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Arizona Heart Foundation to provide free screenings for rural communities

The Arizona Heart Foundation is launching an outreach program to bring free screenings to rural communities where cardiovascular disease too often goes undetected.
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Arizona delta wave reaches new heights in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Arizona health officials reported 5,236 new COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths on Friday as the delta wave surges to new heights.
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Abortions in Arizona could end if Supreme Court overturns decision

Abortions in Arizona could become illegal overnight if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that said a woman has a constitutional right to end her pregnancy without government interference.
2 days ago
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Arizona reports 4,012 new COVID-19 cases, 33 more deaths Thursday

Arizona health officials reported 4,012 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, eclipsing 4,000 for the first time in over a week, with 33 additional deaths.
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Griselda Zetino

Arizona health expert: Restricting US travel not the answer for omicron spread

The United States is looking to add more travel rules now that the new omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in California, but a local health expert doesn’t think travel bans are the answer.
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After 3-day dip, Arizona adds over 3,000 COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Arizona’s daily report of new COVID-19 cases was back over 3,000 on the first day of December after November ended with three days below that mark.
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Arizona, 11 other states granted injunction in suit over vaccine mandate for health care workers

Arizona and 11 other states were granted a nationwide injunction Tuesday in a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for certain health care workers.
3 days ago
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Arizona COVID-19 hospitalizations higher than a year ago

On the final day of November, Arizona health officials reported nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases and more patients hospitalized for the virus than a year earlier.
4 days ago
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Arizona adds under 2,000 COVID-19 cases for first time this month

Arizona on Monday reported fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time this month, but hospital numbers remained at their highest levels since last winter.
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Arizona reports 2,274 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths on Sunday

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 2,274 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths.
6 days ago
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Arizona reports 3,655 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths on Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 3,655 new COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths.
7 days ago
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Arizona reports 3,322 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths on Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 3,322 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.
8 days ago
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Arizona COVID-related hospitalizations continued to inch upward

Arizona on Wednesday reported over 4,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 for the fifth time this month as virus-related hospitalizations continued to inch upward.
10 days ago
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Griselda Zetino

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.
16 days ago
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Arizona hospital executives stress need for COVID-19 vaccinations as cases rise again

Hospital executives and public health authorities across Arizona pleaded Tuesday for people to get vaccinated and do everything possible to avoid spreading the coronavirus as they gird for another surge in cases that threatens once again to overwhelm the state’s health care system.
10 days ago
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Arizona reports 120 more COVID deaths as inpatient numbers keep rising

Arizona on Tuesday had one of its largest daily COVID-19 death reports since last winter and saw the number of hospital inpatients with the coronavirus rise for the 11th consecutive day.
11 days ago
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Navajo officials urge residents to be cautious on Thanksgiving due to COVID concerns

As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, the Navajo Nation is urging residents on the vast reservation to limit in-person gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
11 days ago
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Arizona reports under 4,000 COVID cases again, but hospitalizations keep climbing

Arizona on Monday reported fewer than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day, but the steady increase in hospitalizations continues.
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Arizona reports 3,629 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death Sunday

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 3,629 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death.
13 days ago
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SuElen Rivera

Ducey allots $400K to provide newborn ICUs with CPR training kits

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday has made $400,000 in federal funding available to provide local newborn intensive care units with CPR training kits.
15 days ago
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Arizona reports more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Arizona health officials reported more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases and over 50 deaths on Saturday.
14 days ago
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SuElen Rivera

Vaccine is ‘safest’ way to prevent spread of holiday COVID-19 bump, health expert says

As COVID-19 cases in Arizona continue to trend upward, a local health expert said Friday the safest way to prevent the disease is to get vaccinated.
13 days ago
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Arizona reports more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

Arizona health officials reported more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the largest update covering one day's worth of data since January.
15 days ago
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Arizona DPS boss Silbert says fentanyl ‘most dangerous drug’ as overdose deaths increase

Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Col. Heston Silbert said the agency has maintained a heavy focus in getting fentanyl off the streets as overdose deaths in the nation hit record highs.
16 days ago