Health

CDC: Masks, business limits helped curb spread of COVID-19 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report Friday credited mask mandates and business restrictions for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona, reversing an early summer spike blamed on an early easing of restrictions.


Gyms have reopened in Arizona while California gyms are suing to do the same

The California Fitness Association is filing suit against California in an effort to reopen gyms and facilities throughout the state that were closed because of COVID-19.


Pence draws contrasts between Biden, Trump at campaign event in Peoria

PEORIA – Mike Pence campaigned Thursday at TYR Tactical in Peoria, which makes protective vests for military and police, drawing stark contrasts between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.


Arizona’s Sumlin asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19, urges players to remain diligent

PHOENIX – Arizona football coach Kevin Sumlin expresses gratitude for his asymptomatic condition after testing positive for COVID-19.


Detention center in Eloy has most COVID-19 cases of any ICE facility

PHOENIX – La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases of any immigrant detention facility in the country.


Bill pressures CDC to give Native Americans better access to federal health data

PHOENIX – A bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran of Arizona reaffirms that Native Americans are entitled to federal health data, which could help them in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tribal officials say it addresses a long-standing issue.


Sen. McSally, Mark Kelly clash over issues ranging from COVID-19 to border security in Senate debate

PHOENIX – Martha McSally and challenger Mark Kelly clashed over border security, COVID-19 response, and China in the only public debate of the 2020 U.S. Senate race.


Sierra, in Hopkins ICU, becomes fourth state lawmaker hit by COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Lorenzo Sierra, D-Avondale, was being treated in the intensive care unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Monday for "complications related to COVID-19," one day after being hospitalized with the virus in Washington.


Going the (social) distance: High school football survives week one during COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – It looked different, but Arizona high school football made it through week one, with masks, social distancing and fewer fans


UArizona and partners work to increase colorectal cancer screenings among American Indians

PHOENIX - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among Native Americans, but various groups are working to change that.


Trump COVID-19 diagnosis scrambles Arizona events; Biden still to visit

WASHINGTON - News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 led to well-wishes from Arizona lawmakers, a scrambling of his planned visits to the state next week - and some grumbling about the lack of safeguards at previous Trump rallies.


Hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness still debated after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

After President Trump’s positive COVID-19 test, discussions have picked up regarding the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine.