Health and Medicine

New COVID variants prompt new phase of COVID prevention in Pima County

Aug 30, 2023 Health officials recommend checking in with personal health care providers this fall.

Vana Dee Lewis wants you to know you are "#WORTHY."

Aug 16, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: From Odyssey Storytelling, Ana Montanez shares a story about discovering inner strength, and Gabriel Dozal on his book "The Border Simulator."

AZ Dept of Health Services launches voluntary doula license

Aug 14, 2023 The new license is expected to help lower the state's growing maternal mortality rate.

Researchers find the brain can help solve its own memory issues

Aug 11, 2023 A study suggests relying less on external stimuli for patients suffering from stroke and other ailments.

It's "Reservation Dogs" final season, cast member Jon Proudstar shares how it began.

Aug 9, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet Robaba, a refugee from Afghanistan with a passion for knowledge and a story to tell; members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness share "Moments to Cope"; and remembering filmmaker William Friedkin.

Tucson eyes solutions to prevent more fraudulent sober homes from coming

Aug 8, 2023 Tucson's mayor and council directed staff to examine how the city can incorporate regulations for the future.

The Haven strives to become go-to resource for Native American women in recovery

Aug 3, 2023 Federal funding has helped expand services and outreach.

"High Asia for Aphasia" is taking awareness to unparalleled heights.

Jul 27, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Knitting socks the REAL old-fashioned way; and the story of Chilean political exile Leo is one of hardship, healing and hope.

Historic heat wave can impact mental health

Jul 25, 2023 Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder grips shut-ins with symptoms including depression and insomnia.

COVID-19 pandemic delays rare disease diagnosis on Arizona's Tribal lands, new study finds

Jul 17, 2023 Testing delays and the focus on response to the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the region may have been factors.

PACC unveils new mobile veterinary unit to assist underserved areas

Jul 12, 2023 The Karen's Karing Van will connect a team of veterinarians and animal technicians to pet owners across the county.

Governor makes contraceptive medications available over the counter at pharmacies

Jul 6, 2023 Gov. Katie Hobbs says the rule will go into effect immediately

Diversity, Belonging and Celebration: Queer AF rocks Pride Month.

Jul 5, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Southern Arizona Senior Pride serves Tucson's LGBTQIA+ elders; Marilyn Heins MD shares some lessons learned from losing her husband to Alzheimer’s Disease; and, Stories that Soar! brings some summer heat.

Hiker dies while on 8-mile hike in triple-digit heat at Grand Canyon National Park

Jul 3, 2023 The victim’s name and hometown weren’t immediately released.

Camp Not-A-Wheeze offers youth with asthma a normal camp experience while educating them on how to manage their chronic disease

Jul 2, 2023 Parents have been sending their asthmatic children to Camp Not-A-Wheeze for 35 years, safe in the knowledge that their kids will be able to experience sleepaway camp while keeping their asthma under control.

150,000 dropped from Medicaid coverage in Arizona, most for filing errors

Jul 1, 2023 The cuts in Medicaid enrollment are the first wave of reductions that AHCCCS has projected could reach 600,000 by the end of the year.

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