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A group of doctors known for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 spoke in a second day of special hearings at the Arizona Capitol on Friday. Speakers continued to outline a litany of conspiracy theories about the pandemic before an all-Republican committee.
May. 26, 2023
Influenza virus particles
The Pima County Health Department is reporting a child has died due to the flu virus. The last pediatric flu death in Pima County was in 2022. Since October, 3,627 flu cases have been reported to the department.
May. 26, 2023
Inside Memorial Hall at Steele Indian School Park, the room filled with people there to attend the meeting about Operation Rainbow Bridge.
Navajo leaders met Wednesday in Phoenix to address a massive scheme to defraud the state’s Medicaid system and that preyed on tribal members from as far away as Gallup, New Mexico.
May. 25, 2023
Tempe has opened a family advocacy center. The confidential location is designed to serve all victims of crime.
May. 25, 2023
Extreme heat orange sun sunset
At least four people in the Valley have died as a result of heat in 2023. That’s a slight increase compared to the same time period last year.
May. 25, 2023
A sign for a testing site in Phoenix
The federal public-health emergency declaration for COVID-19 has ended, but free testing is still available to people without health insurance.
May. 25, 2023
A positive COVID-19 test
The Show spoke with Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, who has been reporting on a special committee meeting, on what we can expect to hear from the selected speakers.
May. 25, 2023
Experimental medicine doctor and patient
The pattern-finding power of generative AIs like GPT could transform data-intensive fields such as health care. But lingering questions about safety, ethics, privacy, reliability and quality of care mean some find AIs in medicine a tough pill to swallow.
May. 24, 2023
Joshua Kerpan in a Go Baby Go car.
Joshua Kerpan is a five-year-old boy with a lot of energy. But mobility can be a challenge for Kerpan, who has Down syndrome. Enter Go Baby Go, a student organization at NAU. Together with the robotics team at a Scottsdale high school, they have given the boy a fun way to get around.
May. 24, 2023
Kathleen and Gideon Muldoon in the studio with nurse Jen.
The Show spoke with anatomy professor and mother, Kathleen Muldoon, regarding the virus, cytomegalovirus, or CMV, and its effects on pregnancy and her son, Gideon.
May. 24, 2023
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


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