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Water Managers Meet To Relieve Colorado River Tension
After nearly a month of terse exchanges among water managers in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona about Colorado River conservation strategies, representatives from the five states met Monday in Salt Lake City to hash out their differences.
May. 1, 2018
Because of school closures due to the statewide teacher walk out, many drives have either been cancelled or are at risk of being cancelled, threatening nearly 1,000 potential donations.
May. 1, 2018
The Pulse: The Cost Of Diabetes
The Centers for Disease Control says half of Hispanic men and women in the U.S. will develop diabetes some time during their lives. From WHYY's The Pulse, Texas reporter Kristen Cabrera looked at her father's family where that number has been more like 100 percent.
May. 1, 2018
More than 100,00 people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants. More than 2,000 of those people are right here in Arizona. But tens of thousands of viable organs are lost each year before they can be donated and save lives.
May. 1, 2018
Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey are hoping a monthslong experiment to release low, steady flows of water from Glen Canyon Dam will give the eggs that bugs lay just below the water's surface a better chance at survival. It starts this weekend.
May. 1, 2018
When an E. Coli outbreak happens, much of the investigative work falls on the CDC and FDA to figure out what the common element is between sick people scattered across the country. They work backwards to find how and where the foodstuff was handled.
Apr. 30, 2018
A recent study says having contextual information about a musical performance affects what people think about the music.
Apr. 27, 2018
The CDC reported 84 people nationwide are sick with E. coli, including five in Arizona.
Apr. 26, 2018
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is most often identified with soldiers. More recently, the term has become associated with people who are suffering from harsh illnesses like cancer, and to the caregivers who support those patients.
Apr. 26, 2018
Roughly one in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, for some of those kids, different kinds of therapy can prove effective in treating some of the symptoms.
Apr. 26, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Is Your Leader Too Charismatic?
Charismatic people have great vision. But a great leader also needs to make sure things get done. On this week's edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore how you can have too much of a good thing when it comes to charisma.
Apr. 25, 2018
Many health conditions start with a crisis, and then get managed over time. A special kind of mental health center in the West Valley is trying to do the same for young people with psychosis: the First Episode Center.
Apr. 24, 2018
A team of researchers in the University of California system has applied a genetic tool to fight an invasive, destructive fruit fly that lays its eggs inside ripening fruit, causing millions of dollars in damage each year.
Apr. 23, 2018
Two Mesa Community College professors recently published an article on wooden Japanese calculation tablets that represent a mathematical mystery.
Apr. 23, 2018
There’s a rising tension over water in the Southwest. Agencies that manage the Colorado River are attempting to publicly shame an increasingly isolated water agency in Arizona. The feud has the potential to upset negotiations over the river’s future.
Apr. 23, 2018
The American Lung Association issued its 2018 "State of the Air" report — and Phoenix stinks. Of the 10 most ozone-polluted cities, Phoenix is ranked eight.
Apr. 23, 2018
Based on reports from Alaska, where people got sick from heads of lettuce, the CDC now warns against eating all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
Apr. 20, 2018
The hospitals and Visit Tucson invested $250,000 over the past year. And they’re looking at the long term: they’re planning on making the same investment annually.
Apr. 20, 2018
Days before former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away, her spokesman made an announcement: she would no longer seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on "comfort care."
Apr. 19, 2018
Green building practices have become more and more a part of urban planning. But, a conference getting underway Thursday in Phoenix looks for ways cities can benefit their local natural environments.
Apr. 19, 2018

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