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Getting a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease or other, lesser-known types of dementias like frontotemporal degeneration – also known as FTD – can be difficult. It's especially true for Latinos.
Jun. 4, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Health Services is providing information on its website about baby formula alternatives in light of a national shortage.
Jun. 3, 2022
Legal abortion now sign
A ninth state in Mexico has legalized abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Jun. 3, 2022
Arizona Safe Baby Haven sign
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener wanted to know: If Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and abortion becomes illegal in most cases, could Safe Havens see an uptick in relinquishments?
More Q&AZ questions answered
Jun. 2, 2022
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A bill signed into law last month by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey could push the state much closer to ending the negative effects of HIV on communities.
Jun. 2, 2022
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COVID-19 cases have been climbing in Arizona for five weeks now. But COVID-19 ICU bed use in the state's hospitals is remaining relatively low.
More Arizona coronavirus news
Jun. 1, 2022
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Health experts and public health authorities in Pima County hope wastewater testing data will help find concentrations COVID-19 infections sooner, as cases are on the rise again.
May. 31, 2022
A new report that looks at the health of older adults found Arizona is doing better than in previous years but still has work to do.
May. 31, 2022
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It’s called "period poverty." And the most basic definition is a lack of access to menstrual products. So, how does period poverty impact the lives of women and girls?
May. 31, 2022
A positive COVID-19 test
In the last two weeks, 47 states have reported increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations, including almost 400 new hospitalizations in Arizona. Pima County has also seen an uptick in cases, says county health director Theresa Cullen.
May. 28, 2022
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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed the nation’s toughest abortion ban. Stitt had recently given a warning of sorts to Oklahoma Native American tribes to not attempt to undermine an abortion ban.
May. 26, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 11,498 new COVID-19 infections in its weekly update Wednesday — the highest weekly case count since February. “We’re definitely in a surge here in Arizona," said Dr. Josh LaBaer, executive director of ASU's Biodesign Institute.
Get the latest news on COVID-19 in Arizona
May. 25, 2022
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Rising Youth Theatre is tackling the subject of mental health in their new, original production, "Keysmash."
May. 24, 2022
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The pandemic has not only taken a physical and financial toll, it has heavily impacted our mental health. And for many paid caregivers in nursing homes, these last two years have been traumatic.
May. 24, 2022
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Neighboring Sonora plans to join a federal plan that seeks to expand health care access. The plan includes turning over state health care facilities to federal control and investments in infrastructure and staffing.
May. 23, 2022
tampons
It’s called “fem-tech.” Applications like those used to track periods and fertility are a billion-dollar industry. But if Roe v. Wade is overturned in the coming months, could the digital trail left behind by users become evidence in court?
May. 23, 2022
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Medicaid rolls grew in Arizona and elsewhere during the pandemic. What might happen to those recipients when the federal public health emergency ends?
May. 23, 2022
Phoenix Pride 2018
Last week, researchers launched a registry geared toward ensuring LGBTQ-people are represented in Alzheimer’s studies.
May. 23, 2022
Boy in COVID-19 mask gets bandage after vaccine shot
This week, the CDC recommended a COVID-19 booster shot for children 5 to 11 years old. Following the FDA’s approval of a booster on Tuesday, the CDC made its recommendation on Thursday.
May. 20, 2022
Sonora Pandemic
Sonora’s governor said officials were moving to revoke a state mask mandate early this week. But legislators now say it’s staying in place for at least a bit longer.
May. 20, 2022

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