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Camelback Family Planning
Arizona's Supreme Court has still not announced whether Arizona doctors will be able to continue providing abortions up to 15 weeks, or if the state should enforce a law that would ban abortion almost entirely. But some Arizona abortion providers say they've seen an increase in support for their services amid the legal uncertainty.
Feb. 29, 2024
COVID-19 vaccine
On Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Mandy Cohen endorsed the recommendation for adults 65 and older to receive an additional, updated dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Feb. 28, 2024
hospital bed
Valleywise Health says it's reopening beds at its Maryvale hospital for patients needing mental health treatment.
Feb. 28, 2024
Three Peoria high schools have a medical assisting program. The district partners with several healthcare providers to give students who sign up real-world experience. Last week, it added a new one: HonorHealth.
Feb. 27, 2024
A gallon-size Ziploc bag containing toiletry items for unhoused people, including pads and tampons
Women who experience homelessness often struggle to access menstrual products. These women may be forced to use unhygienic items which can put them at risk of infection.
Feb. 27, 2024
Doctor explaining medicine dosage to patient at care home
According to a 2020 survey by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, there were more than 3 million children providing care to an adult, like a parent or grandparent. That figure is now estimated to have hit more than 5 million children.
Feb. 27, 2024
a pregnant person
A recent report from the state health department shows a notable uptick in maternal mortality in Arizona. Perinatal mental health conditions were the most common underlying cause of death.
Feb. 22, 2024
Gila monster
Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked on social media if it's illegal to keep Gila monsters as pets and breed them in Arizona.
Feb. 22, 2024
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
This week, high school students in Mesa took part in a two-day event aimed at finding solutions to some of the city’s biggest problems.
Feb. 22, 2024
Completed artwork
The Show spoke with Matt Sandoval, the new executive director of Free Arts for Abused Children, about the role the arts is taking in helping kids who've gone through trauma.
Feb. 22, 2024
Gila monster
The man's girlfriend handed over the lizard, named Winston, and another named Potato to Lakewood animal control the day after the bite. They bought the second Gila monster from a breeder in Arizona in November.
Feb. 21, 2024
Jar of marijuana, marijuana on table
The Show spoke with Eddie Celaya, a reporter with KGUN in Tucson and former host of the podcast Here Weed Go! for the Arizona Daily Star, all about the marijuana industry here.
Feb. 21, 2024
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ administration announced two changes to the state’s Medicaid program that she says will give more Arizona kids access to health care and support families of children with disabilities.
Feb. 20, 2024
pregnant woman
The Show spoke with Sharita Gruberg with the National Partnership for Women and Families about a new bill by Arizona Democrats to create a paid family and medical leave system.
Feb. 20, 2024
CASS beds
Central Arizona Shelter Services, known as CASS, may soon have to cut services to people experiencing homelessness.
More Arizona housing news
Feb. 20, 2024
Sandy Mazzio
The Arizona Board of Nursing says Arizona ranks among the top five states with the most severe health-care staffing shortages.
Feb. 19, 2024
Thousands of people attended the International Franchise Association’s annual convention in downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 19, 2024
Phoenix police record fentanyl bust in Avondale
On a party-line vote, state senators have advanced a bill that would reduce the amount of fentanyl needed for criminal prosecution from 9 grams to one pill.
Feb. 19, 2024
Woman alone crying domestic violence
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Yet, female high school students in Arizona experience more sexual violence compared to their male peers. That’s according to the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Feb. 17, 2024
arizona state hospital
A bill to establish a new governing board to oversee the Arizona State Hospital received bipartisan support at the state Legislature, but similar bills have stalled out at the Capitol over the past few years.
Feb. 16, 2024


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