public health

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An Arizona Republican senator says she’ll try again to convince the Legislature to increase regulations on smoking and vaping.

 

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Rural counties in Arizona have more than double the rates of suicide than those in urban areas. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, officials have begun an effort to increase mental health and other services outside of Arizona’s biggest cities. 

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As the Museum Fire continues to burn on nearly 2,000 acres in Flagstaff, officials are closely monitoring smoke impacts to local communities. With a drying trend in the forecast for the weekend those effects could intensify.


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Arizona health officials say an out-of-state visitor may have exposed people to measles last month.

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The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Navajo Nation nearly 90,000 dollars to study air quality in the town of Cove. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, many in the area worry that radioactive dust from nearby abandoned uranium mines is threatening the community.


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