public health

KNAU and Arizona News
12:34 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

State Health Officials Suspect First Cases of Respiratory Virus

Jessica Rigler, chief for the Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control at the Arizona Department of Heath Services
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Arizona may have its first cases of a severe respiratory virus that has sickened children across the country. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, even though it’s still unconfirmed, state health officials are already taking precautions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:51 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Suspected Respiratory Virus Triggers Visitor Restrictions at Northern Arizona Healthcare

Northern Arizona Healthcare's Flagstaff Medical Center.
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Health officials suspect that the first cases of a severe respiratory virus that mainly affects children may have arrived in northern Arizona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, both Northern Arizona Healthcare locations are implementing visitation restrictions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:59 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Coconino County Health Department Reorganizes Reproductive Services

The Coconino County Health Services District Building
Credit Ryan Heinsius

The Coconino County Health department has announced a reorganization of its reproductive services clinic. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the move is a cost-saving measure that’s designed to streamline the county’s healthcare process.

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State Capitol News
3:56 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

State Health Officials Want Restricted Use of Abortion-Inducing Drugs

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State health officials formally moved today to enact new abortion restrictions, including one that could make the procedure more expensive. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:11 am
Fri January 24, 2014

State Flu Numbers Down Despite Recent Uptick in Cases

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The number of confirmed flu cases in Arizona has increased dramatically in the last four weeks. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, despite the sudden uptick, flu numbers are still well below where they were last year.

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State Capitol News
2:36 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

State Pot Consumption Numbers Coming Out of the Shadows

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The state’s more than 43,000 medical marijuana patients smoked, ate or otherwise consumed close to three tons of the weed last year. And that’s just what we know about. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

More parents reject vaccines in Coconino County as kids head back to school

Moran Henn picks tomatoes with her 5-year-old daughter. Henn chose not to vaccinate her children against chickenpox, whooping cough and hepatitis.
Shelley Smithson

With school starting this month, nurses in Flagstaff have been busy giving students their shots.  But a growing number of parents in Coconino County are opting not to immunize their children.   Public-health officials fear this could mean the resurgence of diseases that were disappearing.  

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