022


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