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While Parkinson’s disease is most known for its motor related symptoms such as tremors, it also impacts people’s voices. Research from the University of Arizona suggests a specific gene may be related to it.
May. 9, 2022
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An Arizona law passed last year could impact the ability of women to access one form of early stage abortion. The law makes it illegal to deliver any abortion-inducing drugs to residents by courier, delivery or mail services.
May. 9, 2022
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The symptoms suffered by people living with dementia, such as anxiety or agitation, who live in the community occur at roughly the same rate as those living in nursing homes. That was just one finding from a new clinical trial.
May. 9, 2022
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In Parkinson's disease, certain neurons make too little dopamine, a chemical that helps the brain control movement. A new study identifies a neuron subtype that appears to be especially vulnerable – and important for disease risk.
May. 5, 2022
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COVID-19 cases in Arizona were near all-time low levels throughout April, but cases now appear to be trending upward again in the state.
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May. 4, 2022
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Many women struggle with mental health leading up to and after the birth of a child. It can be especially difficult for women in poverty. But the state could spend more money to extend postpartum care for those on Medicaid.
May. 4, 2022
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Long COVID-19 is not well understood, but researchers estimate about 30% of people who get infected will develop long-term symptoms. That means there are potentially more than 600,000 people experiencing long COVID-19 in Arizona alone.
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May. 3, 2022
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The pandemic shone a light on the limits of the health care system. But it also illuminated the distress that has long beleaguered doctors and nurses. Neither burnout nor PTSD, this moral injury could undermine medicine’s efforts to bounce back after COVID-19.
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May. 3, 2022
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The U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed the leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is authentic. But it is not a final ruling.
May. 3, 2022
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A new study from a group of trauma physicians at U.C. San Diego Medical Center shows a dramatic rise in the number of people dying or suffering serious injuries falling from the border wall.
May. 2, 2022
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The Arizona auditor general said that the state board responsible for regulating the optometry profession needs to do a better job of dealing with the public.
Apr. 29, 2022
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Hundreds of millions of dollars from a 2019 opioid maker settlement with the state of Oklahoma has led to a new bond between the land-grant university there and the one here.
Apr. 29, 2022
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Nursing was a difficult profession before the pandemic hit. But wave after wave of COVID-19 patients, layers of PPE and the refusal of so many to get vaccinated have seen waves of nurses retire, quit and otherwise leave the profession. And one of the areas that has been hardest hit is behavioral health.
Apr. 28, 2022
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The latest COVID-19 data from the state health department shows cases in Arizona are staying relatively low. The Arizona Department of Health Services added 2,350 cases and 99 deaths to its COVID-19 dashboard in its weekly update Wednesday.
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Apr. 27, 2022
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Maricopa County is putting $21.4 million toward health centers that serve low-income patients. The county is working with the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers to distribute the funds.
Apr. 26, 2022
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death for a second year — after heart disease and cancer. But what about Arizona?
Apr. 26, 2022
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Arizona’s Teen Lifeline is exactly that for young people who are struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety or thoughts of self-harm. So what the organization is seeing right now?
Apr. 26, 2022
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Gov. Doug Ducey and fellow Republicans at the state Capitol are divided over the impact of a bill he's signed on abortion. And talks on the state budget continue.
Apr. 25, 2022
Gov. Doug Ducey is insisting that all abortions will not become illegal in Arizona even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the historic Roe v. Wade decision.
Apr. 25, 2022
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Last week, members of the Phoenix Sister Cities program drove to neighboring Sonora, Mexico, to deliver medical supplies to a children’s burn unit in Hermosillo. Phoenix and Hermosillo have shared a Sister City relationship since 1976.
Apr. 24, 2022

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