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  • Thursday , Feb 1 , 2018

Health alert: Fleas test positive for plague in Navajo & Coconino counties

A health warning out of Navajo and Coconino counties has many residents concerned. Navajo County Public Health officials have confirmed that fleas collected in the Taylor area have tested positive for Plague (Yersinia pestis).

Arizona's monsoons can be extremely unpredictable but when they hit, people with respiratory issues can face flare-ups and kids with asthma can be particularly vulnerable.

CVS pharmacy is making the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone available to Arizonans without a doctor’s prescription. It’s a prefilled easy-to-use nasal spray – a single squirt to help save a life. Arizona is the 41st state to make naloxone available to the general public this way.

We all want to save money on health care and experts say it's possible to do if we ask the right questions. David Berg is the chairman of Redirect Health and says the savings start by asking the same question we would ask if we were buying anything else. "How much does it cost?" he said.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

How bicycle pumps and ball needles were introduced to drinking we may never know. But a new drinking trend, that doesn’t involve drinking, is getting people drunker faster. Smoking alcohol vapor has garnered attention among teens and college students, as well as doctors.

The state of Arizona is preparing for what experts say will be a major spike in flu cases. Over the past two years, the number of confirmed flu cases have increased significantly around the last week of January and into February, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

New parents, get ready to feed your babies peanut-containing foods - starting young lowers their chances of becoming allergic.

Pinal County Public Health Services District will host Diabetes Classes at the San Tan Valley Public Health Clinic each month from October through December, led by Sheri Steincamp, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC.

Community Bridges, Inc. has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; to host a Suicide Alertness workshop, open to the community. The event will take place Saturday, July 16th, inside Valley Hope of Tempe.

If you're still trying to get in shape for summer, you're in luck. Health and fitness experts say you only need to do one exercise -- yes, one! -- to work your entire body, burning fat and building muscle at the same time. Not only that but experts say this exercise can correct dozens of health problems.

The number of confirmed measles cases in Arizona has increased again.

Bad habits. We don’t like to talk about them, but we all have them. So, what's yours? Or, if you had to guess what the most common one is, what would you say? If you guessed never putting down our cell phones, you’re right.

Most pet owners know that certain items, like chocolate, can be harmful to your dog. But there's one thing that could be found in your backyard or in your neighborhood that could actually be deadly for your pet.

As the flu and cold season winds down, Banner Health has lifted visitor restrictions at all of its hospitals. Restrictions for the 2015-2016 cold and flu season were implemented in late December of last year.

From people to pooches, the summer is hot for everyone. Since our furry loved ones carry a permanent fur coat on their backs year-round, they need extra attention to stay healthy and hydrated when it’s hot.

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