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In 2023, 12 children fatally drowned in the Valley. So far in 2024, the count has reached 11. The latest death was a 6-year-old boy from Mesa at a man-made lake near an apartment complex.
Jun. 12, 2024
Covid vaccine
COVID cases are on the rise across the U-S. In Arizona alone, there’s been a 71% increase in COVID cases month over month. That’s from the state Department of Health Services.
Jun. 12, 2024
Palo Christi Elementary School in Kingman
For more than three decades, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act has provided federal aid to people harmed by the atomic testing program. Many of those affected in Arizona are tribal members, and the Navajo Nation reveals its next steps to revive RECA, which sunsetted on Monday.
Jun. 11, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
The Supreme Court released a ruling last week that mandates federal reimbursement for tribal healthcare programs. Advocates have called it a victory for tribal sovereignty and improved healthcare access for Tribal Nations across the country.
Jun. 10, 2024
Dr. Candace Lew
More than 500 Arizona doctors, nurses, and medical professionals have signed a letter endorsing a potential ballot measure to expand abortion access in the state.
Jun. 10, 2024
FDA campus in maryland
The FDA and CDC are involved in investigating illnesses caused by the consumption of mushroom microdosing chocolate bars from the Diamond Shruumz brand. According to the FDA, the people who ate the bars reported severe symptoms.
Jun. 9, 2024
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
Evernorth Care Group laid off 261 employees in Arizona, and is closing primary two locations in September.
Jun. 7, 2024
Woman holds harp
As the daughter of leukemia researchers, Bea Krauss is no stranger to serious illness. She spoke with The Show's Sam Dingman about playing the harp for patients at at Casa de la Luz Hospice in Tucson as a hospice musician.
Jun. 7, 2024
san carlos apache reservation sign
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday that requires the federal government to reimburse tribal nations for the cost of managing health care programs.
Jun. 6, 2024
body bag with ice
The Phoenix Fire Department and Valley emergency rooms are rapidly cooling patients down in water-tight body bags filled with ice.
More stories about Arizona heat
Jun. 6, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
The Supreme Court sided with Native American tribes Thursday in a dispute with the federal government over the cost of health care when tribes run programs in their own communities.
Jun. 6, 2024
Man puts ice in bag around dummy
The medical technique, known as cold water immersion, is familiar to marathon runners and military service members and has also recently been adopted by Phoenix hospitals as a go-to protocol, said Fire Capt. John Prato.
Jun. 5, 2024
Woman's headshot and cover of book
Melissa Pritchard is a professor emerita of English at ASU and the author of "Flight of the Wild Swan," telling the story of Florence Nightingale. The Show sat down with her to speak more about it.
Jun. 5, 2024
Chandler Unified School District
The Chandler Unified School District used federal funds from COVID-19 to bring in The Hope Institute, a first-of-its-kind suicide treatment center that they opened on the Perry High School campus last year.
Jun. 5, 2024
hot Thermometer
With temperatures expected to peak around 114 degrees in Phoenix later this week, it’s an especially risky time for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. That’s because wandering is a common behavior among this population.
Jun. 4, 2024
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
The rules are part of Section 15-57 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
Jun. 4, 2024
illustration of a coronavirus ultrastructure
There are two new COVID-19 variants circulating, and scientists believe they’re more transmissible than previous ones, with some estimates suggesting they account for more than a third of current COVID-19 cases.
Jun. 4, 2024
A billboard encourages those living in the Western Agency of the Navajo Nation to get screened for uranium along U.S. Route 89.
This Monday, the Navajo Nation Council is entering an emergency session to vote on a resolution that would be hand-delivered to U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson on Capitol Hill before the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, or RECA, sunsets on June 10.
May. 31, 2024
Woman holding a framed photo of her mother, who was assaulted at her assisted living facility
Concerns about safety in assisted living facilities across the country have led some lawmakers to call for more federal oversight. In Arizona, similar concerns resulted in Gov. Hobbs signing comprehensive legislation aimed at reforming care.
May. 31, 2024
Kris Mays and Katie Hobbs
Attorney General Kris Mayes announced the first person has been sentenced to prison for participating in a widespread scheme to defraud Arizona’s Medicaid program.
May. 30, 2024

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