Arizona Health News

Patient donates blood at Vitalant drive...
Payne Moses

Tempe Vitalant blood drive brings low turnout amid hardest week to maintain supplies

Vitalant held Arizona's largest blood drive at Tempe Center for the Arts on Sunday, but turnout was far below expected amid the summer's most taxing week to maintain needed supplies, the company said.
7 days ago
Sonora Quest waiting room in Buckeye...
Payne Moses

Sonora Quest Laboratories opens first patient service center in Buckeye

Sonora Quest Laboratories recently opened its first patient service center (PSC) in Buckeye, the company announced Tuesday.
7 days ago
Dr. Girish Mour, left, and Dr. David Lott look in on Marty Kedian after his larynx transplant surge...
Associated Press

Arizona surgeons help cancer patient regain voice with rare larynx transplant

A cancer patient has regained his voice after Arizona surgeons removed his cancerous larynx and replaced it with a donated one.
7 days ago
Banner Imaging and HeartFlow are collaborating to offer a new program to help new patients detect c...
Bailey Leasure

New Banner Health Center in Scottsdale is set to open

A new Banner health center in Scottsdale that will provide primary care and other health services, is set to open Tuesday.
7 days ago
Arizona Abortion Access Act supporters deliver signature petitions for the ballot measure to the Se...
Kevin Stone

Arizona abortion rights advocates submit twice as many signatures as needed for ballot initiative

Arizona Abortion Access Act supporters submitted more than double the amount of signatures needed to get the measure on the ballot Wednesday.
9 days ago
Patient gives blood at a Vitalant blood drive. (Vitalant Facebook photo)...
KTAR.com

Vitalant needs 600 donors for Saving Arizona Blood Drive on July 7 in Tempe

Become a hero by donating blood at the Saving Arizona Blood Drive hosted by Vitalant on July 7 at Tempe Center for the Arts.
7 days ago
Medical emergencies clarification Arizona abortion...
KTAR.com

AG Kris Mayes issues opinion clarifying Arizona abortion law

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes issued an opinion to clarify what medical emergencies allow doctors to perform abortions on Thursday.
19 days ago
Opioid settlement money to be used to fund dept. of corrections...
Serena O'Sullivan

Mayes calls judge’s decision to let opioid settlement funds go to corrections an ‘absolute travesty’

Although Kris Mayes sued to stop the transfer of opioid settlement money to the Arizona Department of Corrections, a judge let it go forward.
20 days ago
Attorney General Kris Mayes sued Arizona on June 20, 2024, in an attempt to block the state from us...
KTAR.com

AG Kris Mayes sues Arizona over plan to use $115 million in opioid settlement funds for budget deficit

Attorney General Kris Mayes sued Arizona on Thursday in an attempt to block the state from using $115 million in opioid settlement funds to remedy budget deficits.
26 days ago
Center helps people with autism find jobs with business experience...
Serena O'Sullivan

New business center in Phoenix helps students, adults with autism learn job skills

Diana Diaz-Harrison with Arizona Autism Charter Schools said the business programs at a new center will help people with autism find jobs.
28 days ago
Vice President Kamala Harris will make a campaign stop in Phoenix for an event promoting reproducti...
KTAR.com

Kamala Harris coming to Phoenix next week for reproductive rights event

Vice President Kamala Harris will make a campaign stop in Phoenix next week for an event promoting reproductive rights.
28 days ago
Seniors in Sun City invited to dance the night away at prom event...
Serena O'Sullivan

Sun City senior center to host prom to fight loneliness, keep older locals healthy

Loneliness can be deadly. That's why Banner Health is inviting seniors in Sun City to join its first prom event for people over 60.
28 days ago
Warning label on social media? Arizona experts respond to idea...
Serena O'Sullivan

How could a social media warning label impact Arizona children and teens?

The Surgeon General of the U.S. said on Monday he wants a warning label on social media apps because they hurt young people's mental health.
29 days ago
Newborn hearing screenings, other services bolstered by new grant...
Balin Overstolz McNair

Arizona gets grant to boost variety of services for newborns with hearing loss

A $235,000 dollar grant will help the Arizona Department of Health Services provide newborn hearing screenings and related services.
1 month ago
State's new budget a sore spot for attorney general - Here's why...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona AG ‘extremely disappointed’ with state budget cuts to opioid settlement funds

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes released a statement saying she is "extremely disappointed" with the state's new budget on Saturday.
1 month ago
A transfer team member moves a patient in a wheelchair into the new Valleywise Health Medical Cente...
Kevin Stone

Long-awaited Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix welcomes 1st patients

The long-awaited new Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix is now open after welcoming its first patients on Thursday.
1 month ago
Split panel image of boxes of mifepristone on the left and the facade of the Supreme Court building...
Associated Press

US Supreme Court unanimously preserves access to abortion medication mifepristone

The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously preserved access to a medication that was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the U.S. last year.
1 month ago
Arizona will receive nearly $15.5 million as part of a settlement with Johnson & Johnson over its m...
KTAR.com

Arizona receives nearly $15.5 million in talc product settlement with Johnson & Johnson

Arizona will receive nearly $15.5 million as part of a settlement with Johnson & Johnson over its marketing of talc products, officials announced Tuesday.
1 month ago
Event supports ballot measure to ensure statewide abortion rights...
Serena O'Sullivan

Health care providers gather at Arizona Capitol to show support for abortion ballot measure

Arizona voters may be able to ensure statewide abortion rights — or deny them — when casting ballots during the general election on Nov. 5.
1 month ago
A Phoenix fire official said the number of drownings involving children is heading in the wrong dir...
Balin Overstolz McNair

Phoenix fire official says number of child drownings heading in wrong direction

Phoenix fire official said the number of drownings involving children is heading in the wrong direction as summer nears.
1 month ago
TAVR system used in Arizona the first time, Abrazo Health says...
Serena O'Sullivan

Phoenix hospital becomes state’s 1st to use new heart valve replacement system

The TAVR system, a device that implants a replacement valve in patients with aortic stenosis, was recently used in Phoenix for the first time.
1 month ago
Arizona voters' thoughts on abortion revealed by new poll...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona voters are split on potential ballot measure to make abortion a statewide right, poll finds

What are Arizona voters' thoughts on abortion? A new Noble poll found they're evenly split on a potential abortion rights ballot measure.
1 month ago
Arizona's bout with extreme heat is nearing. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)...
Danny Shapiro

With extreme metro Phoenix heat around the corner, health official says preparation is key

Metro Phoenix's extreme heat is nearing and a top county health official said the best way to combat blistering temperatures is to properly prepare.
1 month ago
Arizona poison centers are warning of health risks after a recent outbreak of cases related to mush...
Danny Shapiro

Arizona poison centers warn of health risks after outbreak from microdosing mushrooms products

Arizona poison centers are warning of health risks after a recent outbreak of cases related to mushrooms products meant for microdosing.
1 month ago