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Stolen People, Stolen Benefits outreach
It’s been several months since authorities announced an effort to shut down fraudulent sober living homes in Phoenix that have been preying on Native Americans. But activists say the facilities are still operating — and continuing to decimate lives.
Nov. 20, 2023
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A Maricopa County jury has awarded over $31 million in what is believed to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in Arizona history. The lawsuit was filed against Banner Health over a 2014 birth that left a newborn with brain damage.
Nov. 18, 2023
gavel in front of a statue of the scales of justice
An Arizona couple accused of defrauding the state’s Medicaid system out of millions of dollars were arrested in California this month on charges of wire fraud and money laundering.
Nov. 18, 2023
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Latinos are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, how do you educate a community about their risk?
Nov. 17, 2023
Dr. Jewel Kling
Mood changes and hot flashes are common mesopause symptoms that don’t just happen at home. They happen at work, too.
Nov. 17, 2023
Ndey Bassin Jobe ASU mosquito lab
ASU Ph.D. candidate Ndey Bassin Jobe spoke with The Show about whether the efforts to protect people from diseases like Zika, West Nile and malaria are generally successful, and the impacts they have on the mosquitoes that are carrying those illnesses
Nov. 17, 2023
Newborn baby girl sleeping in a maternity ward at a hospital
On Thursday, the CDC announced the release of more than 77,000 additional doses of a vaccine to protect infants against RSV, which is the leading cause of infant hospitalization.
Nov. 16, 2023
Stethoscope on a table.
Republican Rep. Matt Gress says he is looking into creating a bill that could allow school districts to join the state’s large health insurance pool to lower costs for teachers. But Gov. Katie Hobbs thinks her administration can accomplish the same goal administratively, without going through the Legislature.
Nov. 16, 2023
The Show spoke with Dr. Molly McClain who runs Deseo Clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about her experience treating transgender patients and seeing people moving to the state for care.
Nov. 15, 2023
Computer monitor showing chest x-ray on desk
The American Lung Association has released its State of Lung Cancer report for 2023.
Nov. 14, 2023
Phoenix’s program offering free naloxone kits is so popular, the city’s public health director wants to double its supply. She said her office will ask the City Council to approve 6,000 more kits, estimated to cost $300,000.
Nov. 14, 2023
A Phoenix skyline
Climate change is very likely to bring more extreme heat and worsening drought conditions to the Southwest. That in turn could cause economic and public health consequences. Those are the findings of a new climate analysis from the federal government.
Nov. 14, 2023
Vivek Murthy and Emma Broyles pose for a photo in front of a backdrop with the ASU logo printed on it repeatedly. Murthy is wearing a uniform jacket with a pin that bears his name. Broyles is wearing a simple brown dress. They were both smiling.
Earlier this year, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released an advisory on what he says is an epidemic of loneliness and isolation in the U.S. To raise awareness on the issue and solutions, Murthy visited ASU's Tempe campus Monday.
Nov. 14, 2023
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A Republican state lawmaker wants to give Arizona teachers the opportunity to enroll in health insurance plans reserved for state employees.
Nov. 14, 2023
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Mesa Public Schools is considering installing vape detectors in all of its middle and high school bathrooms. District officials say they’ve already seen success with two devices that were installed at Red Mountain High School in September.
Nov. 14, 2023
Brain scan
What if you knew you had Alzheimer’s disease before you had any symptoms? Blood tests that can detect amyloid plaque and tau, the proteins involved in dementia, will soon be available.
Nov. 14, 2023
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Arizona has confirmed the first pediatric influenza death in the state this flu season. A child recently died from the virus in Yuma County.
Nov. 14, 2023
Red paper heart broken
The Show spoke with Mary-Frances O'Connor, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Arizona and author of "The Grieving Brain," about how grief can negatively impact our physical health.
Nov. 14, 2023
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
The Show spoke with Dr. Francoise Marvel, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, about the new opportunity that health care apps provide.
Nov. 14, 2023
Dogtags hanging in font the flag of the United States of America
Arizonans who provide care for veterans spend — on average — more than $11,000 on related caregiving costs, according to AARP data. That’s one-and-a-half times higher than what other family caregivers spend.
Nov. 13, 2023


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