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Double masking: Expert talks effectiveness of wearing two masks and how to do it properlyopens in new window
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recently came out with guidance about "double masking" as a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it turns out, two masks may be better than one --but it all depends on what kind of masks you're wearing and if you're wearing them properly. We asked ABC15 Health Insider Dr. Piyush Gupta about this to see if it was worth it.
22
Feb
2021
www.abc15.com
Doctor talks COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness, what happens after each doseopens in new window
How quickly does your immunity develop once you get the COVID-19 vaccine?
18
Feb
2021
www.abc15.com
Frontline workers, volunteers awarded by BCBSAZopens in new window
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is recognizing frontline heroes in the state who have gone above and beyond to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
15
Feb
2021
yourvalley.net
Health insurance enrollment through Affordable Care Act reopensopens in new window
Arizonans who may have lost their health insurance but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid can go to HealthCare.gov to sign up. There are no special circumstances needed and you have until May 15 to do so.
15
Feb
2021
www.abc15.com
Why does my arm hurt more after the second COVID-19 vaccine dose?opens in new window
We spoke to our Health Insider Dr. Piyush Gupta about this same topic this week and about reports from some that their arms have hurt more after receiving the second COVID-19 vaccination.
11
Feb
2021
www.abc15.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona awards $30,000 to frontline workers, $60,000 to organizationsopens in new window
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recognized frontline workers in the state who have gone above and beyond to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced in a news release Wednesday.
10
Feb
2021
kvoa.com
Vaccinators describe what it's really like to administer COVID-19 shots: 'These are the moments that you dream about'opens in new window
"I've been practicing medicine for a couple of years now. This is one of the most gratifying things I've ever been able to have the privilege of doing in my career," Dr. Piyush Gupta, a volunteer at the State Farm Stadium vaccination site in Glendale, Arizona, told Insider.
09
Feb
2021
www.businessinsider.com
Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris During Tour of the State Farm Stadium Vaccination Site in Glendale, Arizonaopens in new window
Today, we want to show you what it looks like on the ground, in Glendale, Arizona. We’re going to do a tour of State Farm Stadium, which started giving its first shots on January 11.
08
Feb
2021
www.whitehouse.gov
President Biden, VP Harris to virtually tour State Farm Stadium vaccine siteopens in new window
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will virtually tour the state-run COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium on Monday, the White House announced Sunday evening.
07
Feb
2021
ktar.com
Herd immunity and what it means during the COVID-19 pandemicopens in new window
"Herd immunity is based on how contagious a virus is," explains Dr. Piyush Gupta with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
05
Feb
2021
www.abc15.com
Health experts answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccineopens in new window
ABC15 spoke with experts Wednesday morning to answer some of your most pressing questions about the coronavirus vaccine, the process of getting vaccinated, and more.
03
Feb
2021
www.abc15.com
What side effects to expect after getting the COVID-19 vaccineopens in new window
ABC15 talked to Dr. Piyush Gupta with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona who has also been volunteering his own time to get the vaccine in even more arms. We caught up with him recently at State Farm Stadium.
01
Feb
2021
www.abc15.com
$500k Substance Abuse Grant Awarded to Community Organizations Fighting Opioid Epidemicopens in new window
Blue Cross© Blue Shield© of Arizona is awarding up to $500,000 in grants to assist organizations that are fighting the opioid epidemic and substance use disorder by increasing access to life-saving services.
11
Jan
2021
inbusinessphx.com
State Farm Stadium to transform into massive 24/7 vaccination siteopens in new window
The State of Arizona is planning to use State Farm Stadium as a massive COVID-19 vaccination center following a slow rollout of vaccinations statewide.
08
Jan
2021
www.azfamily.com
Here are the winners of the Az Business Angels Awardsopens in new window
Az Business Angels magazine has cast a spotlight on the nonprofits, individuals, business leaders, and organizations that are making the biggest impact on our communities with its second annual Az Business Angels Awards.
07
Jan
2021
azbigmedia.com