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December 17, 2014

  • Severe Flu Season  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting that the flu this season could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths. The current vaccine is not fully protecting against the flu virus, which has mutated. We’ll hear more from Jessica Rigel, chief of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Bureau in the Arizona Department of Health Services.

November 17, 2014

  • Valley Fever  |   Video
    • As temperatures cool, the flu season starts in Arizona. It’s also the height of Valley Fever season, with 65 percent of all cases nationwide happening in Arizona. Jessica Rigler, Chief of the Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control for the Arizona Department of Health Services, will discuss Valley Fever.

October 15, 2014

  • Arizona Ebola Plans  |   Video
    • A second patient in Texas has been discovered to be infected with the Ebola virus. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will talk about Arizona’s plan to deal with the deadly disease if it shows up here.

September 11, 2014

May 15, 2014

  • Deep Brain Stimulation  |   Video
    • For the first time in its history, the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital performed an advanced form of brain surgery called deep brain stimulation on several children with dystonia. That’s a disease that produces chronic, involuntary contortions of the trunk and limbs. The procedure involves placing electrodes deep in the brain and then connecting them with a pacemaker-like device placed in the abdomen. The surgery has allowed children to walk again and perform everyday functions. Neurosurgeon Dr. Ratan Bhardwaj will discuss the procedure.

May 14, 2014

  • Historic Medical Donation  |   Video
    • The St. Joseph’s Foundation has been given a $19 million donation by Arizona philanthropists John and Doris Norton to establish the John and Doris Norton Thoracic Institute. The donation will help create centers for lung, heart and esophageal medicine at Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ross Bremner, director of the lung transplant program at St. Joseph’s, will discuss this donation and what it means for healthcare in Arizona.

March 3, 2014

  • Asian Citrus Psyllid  |   Video
    • The Asian Citrus Psyllid has been found in Arizona. It’s a pest that causes citrus tree leaves to turn yellow and ruins the fruit of the tree. Although greening disease caused by the bug has not been found here, agricultural officials are worried about the damage it could do to our $37 million citrus industry. John Caravetta, assistant director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, will talk about the citrus psyllid.

February 4, 2014

  • Flu Update  |   Video
    • The flu has turned deadly in Arizona, with at least one adult and one pediatric death being reported in Yuma County. State health officials say it is widespread in the highest category possible. Jessica Rigler, Bureau Chief for the State Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease control, will give us a flu update.

January 16, 2014

  • New ALS Center  |   Video
    • Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital has opened a new center expected to bring Arizona to the forefront of research and treatment for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dr. Shafeeq Ladha, clinical director of The Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders Center at Barrow, will discuss the new center.

December 12, 2013

  • Wheelchair Designer  |   Video
    • An Arizona man combines his love for his brother with his engineering skills to make custom wheelchairs. Inside his garage, Lance Greathouse and his crew repair, restore and create motorized wheelchairs. Greathouse was inspired by his brother’s battle with Parkinson’s disease to design and build chairs that are practical and fun. Some are designed for rough terrain, others are equipped with lights and horns, and one features a flame thrower.

November 12, 2013

  • Heart Ball  |   Video
    • Heart disease and stroke are the number one and four killers in Arizona. Since 1959, the Heart Ball has been held to raise money for education, prevention, research and programs to help fight heart disease. Susan Doria, the chair of the Heart Ball, will discuss the event and the impact of the deadly disease.

May 16, 2013

  • Alzheimer’s/Blood Sugar Link  |   Video
    • A new University of Arizona study suggests a possible link between elevated blood sugar levels and risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Christine Burns, a researcher at the U of A, will talk about the study.

May 1, 2013

  • Red Meat and Heart Disease  |   Video
    • A new study shows a link between a nutrient found in red meat and heart disease. L-carnitine, found in red meat and also a popular supplement, is being tied to heart disease. Dr. Nathan Laufer of the Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona will talk about the new findings.

March 7, 2013

  • Citrus Bug  |   Video
    • There’s been a dramatic increase in western Arizona of a bug that can do tremendous damage to citrus trees. The Asian Citrus Psyllid carries greening disease, otherwise known as Huanglongbing. Once a tree is infected it will die. The disease could damage our state’s Citrus crop, one of the Five Cs that adds $37 million dollars a year to Arizona’s economy. John Caravett, a of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, will tell us more.

February 20, 2013

  • The Latest Procedure: 30th Anniversary  |   Video
    • In 1983, Channel 8 broke broadcasting ground by airing an open-heart surgery performed by local surgeon Dr. Ted Diethrich of the Arizona Heart Center. Join Dr. Diethrich; former Producer Dr. Richard D’Alli; and director Jeff Hallberg as they look back at the surgery production and talk about its 30th anniversary.

October 31, 2012

  • Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke  |   Video
    • Lynne Love, Chairman of the American Heart Association’s 2012 Phoenix Heart Ball, talks about some of the programs the annual fundraiser supports, such as the Halle Heart Children’s Museum in Tempe.

October 11, 2012

  • State Out of the Union: A Novel  |   Video
    • Author Jeff Biggers talks about his new book State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream. The journalist and onetime Tucson resident takes a critical look at Arizona’s leadership on immigration reform and States’ rights; two issues at the heart of what he calls the “Arizonification of America.”

May 16, 2012

  • Alzheimer’s Prevention Drug Trial  |   Video
    • The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix is involved in a groundbreaking clinical trial to test an Alzheimer’s prevention drug on people who are genetically likely to get the disease. Learn more about the trial from the Institute’s director Dr. Pierre Tariot.

April 3, 2012

  • Autism Increase  |   Video
    • New Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate more children than previously thought have autism. The increase is attributed to wider screening. Dr. Bryan Davey of the Arizona Autism Coalition Board and Director of Behavioral Services at ACCEL (Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills) will discuss the new numbers.

March 5, 2012

November 21, 2011

  • Controlling Diabetes  |   Video
    • Tim Vaske, head of the Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease for the Arizona Department of Health Services, talks about the incidence and impact of diabetes in Arizona and programs that help control the disease.

January 18, 2011

  • Halle Heart Children’s Museum  |   Video
    • Learn about the American Heart Association’s new Halle Heart Children’s Museum in Tempe. It’s billed as the only cardiovascular disease educational facility in the United States. Thousands of Arizona kids are expected to visit the museum each year, free of charge, to gain a better understanding of what causes heart disease and how to prevent it.

November 16, 2010

  • Alzheimer’s Research  |   Video
    • The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix has launched a research initiative to treat Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. Doctors Eric Reiman and Pierre Tariot discuss the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative.

November 4, 2010

  • Valley Fever Awareness  |   Video
    • Dr. John Galgiani, Director of the University of Arizona’s Valley Fever Center for Excellence, talks about efforts to treat and prevent this disease. Learn how you can help during events planned for Valley Fever Awareness Week in early November from Pat White, founder of Arizona Victims of Valley Fever.

April 12, 2010

  • ACE Study  |   Video
    • The largest scientific study of the relationship between childhood trauma and health and behavioral problems later in life is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Vincent Felitti, one of the lead investigators, will talk about the Ace Study.

November 30, 2009

November 11, 2009

  • Tempe Transit Center  |   Video
    • The heart of Tempe’s public transportation infrastructure is gaining international attention for its world class sustainable design. Architect and Principal Planner for the city’s Transportation division, Bonnie Richardson, takes us on a tour of this award-winning building.

November 2, 2009

  • Cancer Physics  |   Video
    • Cancer research from a totally different angle will be taking place at Arizona State University. Researchers from ASU will be using the laws of physics to battle cancer, viewing the cancer cells as physical objects rather than as a disease. Paul Davies, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist, is leading the ASU team and will appear on Horizon to talk about the innovative research.

October 29, 2009

October 28, 2009

  • Cancer Screening  |   Video
    • For decades, we’ve been told that cancer screening saves lives through early detection and subsequent treatment of the disease. Now, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that screening for breast and prostate cancer may not be as beneficial as once thought. Dr. Peter Lance, Director of Cancer Prevention and Control for the University of Arizona’s Arizona Cancer Center shares his views on cancer screening.

June 23, 2009

November 12, 2008

July 15, 2008

  • Artificial Cervical Disc  |   Video
    • An amazing new implant gives patients relief from degenerative disc disease. We take you through one Valley woman's surgery and recovery.

June 10, 2008

  • sen. Jake Flake  |   Video
    • Arizonans mourn the passing of state Senator Jake Flake who died Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack at his home near Snowflake. He was 72. Representative Bill Konopnicki, (R) Safford, joins Horizon to remember Flake and talk about the impact of his work in Arizona.

May 27, 2008

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  |   Video
    • More than one million Americans suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. However, it is still a misunderstood illness and it is difficult to find health care professionals who know how to diagnose and treat it. The Centers for Disease Control recently announced that CFS is a real illness and that it is a public health concern. We talk with a doctor who is a CFS specialist and a patient who is battling the syndrome.

April 22, 2008

  • Alzheimer's Author  |   Video
    • Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, local physician and researcher on Alzheimer�s Disease, talks about risk factors associated with the disease and steps he recommends to prevent Alzheimer�s.

February 12, 2008

  • Widespread Flu  |   Video
    • The flu has now spread across Arizona, earning the state the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions highest flu-activity designation. Will Humble, assistant director for health preparedness for the Arizona Department of Health Services, shares the latest news on the flu and talks about the importance of prevention.

November 27, 2007

  • Pancreatic Cancer
    • This year, more than 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 33,000 will die from the disease. We discuss efforts to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer with Kay Kays, 13 year pancreatic cancer survivor and volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Web site

July 31, 2007

  • West Nile Virus
    • In the past month, the number of confirmed West Nile Virus cases in Maricopa County has significantly increased. Backyards are a primary culprit for hidden breeding places for the mosquitoes that carry the disease. We examine a typical backyard with Maricopa County Environmental Services Vector Control to find some surprising breeding places and learn how to eliminate these areas.

July 26, 2007

  • Health Epidemics? Obesity
    • As more Americans become obese, more are diagnosed with the diseases that follow. Osteopath Dr. Art Mollen talks about obesity and the conditions to which its linked, including diabetes, heart problems and high blood pressure.

July 25, 2007

July 23, 2007

  • Health Epidemics? Asthma
    • The first in our four-part series on increasingly prevalent health issues examines a condition that afflicts more than 600,000 Arizonans asthma. Our guest is M. Magda Ciocazan, program manager for Steps to a Healthier Arizona Initiative, Arizona Department of Health Services asthma liaison and member of the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Nutrition Services.

July 11, 2007

  • Autism Society of America Conference
    • More than 1,400 people will gather in Scottsdale this week for the Autism Society of Americas national conference. Find out more about the event and this developmental disorder that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, affects an estimated 1 in 150 births.

June 14, 2007

  • DUI Interlock Devices
    • The state legislature passed and the Governor signed a bill to require interlock devices for people convicted of drunk driving. However, lawmakers have had a change of heart, and are working on a bill to make changes to the one just passed. Representative John Kavanagh and Senator Linda Gray will discuss the bill.

March 27, 2007

  • Diabetes Expo
    • An upcoming educational event open to both medical professionals and the public will focus on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nutrition and healthy lifestyles choices. More than 100 exhibitors will present the latest information on medications, medical devices, products, health plans, technology and samples; and theyll conduct free health screenings. Expo attendees can also hear featured keynote speakers on a variety of diabetes-related topics throughout the day.

November 22, 2006

  • Phelps Dodge Merger
    • A $25.9 Billion merger is in the works that would have Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. take over Phoenix-based Phelps Dodge Corporation, one of the world's leading producers of copper. But it's not a done deal yet. Arizona Republic business columnist Jon Talton will talk about the proposed merger and its consequences for Arizona.
  • Taking Charge of Your Health
    • Conclusion Prevention In the final episode of our series, we take a look at how prevention can help you manage your health care.
  • New American City Exhibition
    • New American City: Artists Look Forward at the ASU Art Museum explores some of the design, culture, and art that distinguishes the Phoenix area from other cities. Youth, astronomical growth, geographic limitations, desert environment and its active arts community are some of the themes exhibited in the work. The exhibition looks at how artists and the art being produced plays an active role in envisioning the citys future, developing areas and revitalizing neighborhoods in the process.

November 7, 2006

  • Alzheimer's Awareness
    • November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. It is marked by events around the Valley and the state including the opening of the new Banner Alzheimer's Institute. The Institute staffed by world-class researchers and physicians who provide compassionate care to patients and their families and caregivers, while also finding treatment and prevention therapies for those afflicted with the disease. Dr. Pierre Tariot, Banner Alzheimer's Institute's Associate Director and Director of its Memory Disorders Clinic joins Horizon in the studio.

August 22, 2006

  • Celica disease
    • Help for a serious digestive illness that affects people when they eat certain grains and foods.

May 8, 2006

  • Immunizations
    • Last year our state experienced a whooping cough epidemic. This year there is an outbreak of mumps in the Midwest. The introduction of vaccines has helped to control these types of diseases. Now researchers are working on a vaccine for the avian flu virus. We talk about this and other topics related to immunization with Dr. Anne Schuchat, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions National Immunization Program.

February 14, 2006

  • Pandemic Flu Plan
    • Is Arizona prepared for possibly the greatest public health challenge of our time ---an influenza pandemic? The Arizona Department of Health Services has recently released an updated Influenza Pandemic Readiness Plan. Will Humble, Bureau Chief for the State Department Of Epidemiology & Disease Control joins Michael Grant for a discussion. For more information on the Readiness Plan go to www.azdhs.gov.

January 16, 2006

  • Macular Degeneration
    • Research continues at the University of Arizona for a cure of the eye disease that afflicts so many people.

June 8, 2005

May 16, 2005

  • Diabetes epidemic
    • A global epidemic of diabetes is forcing a hard look at lifestyles. We'll visit an Arizona community that has battled that disease.

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