WASHINGTON - Maternal death rates more than doubled over the past 20 years in the U.S., with Black and Indigenous women continuing to see mortality rates that far exceeded other groups - a pattern that was repeated in Arizona, according to a recent study.
‘We cannot continue to scar Mother Earth’: Public shows support for proposed monument near Grand Canyon
FLAGSTAFF – Dozens of community members, tribal leaders and state officials gathered in Flagstaff to show their support for a proposed national monument around the Grand Canyon, saying the designation could protect natural and cultural resources. Critics say the monument could hurt the economy.
Health care providers offer free help with chronic illnesses, not just urgent care, to people experiencing homelessness
PHOENIX – Valley health care providers who serve the homeless population agree that summer months are especially dangerous for those without shelter. But they add that chronic medical conditions and drug use contribute to the alarming increase in deaths among those experiencing homelessness.
LAVEEN – Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Gila River Indian Community Thursday. She addressed disparities facing Native communities.
PHOENIX – Spectrum Medical Care and Walgreens teamed up on National HIV Testing Day to provide free HIV tests. Valleywise Health has provided free HIV testing in its emergency department since 2011. Both are working to remove barriers, break the stigma of HIV and end the epidemic.
Camp Not-A-Wheeze offers youth with asthma a normal camp experience while educating them on how to manage their chronic disease
HEBER – Camp Not-A-Wheeze is a summer camp tailored for youth with asthma to provide them a safe and educational experience. The camp provides a majority of its campers scholarships and arms them with information on how to manage their chronic disease.
EL PASO, Texas – A humanitarian matchup of medical, shelter and government workers reach out to try to help some of the thousands of migrants who cross into El Paso from its municipal twin, Ciudad Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico. El Paso city officials estimate that an average 250 people daily – up to 1,000 daily during surges – make their way from half a dozen countries, mainly from South America.
Poison control centers and marijuana dispensaries are sending messages to parents as the number of children who accidentally eat their edibles is on the rise.
PHOENIX – Trade labor jobs are in high demand across the U.S., with many companies desperate for skilled laborers. TradeUp! and West-MEC are handing middle and high school students hard hats and teaching them such crucial skills as electricians, welders and mechanics.
PHOENIX – African American Reconstruction, a nonprofit organization that looks to tackle issues and educate people within the Black community, has partnered with professional sports teams to help its mission.
FOUNTAIN HILLS - Carina and Ariana Dinu wanted to make an impact on Ukrainian refugees after hearing the story of a Ukrainian mother who died while riding home on her bike. The two each rode 26.5 miles on Sunday to honor her memory.
PISMO BEACH, Calif. – Las poblaciones de monarca han sido inestables durante las últimas dos décadas, pero este año, miles de mariposas monarca migraron al oeste. Los científicos aún no entienden por qué los cambios en la población son dramáticos cada año, pero aún instan a las personas a realizar esfuerzos de conservación.