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Dignity Health
Dignity Health has enacted new federal guidelines for health care workers with coronavirus. Employees who are experiencing mild symptoms or are asymptomatic of COVID-19 may keep working.
Jan. 10, 2022
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Arizona health care workers say the state’s hospital system is on the brink of collapse as COVID-19 infections in the state approach record numbers. A group of 1,100 health professionals are sending an open letter to Gov. Doug Ducey demanding assistance.
Jan. 7, 2022
Kelly Townsend
Arizona Republican Sen. Kelly Townsend from Mesa withdrew her request for Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate Pima County’s religious exemptions for their COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Jan. 7, 2022
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Since the pandemic began, more adults have been seeking information about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly called ADHD. And some are surprised to learn they’ve had the disorder their whole life.
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Jan. 6, 2022
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COVID-19 cases are surging in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, and across the country.
Jan. 6, 2022
Mountain Park Health
Community health clinics that serve Maryvale, south Phoenix and other lower-income communities in the Valley are facing staffing shortages as COVID-19 cases spike.
Jan. 6, 2022
Phoenix pollution
Exposure to air pollution late in life raises the risk of developing dementia. But does that mean improving air quality can reduce those risks? A new study offers some clues.
Jan. 6, 2022
COVID-19 test card
With COVID-19 cases rising, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved $4.9 million in federal funds to expand vaccine and testing programs and provide residents with at-home tests.
Jan. 5, 2022
Arizona State University campus
The union representing workers at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona is asking both institutions to implement safety measures as they begin the spring semester amid the latest COVID-19 spike of the omicron variant.
Jan. 5, 2022
kids with a coris rosenthal cube
Lots of parents, teachers and students have found themselves recently with a timely project: making homemade air filters for classrooms and school spaces to help protect from the spread of COVID-19.
Jan. 5, 2022
hospitalization at home
As the pandemic continues to strain the U.S. health care system, a growing number of providers in Arizona and across the country are offering patients a new option for treatment: the chance to be “hospitalized” in your own home. Experts say it can improve health outcomes while lowering costs.
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Jan. 4, 2022
Navajo pandemic
The Navajo Nation reported 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and no deaths Monday, but tribal health officials said the first case of the omicron variant has been detected on the vast reservation.
Jan. 4, 2022
A school bus picking up students
The Bullhead City School District is dealing with a bus driver shortage. With all hands on deck, routes are being rearranged in an effort to get students to class on time.
Jan. 4, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine
Arizona health officials added 8,220 new confirmed cases to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard Saturday, the most in a single day since January 2021. One former state health official says the omicron variant may change the long-term outcome of the pandemic.
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Jan. 1, 2022
Dole package recall
Dole Fresh Vegetables voluntarily recalled all its branded and private label packaged salads processed in Yuma, along with a plant in Bessemer City, North Carolina, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Dec. 31, 2021
A COVID-19 testing site
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise due to the more contagious omicron variant, Embry Health says it has set a new daily record for testing appointments in Arizona.
Dec. 31, 2021
There have been nearly 700 confirmed influenza-like illnesses in the past week alone in Arizona. The number of reported flu cases more than doubled for the week ending Dec. 25 compared to the same period a year ago.
Dec. 30, 2021
Man with a hangover on New Year's Day
New Year’s Eve for some number of people means parties and drinking. And, some of those revelers will inevitably end up spending New Year’s Day recovering from a hangover. But what are the best ways to prevent a hangover in the first place?
Dec. 30, 2021
A COVID-19 saliva test
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidance that shortens COVID-19 isolation from 10 days to five. This new period applies to people who test positive, but are asymptomatic.
Dec. 28, 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Over the past year, Arizona has seen a number of developments on its scientific front, from new research to innovations. Here are KJZZ's top three science stories from the past year, all focusing on the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec. 27, 2021

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