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IV bag
Hospitals nationwide are experiencing a shortage of intravenous bags, or IV bags. This comes as the number of flu cases are accelerating. Another casualty of the increase in flu cases is the shortage of Tamiflu, the antiviral medication that treats the flu.
Jan. 9, 2018
Water fights are nothing new in the Western U.S. Arizona and California battled for decades, and, though there’s more cooperation now, states that use Colorado River water are attempting to plan to make sure there’s enough for the short and long-term futures.
Jan. 9, 2018
Stars over Fountain Hills
“You don’t need to have light that isn’t shielded,” said Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association co-chair Joe Bill.” It really basically obscures the sky so you can’t see the stars that some of us enjoyed growing up.”
Jan. 9, 2018
Waymo
The Consumer Electronics Show opened Tuesday in Las Vegas with fully automated cars vying for attention.
Jan. 9, 2018
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The oceans need oxygen to maintain a healthy ecosystem. But as the planet warms, dead zones are springing up and creating areas where marine life cannot survive
Jan. 8, 2018
The U.S. Air Force plans to put lasers on its F-15 fighter jets and is working with Lockheed Martin to do it.
Jan. 5, 2018
Chronic Pain
Opioid abuse and addiction dominate the headlines these days. But these concerns obscure a larger story about the treatment of chronic pain in America.
Jan. 5, 2018
The Trump administration walked back a hands-off policy to marijuana laws that until now allowed states like Arizona to license it for medical use.
Jan. 5, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported one person died and five people were hospitalized after eating contaminated romaine lettuce in North America.
Jan. 4, 2018
wind turbines
Alternative energy has become a key part of the U.S. diversifying its overall energy outlook and portfolio. But one of those sources — wind energy — could be becoming less powerful. Martin Pasqualetti, professor of geography at ASU and co-director of the Energy Policy Innovation Council, explains.
Jan. 4, 2018
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The role of the Food and Drug Administration is to carefully check evidence that ensures the drugs and medical devices we use are safe and effective. However, lately, there has been mounting criticism of the agency.
Jan. 4, 2018
In 2014 federal authorities raided the offices of the Phoenix-based Biological Resource Center and what they found was shocking and gruesome.
Jan. 4, 2018
snowy road
Ski towns west of the Rocky Mountains, including Flagstaff, still wait for winter to show its face.
Jan. 4, 2018
Astronaut
Forty-five years ago, NASA used part of the Sonora desert in Mexico to prepare expeditions to the Moon. Now, a new venture to Mars might just start there.
Jan. 4, 2018
If you spent 2017 in Phoenix you know it was hot, I don’t have to tell you that. But it’s official, 2017 was the all-time warmest year on record, according to the National Weather Service.
Jan. 3, 2018
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Chandler-based Insys Therapeutics was riding high for several years with a drug it had developed called Subsys. It was made as an under-the-tongue spray that the FDA approved to help dull the pain in cancer patients.
Jan. 3, 2018
Opioids
Buprenorphine was approved for treating opioid addiction in the early 2000s. But as Arizona grapples with an epidemic of opioid abuse, demand for this type of medication assisted treatment is now soaring. And there aren't enough doctors out there to meet the need.
Jan. 3, 2018
Dense salt cedar trees create fire and flood hazards. The county will replace them with more than 2,000 native plants.
Jan. 2, 2018
Marchers gather in Phoenix
Social movements are not new, but the way they grow has changed in the digital age
Jan. 2, 2018
After years of controversy, Arizona has reached a deal with the federal government to manage the herd known as the Salt River horses. Here to talk about the agreement and how we got here is Mark Killian, director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Jan. 2, 2018

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