Health

Thrift shops and sustainable fashion outlets thrive during the pandemic

PHOENIX - While most businesses have been suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic, thrift stores across Arizona have been experiencing success.


Recreational marijuana sales race ahead, but industry equity falls behind

TEMPE – Arizona started recreational marijuana sales in January, months earlier than expected. Sales have been so heavy that lines form at some dispensaries. Still, the industry struggles with social equity and diversity in the workforce.


Phoenix among U.S. sites for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trials on kids

WASHINGTON - Children from 6 months up to 12 years old could soon start getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Phoenix as part of a trial by drug-maker Moderna of the effectiveness of its two-dose vaccine on young people.


Health clinic for the uninsured faces more challenges during pandemic

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought even more challenges to the all-volunteer effort of Phoenix Allies for Community Health.

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Sharpen your pencils: Many Arizona schools reopen for in-person instruction

Many Arizona schools reopened for in-person instruction Monday, including schools in Maricopa and Pima counties. Gov. Doug Ducey issued the order to reopen March 3.


Kiowa elder bonds with 10-year-old actress on ‘News of the World’ movie set

On the New Mexico set of the Tom Hanks film “News of the World,” a Kiowa elder bonded with a 10-year-old German actress over tribal language and customs.


As U.S. tourists head south to escape the pandemic, Mexican travelers head north

MEXICO CITY – The pandemic has affected tourism in the U.S. and Mexico but, both countries are now seeking a break across the border.


It’s too soon for Ducey to lift COVID restrictions, doctors warn

Several Arizona doctors on Friday assailed Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan for businesses and schools to return to mostly normal operations, saying the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not under control.


State officials confident they can meet Biden’s May 1 vaccine deadline

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials said the state is already on track to meet President Joe Biden's challenge of allowing all adults to register for COVID-19 vaccinations by May 1.


Rising gun sales could result in more deaths, injuries and suicides, health experts fear

PHOENIX – Health experts are calling for action to help prevent firearm injuries or deaths after record sales last year. That surge coincided with increasing psychological distress brought on by the pandemic.


House gives final OK to relief bill that will send billions to Arizona

WASHINGTON - The House gave final approval Wednesday to the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, a sweeping measure that will directly touch almost every Arizonan and will send billions in aid to the state.


Detector dogs trained to sniff out COVID-19 in Sonora, Mexico

HERMOSILLO, Mexico – Nine dogs in Sonora, Mexico have been trained to detect COVID-19. These COVID-sniffing dogs work at mass-testing centers and help provide screenings for asymptomatic patients.