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Valleywise Health Medical Center
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are gradually slowing down in Arizona. But health care facilities remain extremely busy statewide.
Oct. 13, 2021
perscription drugs
A survey from OH Predictive Insights found a majority of Arizona voters would support congress to take action to lower drug prices.
Oct. 13, 2021
Arizona State University campus
Nationally anxiety and depression scores worsened. Arizona's universities were no exception to the data.
Oct. 12, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
Pfizer is seeking emergency U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccination for kids between the ages of 5 and 11. Dr. Shad Marvasti with the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix says if the vaccine is approved, it will be a game changer.
Oct. 8, 2021
Flagstaff City Council
The city of Flagstaff has approved a $2.5 million plan to dispatch mental health professionals instead of police officers to certain calls.
Oct. 7, 2021
Mark Brnovich
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is requesting to enforce a restrictive abortion law that was blocked by a federal judge. The law in question would charge doctors as criminals for performing abortion surgeries due to genetic defects.
Oct. 7, 2021
A room at an emergency department
Hospital ICU beds in the state were 94% full as of this week, an all-time high for the pandemic. There are also more emergency department beds in use now than there were during the pandemic’s winter peak.
Get the latest news on COVID-19 in Arizona
Oct. 6, 2021
Phoenix Children's Hospital
The pandemic is taking a toll on our mental health. And experts are seeing a spike in children who need mental health services.
Oct. 6, 2021
Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix
Live Nation-operated venues in Phoenix require vaccinations or a negative COVID-19 test to attend concerts and events. The company owns many venues in the state, such as the Van Buren, Arizona Federal Theatre and Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix.
Oct. 4, 2021
covid prevention pills
Initial results from trials of a new Merck COVID-19 treatment are showing promise, and other, similar pills, could also be on the way.
Oct. 4, 2021
Michael Worobey
As the world approaches two years since the first case of COVID-19 appeared in a Wuhan, China market, scientists still cannot say where the coronavirus originated. Science magazine recently convened four experts to hash out the leading hypotheses.
Oct. 4, 2021
rainy sidewalk during a monsoon
Northern Arizona University researchers have concluded the spores that can cause Valley fever thrive in wet conditions. Researchers say previous scientific hypothesis was the fungus, Coccidioides, likes a hot, dry environment.
Oct. 2, 2021
Arizona has reached another sad milestone in the pandemic. 20,000 Arizonans have now died from COVID-19. More than 1,000 Arizonans died from COVID-19 just in the month of September. That's nearly double the number lost in August.
Oct. 1, 2021
patient at a hospital
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arizona are slowing after a summer surge, but the virus continues to strain health care resources in the state.
Sep. 29, 2021
Massage table
Gov. Doug Ducey has replaced all five members of the board that licenses massage therapists and investigates complaints against them.
Sep. 29, 2021
A judge has blocked a key portion of a new Arizona law that would have let prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies solely because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.
Sep. 29, 2021
Camelback Family Planning
OH Predictive Insights sent a poll out to Arizonans about the recent abortion bill passed in Texas. Many voters were not in favor of the bill being passed in Arizona.
Sep. 27, 2021
Little girl at school wearing mask and backpack
Arizona schools with mask requirements have been far less likely than schools without mask rules to have COVID-19 outbreaks, according to a report from the CDC. But the state's senior adviser on public health emergency preparedness says it doesn't benefit the public to debate the issue.
Arizona's Ban On School Mask Mandates Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules
Sep. 27, 2021
Allister Adel
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is back at work after announcing that she was in treatment for alcohol use and anxiety in California for a few weeks earlier this month. Throughout the process, she has asked the public for patience and understanding. But some defense attorneys who face her office in court see hypocrisy in that request.
Sep. 27, 2021
Tucson Unified School District
The Tucson Unified School District has launched an app that will put academic resources and mental health support at students’ fingertips.
Sep. 24, 2021


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