Stories tagged: "health"


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EXPLAINER: What We Know and Don’t Know About Omicron Variant

Scientists don't know if omicron is more transmissible or dangerous than previous variants. So far, there is no indication it causes more severe disease.

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Health Experts: Holiday Gatherings ‘Should Be Fine’—With Precautions

The recommendation is a sharp change from holidays a year ago, when health officials warned against travel and all but the most limited family gatherings.

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Vaccination Rates in Arizona Nursing Homes Increased While Deaths Went Down

Arizona is one of 18 states reporting increases in resident infections, with cases increasing nearly 30% from mid-September to mid-October.

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What Arizona Parents Should Know Ahead of the Pfizer Vaccine Approval for Children Ages 5-11

At least one Valley pediatrician's office is already booking vaccination appointments for younger children in anticipation of FDA approval.

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9 Arizona Athletes Join Hundreds of Others in Opposing Abortion Law

Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court challenging a new abortion law.

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One in Four New COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County Are Children

While the original strain of the virus had a lower infection rate among kids, the Delta variant is twice as contagious and more likely to infect children.

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Banner Health, Arizona’s Largest Hospital Network, Requiring Vaccines for Employees By Nov. 1

The company cited flu season, the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and the high hospitalization rate among unvaccinated as reasons for the requirement.