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CDC / Cade Martin

An infection normally found in hospitals might also be spread to humans by their dogs. That’s the finding of a Northern Arizona University team that collected canine fecal samples from all over Flagstaff.


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the adult smoking rate in Arizona has dropped to 14 percent.

That's down from more than 19 percent in 2011.

Apache Chef Revives The Cuisine Of His Ancestors

Sep 15, 2016
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A chef in eastern Arizona wants to save the cuisine of his ancestors. Nephi Craig is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. He believes food can help his people recover from a dark past that includes war, relocation, and a food-related health crisis. Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo reports.


David Dorward, PhD / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Tens of thousands of patients die every year from infections they pick up while they’re in the hospital. A Flagstaff-based institute has developed a screening test to find these infections early, before symptoms appear.


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.


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