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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.
AG files civil right lawsuit against Tucson over COVID-19 mandate
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that it has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Tucson over its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements and related conduct.
Aug. 31, 2022
Free program for home COVID-19 tests ends Friday
If you want to order free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government, you have just a few days left to get your request in.
Aug. 30, 2022
Arizona life expectancy drops below national average
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Arizona’s life expectancy decreased between 2019 and 2020, dipping below the national average.
Aug. 27, 2022
AZDHS: New COVID vax option for unvaccinated people 12 and up
The Arizona Department of Health Services has announced a new COVID-19 vaccine option for unvaccinated people over the age of 12.
Aug. 26, 2022
AZ reports another week of declining COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations are trending lower nationwide. And Arizona’s COVID-19 case numbers have fallen for the fifth week in a row.
Aug. 24, 2022
Volunteers with disabilities needed to talk about COVID-19 experiences
Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities are among some of the most vulnerable to the long-term effects of COVID-19. Now one organization is looking for volunteers to participate in a survey about their experiences during the pandemic.
Aug. 24, 2022
Pandemic-related learning loss is still a problem in Arizona schools
As Arizona students head back to school, one of the questions education leaders are asking is how to help those students overcome pandemic-related learning loss.
Aug. 22, 2022
Clare Pollard says writers should embrace stories about the pandemic
Some creatives feel the need to wait a while before writing about the recent pandemic. But poet and novelist Clare Pollard urges them to reconsider.
Aug. 18, 2022
56% of infected dont know they have COVID-19
Experts have credited omicron’s swift spread to both biological and social factors, from its greater transmissibility to a relaxation of social precautions. But new research shows another insidious factor at work: Most infected people don’t know they have it.
Aug. 17, 2022
COVID-19 counts show some improvement in Arizona, but deaths rise
The Arizona Department of Health Services added 12,244 cases in its weekly update Wednesday — the lowest count in 12 weeks.
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Aug. 17, 2022
How COVID-19, monkeypox have revealed racial inequities in health care
Concerns about racial disparities in health care are again coming to the forefront as worries over monkeypox's transmission increase.
Aug. 17, 2022
Duceys summer camps get mixed reviews
Earlier this year, Gov. Doug Ducey set aside around $100 million of federal COVID-19 relief money to try and help students overcome pandemic-related learning loss. Hundreds of thousands of students participated, but not all Arizonans supported the plan.
Aug. 16, 2022
Superintendent optimistic for new school year with updated COVID-19 precautions
Students are returning to their classrooms for a new school year, but COVID-19 concerns still linger. Despite this, the superintendent of the Madison School District in Phoenix is optimistic about the semester.
Aug. 16, 2022
Further evidence shows mRNA vaccines safe during pregnancy
Females who are pregnant face a greater risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes, yet their vaccination rates still lag behind. Now, a study of more than 90,000 females provides further evidence that mRNA vaccines are safe during pregnancy.
Aug. 16, 2022
More Arizona counties have low COVID transmission
Pima and Cochise counties are now considered to have low community transmission of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arizona's counties are now split evenly between high, medium, and low transmission rates.
Aug. 13, 2022
People with COVID-19 seek more medical help, even 6 months after infection
Up to six months after infection, more than 70% of COVID-19 patients still have at least one symptom, but health care systems concentrate resources on treating the initial disease, not its aftereffects.
Aug. 13, 2022
How summers — and COVID-19 — rob Arizonans of vital sleep
It’s said “a good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” But many Arizonans find long, hot summer days, demanding work schedules and even pandemic side-effects can foul up their 40 winks — a deficit that can lead to health nightmares.
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Aug. 12, 2022
Arizonas weekly COVID-19 trends show slight improvements
COVID-19 is still widespread in Arizona, but the state's outbreak is showing signs of slowing down. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 13,501 cases in its weekly update Wednesday — the lowest case count in nine weeks.
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Aug. 10, 2022
Concerts are back. Can you go and still stay safe from COVID-19?
Concerts are back, and for the most part, without COVID-19 precautions.
Aug. 10, 2022
Older adults very likely to get updated COVID-19 booster, poll shows
A new poll of people over the age of 50 shows that many of them plan to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot when it becomes available.
Aug. 10, 2022