Health

Health officials ramp up COVID-19 vaccines with new sites, eligibility

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Department of Health Services said Friday it is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination programs, adding distribution at pharmacies and at a second state-run site in the East Valley and broadening the number of people eligible for the vaccine.


Arizona attempts unprecedented mass vaccination as COVID-19 surges

Arizona health officials have opened a 24-hour drive-thru vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, as part of efforts to get the COVID-19 shot to more people more quickly.


For the love of animals: High suicide rates reflect the many stresses of veterinarians

Veterinarians have a much higher suicide rate than the general public, which is something many vets are reluctant to talk about. Advocates say the veterinary field must do more to address the issue.


Agencies seek plasma donations to treat COVID-19 patients

PHOENIX – Agencies are heightening calls for plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients to help treat those infected. Some research shows convalescent plasma may help speed recovery from the coronavirus that causes the disease.


Research finds COVID may worsen symptoms of those with Tourette’s

PHOENIX – Researchers are trying to gauge the physical and mental effects of COVID-19 on the estimated 1% of the worldwide population who suffer from Tourette syndrome, a condition characterized by motor and vocal tics.


Independent music venues struggle to stay afloat during pandemic

LOS ANGELES – Months without revenue have hurt independent music venues around the globe and multiple other professions within the music industry.


California to phase out Division of Juvenile Justice, creating an opportunity for substantial reform

As California moves to phase out the Division of Juvenile Justice, counties have an opportunity to create community based solutions.