Health

Phoenix Children's Avondale...
Colton Krolak

Phoenix Children’s to open Avondale campus, meeting needs of southwest Valley

Phoenix Children’s is opening an emergency department on July 26 at its Avondale campus to help fill the need for pediatric services in the rapidly expanding southwest Valley.
9 months ago
Phoenix mom who triggered Amber Alert found unconscious with baby, drugs by her side...
Serena O'Sullivan

Police: Phoenix mom who triggered Amber Alert found unconscious with baby, drugs by her side

A mom who took her baby from a Phoenix hospital and triggered an Amber Alert was found unconscious with the child and drugs, officials said.
9 months ago
urgent care honorhealth...
Stephen Gugliociello

HonorHealth to acquire 26 urgent care centers from FastMed

Healthcare system HonorHealth has purchased 26 urgent care centers in Arizona from FastMed, the company announced Tuesday.
9 months ago
Hiker in extreme heat...
Associated Press

How extreme heat takes a toll on the mind and body, according to experts

Extreme heat takes a toll. Heavy sweating, dizziness, muscle spasms and vomiting are just a few signs of heat exhaustion.
9 months ago
Food Bank Fridays campaign success 2023...
Serena O'Sullivan

Gaydos and Chad beat personal record in third year of Food Bank Fridays event

Each year, KTAR News 92.3 FM's Gaydos + Chad host their Food Bank Fridays campaign to provide free meals for people in need.
9 months ago
Surprise house fire...
Serena O'Sullivan

House fire in Surprise sends firefighter, 3 others to hospital

A Monday night house fire in Surprise, AZ sent four people to the hospital for fire-related injuries, including one firefighter.
10 months ago
hepatitis A risk frozen strawberries...
Serena O'Sullivan

Frozen strawberries, fruit blends recalled for potential hepatitis A risk

Check your freezer now for frozen strawberries as well as smoothie blends with strawberries. They could come with a serious hepatitis A risk.
10 months ago
Stylish man holding smartphone digital detox...
Kim Komando

Ready for a digital detox? Follow these steps to stay off your phone this summer

We use our phones all the time. It can be hard to take a digital detox — unless you use this detailed guide for iPhone and Android users.
10 months ago
Katie Hobbs image by Getty...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signs 2 executive orders supporting the LGBTQ+ community

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Tuesday that she signed two executive orders supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
10 months ago
Sierra Vista dog attack killed elderly woman on Friday...
Serena O'Sullivan

Dog attack kills woman, injures man south of Tucson

A Sierra Vista dog attack on Friday killed an 84-year-old woman and her dog. A 53-year-old man was also critically injured.
10 months ago
The CPV power plant operates in Woodbridge N.J. on Feb. 27, 2023. The company's plan to a second ga...
Associated Press

‘Enough pollution’ in minority area eyed for NJ power plant

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Residents of low-income communities in New Jersey that would get a second gas-fired power plant nearby are urging the governor to halt the project. They say it flies in the face of an environmental justice law he signed with great fanfare over two years ago but which has yet to take […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

States move to crack down on nurses with bogus diplomas

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Medical licensing officials in multiple states are scrambling to stop nurses with fraudulent academic credentials from caring for patients, after three Florida schools were accused of selling thousands of bogus diplomas. New York regulators told 903 nurses in recent weeks to either surrender their licenses or prove they were properly educated. […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Intel agencies: No sign adversaries behind ‘Havana syndrome’

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies cannot link a foreign adversary to any of the incidents associated with so-called “Havana syndrome,” the hundreds of cases of brain injuries and other symptoms reported by American personnel around the world. The findings released Wednesday by U.S. intelligence officials cast doubt on the longstanding suspicions by many people […]
1 year ago
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and current candidate for the bench Dan Kelly speaks during ...
Associated Press

Wisconsin court candidate won’t hear Democrats’ lawsuits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democrats’ choice in a high-stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court race said Wednesday that she would not hear cases brought by the Wisconsin Democratic Party because it has donated $2.5 million to her campaign. But her Republican-backed opponent would not make a similar pledge for cases brought by the GOP. Milwaukee County […]
1 year ago
FILE - Zoe Schell, from Topeka, Kan., stands on the steps of the Kansas Statehouse during a rally t...
Associated Press

Anti-abortion allies change tactics after post-Roe defeats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans and their anti-abortion allies, who suffered a series of defeats in ballot questions in states across the political spectrum last year, are changing tactics as new legislative sessions and the new election season start. In states where citizens have direct access to the ballot, Republicans are considering ways to prevent […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Cambodia says recent bird flu cases not spread by humans

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Recent cases of bird flu discovered in two Cambodian villagers, one of them fatal, show no sign of human-to-human transmission, health officials in the Southeast Asian nation say, allaying fears of a public health crisis. An 11-year-old Cambodian girl from a village in the southeastern province of Prey Veng died […]
1 year ago
This Wednesday, March 1, 2023 photo shows a vial of Eli Lilly's Humalog insulin in New York. Eli Li...
Associated Press

Lilly plans to slash some insulin prices, expand cost cap

Eli Lilly will cut prices for some older insulins later this year and immediately give more patients access to a cap on the costs they pay to fill prescriptions. The moves announced Wednesday promise critical relief to some people with diabetes who can face thousands of dollars in annual costs for insulin they need in […]
1 year ago
People wearing face masks walk past rows of lanterns at a tourist shopping street in Beijing, Tuesd...
Associated Press

China dismisses FBI statement on COVID-19 lab leak theory

BEIJING (AP) — For the second day in a row, China on Wednesday dismissed U.S. suggestions that the COVID-19 pandemic may have been triggered by a virus that leaked from a Chinese laboratory. Responding to comments by FBI Director Christopher Wray, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said the involvement of the U.S. intelligence community was […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Ex-UK health chief defends record after COVID messages leak

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s former health minister on Wednesday denied wrongdoing after a newspaper published extracts of private messages he sent in the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. The Daily Telegraph said the exchanges show that then-Health Secretary Matt Hancock ignored scientific advice to test everyone entering nursing homes for COVID-19. Hancock said the […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Mississippi could renew initiatives but ban them on abortion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents might get back the ability to enact public policy through statewide ballot initiatives, but people would be banned from using the process to change abortion laws. Republican lawmakers advanced a proposal Tuesday that would strip voters of their ability to launch abortion measures under a revived ballot initiative process. […]
1 year ago
Indiana Republican Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray speaks with reporters Tuesday, Feb. 28, 202...
Associated Press

Indiana Senate joins states trying to limit transgender care

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican state Senators voted Tuesday to advance a ban on all gender-affirming care for those under 18, the latest in this year’s movement by conservative states aiming to limit the rights of transgender youth. The bill passed the Senate 36-12, sending it to the House despite last week’s contentious committee hearing […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Former Missouri lawmaker sentenced for fraud schemes

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former state lawmaker was sentenced Tuesday to six years and three months in federal prison for fraud schemes committed while she ran several medical clinics in southwest Missouri. Tricia Derges, a Republican from Nixa, was also ordered to pay $500,600 in restitution, federal prosecutors said. She was convicted in June […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

Troops who refused COVID vaccine still may face discipline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military services are still reviewing possible discipline of troops who refused the order to get the COVID-19 vaccine, defense officials told Congress on Tuesday, and they provided few details on how many of those who were forced out of the military would like to return. Lawmakers expressed frustration with the news, […]
1 year ago
Associated Press

FDA panel narrowly backs Pfizer RSV vaccine for older adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed an experimental vaccine from Pfizer that could soon become the first shot to protect older adults against the respiratory illness known as RSV. The Food and Drug Administration panel voted 7-4 on two separate questions of whether Pfizer’s data showed the vaccine was safe and […]
1 year ago