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covid vaccine
Thanksgiving gatherings and travel are just weeks away, and respiratory-illness season is ramping up. Yet, just 17% of people in the U.S. — and less than 16% of Arizonans — have receive the latest COVID-19 booster.
Nov. 8, 2023
Phoenix Children's Hospital Arrowhead
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is launching a major expansion into the northwest Valley. The new Phoenix Children's Hospital - Arrowhead Campus clinic will begin serving patients next week.
Nov. 8, 2023
Airbnb bedroom
The lingering effects of the pandemic and how it changed the way we think about sleep health may have given rise to a new trend: sleep tourism. It’s about getting a good rest and picking up better sleep habits on vacation.
Nov. 8, 2023
Caution tape reading "Danger lead removal"
Homes in Tucson and around the U.S. that predate mandates in the 1970s could still have lead contamination. A 2021 report from the state health department identified more than two dozen Tucson ZIP codes as being high risk for lead poisoning.
Nov. 8, 2023
White House
The White House is asking Congress for $1.5 billion to respond to increasing opioid overdoses nationwide. The plan would set aside $28 million for Arizona.
Nov. 7, 2023
CASS Haven on McDowell hotel room
There’s a growing need for senior specific services among unhoused older adults. But places that can care for homeless individuals living with conditions like dementia or serious mental illness are practically non-existent. So, where do they go?
Nov. 7, 2023
Medicare card
It’s that time of year when older Arizonans can update and enroll in their 2024 Medicare plans. Medicare Director Meena Seshamani touted the new benefits, including drug costs, in Phoenix on Monday.
Nov. 6, 2023
a sign pointing to a hospital entrance
A plan to relocate the Flagstaff Medical Center will be decided by the city’s voters on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Nov. 3, 2023
Computer monitor showing chest x-ray on desk
Up to 13 million people in the U.S. could have latent tuberculosis. Now, the CDC is calling for the medical community to be more aggressive in TB testing and treatment.
Nov. 2, 2023
Flu shot
Flu activity is on the rise nationally and across the state. The Arizona health department reported 190 new cases this week, bringing the seasonal total to 627.
Nov. 2, 2023
gavel in a courtroom
A new indictment charges the operator of four so-called sober living homes in Phoenix with crimes related to patient brokering. It alleges he offered to provide patients to an AHCCCS funded facility and instead housed them in four unlicensed sober living homes throughout the Valley.
Nov. 2, 2023
A 57-year-old CASS resident completes a section of the MoCA that asks him to duplicate a drawing
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Maricopa County’s largest homeless shelter, is starting to screen its older clients for possible neurological disorders. Of those tested, 91% received a score that indicates dementia or cognitive impairment.
More coverage of aging in Arizona
Nov. 2, 2023
stack of books
10 medical centers in Arizona from downtown Phoenix to the Four Corners will give families a chance to read books written and illustrated by Indigenous peoples during check-ups and well-child visits.
Nov. 2, 2023
Illustration of the Hepatitis C Virus
In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released universal screening recommendations for hepatitis C in adults, including those who are pregnant.
Nov. 2, 2023
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The Pima County Sheriff's Department is unveiling a new program to help those with developmental disabilities who wander off or get lost, be reunited with their caregivers and loved ones.
Nov. 2, 2023
Black Americans make up about 13% of the U.S. population but account for close to 20% of people with Alzheimer's disease. But only 3% of Blacks are represented in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s drugs.
Nov. 1, 2023
Man holding cellphone
Cassie Villegas at Solari Crisis & Human Services spoke with The Show about what she's seen since the 988 LGBTQI+ Youth Line launched as a resource in July.
Oct. 30, 2023
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
As a part of the national debt limit deal earlier this year in Congress, state and local health departments lost the last two years of a federal billion dollar investment to prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases.
Oct. 30, 2023
Aside from humans and some whales, most female mammals don’t live long past the end of their reproductive years. A new study involving ASU and UA finds a surprising exception to that rule – one that could shed light on why menopause evolved in humans.
Oct. 26, 2023
Planned parenthood
In December, Arizona’s Supreme Court will consider whether abortion can remain legal up to 15 weeks in the state, or if a near-total ban should take effect. Now, Planned Parenthood Arizona is formally requesting one of the justices be removed from the case.
Oct. 26, 2023


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