health

Melissa Sevigny

A first-of-its-kind study reveals the increased risks of lung disease and cardiovascular mortality for wildland firefighters due to smoke exposure. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Arizona Department of Health Services

The percentage of unvaccinated students in Arizona has been rising the last several years. This year, 6 percent of parents declined to give their kids at least one required vaccine.  Now the Arizona Department of Health Services warns 9 counties in the state don’t have the immunization levels to protect against measles outbreaks, which are happening in other parts of the country. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Jessica Rigler, assistant director of public health.

Jessica, what is your level of concern for Arizona right now?

William Nakai

The Navajo Nation is establishing its first medical examiner's office.

Coconino County has some of the highest rates of drug and alcohol-related hospitalizations in the state, and those rates are increasing. 

The Coconino County medical examiner's office is getting a late Christmas gift.

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