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 Rachel L. Levine
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Rachel Levine recently traveled to Tucson, where she presented a new Environmental Justice Index. The effort stems from a January 2021 executive order formalizing the Biden administration’s commitment to environmental justice.
Dec. 9, 2022
captiol museum
A committee in the Arizona House has been working to help solve the state’s growing teen mental-health problem. The committee adopted a final list of recommendations during a meeting on Thursday.
Dec. 9, 2022
An antiviral medication used to treat influenza
Health officials around the country are talking about the so-called "tripledemic" of RSV, the flu and COVID-19. And Dr. Claire Nechiporenko of Phoenix Indian Medical Center shares those concerns.
Dec. 9, 2022
Mayo Clinic
A Lake Havasu City man recently became the first patient in Arizona to receive a heart transplant using “heart-in-a-box” technology.
Dec. 8, 2022
Phoenix Fire rescue
Phoenix leaders approved $7.8 million to add 58 firefighter positions during Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
Dec. 7, 2022
University of Arizona students
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are trending high in the state. But experts are still wrestling with the complexities of long COVID. A new CDC project at UA could provide a better grip on the condition, especially in underserved communities.
Dec. 7, 2022
A sign points the way to the emergency department
Arizona’s hospitals continue to see high volumes of patients with respiratory viruses amid a severe season for RSV, influenza and COVID-19.
Dec. 7, 2022
neurons
A new drug to treat cognitive decline and help fight the cause of brain deterioration in those with Alzheimer’s is now poised for Food and Drug Administration approval. It’s called Lecanemab, and it works by attacking sticky plaque buildup in the brain, sort of how cholesterol-fighting drugs work.
Dec. 2, 2022
two condoms on a counter
Sex is good for your health later in life, but, like younger people, older adults are at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections.
Dec. 1, 2022
a kid sick in bed
Influenza, COVID-19 and RSV cases are ramping up in Arizona, and all present with similar symptoms: coughing, fever, congestion. But the way to treat each illness is different.
Dec. 1, 2022
A mask sign at a Phoenix school
Health officials are warning that RSV, flu and COVID-19 are all on the rise. Pima County Public Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen says it’s not surprising because people are returning to pre-pandemic normalcy, which means less mask wearing.
Nov. 29, 2022
University of Arizona battery-free, light-powered pacemaker rendering
Researchers at the University of Arizona are working on a new kind of pacemaker that would be battery-free and cause wearers less pain.
Nov. 28, 2022
An annual report released by the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program showed an increase in the number of child deaths in the state. Last year, 863 children died in comparison to the 838 deaths the year prior.
Nov. 27, 2022
Therapy session
As the holiday season is in full swing, health officials in the state are reminding people of an alarming statistic affecting those who are isolated or experiencing mental health challenges.
Nov. 26, 2022
Child sick with flu
Influenza and RSV cases are surging across the state to levels many times higher than typical for this time of year. Now Arizona has seen its first pediatric flu death of the season.
Nov. 24, 2022
President Joe Biden
On Tuesday, the Biden Administration announced a six-week campaign aimed at urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign is focused on reaching older adults and people with disabilities.
Nov. 23, 2022
Chandler will use a federal grant worth nearly a million dollars to offer firefighters cancer screenings, the latest step to improve workplace safety.
Nov. 23, 2022
a kid sick in bed
Cases of RSV, COVID-19 and the flu are surging in Pima County along with the rest of the state and many parts of the nation.
Nov. 22, 2022
RSV can be serious for young children. As cases surge in Arizona, The Show spoke with pediatric hospitalist Dr. Reina Patel to learn how kids can stay healthy.
Nov. 21, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
Seasonal flu cases are soaring, and COVID cases are surging, but booster rates are circling the drain, in part because of lingering vaccine questions and misperceptions. Now, several Arizona institutions are collaborating on a five-year, $12.5 million CDC project to answer them.
Nov. 18, 2022

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