Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mayes, vaping, e-cigarettes, attorneys general
Sep 11, 2023

Mayes, other attorneys general, recommend crackdown on vaping products targeting youth

Attorney General Kris Mayes and 32 other attorneys general from around the country signed a letter outlining recommendations to cut down on youth vaping numbers. Federal data shows millions of teens regularly use electronic cigarettes, especially flavored products.

Covid, workers' compensation, Court of Appeals,
Sep 6, 2023

Arizona Covid cases double since June, as virus rebounds in state, U.S.

First lady Jill Biden’s positive Covid test this past weekend was the latest, and most high-profile, reminder that cases are once again on the rise in the U.S. and in Arizona, where new infections per week have more than doubled since early July.

attorneys general, nuclear, compensation, New Mexico, Arizona, cancers
Aug 31, 2023

Top prosecutors back compensation for those sickened by US nuclear weapons testing

New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez and 13 other top prosecutors from around the U.S. are throwing their support behind efforts to compensate people sickened by exposure to radiation during nuclear weapons testing.

Yuma County, waste, Yuma County Board of Supervisors, A.A. Sydcol, environmental services company, toxic chemicals
Jul 31, 2023

‘We’re not the place’: Yuma County residents fight hazardous waste permit

An online petition to stop a Yuma waste company’s proposal to start managing hazardous materials has received more than 4,300 signatures just weeks before Yuma County officials are scheduled to vote on a special use permit for the company.

students' mental health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, social-emotional learning, Mental Health America’s Youth Ranking
Jul 27, 2023

Grant addresses students’ mental health issues

Nikki Kontz, clinical director at Teen Lifeline, a crisis hotline and suicide prevention education provider, became a peer counselor after she lost a friend to suicide in high school. And 29 years later, as she oversees the program she started in, Kontz continues to emphasize the enduring importance of creating strong networks of support in schools, involving peers, teachers, counselors and admini[...]

fentanyl, border, smuggling
Jul 20, 2023

Remove lethal, illegal vapes from kids’ reach

Protecting children and young adults from dangerous drugs and unregulated products should be a top priority for elected officials in all levels of government. We are in the midst of a national crisis as fentanyl continues to spread across every corner of the country and unregulated vaping products multiply on store shelves targeting young children.

In-N-Out, masks, employees, Covid
Jul 19, 2023

Masks are out at In-N-Out after burger chain bans employees from wearing them in five states

The In-N-Out burger chain will bar employees in five states from wearing masks unless they have a doctor's note, according to internal company emails leaked on social media.

Covid, Arizona Department of Health Services, mobile clinics
Apr 24, 2023

Have health needs, will travel: ADHS delivers vaccines, tests to underserved communities

Even as Covid levels decline, the Arizona health department continues to deliver tests, vaccinations and other medical services to underserved, low-income communities across the state, according to health-equity officials.

American Lung Association, smoking, Arizona, State of Tobacco Control, Smoke-Free Arizona Act, Medicaid, Chantix, Zyban, nicotine patches, gum, inhalers, nasal spray, Ashline hotline, Health and Human Services Committee, Shope, Senate
Jan 27, 2023

Arizona gets failing grades in Lung Association tobacco report card

Arizona lags behind in policies that prevent and reduce tobacco use, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of Tobacco Control” report. The state received failing grades in three of five categories and did not improve on any of its grades from last year.

fentanyl, drugs, cartels, Arizona Counter Drug Task Force, synthetic opioids, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Kern, Republicans, Marsh, Democrats, overdose
Nov 28, 2022

As cartels use social media to push fentanyl, experts teach parents how to protect kids

Experts say as more kids today are getting fentanyl-laced opioids from anonymous dealers online, it’s crucial for parents to understand what’s happening to prevent the problem from escalating.

Dec 10, 2021

Babies in recovery as opioid crisis continues

Pregnant with her second child, Clarissa Collins was at her methadone clinic when a woman walked in with a box of doughnuts and a baby doll. 

Jul 30, 2021

Largest school district defies mask mandate prohibition

The Phoenix Union High School District plans to require students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors when school starts on Aug. 2.