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Newborn baby girl sleeping in a maternity ward at a hospital
Maternity programs at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix and TMC Healthcare in Tucson were both ranked “high performing" in an analysis by U.S. News and World Report.
Dec. 5, 2023
An upset man in front of a Christmas tree.
The Show spoke with Hannah Seo, a freelance science journalist, about why she thinks you should include everyone into your holiday festivities.
Dec. 5, 2023
a sign pointing to a hospital entrance
All Banner hospitals across six states including Arizona have implemented their seasonal visitor restrictions effective today, Dec. 4, 2023.
Dec. 4, 2023
Dr. Debora Wickman
Many of Dr. Debra Wickman's patients come to her because of pain.
Dec. 1, 2023
sleeping dog
Dogs in over a dozen states have been diagnosed with a respiratory illness, and no one knows much about it. Symptoms of the illness include lethargy, loss of appetite and coughing.
Dec. 1, 2023
About 10,000 more Arizona children could qualify for health coverage under the state’s Medicaid program next year.
Nov. 30, 2023
Aris Mosley
The Show spoke with Dr. Aris Mosley, medical director for the First Episode Center in Avondale, about serious mental illnesses and how she talks about mental health differently.
Nov. 29, 2023
psilocybin psychedelic mushroom
The state’s advisory council on psychedelic-mushroom research met for the first time Tuesday to start deciding how to use $5 million for multiphase clinical research. But it’s unlikely the funds will ever pay for the research as intended.
Nov. 28, 2023
An upset man in front of a Christmas tree.
Philosopher Kaitlyn Creasy argues that you might have unconditional love in your life — and you can still feel lonely.
Nov. 28, 2023
moon through trees branches at night
The Show spoke with radio producer, filmmaker and podcast host Bianca Giaever about the concept of night walking.
Nov. 28, 2023
Marijuana in a jar next to a cannabis joint on a countertop
An Arizona marijuana establishment has voluntarily recalled specific products due to possible contamination with Aspergillus. This is the second recall of marijuana products due to the fungus this year.
Nov. 27, 2023
insulin bottle and needle
Attorney General Kris Mayes filed a lawsuit Monday against several pharmacy benefit managers and drug manufacturers. It alleges they schemed to inflate the price of insulin and other diabetes drugs in violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.
Nov. 27, 2023
downtown tucson
The Show spoke with Dr. Theresa Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, about potential air filtration centers.
Nov. 27, 2023
psilocybin psychedelic mushroom
The Arizona Department of Health Services will open a grant application window in about a month for research institutions interested in conducting studies which measure the efficacy of psilocybin mushrooms.
Nov. 26, 2023
mobile phone and earbud on table
Could music be the key to helping women who are experiencing sleep problems during menopause? A recent study suggests that it could.
Nov. 25, 2023
Slices of cantaloupe on a plate
The CDC says the number of people sickened has doubled in a Salmonella outbreak tied to whole and pre-cut cantaloupes.
Nov. 24, 2023
Covid vaccine
This fall, the Arizona Department of Health Services has already tracked more than twice as many flu cases than what’s typical for this time of year. RSV caseloads are about average, but they’ve increased about 21% just since last week.
Nov. 24, 2023
Stethoscope on a table.
More than 1,100 experts have joined the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in boycotting the medical journal Nutrients over ethical concerns. The move follows a tepid response to a letter sent last year and signed by 800 doctors, nurses and scientists, several from Arizona.
Nov. 22, 2023
birth certificates
While Arizona allows gender amendments on birth certificates, it requires proof of gender reassignment surgery, a chromosomal count pointing towards a different sex or a court order.
Nov. 22, 2023
8 year old girl child COVID-19 vaccine shot
According to the CDC, the national rate of vaccine exemptions among kindergarteners is at 3%, the highest it's ever been. CDC data also shows exemptions in Arizona trending higher, even before the pandemic.
Nov. 21, 2023


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