Health and Medicine

State lawmakers debate bill on treatment of Lyme disease

Feb 26, 2020 The bill failed in the Arizona House, but a parliamentary move could mean another vote dealing with long-term treatment of the disease.

Coronavirus victim out of quarantine, officials see ‘no risk’ of spread

Feb 25, 2020 Arizona was one of a handful of states to record a confirmed case of the disease since it was first reported earlier this year.

Study finds ransomware cost AZ health care more than $2.7 million since 2016

Feb 24, 2020 Three attacks affected nearly 12,000 people and totaled $2.7 million to $4.2 million in downtime in Arizona.

Novel or familiar: A conversation about drug addiction and the brain

Feb 19, 2020 Researchers are seeking a better understanding of compulsive behavior on a cellular level.

How green light might help pain sufferers wary of opioid addiction

Feb 19, 2020 A UA scientist is researching how the color green can be used to help manage chronic pain.

Report: Low pay makes disability caregivers a ‘workforce in crisis’

Feb 18, 2020 The report says providers' "hands are tied" in terms of raising pay in Arizona due to state Medicaid funding rules.

Arizona Senate OKs bill boosting firefighter cancer coverage

Feb 13, 2020 The proposal tightens rules enacted in 2017 that said certain cancers were presumed to be caused by workplace exposures.

Arizona Spotlight Special: Arizona Addicted

Feb 11, 2020 Tearing down the stigma that surrounds opioid addiction with stories from Arizonans who have lived the experience, and found the road to recovery.

Pascua Yaqui clinic working to treat opioid addiction, overcome stigma

Feb 6, 2020 The clinic is the state's only medication-assisted treatment facility on tribal land.

Miles from Recovery: How distance and stigma keep rural Arizonans from opioid treatment

Feb 4, 2020 As treatment options expand, solutions remain elusive for some.

What Arizona’s opioid prescription guidelines mean for physicians

Jan 31, 2020 An expert says old prescribing habits are hard to change, but that there has been a noticeable shift.

Thousands of calls placed to Arizona’s opioid help hotline

Jan 31, 2020 Officials say the line has helped thousands since its launch and has also saved lives.

Court upholds ruling against state prisons for poor inmate health care

Jan 31, 2020 The court characterized the Department of Corrections as "deliberately indifferent" to inmate health care.

University of Arizona cancels Chinese New Year event

Jan 28, 2020 The festival was canceled over fears of the new coronavirus outbreak in China.

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

Jan 27, 2020 The Arizona patient, like the other U.S. cases, had traveled to Wuhan, the Chinese city that is the center of the outbreak.

Treating chronic pain without an opioid prescription

Jan 24, 2020 A look at emerging options for patients.

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