Home Health and Safety

Health and Safety

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....

Protecting Arizona families from coronavirus

As June approached, more than 900 people in Arizona had died from complications due to coronavirus. The number of deaths caused by the COVID-19...

Pandemic Parenting Poll shows most favor wearing masks

As our state continues its gradual reopening, some businesses are requiring customers — including children — to wear face masks upon entering as one...

State clears the way for schools, camps, youth sports to reopen

Public schools will reopen at the start of the school year, Governor Doug Ducey announced during a Thursday afternoon press conference. Organized youth activities —...

Were you “weekending” on your first free weekend?

"What are you doing during your first real weekend following the May 15 expiration of Arizona’s official stay-at-home order?" It didn't seem like a loaded...

Dining and distancing: Mesa family shares their experience

Rebecca Powers of Mesa took her 12-year-old son Jaxson to lunch Tuesday at one of their favorite local restaurants — BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery...

Restaurants reopen to a rush of relief, and remaining mixed feelings

Early Monday evening was just as busy as a weekend happy hour at the O.H.S.O. Eatery and nano-Brewery, thanks to a reopening rush. O.H.S.O....

Pandemic Parenting Poll: Lots of apprehension about the state reopening some businesses

Nearly three-quarters of Arizona families are opposed to — or undecided about — the state’s decision to partially reopen some services starting this week,...

Arizona Attorney General’s Office moves community outreach and support online

The challenges facing our nation as we address the coronavirus pandemic have many of us switching gears and adapting to a different way of...

Stay-at-home order extends through May 15, “partial reopening” begins Monday

Not much will change about how we're living and working when April 30 arrives. The original date set for relaxing pandemic-imposed stay-at-home orders has...

Pandemic Parenting Poll results show extent of the summer camp uncertainty

The pandemic has brought tough choices for parents. Will we send our kids to summer camp? Keep them home? Our poll show the exent of the indecision.

A local pediatrician on pivoting, protecting patients and parenting during a pandemic

Children and masks, pediatric telemedicine, and scheduling wellness checks during a pandemic. We talked with board-certified pediatrician Jason Vargas, MD, of Cactus Children's Clinic in Glendale.

Pandemic Parenting: Concerns about how our children are processing all of this

Children and teens are responding to this unprecedented crisis very differently — from acting out to shutting down to going with the flow.

Coronavirus and the consequences of meeting basic needs

This hoarding thing made my parents' risky trips to the store an exercise in frustration, and increased the need for them to try it more frequently. So I made what many in today's altered world would consider a stupid, reckless decision.

AAP urges healthy discipline measures as parents face unprecedented level of stress

Pediatricians fear an increase in incidences of child abuse given the unprecedented levels of stress families face because of the coronavirus.

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