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A nationwide study of concussions in athletes and military service academy members finds about a fifth of participants were in limited or non-contact sports.
May. 12, 2017
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Those who serve people with developmental disabilities in Arizona say the final state budget will likely force some of them to scale back or close down. Since the beginning of the year, Arizona’s providers for people with development disabilities have been scrambling.
May. 12, 2017
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This winter was wetter than previous ones, but was it enough to overcome years of drought in Arizona? That was one of the issues the Governor’s Drought Interagency Coordinating Group took up at its meeting earlier this week.
May. 11, 2017
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Weather forecasts are often at the centerpiece of a local television station’s newscast. But over the years, the focus has mostly been on current temperatures, record highs and the seven or even 10-day forecast. That is gradually changing at hundreds of stations across the country, thanks to a program called Climate Matters.
May. 11, 2017
The National Park Service plans to reduce the number of bison near the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. This process involves lethal and nonlethal methods.
May. 11, 2017
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, can be a somewhat controversial syndrome. There’s even disagreement about how many people suffer from it. Treatments for ADHD are also controversial. One that’s been gaining attention is neurofeedback. But is it effective?
May. 10, 2017
Ill child
For parents who lose a child, the experience is difficult enough without health-care providers adding to their grief. But according to a new study from Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, a researcher with ASU’s School of Social Work, many families with children who are dying have negative experiences with their health-care providers.
May. 9, 2017
A discussion is underway this week about how to share patient information across state lines. The goal of one Arizona-based medical technology company is to take its program nationwide:
May. 9, 2017
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The latest study on mortality rates reveals Arizona is in the top 20 percent of states with the lowest death rates. The report, published in The Journal of The American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine Publication, extrapolates the latest available figures from 2014 and shows Arizona ranks 10th with an average of 724 deaths per 100,000 residents.
May. 9, 2017
There has been a dramatic drop in temperatures over the past 48 hours, and it’s going to stay on the cool side for a few days and there might even be some rain.
May. 8, 2017
The dangers of using nicotine are well known, and now it’s recognized that a popular nicotine delivery device can also cause serious bodily harm.
May. 8, 2017
Banner Heath announced its cutting jobs. The changes are part of the organization’s restructuring efforts. In a statement, Banner said the cuts will impact about 1 percent of its overall workforce.
May. 5, 2017
Meteor shower
If you’re feeling like getting away from the bright lights of the city, this weekend could be a great time to do it. A meteor shower will peak Friday and Saturday nights.
May. 5, 2017
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The report shows the death rate for African-Americans fell 25 percent in the last 17 years, but their life expectancy is still four years shorter than white people’s.
May. 3, 2017
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A new study found more than one-third of Arizona’s population gets their water from systems that violated the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015.
May. 2, 2017
A mosquito sample in the East Valley has tested positive for the West Nile virus. It’s the first of the season.
May. 1, 2017
Adult Changing Table
It’s a need many haven’t considered - adult changing tables. These stations can make all the difference for a caregiver. And Sky Harbor Airport is already on it.
May. 1, 2017
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Arizona is getting some help in its efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. The state was recently awarded $24 million in federal funding that will be used over the next two years. The lion’s share of that grant will go toward increasing access to medication assisted treatment for the uninsured and under insured.
May. 1, 2017
The Arizona Department of Health Services has released the latest immunization rates for kids in child care, kindergarten and 6th grade. The data allows DHS to assess its coverage rates statewide.
Apr. 28, 2017
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists and volunteers have begun placing artificial habitat in Roosevelt Lake, hoping to help bass and crappie recover from vegetation loss and competition with nonnative shad. The work is part of a larger plan, the Tonto National Forest Lakes Habitat Improvement Project, which is meant to improve the sustainability – and fishing prospects – of a handful of central Arizona lakes.
Apr. 27, 2017