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Public health vs. parent choice: The vaccination debate in Arizona

Health officials warn that vaccination rates are deteriorating across Arizona, risking public health as parents continue to opt out of immunizations.... Read more»

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Experts: It’s not too late to vaccinate for possibly strong flu strain

Arizona is still about a month away from peak flu season, but medical experts are advising residents to get vaccinated “sooner rather than later” to head off an expected variant of the H1N1 virus.... Read more»

Health expert: Innovations mean no excuses for not getting flu shot

With the new flu season beginning Oct. 3, health experts are urging people to overcome whatever concerns they may have and get vaccinated. The benefits, they say, include greater overall immunity to curtail the flu’s spread and protecting those most vulnerable to the disease’s potentially fatal effects.... Read more»

Outgoing Az health director reflects on six years at agency’s helm

Will Humble, who left Tuesday as director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, says his proudest achievements include reforming the way his agency regulates health care and behavioral health providers.... Read more»

Az wins national award for newborn screening turnaround

PHOENIX – Counting 10 fingers and 10 toes doesn’t begin to tell parents and doctors whether a baby is healthy. With that in mind, state health officials screen blood samples from newborns to identify hidden health problems that can prove fatal.... Read more»

Advocates: Community planning key in obesity fight

With sedentary lifestyles contributing to a national epidemic of obesity, state health officials are looking to local governments to plan communities that encourage residents to be more active. That includes incorporating ways to promote daily exercise in general plan updates.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Campaign wants to refer Medicaid expansion to ballot

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Plus, Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services discussed what Arizona can do to address the growing doctor shortage.... Read more»

South Korean delegation in Az for trauma-care summit

A delegation seeking to establish a national trauma system in South Korea is in Arizona to see how hospitals, first responders and health care leaders manage the state’s system.... Read more»

To foil heat, ambulances add climate-controlled drug boxes

A small solar-powered compartment located behind the passenger’s seat of some of Southwest Ambulance’s vehicles keeps stores of potentially life-saving drugs at 70 to 74 degrees. Since temperatures inside ambulances can reach up to 130 degrees or more during summer, those 20 degrees make a big difference.... Read more»

Report calls for revamp of Az’s trauma-care plan

Arizona’s free enterprise-based trauma system would benefit from increased government control and an updated comprehensive plan, according to a recent report by the American College of Surgeons.... Read more»

Official wants more from parents opting out of school vaccines

Arizona’s top health official said Wednesday he wants more acknowledgment of the risks from parents citing personal beliefs in opting out of vaccinations required for schoolchildren.... Read more»

Child immunization exemptions spike outbreak fears

While most states allow parents to opt out of vaccinations for medical or religious reasons, Arizona is among a minority allowing exemptions for philosophical or personal reasons. A Cronkite News Special Report looks at how exemptions are prompting fears of disease outbreaks. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Legal battle over Az medical pot continues

The Friday Focus spotlighted Will Humble, Arizona Health Services director, plus the Reporters' Roundtable with Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer for the Arizona Daily Star, and Jimmy Boegle, editor of the Tucson Weekly. Plus, Matt Russell, "Tucson's Culinary Cruiser" had the Weekend Watch.... Read more»

Official: Tainted steroids now have connection to Arizona

Two people in Arizona received tainted pain shots with medicine from the Massachusetts facility linked to 25 deaths from fungal meningitis, according to the state's top health officer. Nationwide, more than 300 people in 18 states received the contaminated injections that have caused fungal meningitis.... Read more»

Official: 'Recreational’ use of medical marijuana inevitable

Arizona has done a better job than other states at developing a medical marijuana system that discourages cheating, but there's no way to guarantee that some people won't use it for recreational purposes, the state's top health official Will Humble said Wednesday. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: County Supes race: Miller vs. Young Wright

An interview with Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services and the man in charge of implementing the state's medical marijuana laws. Then, Republican Ally Miller and Democrat Nancy Young Wright, candidates for Pima County supervisor in District 1, face off on the issues.... Read more»

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