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Local tribes have expanded access to COVID-19 vaccine cash incentive programs

Nov 29, 2021 The Tohono O'odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe are offering $400 and $100, respectively, to tribal members who prove they're fully vaccinated.

Arizona reports 3,655 additional COVID cases

Nov 27, 2021 The state also added 47 deaths.

Arizona reports 3,322 more COVID cases; hospitalizations dip

Nov 26, 2021 Health officials fear surge after Thanksgiving travel.

Juul will pay $14.5 million to settle lawsuit with Arizona

Nov 23, 2021 AG said marketing practices "eerily similar" to old tactics of the tobacco industry.

Bisbee hospital in crisis care

Nov 23, 2021 COVID has forced the hospital into crisis standards of care.

University of Arizona research shows disparity in breast cancer treatments for Indigenous women

Nov 17, 2021 The data shows more Indigenous women get mastectomies versus lumpectomies than non-Native women.

Pima County recommends boosters for every eligible person over 18

Nov 15, 2021 Health officials cite increased COVID-19 transmission rates within the county.

Blood donations in southern Arizona remain low heading into the holidays

Nov 10, 2021 Medical experts worry the shortage could cause a slowdown in patient care

Navajo organization received grant to increase COVID-19 vaccinations within the Navajo Nation

Nov 8, 2021 The $30,000 grant is one of 13 IllumiNative, an organization focused on deconstructing Indigenous stereotypes, awarded to bolster vaccination efforts.

Pima County orders COVID-19 vaccines for children

Oct 30, 2021 Federal officials are moving towards approving the vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

It’s been nearly a year. Why aren’t more Arizonans vaccinated?

Oct 22, 2021 This week, The Buzz revisits the rollout of vaccinations in Arizona, boosters and the barriers that stand between the state's residents and getting the shot — or the second and third.

Health official: Arizona poised to give COVID shots to kids

Oct 21, 2021 The head of the Dept. of Health Services says children are effective spreaders of COVID-19 and that vaccinating children would move Arizona closer to herd immunity.

University of Arizona engineers developing latest wearable diagnostic device

Oct 18, 2021 The array of sensors can be 3D printed and worn like a sleeve.

Brnovich, other state AGs urge court to let Texas abortion law stand

Oct 14, 2021 Republican state attorneys general from Indiana, Florida, Oklahoma and elsewhere say the Biden administration overstepped by bringing a lawsuit against Texas.

University of Arizona researchers search for meaning behind idle thoughts

Oct 14, 2021 The study's results might help physicians diagnose and treat mental illness.

Arizona reports 55 more deaths, toll passes 20K milestone

Oct 1, 2021 Arizona currently is 11th highest among states in the number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began, and sixth in the number of deaths per 100,000 population.

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