Arizona Health News

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State health officials urge Arizonans to take COVID booster, flu shot before holidays

With flu season here and an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Arizona health officials encourage people to take precautions ahead of the holidays.
5 days ago
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Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs speaks on abortion, border, special sessions

Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs spoke on abortion, border issues and special sessions during an exclusive interview Wednesday.
15 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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Doctors are repurposing remedies as knowledge about long-term COVID is minimal

As Americans try to put COVID-19 behind them, doctors are shifting their focus to those who never fully recovered from the disease.
24 days ago
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Banner Health in Arizona begins visitor restrictions at hospitals

Visitor restrictions were implemented across all Banner Health hospitals in Arizona on Monday in response to rising flu and respiratory virus activity.
24 days ago
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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale plans $14M intensive care nursery expansion

A West Valley hospital announced Tuesday a $14 million expansion of its intensive care nursery is underway.
1 month ago
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Flu, respiratory illnesses creeping up in metro Phoenix as temperatures go down

The holiday season is approaching but another season is already here - cold and flu season, Arizona health experts said.
1 month ago
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Griselda Zetino

Arizona experiencing early spike of RSV cases, especially among kids

A seasonal respiratory virus most common among young children is making its annual appearance in Arizona earlier than usual.
2 months ago
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Valley woman works through breast cancer diagnosis while finishing nursing school

In June 2015, Lynne Lerman had just finished her third semester of nursing school when she felt a pain in her left breast.
2 months ago
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Sonora Quest launches curbside blood draws for routine tests at 5 Arizona sites

Sonora Quest will now offer blood draws through a curbside service for routine lab tests at five Arizona sites.
2 months ago
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Experts: Lake Mead brain-eating amoeba death among few in US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of a Las Vegas-area teenager from a rare brain-eating amoeba that investigators think he was exposed to in warm waters at Lake Mead should prompt caution, not panic, among people at freshwater lakes, rivers and springs, experts said Friday. “It gets people’s attention because of the name,” former public […]
2 months ago
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Public invited to see Cave Creek’s first full service hospital on Friday

As the Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital celebrates one year since opening, the public is invited to tour the full-service location on Friday. 
2 months ago
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Arizona AG allocates $4M from pharmaceutical settlements to fight opioid crisis

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday it is making $4 million in grants available to organizations fighting the opioid crisis across the state.
2 months ago
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Phoenix City Council approves resolution condemning Arizona abortion law

The Phoenix City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution opposing state laws that have strict bans against abortions in Arizona.
2 months ago
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Kari Lake says Arizona families should have abortion option in cases of rape, incest

Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake said last week during a town hall she believes families should have the option for abortion in cases of rape and incest.
2 months ago
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Arizona abortion procedures to resume as court grants request for stay

Planned Parenthood's motion for stay amid a lawsuit filed against a near-total abortion ban in Maricopa County has been granted by a judge.
1 month ago
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Abrazo West Campus acquires Arizona’s 1st Loop-X robot to assist spine surgeries

Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear is adding the new Loop-X robot to assist doctors in spine surgery operating rooms.
2 months ago
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Maricopa County saw record number of heat-associated deaths in 2021

Maricopa County endured more heat-associated deaths in 2021 than in any other year since 2006, when the county began recording such data.
2 months ago
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Kari Lake, Arizona’s GOP candidate for governor, says abortion should be rare but not illegal

Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor in Arizona, said Tuesday she would like abortions to be rare and safe, but not illegal.
2 months ago
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Arizona clinic has workaround for abortion pill ban

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix abortion clinic has come up with a way for patients who can end their pregnancy using a pill to get the medication quickly without running afoul of a resurrected Arizona law that bans most abortions. Under the arrangement that began Monday, patients will have an ultrasound in Arizona, get a […]
2 months ago
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Arizona near-total abortion ban remains in effect after judge denies Planned Parenthood’s stay

The near-total abortion ban in Arizona will remain in effect after a judge denied Planned Parenthood's to pause the ruling.
2 months ago
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Arizona mother makes stunning recovery from near death in 2017 Las Vegas shooting

Arizona mother Jovanna Calzadillas was struck in the head by a bullet during the nation's deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas.
2 months ago
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Scottsdale, Tempe ranked among best cities for people with disabilities

Two Valley cities both made the top 10 list of best cities for people with disabilities in a recent study by personal finance website WalletHub.
2 months ago
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Abrazo Health to begin first phase of Buckeye medical building

Abrazo Health released a rendering of its first phase of development that'll bring its sixth major medical campus to the Valley.
2 months ago