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A positive COVID-19 test
More than 14,000 people participated in a Maricopa County Department of Public Health survey on the impacts of COVID-19 and other pandemic concerns.
Jul. 28, 2022
Covid vaccine
COVID-19 cases have plateaued at a high level in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services added 17,249 new cases and 70 deaths to its dashboard in its weekly update Wednesday.
Jul. 27, 2022
8 year old girl child COVID-19 vaccine shot
Sonoran officials say they are continuing to roll out vaccinations for children ages five and up in the hopes of getting shots in arms before the new school year begins in August. It’s been a month since Sonora started vaccinating children ages 5 to 11, using the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
Jul. 27, 2022
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Two years ago, residents in long term care were in isolation and often suffering. Nursing homes had shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. A lot has changed since — some good, some not so good.
Jul. 26, 2022
Paved street
On a summer day in Arizona, asphalt and other ground surfaces can get as hot as 180 degrees. As temperatures hover in the triple digits this summer, the Arizona Burn Center — Valleywise Health is reporting an alarming rise in contact burns.
Jul. 25, 2022
insulin bottle and needle
California wants to lower costs for its residents by making and distributing its own insulin. Officials in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration have told Angela Hart of Kaiser Health News they believe that would lead to the price of insulin falling “significantly,” and would be widely available within two to three years.
Jul. 25, 2022
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A comprehensive review of antidepressant research suggests depression is not caused by a chemical imbalance, and raises questions about what the drugs really do.
Jul. 22, 2022
marijuana
Local radio and TV stations are a step closer to cashing in on cannabis. On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved language that would allow broadcasters to air marijuana ads.
Jul. 21, 2022
With COVID-19 infection rates starting to creep back up, The Show wanted to check on the health of Arizona’s health care system.
Jul. 21, 2022
monkeypox virion
The number of monkeypox cases in Arizona recently reached double figures. To learn about the situation here, The Show spoke with infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Saskia Popescu.
Jul. 20, 2022
Navajo pandemic
The Navajo Nation has reported nearly 400 new COVID-19 infections since July 16, along with two deaths during that time.
Jul. 20, 2022
Will Humble
Several measures affecting public health will be on the November ballot. And there are a few that could have a significant impact on people's lives.
Jul. 20, 2022
pregnant person seated, look at an ultrasound with a doctor
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says an Arizona law banning abortions that dates back to 1901 will be enforced. There’s only one exception to the ban, and it’s only to save the life of the mother. What does that mean in 2022?
Jul. 20, 2022
monkeypox virion
The number of monkeypox cases has risen as the demand for a vaccine to treat the virus has grown.
Jul. 19, 2022
Arizona burn survivors near Kilimanjaro summit
Recovering from burn injuries is one of the most painful experiences a person can endure. But eight Arizona burn survivors have done what many couldn't do regardless: summit Mount Kilimanjaro.
Jul. 19, 2022
a pregnant person
The Supreme Court's upending of Roe v. Wade has many concerned not just about future abortion care, but miscarriage care, as well.
Jul. 18, 2022
COVID-19 home test
As COVID-19 cases surge in Arizona, some hospitals around the Valley are seeing an increase in patients.
Jul. 17, 2022
In a crowd of protesters, one sign clearly reads: Keep your laws off my body.
An Arizona civil lawsuit that was filed in 2020 is one of many cases that has shifted after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In the case, an ex-husband filed for a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the deceased fetus.
Jul. 16, 2022
person sitting in a dark room
The head of the Arizona Department of Health Services is talking about his agency’s failure to investigate hundreds of cases of abuse and neglect.
Jul. 16, 2022
tools in an operating room
An Arizona law signed in March by Gov. Doug Ducey limits access to gender-affirming health care. Such restrictions may be among the reasons half of transgender patients in the U.S. leave their home states for surgery.
Jul. 15, 2022

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