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The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Stay at home, as much as possible, except for essential needs.  The virus is thou...
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Arizona health officials confirmed on Sunday that a Maricopa County resident has been diagnosed with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. According to the Depa...
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Pinal County has confirmed 671 cases of influenza. The age group most affected is 5 to 18 years old, followed by 19 to 49 years old. This season,...
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Dangerous diet? How one teen's restrictive diet led to blindness

Could a bad or restrictive diet actually lead to blindness?

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The many benefits of napping

When's the last time you took a nap?

If it's been a while, sleep experts say it's time to get one on the calendar.

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US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.

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The monsoon can have unwelcome effects on your health

The monsoon is showing some signs of life as early as Friday, and the change over from a dry heat to muggy air with clouds can have an impact on our health.

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Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, not 50

If you're in your mid-40s and haven't had your colon checked, it might be time.

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No amount of bacon or alcohol is safe, World Cancer Research Fund says

Want to reduce your risk of cancer by 40 percent? Stop eating bacon (and all processed meat) and drinking alcohol, according to a new set of health guidelines.

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Excessive gaming classified as a disorder

Video games are a part of our culture. It's a multi-billion dollar industry that continues to grow at a rapid rate. But there could be a downside in the form of excessive gaming.

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More Arizona doctors to check prescription histories under new mandate

In the first half of 2017, prescribers handed out more than 227 million opioid pills, enough to give every Arizonan 33 pills. It’s a number that could drop in the near future because of a new mandate by the state.

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Widow warns others about the danger of not getting a flu shot

Lisa Rasmussen describes her husband Paul as the healthiest person she ever knew.

Paul Rasmussen was a former Mesa police officer enjoying his retirement and relaxing in the great outdoors of Montana.

Then suddenly, everything changed when Paul got sick with the flu last year and didn't recover.

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Phoenix surgeon performs Arizona's first artificial meniscus implant surgery

A Phoenix orthopedic surgeon has performed the first artificial meniscus implant on a patient. The surgery was part of a clinical trial that hopes to get approved by the FDA.

It was done by Dr. Tom Carter, orthopedic surgeon for the Phoenix Suns and for The Orthopedic Clinic Association.

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Health alert: Fleas test positive for plague in Navajo & Coconino counties

A health warning out of Navajo and Coconino counties has many residents concerned.

Navajo County Public Health officials have confirmed that fleas collected in the Taylor area have tested positive for Plague (Yersinia pestis).

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Uptick in asthma flare-ups linked to monsoon

Arizona's monsoons can be extremely unpredictable but when they hit, people with respiratory issues can face flare-ups and kids with asthma can be particularly vulnerable.

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Opioid overdose antidote Narcan now available at CVS without prescription

CVS pharmacy is making the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone available to Arizonans without a doctor’s prescription.

It’s a prefilled easy-to-use nasal spray – a single squirt to help save a life. Arizona is the 41st state to make naloxone available to the general public this way.

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Saving money by asking the right questions

We all want to save money on health care and experts say it's possible to do if we ask the right questions.

David Berg is the chairman of Redirect Health and says the savings start by asking the same question we would ask if we were buying anything else.

"How much does it cost?" he said.

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Recognizing a Stroke

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

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Smoking Alcohol

How bicycle pumps and ball needles were introduced to drinking we may never know. But a new drinking trend, that doesn’t involve drinking, is getting people drunker faster. Smoking alcohol vapor has garnered attention among teens and college students, as well as doctors.

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The state of Arizona is preparing for what experts say will be a major spike in flu cases.

Over the past two years, the number of confirmed flu cases have increased significantly around the last week of January and into February, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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