Health

In Focus, episode 6: What homelessness means for pregnant women and LGBTQ youth

There are nearly 10,000 homeless people in the state of Arizona, including veterans, the elderly, individuals, youth and families. In this episode of In Focus, we explore issues that especially affect two populations of homeless young adults: pregnant women and those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Ten percent of homeless women are pregnant,.

In Focus, episode 5: Finding ‘hidden resources’ for autism care

Raising a child with autism can be incredibly challenging under the best of circumstances. For families who live in small towns, far from big-city resources, it can be even harder. In this episode of In Focus, we talk with Elizabeth Gullikson, a 30-year-old mother and resident of Yuma. Her four-year-old son, Gavin Cunningham, has autism..

Arizona’s relationship to prescription painkillers in 10 graphics

PHOENIX — More than four in ten adults in Arizona know someone who who has been addicted to prescription painkillers, according to a new Morrison-Cronkite News poll. The Morrison Institute surveyed 800 randomly selected adults in the state, choosing a sample representative of the state’s population and demographics. The interviews were conducted March 11-18 and.

Surviving cancer: Share your story

Cronkite News is reaching out to see if you or if someone you know has unfortunately been affected by cancer.

In Focus, episode 3: Sleep deprivation and the student brain

Getting a goodnight’s sleep isn’t always easy, especially when you’re a young adult balancing school, work, clubs and social pressures. According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in 2010, more 60 percent of the 1,125 university students studied reported poor quality sleep. That can have a deep impact on health, learning.