Covid, workers' compensation, Court of Appeals,
Sep 22, 2023

Court rules employee who contracts Covid on job entitled to benefits

An employee who contracts Covid on the job is entitled to benefits under the state's workers' compensation, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. And his survivor is entitled to benefit if the disease kills him.

Covid, workers' compensation, Court of Appeals,
Sep 13, 2023

Updated Covid vaccine OK’d, experts urge people to roll up their sleeves

Federal officials Tuesday approved an updated Covid vaccine for use by anyone age 6 months or older, and health officials are urging people to get the shot amid a fall surge in cases.

photo radar, Chaplik, police, traffic laws
May 18, 2023

GOP lawmakers push photo radar ban

A GOP bill that would ban photo radar and red-light cameras from ticketing Arizona drivers passed the House of Representatives and is on its way to the governor’s desk.

Covid vaccine, vaccinations, older Americans
May 15, 2023

Health emergency ends – keep smart pandemic policies

The Covid Public Health Emergency declaration ended May 11. However, it is important to note that although the emergency had ended, Covid has not gone away.

veterinarians, University of Arizona, Midwestern University, Arizona Veterinary Loan Assistance Program, American Animal Hospital Association
Apr 25, 2023

Arizona’s veterinary medicine grads aid shortfall of vets in nation, state

Arizona has made veterinary school extremely affordable through a new loan repayment program.

Covid, text, rural health, University of Arizona
Apr 11, 2023

Text ‘join’ to get Covid, health updates in rural Arizona

Text messages updating rural residents about Covid are now being expanded to other health issues to text people who have less access to health care, including people of color, migrants and those who are immunocompromised.

autism, CDC, Arizona
Mar 27, 2023

Autism rates rise in U.S., along with awareness in communities of color

Autism in Arizona and across the U.S. is on the rise, as awareness has led to earlier detection in communities of color, health experts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

apple snails, Game and Fish, invasive snails, Camp Verde
Mar 24, 2023

Game and Fish asks volunteers to help eradicate invasive apple snails

Arizona Game and Fish wants to rid the state of an invasive gastropod pest, and it’s counting on responsible pet owners, outdoor enthusiasts, citizen scientists and volunteers to help.

social emotional learning, Tom Horne, suicide prevention
Mar 20, 2023

Should Arizona children be exposed to SEL?

Please call or write to Tom Horne to explain why he risks harming Arizona’s children by refusing to allow social and emotional learning programs in schools.

autism, medical treatment, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Molecular Autism, Americans with Disabilities Act, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet, Spectrum, ShareAmerica.gov, CDC
Mar 7, 2023

Activists: doctors’ biased behavior toward autistic adults taints treatment

Doctors often show bias toward autistic adults, demonstrating skepticism about their autistic identity, using ableist language or failing to recognize autistic people may react differently to sensory stimuli like pain, activists say.

fentanyl, drugs, border, Nguyen, legislation
Feb 23, 2023

Fight against fentanyl continues as drug seizures rise

The Arizona border has become the nexus point for the trafficking of fentanyl into the country. Approximately 22 million fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills were seized in Arizona in 2022, according to Jodie Underwood, spokesperson for the Drug Enforcement Administration Phoenix Field Division. This accounts for more than 43% of the 50.6 million pills seized nationwide.

Covid, vaccines, CDC, Arizona, American Public Health Association, Arizona Department of Health Services,Arizona Public Health Association
Jan 4, 2023

Three years on, Covid no longer grabs headlines, still poses a threat

Almost three years after the first Covid cases were detected in Arizona, here’s what we know: It hits the elderly hardest, it spikes in summer and winter, it killed men in Arizona at sharply higher rates than women and new strains continue to evolve.