Health and Medicine

Episode 316: The Shape of Health Care in Arizona

May 19, 2017 A new health plan working through Congress, we ask what's next for coverage in the Grand Canyon State?

What's Next for Arizonans Who Gained Coverage Under Obamacare?

May 19, 2017 A conversation with Daniel Derksen about the future of health care in the Grand Canyon State.

Tucson Police to Take Mental Health 'First Aid' Training

May 18, 2017 Goal is to keep people in crisis out of jail and get services.

Study to Measure Impact of Contaminant Perchlorate on Yuma Residents

May 18, 2017 The common chemical could be causing hypothyroidism in the southwestern Arizona town.

Event Looks to Move Mental Illness From Jail to Treatment

May 16, 2017 More than 300 practitioners to attend 'Decriminalizing Mental Illness' conference.

Flu Cases Remain High in Pima County, Statewide

May 15, 2017 More than 100 cases in Pima County, and nearly 500 cases across Arizona.

Contaminated Baby Formula Found in Tucson, Police Say

May 12, 2017 East-side stores were victims of product tampering, according to officials.

Arizona High School Pair Wins Medical Device Competition

May 10, 2017 San Luis students improved on a 'g-tube,' which helps patients who can't swallow food.

UnitedHealthcare and Northwest Mend Broken Ties

May 8, 2017 Insurer and health care provider had severed ties last week after negotiations failed.

UA Trauma Team Looks at Danger of E-cigarette Burns

May 8, 2017 Report highlights potential for Lithium-ion batteries to cause fires, burning smokers

McSally Yes; Grijalva, O'Halleran No on Obamacare Repeal

May 4, 2017 Southern Arizona congressional delegation splits along party lines on key vote.

Health Care Dispute Sends Thousands Seeking Care Elsewhere

May 1, 2017 UnitedHealthcare and operator of 2 hospitals and physicians network can't agree.

South Tucson Grow Your Own Food Program Extended

May 1, 2017 200,000 have learned gardening, nutritional cooking in last five years.

Feds Give Arizona $24M to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Apr 28, 2017 12th biggest grant in the country, based on need and prevalence of opioid addiction.

Tucson Health Care Dispute Could Leave Thousands Without Coverage

Apr 28, 2017 Northwest Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have until May 1 to settle their disagreement.

Breathing Room: Asthma Inhalers OK in State's Schools

Apr 25, 2017 Previously schools had to call 911 rather than administering asthma medication.

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