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With the reinstatement of a territorial-era ban that dates back to the 1860s, Arizona women are no longer able to seek abortion care in most cases. But even if this latest legal decision is put on hold or the state’s constitution is eventually amended to reflect what most Arizonans say they want, which is some access to abortion care, women will still need or want abortions — even into their second or third trimester.
Sep. 28, 2022
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The physical and mental health of nursing home residents worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office report.
Sep. 26, 2022
Medical worker burned out
In May, KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk described the emotional distress wearing down health care workers and hindering efforts to bounce back after COVID-19. New research gives a glimpse of how those workers are faring.
Sep. 22, 2022
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The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a contract worth $931,000 for churches to provide shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Funding will come from Phoenix’s allocation of the federal American Rescue Plan Act and will go to Lutheran Social Services.
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Sep. 21, 2022
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Over the last couple of years, masks have been political symbols, but also social ones. To learn about that aspect of masking, The Show spoke with Markus Kemmelmeier, a professor of social psychology and sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Sep. 21, 2022
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A new COVID-19 booster is available. At the same time, flu season is approaching. To learn about both vaccines and best practices, The Show spoke with Dr. Nick Staab.
Sep. 21, 2022
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The groups claim that recent legislation is not enough to reach the Biden administration's goal of reducing pollution by 50% by 2030.
Sep. 20, 2022
More than 2,000 Arizonans died last year due to opioid overdoses; fentanyl was a leading cause. Those are among the findings in the state health department’s latest Opioid Overdoses Surveillance Report.
Sep. 20, 2022
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Taking a daily multivitamin could slow cognitive decline among adults 65 and older. That’s according to a three year study of more than 2,000 people.
Sep. 19, 2022
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A retired police lieutenant hopes to expand a nonprofit she started while working in Phoenix.
Sep. 19, 2022
Thanks to a tight labor market, Mesa is bringing back lifetime medical benefits for eligible employees.
Sep. 13, 2022
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Arizona saw a record number of opioid deaths last year, according to the latest data from the state health department.
Sep. 13, 2022
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Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton has announced the city’s first public health adviser. Nicole Dupuis-Witt will address public health priorities and needs across the city.
Sep. 13, 2022
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University of Arizona professor of psychology Gene Alexander has been involved in research into how sedentary behavior — like passively watching television — is linked to dementia. His recent study does show a connection, and The Show spoke with him to learn more about the specifics.
Sep. 13, 2022
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COVID-19 cases in Arizona this week dropped to the lowest level the state has seen since late April.
Sep. 7, 2022
Age-adjusted suicide mortality ratesa , Arizona versus United States, 2009-2019
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. One advocate is pushing to change the language surrounding suicide in society.
Sep. 6, 2022
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At-home COVID-19 tests have been a critical public health tool throughout the pandemic, but on Friday the federal government stopped mailing out the free kits. Local governments are seeking to fill the gap in providing this critical public health tool.
Sep. 5, 2022
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Free dental treatments will be available to Phoenix residents on Labor Day, Monday. Risas Dental and Braces’ “Labor of Love” event offers complementary cleanings, fillings, extractions, and exams at 13 Valley locations.
Sep. 3, 2022
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As new variants of COVID-19 become more dominant and flu season approaches, health officials are encouraging Arizonans 65 and up to roll up their sleeves.
Sep. 1, 2022
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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


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