Health

‘Long-haulers’ battle COVID-19 for months, but research into why is scant

PHOENIX – While the average person with COVID-19 recovers within weeks, there is growing awareness of patients whose symptoms last far longer. These “long-haulers” may face organ damage or such debilitating symptoms that even climbing a flight of stairs can set them back.


State passes COVID-19 milestone, as final county meets reopening mark

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials hailed a COVID-19 milestone Thursday, when the final county in the state crossed a coronavirus transmission threshold that lets some shuttered businesses begin the process of reopening.


Mothers, midwives and mortality: Why some Black women seek a holistic approach

Black women are up against staggering odds when it comes to infant mortality. Here’s how midwives are working to combat the statistics in an era of pandemic.


Chaparral, Saguaro football game canceled after player tests positive for COVID-19

PHOENIX - Scottsdale Unified School District officials announced Wednesday a member of the Chaparral varsity football tested positive for COVID-19.


Attending a high school football game? Here’s what you need to know in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX - After the AIA approved the resumption of fall sports, attendance limits were left up to the school districts.


Arizona’s lack of mental health care providers comes into focus as COVID-19 increases depression, anxiety

Arizona has one of the biggest shortages of mental health care providers in the U.S., and that’s prompting some groups to find ways to help people through problems related to COVID.


Hopi leader: Congress must act to save ‘life changing’ diabetes program

WASHINGTON - A "life-changing" diabetes program for Native Americans will expire Dec. 11 if Congress doesn't take action, a move that Hopi Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma said it is "critical" for tribes across the nation, including his.


Navajo drives unite two goals: COVID-19 relief and upping census participation

The Navajo Nation is holding relief drives across the reservation to gather COVID relief supplies and signing residents up for the census.


Heat, smoke, pandemic: Dangers multiply for farmworkers in 2020

LOS ANGELES – The race to deliver fresh foods during peak harvest season means farmworkers are facing the threats of climate change acceleration and COVID-19.


‘A lot of differences’: Experts address health disparities among Asian American subgroups

Health disparities in Asian Americans too often are overlooked because research and data consider this demographic to be a monolith. But experts note how disparities come into focus when examined by country of origin.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey says state will remain open, prepare for fall

Ducey attributed an expected rise in cases to better testing, while the Navajo Nation locks down to prevent an outbreak and student mental health raises concerns across the Grand Canyon State.


‘Very real’: Mental health issues spike in high school athletes due to lack of sports, study shows

PHOENIX - The continuous uncertainty of the pandemic has brought along an increase in anxiety and depression among high school athletes.