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State

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation To Dramatically Expand Telehealth

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation to dramatically expand telemedicine in Arizona and provide greater opportunities for accessible medical services, fulfilling a priority of his 2021 State of the State Address. “Ensuring Arizonans have access to safe and reliable medical services is a top priority,” said Governor Ducey. “Telehealth expands access to medical services for low-income families

COVID-19

COVID drives technological research, from food robots to an app for loneliness

From adapting robots to decontaminate surfaces and deliver food to developing kiosks that can measure vital signs, experts across the globe are using innovative technology to solve complications brought on by COVID-19. In Arizona, the push for new technology has led to innovations to help curb loneliness, improve access to health care and track the spread of the disease. Cronkite News

HIV

Pandemic prompts changes to HIV testing and treatment in metro Phoenix

In a downtown parking garage, a health care worker, dressed in protective gear, waits for cars to pull up for drive-thru HIV tests. Inside the building, volunteers assemble packages of at-home tests and condoms to be shipped across the state. Elsewhere in metro Phoenix, a van travels to neighborhoods whose residents may face higher risk

Health

Telehealth is the best option for some but not all, mental health experts say

Telehealth can help treat people with depression or other mental-health issues but patients need to guard their privacy and consider whether the treatment is right for them, health advocates said. June Rolph, a board-certified nurse practitioner in Phoenix, said patients may feel more emotionally removed from the therapeutic process in a video session than they

National

COVID-19 work-arounds are silver linings for homeless programs

When the Downtown Emergency Service Center in Seattle moved its homeless residents from crowded shelters into hotels, staff worried about how to keep them connected to services. They decided to buy cellphones, tablets and laptops, and now their clients at the Red Lion Hotel can virtually attend medical appointments and meet with mental health specialists

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