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Some Arizona doctors are seeking an emergency order to block the provision of a law passed last year that they claim grants the same legal rights to a fetus as all citizens.
Jun. 28, 2022
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The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has left a sea of questions in its wake. This week, The Show is hearing from two Phoenix women who have had abortions, beginning with Xanthia Walker.
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Jun. 28, 2022
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Vaccinations for kids ages 5 to 11 started in Sonora and across Mexico on Monday, drawing big crowds. In Sonora, state authorities hope to eventually vaccinate some 250,000 young people in that age range.
Jun. 27, 2022
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A federal court has put a temporary hold on the government's order for Juul to stop selling its vaping devices and cartridges.
Jun. 24, 2022
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The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, setting the stage for some states to enact restrictions on access to abortion. Here is how Arizona leaders are reacting to decision.
Supreme Court has overturned constitutional right to an abortion
Jun. 24, 2022
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Children can get long COVID-19, too. But research on the topic remains spotty, consisting mainly of small studies that exclude the youngest children and lack laboratory test results and control groups.
Jun. 22, 2022
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Arizona has been dealing with a physician shortage for several years. And one future doctor has actually just left the state. The Show spoke with her to learn about her medical school experience.
Jun. 22, 2022
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Phoenix heat can be deadly for anyone, but older adults are at greater risk. Yet, keeping the air conditioning on can be financially difficult for low-income seniors. Both SRP and APS offer discount programs for qualifying customers.
Jun. 21, 2022
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In Arizona, more than 15% of residents report having medical debt in collections, and the median amount Arizonans owe is $919.
Jun. 21, 2022
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The latest shortage to hit the country is certain tampon brands. One doctor talks about possible solutions.
Jun. 20, 2022
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Women with an intellectual or developmental disability are 12 times as likely to experience sexual assault compared to those without a disability, according to the Department of Justice. Yet, when we talk about restricting abortion or completely banning the procedure, this population is often excluded from the conversation — and that has some disability advocates worried.
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Jun. 20, 2022
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Last year, 339 people in Maricopa County died from heat-associated deaths, at least 130 of them were homeless people.
Jun. 20, 2022
Flu cases are remaining high in Arizona even though we are out of the usual season.
Jun. 20, 2022
The pandemic saw many families unable to say goodbye to their loved ones due to visitation rules and quarantine. In response, Gov. Doug Ducey signed H.B. 2633 into law earlier this month.
Jun. 20, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 16,000 new Covid-19 cases this week, but Deputy Director of Health Services Carla Berg says some of those cases were diagnosed in previous weeks. Berg says the department is seeing around 14,000 new cases weekly.
Jun. 18, 2022
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Monsoon season is just beginning, but mosquitoes are already carrying the West Nile virus.
Jun. 17, 2022
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The omicron variant of coronavirus spreads more easily than earlier strains, including delta. But new research suggests omicron might have an upside: It’s less likely to cause long COVID-19.
Jun. 17, 2022
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As many in the U.S. look forward to soon having access to COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5, in neighboring Sonora, it’s kids over 5 who will finally get their turn for a jab.
Jun. 16, 2022
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COVID-19 cases in Arizona are still rising, but as of this weekend, the Phoenix hotel where homeless individuals with the virus have been quarantining will no longer take new patients.
Jun. 16, 2022
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Abortion in Arizona could soon be highly restricted or banned completely, which means providers are taking things one day at a time.
Jun. 16, 2022

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