Arizona poised to provide MDMA therapy to first responders with PTSD if the FDA approves the psychedelic

Jul 20, 2024 The Arizona Legislature added MDMA-assisted therapy to the list of treatments available to first responders with PTSD under the state’s workers’ comp plan.

Pima County ready with back to school vaccines

Jul 18, 2024 Help is available for parents seeking to update their child's immunization list.

Things to know about heat deaths as a dangerously hot summer shapes up in the western US

Jul 14, 2024 It is unknown exactly how many people died in the most recent heat wave beginning July 1, but early signs indicate it was an especially deadly two weeks.

Taking the camel to the drive-in: David Leighton's history of the Reid Park Zoo

Jul 10, 2024 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Word of Mouth Print Space; celebrate imagination at the Library's Megamania!! Festival; and meet the founder of the Naco Wellness Initiative.

Arizona for Abortion Access sues Legislative Council over abortion ballot description

Jul 10, 2024 The Legislative Council used the term "unborn human being" in its description of the abortion initiative.

Pima County heat-related deaths in June topped 2023's totals

Jul 8, 2024 Days with high temperatures also saw a notable increase from the previous year.

NASA map shows temperatures up to 160 degrees on Phoenix streets, sidewalks

Jul 6, 2024 Surface temperatures that hot can cause severe contact burns within minutes or seconds.

Why "Breaking Bread" is a different approach to political discussion.

Jul 3, 2024 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How art can help with in-hospital healing; Luis Alberto Urrea on how his literature career began; and "Stories That Soar!" considers the meaning of love.

Arizonans rally for reproductive rights: Record-breaking signatures to secure abortion access on ballot

Jul 3, 2024 Arizona for Abortion Access gathers over 823,000 signatures, doubling the required number, to place the right to abortion on the November ballot.

ASU and UCLA launch Latino Data Hub Action Lab to empower, educate policy advocates

Jun 28, 2024 New initiative harnesses census data to inform policies impacting Latino communities in Arizona.

Activists submit 17,000 signatures urging closure of uranium mine near Grand Canyon

Jun 28, 2024 Groups like the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity along with Tribal members say the mine risks drinking water.

AZ doctors can perform later-term abortions in emergencies, AG says

Jun 27, 2024 Mayes clarified the exceptions to Arizona law in an opinion released Thursday.

Understanding men's mental health, and overcoming depression

Jun 27, 2024 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe welcome new leadership; and the legacy of screen actor Donald Sutherland.

Forgot where you put the keys? Experts (and a trivia buff) share tips to boost memory

Jun 25, 2024 "With practice, absolutely everyone can make their memory stronger," says Monica Thieu, a memory researcher and a four-time Jeopardy! contestant.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services visits Arizona to talk abortion access

Jun 21, 2024 Secretary Xavier Becerra stopped in Tucson and Phoenix for his Reproductive Healthcare for All tour.

As they enter their 60s, Gen Xers projected to see higher cancer rates than Boomers

Jun 20, 2024 New research projects higher cancer rates for Gen X when they hit age 60 compared to the generation before.

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