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  • Health official offers Thanksgiving food preparation and safety tips

    A registered dietitian and nutritionist with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix said there are a number of steps you can take to have a safe and healthy meal this Thanksgiving.
  • 91K pounds of Jennie-O turkey recalled due to salmonella outbreak

    More than 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O brand ground turkey were recalled this week due to a possible salmonella outbreak that resulted in at least one illness nationwide. 
  • Fewer Arizonans have come down with flu this season than last

    There have been fewer confirmed cases of the flu in Arizona during this season than last year, the state health department said, with 235 so far.
  • Dignity Health, Phoenix Children’s break ground on East Valley center

    City leaders, corporate executives and patients at Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s Hospital joined together for the groundbreaking of a new women's and children's center. 
  • Concussion rates in hockey rise as the sport gains popularity in Arizona

    In recent years, ice hockey’s popularity has grown in Arizona with youth participation jumping by 88 percent -- to 4,500 players statewide, including 800 girls. The growth of the sport has come with a spike in brain injuries as well.
  • Head of Arizona public health group happy to see US House change hands

    The head of an Arizona public health organization welcomed the outcome of Tuesday’s election, with Democratic control of the U.S. House likely to ensure protection of Affordable Care Act.
  • Health insurance company expanding its Tempe presence, adding 400 jobs

    Oscar, a New York-based health insurance startup, is increasing its footprint in the East Valley by expanding its office space and hiring hundreds of new employees.
  • ACA open enrollment begins with lower prices, more choices in Arizona

    WASHINGTON – Open enrollment began Thursday for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with most Arizonans seeing more choices and better prices, a sharp change from recent years when the state was the poster child for Obamacare problems. The Department of Health and Human Services said five companies will offer 18 qualified health insurance […]
  • Valley heart doctor warns against getting stressed out over elections

    Dr. Kris Vijay of the Abrazo health network warned that the stress of election season can put people at risk for heart problems, even if they don’t have a risk factor for heart disease.
  • Maricopa County’s public health care system to get new name in 2019

    The Maricopa Integrated Health System announced this week that it would be named Valleywise Health next year. It will adopt the new name and logo in mid-2019.