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As hospital beds fill with patients, urgent care clinics temporarily close their doors and emergency department waits grow longer, Phoenix doctors are warning the public this most recent wave of COVID-19 has not yet reached its peak. more
This influenza season may be milder compared with the last, but it’s still just getting started. more
As the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to surge following the holidays and amid a return to work or school environments for much of the Valley, local health experts are touting the importance of booster shots. more
The year 2021 will be remembered much like 2020 was for the prevalence of COVID-19 across the world. more
A Sun City West family is grateful to the doctors and staff at Banner E. Del Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. more
The holidays can be difficult for many people in the Valley, but the uncertainty and isolation brought by the ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated seasonal stress, experts say. more

The University of Arizona is expanding beyond its Tucson base and making its presence known in the East Valley. more
Almost a year to the day since the first COVID-19 vaccines were handed out to Arizona frontline workers on Dec. 16, 2020, hospitals in the state and across the Valley say they’re no better off now than when the pandemic began. more
PHOENIX — The state’s largest hospital network is operating over capacity at several of its facilities and is turning away surgery that is not medically necessary. And Dr. Marjorie … more
PHOENIX — The way Kelly Townsend sees it, if a doctor is willing to write you a prescription for ivermectin or any other drug, a pharmacist has no right to refuse to fill it — even if … more
As a new COVID-19 variant stirs up concerns around the country, Arizona is struggling to get its youngest residents vaccinated against the infectious disease. more
Banner Health is joining forces with partner organizations to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease in communities of color. more
At Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, the operating room in the 13-room health care center closed its doors temporarily, canceling 17 routine colonoscopies as a result, and the hospital … more

PHOENIX — The governor’s chief medical adviser said Tuesday said COVID infections could be cut sharply if people would do more to protect themselves, including wearing masks. But Dr. … more
In a normal year, hospitals have no problem staffing their halls with travel nurses to fill in gaps or prepare for the busy winter months. But 2021, much like the year before, has not been a normal year for the health care industry. more
Phoenix-area hospital leaders are concerned by a sudden increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona as the holiday season approaches. The Arizona Department of Health Services … more
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