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A stunning 90% of people with Down syndrome are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. And the average onset of dementia is age 53.
Oct. 17, 2022
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Starting Monday, people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss will be able to buy a pair of hearing aids over-the-counter. It’s big news because prescription hearing aids are often unaffordable and therefore inaccessible to many.
Oct. 17, 2022
ASU campus
ASU has received a new $1.2 million grant over five years to support underrepresented minority students who have undergraduate degrees in computer science, mathematics or statistics.
Oct. 16, 2022
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The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary is praising Arizona for groundbreaking work in Medicaid reform.
Oct. 14, 2022
Woman in mask gets bandage after vaccine
Flu season is here in Arizona, and the state could see a rise in cases compared to previous years. With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to loosen and average cases below the national average, what can Arizonans expect from this flu season?
Oct. 12, 2022
Phoenix City Council chambers
The Phoenix City Council has approved a resolution making enforcement of state abortion laws the lowest priority for police.
Oct. 11, 2022
A new theater company premiered its debut show at the end of September and there’s still a few days left to see the production. "Mala" centers on how the one-and-only character copes with being the primary caregiver for her elderly mother who suffers from dementia.
Oct. 11, 2022
Pills in prescription medication bottle
A Tucson girl was briefly denied her arthritis medication late last month, just as a near-total ban on abortions was ruled enforceable. The medication, called methotrexate, can be used in higher doses to treat ectopic pregnancies by inducing an abortion.
Oct. 11, 2022
Kris Mayes
On Saturday, women’s marches took place all over the country, including in Phoenix, to support reproductive rights.
Oct. 10, 2022
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The Area Agency on Aging is best known for that — aging. But in 1992, the agency received funding to support people living with HIV. It’s called HIV Care Directions, and today, some of those clients are now older adults, something they never expected to become.
Oct. 10, 2022
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On Tuesday, Phoenix leaders will be asked to publicly condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, along with state bans on abortion.
Oct. 7, 2022
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Today, we think of our skin as somewhat fragile — we douse it with creams, we’re sure to put on sunscreen before we go outside for long. But it wasn’t always that way, says anthropologist Nina Jablonski.
Oct. 6, 2022
Methotrexate is a cheap, effective drug used to treat rheumatic conditions. It's also used in high doses to treat ectopic pregnancies by inducing an abortion. Last month, Dr. Deborah Power's 14-year-old arthritis patient was refused the medicine at a pharmacy in Tucson.
Oct. 5, 2022
J.J. Watt Arizona Cardinals announcement
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt says he had his heart shocked into rhythm after going into atrial fibrillation this week. He still played Sunday in a 26-16 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Oct. 3, 2022
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Putting a loved one in long-term care can be a tough decision. Going through the process of admitting them can be even tougher.
Oct. 1, 2022
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Pap smears used to be performed on an annual basis, often as part of an annual well-woman exam. Pap smears can detect things like cervical cancer, which is mostly caused by the HPV virus.
Oct. 1, 2022
Doctor's Office
During the pandemic, many people stopped going to the doctor. While some took advantage of telemedicine, there are certain exams that have to be done in person. But waiting rooms are once again busy.
Sep. 30, 2022
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The number of dengue cases registered in Sonora this year has skyrocketed amid an outbreak in the southern part of the state.
Sep. 30, 2022
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Older adults have sex and when they lose their spouse, they may start dating again. But just like anyone who is sexually active, there’s a risk for sexually transmitted infections or STI’s.
Sep. 30, 2022
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It’s election season, and there are more than just people to consider on the ballot. Arizonans will vote on several propositions including what is advertised as the Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act. Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons of Proposition 209.
More Arizona politics news
Sep. 29, 2022

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