Health and Medicine

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.

Benson counselor pioneers 'Counseling in the Streets' program in Cochise County

Jun 30, 2023 The program is a discussion-based educational program that is led by a facilitator.

New rural health education center works to bridge healthcare gap

Jun 29, 2023 The Center for Excellence in Rural Education will officially join the Arizona Area Health Education Center on July 1.

Hobbs signs executive orders protecting and expanding access for LGBTQ+ Arizonans

Jun 27, 2023 The two executive orders will bar state resources from being used to support conversion therapy and protect access to gender-affirming care for state employees.

One year after Dobbs: an abortion provider reflects on low access in the state

Jun 26, 2023 A medical director for a family planning clinic in Phoenix recalls the events leading to Arizona's abortion access today.

Social media seen through the eyes of Generation Z.

Jun 14, 2023 On Arizona Spotlight: Listen as local high school students reflect on their social media use and experts react to their stories. Plus, a visit to "Playformance", where a kid can really be a kid.

Kidz At Play is not a rap group.

Jun 8, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant on the podcast "Going Wild"; and a conversation with Tom Carlson, 90-year-old co-founder and president of the Naco Wellness Initiative.

Expanded telemedicine services for veterinarian care combats access shortage

Jun 1, 2023 The new Arizona law was signed by Governor Katie Hobbs in early May.

The March of Dimes Mom and Baby Unit brings care to southern Tucson

May 21, 2023 The mobile clinic’s services are free, providing maternity care for pregnant women and basic medical care for others who are undocumented, unhoused, uninsured or underinsured.

Navajo leaders seek tribal members caught up in sober-living Medicare scam in Arizona

May 20, 2023 The operation known as Rainbow Bridge was launched in response to recent actions by the state of Arizona against more than 100 unlicensed and fraudulent sober living homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Pati Jinich explores the food - and stories - of the borderlands.

May 3, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 6th annual Arizona Palooza is a free event supporting better mental health; Student directors discuss their short films for "I Dream in Widescreen 2023"; and "Stories That Soar!" features our youngest author yet.

Statewide, congenital syphilis cases are on the rise.

May 2, 2023 Healthcare professions say that this disease is one hundred percent preventable.

Arizona increase in drunken driving deaths among highest in nation in 2021

Apr 30, 2023 While Arizona was an outlier, it was not unique.

Benson Visitor Center certified as an Autism Center

Apr 27, 2023 The location is the first in Cochise County.

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