Health

A year after Memorial Day went virtual, in-person events welcomed back

WASHINGTON - With vaccinations rising and new COVID-19 cases falling, Memorial Day ceremonies around the state and the nation that were forced to go virtual last are scheduled to be held in person again this year - a welcome change for those who observe the day.


Celebrate holiday with a healthy dose of caution – emphasis on healthy

WASHINGTON - Arizona residents should feel comfortable celebrating Memorial Day this year, but health experts said they still need to be careful to keep from repeating last year's mistakes, when unguarded partying led to a "lethal July."


On Mental Health Awareness night, Phoenix Rising fans welcome ability to connect with others

CHANDLER – On Mental Health Awareness night, Phoenix Rising FC fans welcome opportunity to connect with others in COVID-19 era.


Affordable Care Act sign-ups continued surge in Arizona, U.S. in April

PHOENIX – Volunteers are helping Arizonans find health insurance they can afford after President Biden extended the Affordable Care Act signup dates to May 15.


‘Last responders’ answer the call to bury the dead in a year of unprecedented tragedy

PHOENIX – Sometimes called the “last responders,” funeral home workers overcame challenges this past year to help bury the many victims of COVID-19.


Filipinos make up 30% of COVID-19 deaths among nurses in U.S., study says

PHOENIX – Filipino nurses on the front lines fighting COVID-19 experience higher infection rates and deaths from the disease. According to National Nurses United, 4% of registered nurses in the U.S. are Filipino, but 30.1% of all COVID-19 related deaths among RNs have been Filipino.


Safer shopping: Scottsdale mother invents recyclable shopping cart liner

Andi Barness-Rubin, a Scottsdale mother of three, created Cart Safe, a recyclable shopping cart liner, during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the user from bacteria.


Faith, fitness, furtherance: Arizonans find resources for positive change amid COVID-19 pandemic

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic paused the lives of many Arizonans for an extended period of time. Some found resources that helped turn their challenges into a positive situation.


Initial response strong to special Affordable Care Act open enrollment

WASHINGTON - A special open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act coverage drew 528,005 new enrollees nationwide in its first six weeks, with 9,569 of those consumers in Arizona, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


A Community’s Response: Reflections from the White Mountain Apache Tribe a year into the COVID-19 pandemic

WHITERIVER – COVID-19 devastated Native American communities. With the spotlight often on places like the Navajo Nation, the much smaller White Mountain Apache Tribe quietly battled to save its people.