Health

Digitized health records, safety apps could be game-changer for athletes at every level

PHOENIX – PRIVIT, a leader in the protected health-information field, feeds off a year of uncertainty and aims to impact the way organizations prioritize health care history.


As pandemic surges, officials call COVID-19 fatigue real and dangerous

WASHINGTON - With more than a half-million COVID-19 cases in the state, and records set regularly for new cases, hospitalizations and deaths, health experts worry about pandemic fatigue - and fear that people will let their guard down at the worst possible time.


Ajo group bands together to fight food insecurity during COVID-19

AJO – When COVID-19 crashed the food systems in Ajo and the nearby Tohono O’odham Nation, locals stepped in to fill the gap. After the shelves of the town’s lone grocery store were picked bare in April, one nonprofit transformed a cafe into a de facto food pantry.


Arizona health experts discuss ASU-developed saliva test, other innovations spurred by COVID-19

PHOENIX – Two Arizona health experts talk about some of the medical innovations that have taken place since the COVID-19 pandemic began in this episode of Arizona in Focus.


Nonprofit Soldier’s Best Friend pairs rescues with veterans to become service dogs

PHOENIX – Arizona nonprofit Soldier’s Best Friend adopts dogs from local shelters and trains them along with veterans with PTSD or traumatic brain injury to become service dogs.


Trouble sleeping this year? You’re not alone, Arizona researchers say

PHOENIX – In this episode of Arizona in Focus, sleep researchers explain why so many people during the COVID-19 pandemic are struggling with insomnia.


ACA enrollment uptick a ‘pleasant surprise’ after years of declines

WASHINGTON – After years of steady declines, enrollment in Affordable Care Act coverage ticked up in Arizona and held steady in the U.S. this year in what one advocate called a "pleasant surprise" after a challenging year.


With focus on COVID-19, experts fear opioid crisis may worsen unseen

WASHINGTON - With the world focused on COVID-19, local and national experts say a growing number of opioid overdoses and deaths is being overlooked, an increase they fear may be driven in part by the pandemic's upheaval to lives and our livelihoods.


Over par: Arizona’s golf scene thrives during COVID-19 pandemic

PHOENIX – With more free time, Arizonans are flocking to play golf in 2020. See how courses have adjusted their operations to stay open during the pandemic, and how they’ve fared.


‘I wanted to do more than hold a sign’: Street medic crew forms out of Black Lives Matter protests

PHOENIX – Desert Action Medical Network is a group of street medics – from paramedics to people with basic first-aid knowledge – who have attended more than 80 protests in metro Phoenix, offering medical care to more than 60 people.


A mother’s journey: How one Arizona woman navigated domestic violence amid a pandemic

Experts around the world are reporting increasing domestic violence during the pandemic. But in Arizona, some advocates say victims may not be in a position to seek help or move into a shelter. This is the story of one woman who found the courage to do just that and, along with her children, come out on the other side.


Transgender patients face uphill battle for care amid discrimination, doctor shortage

PHOENIX – The estimated 1.4 million adults in the United States who identify as transgender face numerous obstacles when seeking health care.