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Anxiety patients handled COVID-19 stress better than most. It could help everyone in the future
New research finds that while the COVID-19 pandemic caused lots of people to feel anxious, it did not have that effect on patients already getting treatment for anxiety.
Tripledemic is affecting Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Health officials around the country are talking about the so-called "tripledemic" of RSV, the flu and COVID-19. And Dr. Claire Nechiporenko of Phoenix Indian Medical Center shares those concerns.
Dec. 9, 2022
UA receives $7.3M from CDC to join long COVID project
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are trending high in the state. But experts are still wrestling with the complexities of long COVID. A new CDC project at UA could provide a better grip on the condition, especially in underserved communities.
Dec. 7, 2022
AZ hospitals remain busy as COVID and flu cases rise
Arizona’s hospitals continue to see high volumes of patients with respiratory viruses amid a severe season for RSV, influenza and COVID-19.
Dec. 7, 2022
CDC report reiterates urgency of teen mental health crisis
Poor mental health among adolescents has grown from a pre-COVID concern to a post-pandemic crisis. A new CDC report identifies some underlying causes and calls for a multipronged approach for helping affected teens.
Dec. 5, 2022
Most AZ counties now have high community COVID levels
COVID-19 cases have ramped up across the country in recent weeks. Now, the latest CDC report shows the majority of Arizona counties have high community levels of the virus.
Nov. 30, 2022
Pima County recommends masking again as COVID-19 cases rise
The Arizona Department of Health Services says eight Arizona counties, including Pima County, have returned to a high level of COVID-19 transmission.
Nov. 30, 2022
Study links high NFL game attendance to COVID spikes
Whether to stop or throttle back attendance at major sporting events was a major bone of contention during the COVID-19 pandemic. New research that tries to clarify the picture.
Nov. 25, 2022
Biden launches 6-week campaign to get more older adults vaccinated
On Tuesday, the Biden Administration announced a six-week campaign aimed at urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign is focused on reaching older adults and people with disabilities.
Nov. 23, 2022
Why nursing homes may be skipping the COVID-19 vaccine
Last week, AARP released data showing that just 22% of nursing home residents and 15% of staff are up to date with the latest COVID-19 booster. So why are some folks skipping out?
Nov. 22, 2022
Arizona to host $12.5M CDC vaccine effectiveness center
Seasonal flu cases are soaring, and COVID cases are surging, but booster rates are circling the drain, in part because of lingering vaccine questions and misperceptions. Now, several Arizona institutions are collaborating on a five-year, $12.5 million CDC project to answer them.
Nov. 21, 2022
AZ nursing home residents falling behind on COVID shots. What that could mean in the next surge
Arizona is the state with the lowest rate of nursing home residents fully up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Nov. 17, 2022
Most Arizonans havent had new COVID booster as winter surge begins
The predicted winter wave of COVID-19 appears to have arrived in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 10,775 cases in its weekly update Wednesday — more than twice as many as the state reported two weeks ago. But most residents are not up-to-date with vaccines.
Nov. 16, 2022
Federal judge rules to vacate Title 42
A federal judge in Washington D.C. has ruled to vacate Title 42 — the pandemic-era protocol that allows U.S. border officers to quickly turn away migrants and asylum seekers and send them back across the border.
Nov. 16, 2022
How COVID-19 made maternal mortality rates even worse for people of color
Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. were already higher than other wealthy countries before COVID-19 made things even worse. New data from the Government Accountability Office shows how much worse American mothers fared during the pandemic — especially those of color.
Nov. 15, 2022
COVID cases are on the rise. Heres how to prepare for an expected surge
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in some parts of the country, and some public health officials are concerned about the possibility of another winter surge.
Nov. 9, 2022
‘No limit to how bad things could get’ in next COVID spike
A statistical analysis of the spread of COVID-19 cases and deaths suggests the virus can cause extremely large outbreaks for which local jurisdictions remain unprepared. The authors urge policymakers to develop plans to share resources.
Nov. 4, 2022
Pandemic likely set heart disease progress back years
The coronavirus pandemic disrupted personal, professional and social life in ways that still reverberate. It also set back health progress in the U.S., including reversing a feat the CDC once called “one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the last century.”
Nov. 3, 2022
Scientists: Ivermectin still doesn’t work on COVID
As many Republican politicians, including some running for office in Arizona, sow doubt about health experts and promote debunked COVID-19 cures, scientists continue to spend time and effort confirming they still don’t work. New research offers the latest on ivermectin.
Oct. 31, 2022
Officials urge boosters as AZ sees increase in COVID hospitalizations
After several weeks of improvements, Arizona’s latest COVID-19 numbers show virus transmission may be increasing again in the state.
Oct. 26, 2022
Health officials worry about possible tripledemic of viruses in kids
The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting an uptick in the amount of cases of respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.
Oct. 22, 2022