Arizona Health News

Secrecy clauses in Sun City West facility part of Kris Mayes lawsuit...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona Attorney General sues health care facility over illegal secrecy clause, elder abuse

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes accused a Sun City West facility of using illegal secrecy clauses to hide elder abuse on May 20, 2024.
3 days ago
Executive order from Gov. Katie Hobbs expands reproductive rights...
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Executive order from Gov. Katie Hobbs expands contraceptive access in Arizona

Gov. Katie Hobbs issued an executive order protecting reproductive freedoms through increased access to contraception, officials said.
5 days ago
Split panel image of an emergency room at the new new Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix o...
Kevin Stone

After multiple delays, new Valleywise Health Medical Center to open soon in Phoenix

The new Valleywise Health Medical Center will soon admit its first patients after four years of construction and multiple delays.
10 days ago
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Arizona Supreme Court grants 90-day delay on enforcement of state’s 1864 abortion law

The Arizona Supreme Court on Monday granted a 90-day stay on allowing the state's 1864 abortion law to go back into effect, clearing the way for a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
12 days ago
arizona department of health 2024 2026 suicide prevention plan...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona health authorities launch new efforts to prevent suicide

The 2024-2026 suicide prevention plan from the Arizona Department of Health Services has three steps, according to an expert.
13 days ago
Google Street View image of the Tempe St. Luke's Hospital entrance. Tempe St. Luke's is one of four...
Kevin Stone

Steward Health Care, which has 4 hospitals in Arizona, files for bankruptcy

Arizona's attorney general is launching an investigation after a health care network with four hospitals in the state filed for bankruptcy.
14 days ago
Stroke Awareness Month...
Serena O'Sullivan

How Arizonans can help their loved ones who are stroke victims

Since May is Stroke Awareness Month, Dr. Daniel Gonzales with the Barrow Neurological Institute's stroke center shared health tips.
15 days ago
A technician laser-milling a needle designed with custom geometry to enable the Neuralink's R1 Robo...
Amy Edelen/Phoenix Business Journal

Elon Musk’s Neuralink begins clinical trials in Phoenix

Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company Neuralink is conducting clinical trials in Phoenix for its brain implant device.
21 days ago
Walmart operates 23 stores in Arizona, including this supercenter with pharmacy at 9600 N. Metro Pa...
Angela Gonzales/Phoenix Business Journal

Walmart nixes plans to open Arizona health centers, will close other US clinics

Walmart Health, which had planned to open nearly 80 medical clinics by the end of 2024, including in Arizona, is scrapping those plans.
22 days ago
Civil War-era abortion ban no longer to be law of the land in Arizona...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signs bill to repeal near-total abortion ban

Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a bill on Thursday to repeal the Civil War-era abortion ban that made the procedure virtually illegal in Arizona.
23 days ago
Arizona abortion issue: People walk to the Arizona Senate gallery before a vote on a bill to repeal...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Senate president says abortion issue ‘completely blown up’ by media, Democrats

The Republican leader of the Arizona Senate said he believes the abortion issue has been overblown by the media and Democrats.
23 days ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Arizona doctors make advancements in skin cancer, melanoma treatment

May is skin cancer awareness month so Jim Sharpe learns more about a new T-cell treatment working wonders for skin cancer patients in the Valley on Thursday’s Sharper Point commentary. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
23 days ago
Senior isolation can worsen health issues, Banner Health says...
Serena O'Sullivan

Free Banner Health class in Sun City taught seniors how to safely find love and friends online

To fight senior isolation, which can hurt an older person's mental and physical well-being, Banner Health held a dating class on Tuesday.
23 days ago
Beat the Heat new ASU free to play video game...
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ASU releases free online video game to teach children about heat safety

ASU recently released a free-to-play online game accessible by web browsers called "Beat the Heat." It teaches kids about heat safety.
24 days ago
Republican state Sen. Shawnna Bolick speaks before voting in favor of a bill repeal Arizona's near-...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Senate passes bill to repeal near-total abortion ban, sends it to governor

A bill to repeal Arizona’s near-total abortion ban is a signature away from becoming law after the state Senate passed it on Wednesday.
24 days ago
Arizona recently unveiled an informative reproductive healthcare website aimed at offering swift ac...
KTAR.com

Informational reproductive health care website launches in Arizona

Arizona's launched a new reproductive health care website for access to resources and knowledge about health care rights in the state.
26 days ago
Arizona doctors could soon give patients abortions in California...
Associated Press

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to let Arizona doctors provide abortions in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a proposal on Wednesday that could help Arizona doctors give their patients abortions in California.
30 days ago
Split-panel image of Arizona Republican state Rep. Tim Dunn on the left and sign that says "Abortio...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Republican who approved repeal of near-total abortion ban explains his vote

An Arizona Republican who voted to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban said he did so to combat an abortion rights ballot measure.
1 month ago
Split image of the Arizona flag on the left and state Rep. Matt Gress on the House floor April 24, ...
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Democrats in Arizona House get enough GOP help to pass bill to repeal near-total abortion ban

Arizona House Democrats, with help from a few Republicans, passed a bill Wednesday to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban.
1 month ago
New technology will help Banner Health detect Valley fever earlier...
Serena O'Sullivan

Banner Health using new technology to detect Valley fever earlier

In order to detect Valley fever earlier, Banner Health Banner Urgent Care facilities now have a disease dashboard and a new test process.
1 month ago
Google Street View image of Heritage Village, a Mesa assisted living facility that has been accused...
Kevin Stone

Court puts receiver in control of troubled Mesa assisted living facility

A third-party receiver was appointed to take control of Heritage Village, a Mesa assisted living facility accused of abuse and consumer fraud.
1 month ago
Mobile mammography unit offers breast cancer screenings in Valley...
Serena O'Sullivan

Banner Health offers on-the-go breast cancer screenings with mobile mammography unit

Banner Health announced its 3D mobile mammography unit, which will screen Valley women for breast cancer, last week.
1 month ago
Scorpions and spiders a bigger threat to Arizonans as temps rise...
Serena O'Sullivan

Creepy-crawly alert: Valley poison control center warns about scorpion and spider season

The Banner Poison Control Center warned Arizonans to keep an eye out for scorpions and spiders as temperatures rise.
1 month ago
Vasectomies now available at Planned Parenthood's Phoenix clinic...
Serena O'Sullivan

Planned Parenthood now offering vasectomy services in Phoenix

The demand for vasectomies spiked after the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated the 1864 abortion law earlier this month.
1 month ago