Adriana Gonzalez-Chavez expects to graduate with her master’s degree in journalism and mass communication in May 2024. Adriana has been a digital health reporter for Cronkite News in the past and is excited to return as a broadcast health and business reporter. She has interned with 12 News, Donor Network of Arizona and PBS Newshour West in Phoenix.
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PHOENIX – Republican legislators defended family tax rebates Monday on the heels of new projections that show Arizona is expecting a $400 million state budget shortfall.
PHOENIX – Due to the latest war between Israel and Hamas, Jewish communities in Arizona have bolstered security. Supporters of Israel and Palestinian causes have organized rallies.
Local food pantries are expecting a surge in customers if government shuts down and people lose their benefits
PHOENIX – If the government shuts down, millions of Americans are worried about losing SNAP and WIC nutrition benefits, but Arizona says that’s not going to happen here. Even so, food pantries are preparing to help more people needing assistance.
PHOENIX – The Jewish population in Maricopa County has grown by nearly 20% since 2002, according to an Arizona State University study done in 2019. But leaders in the Jewish community say the proliferation of synagogues – with most in Scottsdale and North Phoenix – hasn’t kept up with the growth of the Jewish population. People are finding alternate places to gather, including Zoom, on campus and in friendship groups.
PHOENIX – La comunidad mexicana de Arizona se prepara para celebrar el Día de la Independencia de México. En el valle se realizan diferentes eventos que incluyen el tradicional "Grito” además de bailes folclóricos, música y comida mexicana.
PHOENIX – Health care clinics in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington and other states are preparing to become “safe havens” for pregnant people living in states where abortion is restricted or banned, like Arizona.
Activists and organizations on both sides of the abortion debate are figuring out how best to help pregnant people after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 ruling that had legalized abortion.
MESA – Brenda Donovan was 12 when her mother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. By her senior year in high school, she’d become her mother’s primary caregiver. Across the U.S., more and more people are becoming caregivers to a loved one in need – among them, young people thrust into a role for which they have little training or support.
‘Solo el comienzo’: Ley Brandon destinada a reducir el estigma para los miembros militares que buscan ayuda de salud mental
PEORIA – El legado de Brandon Caserta de Arizona sigue vivo en la Ley Brandon, que permite a los hombres y mujeres en servicio buscar ayuda de salud mental fuera del ejército para reducir las barreras y el estigma de la autoinformación.
‘Only the beginning’: Brandon Act meant to reduce barriers, stigma for military members seeking mental health help
PEORIA – The legacy of Brandon Caserta of Arizona lives on in the Brandon Act, which allows service men and women to seek mental health help outside the military to reduce barriers and the stigma of self-reporting.
Los expertos señalan a la obesidad, la dieta y el ejercicio para combatir el colesterol alto en la juventud
PHOENIX – Con los niveles de obesidad creciendo en los Estados Unidos, más expertos están analizando cómo pueden prevenir el colesterol alto en la juventud para ayudar a evitar serios problemas de salud en el futuro.
PHOENIX – With childhood obesity levels on the rise in the U.S., more experts are looking at how to prevent high cholesterol in youth to help avoid serious health problems later in life.
PHOENIX – Alrededor del 60% de los 106,000 pacientes esperando una donación de órganosen los Estados Unidos son personas de color, pacientes de raza negra, hispanos y asiaticos representados desproporcionadamente en la lista de espera, según muestran las estadísticas nacionales. La gran mayoría de esos 106.000 están esperando riñones.
PHOENIX – About 60% of the 106,000 patients awaiting an organ donation in the U.S. are people of color, with Black, Hispanic and Asian patients disproportionately represented. To overcome such disparities, advocates at the national and local level are doing more to encourage people of color to become donors.