Health

As corporate America responds to racism, some firms vow to address health disparities

As corporate America refocuses on racial equity after the death of George Floyd ignited nationwide protests against racial injustice, some firms are pledging to help remedy health disparities in communities of color


‘It’s surreal’: Lucky Cardinals fans keep their Red Sea distance, see game of season

PHOENIX - For the first time this season, Cardinals allow fans to attend games. The experience was surreal.


Ducey defends shift in guidelines for return to virtual schooling

WASHINGTON - The Ducey administration defended its decision Thursday to make it harder for Arizona schools to revert to virtual education, from in-person or hybrid schooling, in the face of surging COVID-19 cases.


As COVID-19 cases surge anew, some towns lift mask mandates

WASHINGTON - Payson Mayor Tom Morrisey thinks mask-wearing is one of the best ways to stop COVID-19 - but he doesn't want to force residents to do it. Payson is one of a number of towns that lifted mask mandates recently, despite a surge in cases statewide.


Los Angeles just won NBA, MLB crowns, but COVID-19 has parades on hold

LOS ANGELES – In 2020, the Dodgers took the World Series, the Lakers became NBA champs and COVID-19 robbed Los Angeles sports fans of their chance to officially celebrate.


The problem with plastics: Production outpacing efforts to keep it out of rivers, oceans

Arizona State is part of a monumental international study showing how our addiction to plastic is choking the planet’s oceans and waterways.


‘She couldn’t get her head above water’: Pandemic adds to challenges for family caregivers

PHOENIX – More than 50 million caregivers in the U.S. help loved ones with dementia or other ailments. It’s a grueling job anytime, but with support programs closed, the pandemic is taking an extra toll.


Trump cites Arizona’s success fighting COVID-19, as cases resume rise

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump cited Arizona early in Thursday's presidential debate, claiming the "very big spike" in COVID-19 cases in the state is "now gone." Except that cases in the state are rising and health officials are urging people not to let down their guard.


Black advocates spotlight uneven rates of food allergies in children

Across the U.S., Black advocates are working to combat food allergy disparities in children of color and push for action to help.


Data on COVID-19’s impact on schools is available from Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health provides information and guidance about the spread of COVID-19 in school communities.


COVID-19 cases surging toward 1,000 a day, ASU expert warns

PHOENIX – Arizona is experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases that’s similar to what the state saw in mid-June, said Joshua LaBaer, director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute.


Virtual learning poses unique challenges for Arizona’s 148,000 students in special ed programs

PHOENIX – Arizona students in Individualized Education Programs are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, as are their parents and teachers.