Health and Medicine

State health insurance program wrongly ended coverage for some Native children

May 16, 2022 AHCCCS said it is putting new procedures in place following auditor general's report.

Arizona health agency: State's pandemic toll passes 30,000

May 4, 2022 According to the federal Centers Disease Control and Prevention, Arizona’s death toll ranks 11th highest among states.

Biomedical engineers sneak medicines past immune system

May 4, 2022 University of Arizona researchers are developing ways to target medication more efficiently to fight disease.

Universities partnering to end addiction

Apr 29, 2022 The University of Arizona and Oklahoma State University are working together to combat pain and addiction.

Childhood vaccination rate continues to decline in Arizona

Apr 29, 2022 The share of kindergarten students with personal belief exemptions rose to 6.6% this school year, up from 5.4% in the 2019-2020 school year.

"...love you like you've never known you're worth." The songs of Gabrielle Pietrangelo.

Apr 14, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An American hero gets some overdue recognition at Davis Monthan Air Force Base; and learn about the help - and hope - in Tucson for those living with aphasia.

Rabbits at risk from deadly virus

Apr 8, 2022 PACC lost 15 animals to the RHDV2 virus.

Arizona House votes to ban abortion after 15 weeks

Mar 24, 2022 Senate Bill 1164 heads to Gov. Ducey's desk for his signature or veto.

The drivers of the Women's Formula 1 racing circuit test their speed & skill in the Sonoran Desert.

Mar 18, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Reigning Miss Tucson Abby Charles talks food insecurity in Southern Arizona, and Michelle Ross creates literary experiences in miniature for her book "Shapeshifting".

New report shows Alzheimer's Disease is on the rise in Arizona

Mar 16, 2022 The Alzheimer’s Association predicts 200,000 cases statewide by the end of 2025

University of Arizona drops mask requirement for most people

Mar 14, 2022 But Robbins urges campus community to show compassion to vulnerable people.

Local Holocaust survivors share their message for the next generation

Mar 9, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A conversation with the director of Arizona Theatre Company's "Nina Simone: 4 Women"; and conversations with Pam Fessler and Henry Barajas, who will be featured at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Indian Health Service head nominated amid tough challenges

Mar 9, 2022 Roselyn Tso most recently served as director of the health service's Navajo region.

First Lady Jill Biden promotes cancer moonshot in visit to Southern Arizona

Mar 8, 2022 Biden administration aiming to cut the cancer death rate in half over the next 25 years.

TUSD changes mask rules

Mar 8, 2022 The change takes effect a week after Spring Break.

COVID transmission rates drop in southern Arizona

Mar 3, 2022 The CDC has lowered the transmission level in most of the state.

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