Health and Medicine

Gov Ducey Backs Latest Plan to Repeal Obamacare

Sep 18, 2017 In a tweet he calls the Graham-Cassidy plan the "best path forward."

Episode 155: Getting Healthy Food into Tucson Schools

Sep 15, 2017 Also, a landmark designation for Barrio Viejo, a device offering hope to those with macular degeneration, and a changing downtown.

Pima County to Get Regular Air-Quality Forecasts

Sep 15, 2017 State environmental department to provide a 5-day outlook for the county.

State Supreme Court To Hear Medicaid Funding Case

Sep 13, 2017 Arizona conservatives say the funding mechanism is unconstitutional.

Flu Season Off to an Early Start on UA Campus

Sep 12, 2017 Almost 40 cases diagnosed; exact origin unknown.

Arizona's Obesity Rate Flattens, Still Concerning

Sep 8, 2017 Nearly one-third of state's population is heavy enough that it affects their health.

Arizona Releases Plan to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Sep 7, 2017 A Department of Health Services report outlines 12 actions to fight the opioid crisis.

Forums to Explore Community Impact of Mental Illness

Sep 7, 2017 Public events to foster discussion about mental health-related issues, including incarceration, law enforcement, and treatment.

Skin Won't Absorb New UA-Developed Sunscreen

Sep 5, 2017 The product was developed with assistance from Tech Launch Arizona.

Without Eye Protection, Even a Peek at the Eclipse is Dangerous

Aug 21, 2017 Children and young adults are particularly at risk without safety glasses.

"When We Are in Our Addiction, We Are Not Living."

Aug 17, 2017 Arizona Spotlight devotes an episode to understanding addiction, including two stories of recovery from destructive eating habits..

Farewell to The King of the Monsters

Aug 11, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Opioid addicts struggle to get their recovery covered; astronomical events in the works of William Shakespeare; and a folktale from India in "The Drum & The Story".

Opioid Addicts Struggle to Get Their Recovery Covered

Aug 11, 2017 Some opioid substitution drugs like Suboxone are not covered by insurance for those fighting opioid addiction in Arizona.

Scientists Use Tobacco Plant As Cheap, Scalable Zika Vaccine Factory

Aug 10, 2017 The plant-based approach could be a more viable solution for low-to-middle-income countries.

Blood Shortage Continues in Southern Arizona

Aug 8, 2017 Red Cross collections sites open every day in August

Laying the Groundwork for Mental Health Education in Arizona Schools

Aug 7, 2017 Local NAMI chapter to helm planning process for stigma-fighting initiative.

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