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Episode 345: The News That Impacted Arizonans in 2017

Dec 15, 2017 A look back at what we covered and what it will mean in 2018.

U of A Researchers Aid Fight Against ALS

Dec 13, 2017 Team outlines neural roadblock that stops muscle function.

Flu Cases Spike in Pima County

Dec 11, 2017 More than 150 confirmed influenza cases in the county since the season started in October.

Affordable Care Enrollment Deadline Friday

Dec 11, 2017 Free help available for health coverage plan selection

Banner Health North Clinic Opening Doors For Preview Dec. 11

Dec 7, 2017 Many outpatient services to be house at new facility near cancer center.

Funding Cuts Force Mental Health Group to Scale Back Programs, Lay Off Staff

Dec 4, 2017 Mental health advocacy group NAMI goes public about financial pressures from Cenpatico Integrated Care.

Episode 165: How Does Tucson Unemployment Compare to Arizona's?

Dec 1, 2017 Also, a discussion with Rep. Grijalva about tax reform and CHIP funding.

#metoo: Empowerment Through Empathy

Dec 1, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: John Waters brings his love for Christmas to Tucson; astronomical photographs celebrate the beauty of the planet Mars.

Survey: 25% of Arizona Teens Use Rx Painkillers Without Doctor Consent

Nov 27, 2017 Many parents would allow teens to use the drugs for pain, which carries addiction risk.

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Medicaid Expansion Fee

Nov 17, 2017 The justices ruled the money, which helps cover cost of 400K Medicaid recipients, is not a tax.

UA College of Medicine Marks 50th Anniversary

Nov 17, 2017 The school is known for breakthroughs made in asthma and CPR.

Flu Season Right on Time in Pima County

Nov 14, 2017 18 cases have been reported in past three weeks.

Ventana Medical Systems Tool Helps Diagnose, Treat Rare Cancer

Nov 13, 2017 Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in US, and has many forms.

As Opioid Crisis Deepens, UA Group Seeks Nonaddictive Pain Treatment

Nov 7, 2017 Alternative therapies could replace opioids.

ACA Open Enrollment Begins, Prompting Local Health Care Push

Nov 1, 2017 Healthcare.gov offerings for 2018 are similar to the previous year's offering, according to health care officials.

State Calls on Congress to Fund KidsCare

Nov 1, 2017 Gov. Ducey sent a letter to members urging quick action.

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