In 2006, an E. coli outbreak in California Spinach rocked the fresh produce industry. Nearly 200 people across the country got sick. Three died. Farmers in Arizona were paying close attention. Arizona, along with California, produces almost all of the nation’s leafy greens and so they both got to work developing a more stringent approach to food safety.
Jason Odhner helped found a community clinic in Phoenix and worked as a nurse at a local hospital. His next patients will be Ebola victims.
Despite high incidence of sexual assault on the Navajo Nation, many women in Indian Country have been denied access to Plan B.
Forty percent of the Navajo Nation doesn’t have running water. A Los Angeles-based nonprofit is trying to change that one community at a time.
Firefighters face a multitude of cancer-causing agents but one of the most insidious is the exhaust from their own trucks. There's now funding available to install exhaust removal systems.
Recent studies say firefighters are twice as likely to get certain types of cancer than the general public. But scientists say stricter firefighting safety practices could lower those rates.
One of every five people on the Navajo Nation in Arizona is considered food insecure. That means they may not know where their next meal is coming from. A community on the western edge of the reservation has just gotten a grant to help.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday halted strict new rules for clinics that provide abortions in Texas. The order holds until a legal challenge against those rules goes before a federal appeals court.
A federal judge in Austin ruled the laws would pose an undue burden on a woman's legal right to an abortion.
For the first time Northern Arizona University researchers have linked uranium exposure to skin cancer. And one sub-population is especially at risk.