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On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a $1.25 million dollar settlement with Banner Health over a data breach. In 2016, the agency’s Office of Civil Rights launched an investigation into the hacking incident, which exposed the health information of nearly three million people.
Feb. 3, 2023
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Uterine cancer cases are on the rise. And among women of color, the rates are even higher. Black, Latina and Asian women are impacted at a rate that’s 2.5 times higher than white women.
Feb. 3, 2023
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A bill before the state legislature would ban schools from requiring students to get emergency use vaccines – a Covid success story that prevented 3 million deaths in the U.S. Meanwhile, a well-timed NIH review in the journal Science examines the strengths and weaknesses of the research response to Covid.
Feb. 2, 2023
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Arizona’s Medicaid agency, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, known as AHCCCS, estimates that as many as 600,000 people in the states could be disenrolled.
Feb. 2, 2023
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Apache Junction police are looking into the death of a 3-year-old who ingested fentanyl. It’s the latest tragedy in Arizona, where five people a day die from opioid overdose. It also exemplifies the changing opioid landscape.
Feb. 1, 2023
Nicolette Teufel-Shone
Native Americans have higher rates of cancer, including lung, colorectal, liver, stomach and kidney cancer, than the rest of the population. The reasons why are vast, but Nicolette Teufel-Shone we don't have a good enough grasp of the data on Native American cancer rates to begin in earnest to address the problem.
Jan. 31, 2023
The sun sets over a sign marking Arizona State University's Tempe campus in December 2022.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has granted Arizona State University $5.5 million to get more nurses into the workforce.
Jan. 30, 2023
State Farm Stadium
As the state braces for an influx of people coming for the Super Bowl and related events, there are heightened concerns about the spread of respiratory viruses.
Jan. 28, 2023
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A new study found that there could be some viral illnesses that might increase a person’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The strongest association was between viral encephalitis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Jan. 27, 2023
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Sleep plays a critical role in mental health. And a new study led by University of Arizona researchers has found a link in sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Jan. 27, 2023
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Amid Super Bowl festivities, two NFL moms will be hosting an event in Peoria to celebrate women who have survived domestic violence.
Jan. 27, 2023
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Between the price of groceries, higher mortgage rates and news reports of layoffs, some people are bracing for tougher economic times — or wondering if they should be. So how does the Valley’s economy look?
More Arizona business news
Jan. 27, 2023
Despite recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizonans — including many long-term care staff and residents — are largely skipping the COVID-19 bivalent booster. But the shot does provide extra protection, even against some of the latest variants.
Jan. 25, 2023
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New rules expand VA benefits and health care for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances, including Agent Orange and burn pits. The Show spoke about this with Chris Norton, director of the Phoenix VA Benefits Regional Office, about who this new law involves and what eligibility looks like.
Jan. 25, 2023
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reporting its first pediatric flu death this season.
Jan. 24, 2023
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A bipartisan bill making its way through the Arizona Legislature aims to fund research into the benefits of psilocybin, otherwise known as magic mushrooms.
Jan. 24, 2023
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The term death doula has been in the news a lot lately. But death doulas don’t just support a person as they navigate the dying process. They also support those looking to get their affairs in order.
Jan. 23, 2023
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A state House committee later today is expected to debate a bill that aims to help deal with the state’s homeless population, but the bill isn’t the only approach lawmakers are taking with this issue.
Jan. 23, 2023
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Anxiety and depression have been on the rise in young adults since before the pandemic, isolating teens, tweens and 20-somethings at vital junctures of social development. Experts recently discussed what researchers are calling “the loneliest generation.”
Jan. 19, 2023
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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,751 cases this week, after more than 7,300 last week. But at the same time, the number of deaths reported in the state remains fairly high: 128 this week and 192 last week.
Jan. 19, 2023

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