Health

Arizona’s Sumlin asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19, urges players to remain diligent

PHOENIX – Arizona football coach Kevin Sumlin expresses gratitude for his asymptomatic condition after testing positive for COVID-19.


Detention center in Eloy has most COVID-19 cases of any ICE facility

PHOENIX – La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases of any immigrant detention facility in the country.


Bill pressures CDC to give Native Americans better access to federal health data

PHOENIX – A bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran of Arizona reaffirms that Native Americans are entitled to federal health data, which could help them in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tribal officials say it addresses a long-standing issue.


Sen. McSally, Mark Kelly clash over issues ranging from COVID-19 to border security in Senate debate

PHOENIX – Martha McSally and challenger Mark Kelly clashed over border security, COVID-19 response, and China in the only public debate of the 2020 U.S. Senate race.


Sierra, in Hopkins ICU, becomes fourth state lawmaker hit by COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Lorenzo Sierra, D-Avondale, was being treated in the intensive care unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Monday for "complications related to COVID-19," one day after being hospitalized with the virus in Washington.


Going the (social) distance: High school football survives week one during COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – It looked different, but Arizona high school football made it through week one, with masks, social distancing and fewer fans


UArizona and partners work to increase colorectal cancer screenings among American Indians

PHOENIX - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among Native Americans, but various groups are working to change that.


Trump COVID-19 diagnosis scrambles Arizona events; Biden still to visit

WASHINGTON - News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 led to well-wishes from Arizona lawmakers, a scrambling of his planned visits to the state next week - and some grumbling about the lack of safeguards at previous Trump rallies.


Hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness still debated after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

After President Trump’s positive COVID-19 test, discussions have picked up regarding the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine.


‘Long-haulers’ battle COVID-19 for months, but research into why is scant

PHOENIX – While the average person with COVID-19 recovers within weeks, there is growing awareness of patients whose symptoms last far longer. These “long-haulers” may face organ damage or such debilitating symptoms that even climbing a flight of stairs can set them back.


State passes COVID-19 milestone, as final county meets reopening mark

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials hailed a COVID-19 milestone Thursday, when the final county in the state crossed a coronavirus transmission threshold that lets some shuttered businesses begin the process of reopening.


Mothers, midwives and mortality: Why some Black women seek a holistic approach

Black women are up against staggering odds when it comes to infant mortality. Here’s how midwives are working to combat the statistics in an era of pandemic.