Health


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Care and Comfort: From Horses to Micro-Mini Cows, Animals Can Help with Human Ailments

Animal-assisted therapy is a growing form of therapy that can help people of all ages both mentally and physically by relying on the unique bond between animals and humans.

In this image from Senate TV, the tally of a Senate procedural vote that did not pass on the Senate floor is shown, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate has failed vote in an effort toward enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion access into federal law. Wednesday's 51-49 negative vote almost along party lines provided a stark display of the nation’s partisan divide over the landmark court decision and the limits of legislative action. The afternoon roll call promised to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve the nearly 50-year-old court ruling. (Senate TV via AP)
Senate Republicans and Joe Manchin Block Legislation Preserving Abortion Rights

The US Senate on Wednesday shut down a potential vote on a bill that would protect abortion rights nationwide.

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Flu Down for Second Year; Reason May Be as Plain as the Mask on Your Face

“The obvious answer is because of mitigation factors, the same thing that prevent you from getting COVID prevent you from getting the flu.”

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Q&A: How This Arizona Man Gets Contraceptives to Women in the US and in Developing Countries

Peter Ax created a discreet and easy way to get birth control to women in the US, and donates the proceeds to improving reproductive care in the developing world.

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Announces 16 Tribal Water Settlements Will Get $1.7 Billion

"I am grateful that Tribes, some of whom have been waiting for this funding for decades, are finally getting the resources they are owed," Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said.

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Free N95 Masks Will Be Available For Arizonans, Biden Administration Announces

N95 masks—which filter out 95% of all airborne particles—offer higher levels of protection against infection than surgical or cloth masks.

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Some Arizona Urgent Cares Close While Other COVID-Infected Healthcare Workers Are Okayed to Work

At least one Arizona healthcare system is allowing employees to come into work even if they have COVID-19.