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When we take our pet to the veterinarian, we’re focused on the health of our dog or cat, and usually not that of the tech or the veterinary assistant. But a federal survey shows that veterinary services had the second-highest rate of non-fatal job-related injuries and illnesses.
Jan. 2, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Resolution
Happy 2019! It’s that time of the year when we resolve to drink less, exercise more, save money, etc. It may feel really good to intend to do “better” in the new year, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain in this 2015 episode, real change takes planning and hard work.
Jan. 2, 2019
Maricopa County has sued more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies, arguing they helped cause the nationwide opioid epidemic. Among other things, the county claims the firms — including Purdue Pharma, which used to make OxyContin — engaged in deceptive marketing practices.
Jan. 2, 2019
To talk about the cold weather Arizona is experiencing, The Show was joined by Matt Pace. He’s a meteorologist with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Jan. 2, 2019
The Sonoran-native shrub grows leaves four to five times a year. While often used as an ornamental plant, Native Americans have used the ocotillo for its practical purposes.
Dec. 31, 2018
Monsoon Stories: How The Storms Tickle Our Senses
The monsoon storms in the Valley bring walls of dust then sheets of rain. And then comes the smell. It’s like the whole desert takes a deep breath and opens up. The distinct smell of creosote fills the air.
Dec. 31, 2018
The Changing Face(s) Of America
In the 1960s, many astronauts were household names — think Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn. But today, NASA astronauts are largely anonymous, and it’s the people funding space travel that are more well-known like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
Dec. 31, 2018
The former CEO of the Arizona-based pharmaceutical company plans to plead guilty.
Dec. 28, 2018
A study in the journal “Nature” provides new evidence that certain medical procedures can transmit the “seeds” of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dec. 28, 2018
The search for the roots and earliest branches of the tree of life can take scientists into unusual territory — including an ancient offshoot that’s in a class by itself.
Dec. 27, 2018
The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed about a third of the world's population and hit Arizona particularly hard. A recently-published study looked into the reasons behind the devastation in the state and some of the long-term implications.
Dec. 27, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Honesty And Happiness
If you've caught yourself wanting to lie in a social situation, you're not alone. Honesty is a huge part of trust in every relationship, but can be difficult to maintain across all sorts of interactions. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, we talk about honesty and happiness.
Dec. 26, 2018
2018 has been a terrible year for food recalls and related concerns in the U.S. Is the issue getting scarier? Or is there greater awareness?
Dec. 26, 2018
Planet hunters have found many “hot” Earth-like and Jupiter-like worlds orbiting close to distant stars, but seemingly very few “hot” planets of middling size and mass. Now, details about a strange “warm Neptune” could help explain why.
Dec. 26, 2018
‘Tis the season for repairing, unravelling and replacing holiday lights. But don’t take your frustrations out on the environment – not when there are light-disposal options that are as green as a Douglas fir.
Dec. 26, 2018
Untold Arizona: Tracing Arizona’s Turquoise Legacy Through Time
This year KJZZ commemorated Arizona’s birthday by dispatched our reporters far and wide to bring you stories from the region you've probably never heard before. We called the series “Untold Arizona” and our correspondents brought back surprising stories from a range of subjects.
Dec. 24, 2018
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The World Health Organization announced this year that it was officially classifying “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases.
Dec. 24, 2018
The special use permit allows the company Viktoria Solar, agent for an Arizona-based business, to create a solar power generating facility with battery energy storage.
Dec. 21, 2018
The Colorado River has made headlines this year for more than rafting. The river is also a lifeline for our water supply in the American West and it’s future is in doubt.
Dec. 20, 2018
A new report takes a comprehensive look at where Arizona stands on just about every major health issue we face — and what state health leaders need to prioritize. A new report takes a comprehensive look at where Arizona stands on just about every major health issue we face — and what state health leaders need to prioritize.
Dec. 20, 2018

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