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Arizona COVID deaths
COVID-19 risk remains very low nationwide. And by some measures, Arizona is now seeing some of the lowest levels of virus spread since the pandemic began more than three years ago.
Jun. 7, 2023
ASU sign
To address the question of whether or not an ASU medical school will fix the lack of medical professionals, The Show spoke with Will Humble, director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
Jun. 7, 2023
opioid pill bottles
The CDC says overdose deaths are still a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, and that the majority of those involve opioids. Researchers like John Streicher are trying to figure out ways to bring those numbers down.
Jun. 6, 2023
The sun sets over a sign marking Arizona State University's Tempe campus in December 2022.
Arizona State University has announced plans to launch a new School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering. It's part of a larger effort to address the state’s growing healthcare needs.
Jun. 1, 2023
a pregnant person
Although more than four-fifths of diabetes cases in pregnant females develop during pregnancy, studies show pre-pregnancy diabetes poses a greater risk for mothers and infants. A new study by the National Center for Health Statistics shows those cases have been rising steadily, especially in Arizona.
May. 31, 2023
The Show talked with Justin Chase, president and CEO of Solari Crisis and Human Services, about how it's been going since July 2022 when the 988 hotline launched.
May. 31, 2023
Ishani Deo
The Show spoke with Ishani Deo, a psychologist at the University of Arizona’s Counseling and Psych Services and coordinator for the ADHD Clinic there, about what kind of increase they’re seeing, in terms of adults being diagnosed with ADHD.
May. 30, 2023
person smokes vape, electronic cigarette smoke
It’s been two years since the FDA proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes. A ruling could come this fall and would mostly affect communities of color.
May. 28, 2023
people exercising
A new $4.5 million federal grant will fund Arizona State University research to explore the link between aerobic exercise and slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
May. 28, 2023
covid vaccine
A group of doctors known for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 spoke in a second day of special hearings at the Arizona Capitol on Friday. Speakers continued to outline a litany of conspiracy theories about the pandemic before an all-Republican committee.
May. 26, 2023
hospital devices
A new report on the state of the health and well-being of America’s older adults has been released. So, how do seniors in Arizona fare these days?
May. 26, 2023
Influenza virus particles
The Pima County Health Department is reporting a child has died due to the flu virus. The last pediatric flu death in Pima County was in 2022. Since October, 3,627 flu cases have been reported to the department.
May. 26, 2023
Inside Memorial Hall at Steele Indian School Park, the room filled with people there to attend the meeting about Operation Rainbow Bridge.
Navajo leaders met Wednesday in Phoenix to address a massive scheme to defraud the state’s Medicaid system and that preyed on tribal members from as far away as Gallup, New Mexico.
May. 25, 2023
Tempe has opened a family advocacy center. The confidential location is designed to serve all victims of crime.
May. 25, 2023
Extreme heat orange sun sunset
At least four people in the Valley have died as a result of heat in 2023. That’s a slight increase compared to the same time period last year.
May. 25, 2023
A sign for a testing site in Phoenix
The federal public-health emergency declaration for COVID-19 has ended, but free testing is still available to people without health insurance.
May. 25, 2023
A positive COVID-19 test
The Show spoke with Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, who has been reporting on a special committee meeting, on what we can expect to hear from the selected speakers.
May. 25, 2023
Experimental medicine doctor and patient
The pattern-finding power of generative AIs like GPT could transform data-intensive fields such as health care. But lingering questions about safety, ethics, privacy, reliability and quality of care mean some find AIs in medicine a tough pill to swallow.
May. 24, 2023
Joshua Kerpan in a Go Baby Go car.
Joshua Kerpan is a five-year-old boy with a lot of energy. But mobility can be a challenge for Kerpan, who has Down syndrome. Enter Go Baby Go, a student organization at NAU. Together with the robotics team at a Scottsdale high school, they have given the boy a fun way to get around.
May. 24, 2023
Kathleen and Gideon Muldoon in the studio with nurse Jen.
The Show spoke with anatomy professor and mother, Kathleen Muldoon, regarding the virus, cytomegalovirus, or CMV, and its effects on pregnancy and her son, Gideon.
May. 24, 2023


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