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A new survey shows that despite efforts made by the state health department and local and federal governments over the last six months, many unvaccinated Arizonans are still unwilling to get the shot.
Sep. 21, 2021
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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Santa Cruz County, which borders Mexico, has vaccinated 99.9% of its 18+ population. County officials put that number around 90%.
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Sep. 18, 2021
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Maricopa County said this week that it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay nonprofit Community Legal Services for 12 attorneys and six paralegals to help renters in the Phoenix metro area.
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Sep. 17, 2021
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Banner Health’s poison control center saw 10 cases of ivermectin poisoning in August, some requiring hospitalization. Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel said the parasite medicine is in clinical trials to learn its value in treating high-risk COVID-19 cases.
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Sep. 16, 2021
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Pima County continues to see a high number of COVID-19 cases, and schools have been a hot spot. Dr. Theresa Cullen, Pima County health director, says the vast majority of cases in schools involve kids.
Sep. 15, 2021
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Health care workers are in short supply across the country right now after 18 months of a pandemic. Many have left the industry, and many more are feeling the burnout after so long battling the virus.
Sep. 15, 2021
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Surgeries can improve quality of life. But brain changes that at times accompany aging can put seniors at greater risk for disorders arising from surgery and anesthesia, including delirium, impaired memory and problems with comprehension.
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Sep. 14, 2021
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Arizona on Tuesday report 117 additional deaths from COVID-19, the most in a single day since last February during the winter surge The additional deaths and 2,609 additional confirmed cases reported Tuesday on the state's coronavirus dashboard increased the state's pandemic totals to 19,304 deaths and 1,055,487 cases.
Sep. 14, 2021
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The pandemic has been taking a toll on health care workers, leading to staff shortages and competition between health care providers.
Sep. 14, 2021
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Many people have gained weight during the pandemic. A new report finds kids have also put on weight over the last year and a half or so.
Sep. 14, 2021
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With a fourth wave of infections, more Americans are turning to ivermectin, a cheap drug used to kill worms and other parasites in humans and animals. Amy Jonson, vice president of the Western Ranchman, said her Phoenix feed and farm supply store is regularly selling out of ivermectin.
Sep. 14, 2021
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It looks like COVID-19 cases are leveling off slightly in Arizona.
Sep. 13, 2021
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Arizona Department of Health Services reported 2,765 new COVID-19 cases and 6 additional deaths on Sunday, continuing a surge that began in July.
Sep. 12, 2021
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Attorneys who specialize in labor law say the decision by President Biden that large employers must have all workers vaccinated is well within the power of the federal government. And companies that listen to the Republicans and ignore the requirement could find themselves facing stiff fines.
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Sep. 12, 2021
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Environmentalists gathered at the state Capitol on Friday morning, urging Congress to pass President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan as part of his budget proposal. It would allocate $3.5 trillion in spending for climate change initiatives, health care and public schools.
Sep. 10, 2021
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Smoking causes most cases of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. But 10-20% of lung cancer patients have never smoked. New research by the National Cancer Institute shows those cases likely stem from a buildup of natural mutations.
Sep. 10, 2021
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A recent poll found 59% of likely voters surveyed were against a new law that bans mask mandates.
Sep. 10, 2021
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In a 4-1 vote, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved several financial disincentives in order to encourage county employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sep. 8, 2021
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As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Arizona, Pima County’s chief medical officer, Dr. Francisco García, says the cooling weather may help mitigate transmission.
Sep. 7, 2021
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ASU football is back with its largest crowd in six years on Thursday night. The Sun Devil Stadium was full of students excited to see a football game in person.
Sep. 3, 2021

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