Arizona Health News

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Taylor Tasler

Arizona man hopes to help national research program diversify health care system

A national research program working with Banner Health and the University of Arizona aims to diversify the health care system and one Arizona man hopes he can be a part of that change.
13 hours ago
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Taylor Kinnerup

Valley oncologist opts for double mastectomy to avoid family history of cancer

May is National Women's Health Month and one Valley oncologist opted for a double mastectomy as a way to minimize her risk of breast cancer and take control of her health.
3 days ago
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Taylor Tasler

Public-private partnership in the Valley looking to make grilling a little greener

The summer season usually means firing up the grill for some barbecue and now public and private leaders in Arizona are partnering to figure out how to make grilling better for the environment.
4 days ago
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78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children. President Joe Biden authorized the use of […]
4 days ago
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey OK’s ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar face mask mandates in any buildings operated by state or local governments.
5 days ago
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SuElen Rivera

Arizona politicians react to judge ruling Title 42 asylum restrictions must continue

Arizona politicians on Friday reacted to a judge's decision to not end Title 42, a pandemic-related border restrictions that prevents migrants from seeking asylum in the United States on grounds of halting the spread of COVID-19.
6 days ago
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Taylor Tasler

Arizona sees unusual spike in flu cases this spring

Arizona is seeing a spike in flu cases this spring, which could leave some major pharmacies in the state running low on medication. 
7 days ago
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Abortion rights supporters file longshot Arizona initiative bid

A newly organized group of abortion rights supporters on Tuesday filed an initiative that seeks to amend the Arizona Constitution to protect the right to abortion.
9 days ago
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Pair of bills restricting responses to COVID move on to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

Two more bills restricting responses to the coronavirus pandemic are heading to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk, including one that would impact the ability of future state leaders to respond to another airborne-spreading disease and a second blocking the state from ever requiring schoolchildren to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
9 days ago
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Biden offering additional 8 free COVID-19 tests to public

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government website for people to request free COVID-19 at-home tests from the U.S. government is now accepting a third round of orders. The White House announced Tuesday that U.S. households can request an additional eight free at-home tests to be shipped by the U.S. Postal Service. The announcement comes as coronavirus […]
10 days ago
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Torrence Dunham

Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix says strokes can happen to anyone at any time

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and that's why KTAR News 92.3 FM's Community Spotlight for this month shines a light on a Valley stroke center.
14 days ago
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Colton Krolak

Phoenix-based program using baseball as therapy for cognitive impairments, physical disabilities

A Phoenix-based program is using baseball as therapy for those with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s, and veterans in the VA with chronic physical disabilities.
14 days ago
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Arizona allocates $6.5M for health care professional training

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday $6.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding toward the investment to train 1,500 caregivers and nursing professionals working in long-term care facilities.
17 days ago
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Abortion rights protesters rally in cities around US

CHICAGO (AP) — Abortion rights protesters rallied in cities around the United States on Saturday, vowing to fight to ensure that abortion remains a legal option for women nationwide. Hundreds gathered in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and other cities days after a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion was leaked to the public suggesting the court is […]
19 days ago
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Tribes credited with elevating vaccinations in rural Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Mary Francis had no qualms about being a poster child for COVID-19 vaccinations on the Navajo Nation, once a virus hot spot. The Navajo woman’s face and words grace a digital flyer asking people on the Native American reservation to get vaccinated “to protect the shidine’e (my people).” “I was happy to […]
19 days ago
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Arizona health insurance providers now to cover cancer ‘biomarker tests’

A bill signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday requires health insurers and the state's Medicaid plan to pay for cancer tests.
20 days ago
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SuElen Rivera

Maricopa County attorney candidate reaffirms: ‘Not now, not ever’ to enforcing abortion ban

A leaked Supreme Court draft regarding the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade sparked protests and rallies nationwide, but one Maricopa County attorney candidate remains firm on her stance regarding abortions.
20 days ago
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Arizona surpasses 30,000 documented COVID-19 deaths

The number of COVID-19 deaths documented in Arizona surpassed 30,000 on Wednesday.
23 days ago
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SuElen Rivera

Arizona’s air quality has worsened the past couple of years, report says

Arizona's air quality has worsened over the last couple of years, while it cut fewer unhealthy days for ozone pollution, according to a new report.
29 days ago
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Maricopa County awards 5 health care centers $21M for facility improvements

Maricopa County announced Tuesday it has awarded five community health care centers $21.4 million to use for capital improvements and renovations.
29 days ago
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Banner Health breaks ground on $54 million sports medicine center in Scottsdale

Banner Health broke ground Wednesday on a $54 million sports medicine center in Scottsdale that will provide various services and specialists for athletes at one location.
29 days ago
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KTAR.com

Steward Health Care acquires Abrazo Mesa Hospital, renames facility

A Texas-based, physician-led health care network has acquired Abrazo Mesa Hospital and renamed the facility.
1 month ago
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KTAR.com

Gilbert-based Footprint Foundation asks people to eliminate single-use plastics

A study from the World Economic Forum in 2016 predicted that pound for pound by 2050 there would be more plastic in our oceans than fish.
21 days ago
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Torrence Dunham

Arizona health expert says new COVID variant not more dangerous than previous versions

An Arizona public health expert says a new variant of COVID-19 has taken over the state, but it's not any more lethal or dangerous than previous versions of the virus.
1 month ago