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ASU to establish medical school as part of wider health initiative

Arizona State University will establish its own medical school amid an ongoing shortage of health care workers across the state.
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Colton Krolak

Specialization in Valley youth sports shows trend leading to more injuries

According to the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, 17%-41% of athletes specialize in sport, with numbers varying due to many factors.
11 days ago
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Arizonans turn in 3.5 tons of unneeded drugs on National Prescription Take Back Day

More than 3.5 tons of drugs were collected in Arizona in the latest National Prescription Take Back Day, authorities said.
13 days ago
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Glendale firefighters reach deal with city on cancer claim coverage

Glendale firefighters have reached an agreement with the city that will ensure presumptive cancer claims will be accepted.
14 days ago

Valley health officials report first case of mpox since January

Valley health officials reported the first case of mpox since January on Friday and urged at-risk individuals to get vaccinated.
14 days ago
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Banner Health opens $54 million sports medicine facility in Scottsdale

Banner Health on Tuesday opened its comprehensive $54 million sports medicine facility in Scottsdale.
16 days ago
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Arizona suspends payments to providers accused of millions in Medicaid fraud

Arizona leaders on Tuesday announced that the state has suspended payments and will audit providers accused of engaging in Medicaid fraud in the state.
17 days ago
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SuElen Rivera

Ground breaks on HonorHealth cardiovascular center in Scottsdale

Construction began Monday on an advanced cardiovascular center in Scottsdale set to be fully operational in 2025.
17 days ago
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With COVID-19 emergency winding down, Embry Health holds surplus sale

With the national COVID-19 emergency ending May 11, Embry Health is winding down as well, holding a surplus supply sale.
18 days ago
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Man survives ‘widowmaker’ heart attack hours after daughter’s birth in Glendale

Justin Elms of Peoria survived a near total blockage in his heart hours after his daughter, June, was born at a Glendale hospital in March. 
23 days ago
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Banner Health begins carrying blood on ambulance helicopters in Arizona

Banner Health, Arizona's largest hospital system, this month started carrying blood on its ambulance helicopters.
1 month ago
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Arizona VA facility exposed employees to hazards, inspectors say

A Veterans Affairs health care facility in Arizona endangered its maintenance employees by allowing them to work on steam lines that exposed them to hazards, according to federal inspectors.
2 months ago
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Colton Krolak

First triple-organ transplant in Arizona history gives a new chance at life

A Valley hospital recently made Arizona history, performing the first ever triple-organ transplant in the state.
2 months ago
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Arizona AG Mayes supports proposal to ease restrictions on LGBTQ blood donations

Arizona AG Kris Mayes announced her support for an FDA proposal on easing blood donation restrictions for gay and bisexual men.
2 months ago
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UArizona researchers awarded nearly $1M to track tick species and their diseases

Researchers at the University of Arizona are building the first database of tick distribution and correlated diseases in the state.
2 months ago
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Taylor Tasler

Valley students taking peer-to-peer approach when raising awareness for fentanyl

A group of students at Valley schools are working together to raise awareness of the deadly effects of fentanyl.
2 months ago
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SuElen Rivera

Banner Health announces plan to open Scottsdale hospital in 2026

Banner Health announced Monday it plans to open a full-service hospital and cancer care center in the northeast Valley.
2 months ago
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Tom Kuebel

Builders break ground on Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital in Mesa

Work began on a 12-acre site near Ellsworth Road and Peterson Avenue called the Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital on Tuesday.
3 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Gun violence study shows Phoenix with high rate of fatal shootings by police

A new study shows that Phoenix has the highest rate of fatal shootings by police departments out of the nation's 10 largest cities.
3 months ago
Taylor Tasler

Arizona poison centers warn of high levels of fentanyl found in cocaine

Arizona poison centers are warning of high levels of fentanyl found in illicit cocaine after concerning cases arose over the weekend.
3 months ago
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Valleywise Health announces October opening for new medical center in Phoenix

Valleywise Health is set to open its new Phoenix medical center in October, as the building is 75% complete.
3 months ago
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Walmart Health unveils plan to open 6 centers in metro Phoenix

Walmart plans to open multiple health centers in metro Phoenix as the retail giant expands its medical services initiative.
3 months ago
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Banner Children’s receives $5M to create pediatric cancer center in Mesa

Arizona-based Banner Children's plans to create a dedicated center for pediatric cancer patients using a $5 million donation from cable giant Cox.
3 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Phoenix Children’s opens new patient care floor as part of major expansion

As part of a major expansion at its main campus, Phoenix Children's opened a new floor in its patient care tower earlier this month.
4 months ago