Home Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Flu vaccines are more important than ever during COVID-19

With so much focus on COVID-19, it’s hard to remember we must still take precautions to prevent other infectious diseases. But this year’s influenza...

9 mental health tips for COVID-frazzled kids and parents

This month, kids and parents will be tested. This test won’t be graded, or held in a classroom, but will play out in our...

AAP issues new COVID-19 guidelines for masks and testing

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued updated guidelines for the use of face coverings and coronavirus testing protocols for children. The AAP is now...

Pandemic Parenting Poll: When should kids go back to school?

As Arizona's COVID-19 numbers top 150,000, fears are escalating about the prospect of children, teachers, administrators and staff returning to school classrooms and hallways in just three and a half weeks.

77 percent of Arizona parents are “not at all confident” about...

A little more than a month ago, we published the results of a poll showing that 55 percent of parents were "not at all...

Residential evictions moratorium extended; school decision pending

Arizona families who rent their homes or apartments will be relieved to hear that the current moratorium on residential evictions will be extended through...

It takes a village to fight COVID-19

My symptoms first arrived on a Thursday at the end of May. I was dizzy and unable to focus all morning. My partner, Ben,...

Scottsdale pediatrician: COVID-19 cases in kids are increasing

Cases of COVID-19 were spiking dramatically in Arizona when we checked in with pediatrician Sarah Wiersma, M.D., who has seen the troubling trend play...

Arizona coronavirus testing efforts to increase in July and August

Has your family been tested for COVID-19? If not, you’ll have more options than ever in July and August. New sites and more testing...

Gov. Ducey limits restaurant capacity, urges families to stay home

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order today limiting dine-in restaurant capacity to 50 percent or less. And while he stopped short of mandating...

Helping kids (and adults) through the fallout of COVID-19

Poppy, age 3, spins on the floor. I ask her — again — if she wants to walk around the block with her dad...

Girls on the Run Power Up Activity Kit offers 50 activities...

Girls on the Run of Maricopa and Pinal Counties had to cancel spring and early summer in-person events centered on fitness and health. The...

In-person public school instruction delayed until Aug. 17

With COVID-19 numbers rising dramatically in our state, Governor Doug Ducey announced Monday that in-person school instruction will be delayed until at least Aug....

Coronavirus creates a “perfect storm” for drowning risk

Maintaining multiple layers of protection to keep children and teens safe around water is especially important as we continue to spend more time at...

Pandemic hits households with kids hardest

While the coronavirus pandemic is causing concern for all, households with children have been especially hard hit, according to new data from the U.S....

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