Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recent monsoon rain has dramatically increased mosquito activity throughout northern and central Arizona. It’s led to a spike in diseases spread by the insect, and Coconino County Health officials are urging the public to take precautions against being bitten. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.

State officials say they received hundreds of applications for approximately 30 new licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries.

NOAZ Counties Working to Halt Spread of Zika

Aug 9, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The number of confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Arizona recently reached 18. State health officials say they’re all travel related, but the breed of mosquito that could carry the virus does live in parts of northern Arizona. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.

A fish-consumption advisory has been issued for largemouth bass caught in the Scott Reservoir in Navajo County.

Melissa Sevigny

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali passed away this summer after living for more than 30 years with Parkinson’s disease. It’s a neurological disorder that affects the way the brain communicates with the body. Some speculate repeated head trauma contributed to Ali’s illness. But except for the contact side of the sport, boxing may slow the progression of the disease. That idea is the foundation of a study led by Northern Arizona University testing the benefits of boxing on people with Parkinson’s.