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Pregnancy test says not pregnant
Under the deal, Aetna will make coverage of artificial insemination standard for all customers across the U.S., and work to ensure that patients have equal access to more expensive in-vitro fertilization procedures.
May. 3, 2024
Workers install a new air conditioner on a roof
In a city where temperatures can flirt with 120 degrees, not everyone has air conditioning — or the money to pay for it.
ADOT encourages drivers to get their vehicles summer-ready
May. 3, 2024
The Maricopa County Superior Court, Maricopa County and Valleywise Health will host a free behavioral health expo on Saturday, May 4.
May. 3, 2024
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that bolsters protections for people with disabilities in health care settings.
May. 3, 2024
Sign reading "cooling center here"
Glendale is offering multiple cooling and hydration locations, as well as two respite centers, which are provided by the Arizona Faith Network, a derivative of the Arizona Council of Churches founded in 1946.
Apr. 30, 2024
arizona state hospital
Arizona’s 2023 ranking of 49 out of 51 is based on the state having a higher prevalence of mental illness and lower access to insurance and treatment.
Apr. 30, 2024
two people walking down a nursing home hallway
David Grabowski, a professor of health-care policy at Harvard Medical School, talks about the rule and what it means in practice for the nursing homes.
Apr. 30, 2024
person having a virtual appointment with doctor online
Tara Sklar is professor at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of law, where she teaches health law. She joined The Show to talk about the state of patients’ access to telehealth in Arizona.
Apr. 30, 2024
Following a spate of teen violence in the East Valley, the city of Chandler is hosting a session to address it on April 29. Presentations will be made by city police and a mental health professional.
Apr. 28, 2024
patient at a hospital
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Local researchers have been studying better ways to treat the disease. They’ve published a study with their latest findings.
Apr. 26, 2024
 Kris Mayes
Earlier this week, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes announced that a receiver has been appointed for the Heritage Village assisted living facility in Mesa.
Apr. 26, 2024
Man with glasses and turquoise jewelry gestures
The suicide mortality rate for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals (39.7 suicides per 100,000 population) was the highest of any racial and ethnic group in Arizona in 2021, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Apr. 26, 2024
Banner Urgent Care sign on building
Valley fever is up 800% in the past 20 years, according to the CDC, with over two-thirds of cases originating in Arizona. However, a new dashboard system is making it easier for Banner Urgent Care facilities to track the disease.
Apr. 25, 2024
person sitting in a dark room
The Biden administration has finalized the first ever minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding — that includes 143 facilities in Arizona.
Apr. 25, 2024
psilocybin psychedelic mushroom
Arizona’s advisory council on psilocybin research is soon expected to release a draft report about psychedelic-assisted therapy. Researchers at Ohio State University say a provider-patient bond may matter most when treating depression with psychedelic mushrooms.
Apr. 23, 2024
Maria-Teresa Liebermann-Parraga
Health-care advocate Maria-Teresa Leibermann-Parraga is particularly concerned about the ripple effects that Arizona's near-total abortion ban could have on neighboring states.
Apr. 23, 2024
Sliding glass doors in front of hospital bed
Standing 10 floors high and sprawling over 673,000 square feet, the new Valleywise medical center replaces the Maricopa County Integrated Health System building, which served the public for 53 years.
Apr. 22, 2024
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff
The NAU College of Nursing is addressing a projected worsening nursing shortage in Arizona.
Apr. 21, 2024
scorpion
"As soon as we start really hitting those warmer temperatures during the day is when we start to see more activity with scorpions, spiders, rattlesnakes, centipedes, all of these little biting and stinging critters," said Banner Poison Control Center Director Maureen Roland.
Apr. 19, 2024
A room in the emergency department of Banner University Medical Center
A new, national report that looks at health outcomes of Americans found considerable disparities between white and nonwhite individuals — even in high-performing states like Massachusetts. In Arizona, those disparities are even more dramatic.
Apr. 19, 2024

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