Consumer

Measles outbreak spreads to the Valley

PHOENIX — A measles outbreak is moving north in Arizona. State health officials report 11 confirmed cases of measles in Pinal and Maricopa counties.

Opponents of Redskins name say they won’t back down from fight

WASHINGTON - Critics of the Washington Redskins said Friday they will continue fighting to change "the slur name" of the team, despite a Washington Post poll that claimed 90 percent of Native Americans are not offended by the name.

Working hard? Do the new overtime rules impact you?

Workers earning less than $23,660 annually are guaranteed overtime pay when logging more than 40 hours per week. But on Dec. 1, the United States Department of Labor will update this overtime rule. The updated rule will mean workers who are paid $47,476 annually or less will now be guaranteed overtime pay.

Cronkite News Consumer Special: May 26, 2016

The Cronkite News team reports on consumer issues from across Arizona, including food stamp cutbacks, the state's illegal animal trade and the growing trend of green burials.

Arizona surveillance helps track Zika, but residents can help, too

WASHINGTON - Phoenix is one of the best regions in the nation when it comes surveillance of mosquitos that can carry the Zika virus, one of the hard science approaches that could help check the spread of the disease, an Arizona epidemiologist said Wednesday.

New heart procedure reduces patient recovery time

PHOENIX — A relatively new heart surgery procedure radically lowers the recovery time for patients and may help save lives, according to medical experts who are training physicians in Arizona on the method.

Cronkite News Consumer Special: May 25, 2016

The Cronkite News team investigates health, community and livelihood stories. A few of the topics in this newscast include Arizona Zika virus reports, yoga for football players, youth obesity solutions and summer hiking tips.