Health

Chadwick Boseman’s death reveals cancer disparities in the Black community

African Americans have the highest mortality rate for all cancer combined, and Chadwick Boseman’s recent death has encouraged conversations about getting screened.


ASU President Crow vows to release cumulative COVID-19 testing data

PHOENIX – President Michael Crow and other Arizona State University officials defended the university’s method of counting COVID-19 cases in a virtual press conference Wednesday.


Nearly 1,000 fans OK’d to attend Phoenix Rising match at Casino Arizona Field

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising will make history Friday as the first professional sports team in Arizona to welcome fans back in-stadium following the COVID-19 shutdown.


COVID-19 cases on reservation at lowest point since May, but Navajos urged to remain vigilant

PHOENIX – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said there was only one case of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period but warned of a possible spike in the wake of the three-day Labor Day weekend.


Next Generation: Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth transform into the leaders of tomorrow

PHOENIX – With COVID-19 disproportionately affecting tribal nations, Native youth are stepping up to help others, preserve their culture and start the healing process.


Sky Harbor scrubs airport as fliers take off for Labor Day weekend

PHOENIX – Sky Harbor airport has installed germ-zapping LED tech on escalators, placed social distancing signs on floors and throughout terminals and has workers scrubbing windows and surfaces.


Arizona suspends sports following COVID-19 spike; ASU says ‘no’ to releasing athlete data

PHOENIX – Arizona suspends athletic activity until Tuesday and women’s soccer activities for two weeks out of precaution of spreading COVID-19. ASU says it won't release athlete-specific information.


Nearly three-quarters of youth behind bars suffer from mental health issues

Kids in the juvenile justice system struggle with mental health issues at higher rates, yet they often don’t receive treatment.


Arizona bars reopen amid COVID-19 guidelines

PHOENIX – Arizona bars reopened after the state health department released a report showing moderate community spread of COVID-19 in most counties. Three bars had liquor licenses yanked.


ASU President Crow voices confidence in COVID-19 efforts, school prepared to go remote if necessary

TEMPE - In an online forum with students, ASU President Michael Crow shared updates on the ASU community and its COVID-19 efforts.


Daily COVID-19 testing could help Pac-12 return to play earlier than expected

Pac-12 sports could resume sooner rather than later after announcing partnership with COVID-19 testing corporation.


Are you ready for some football? AIA gives OK to start fall sports

PHOENIX – After a meeting by the executive committee, the Arizona Interscholastic Association gave the OK Wednesday for fall sports to compete.