Health and Medicine

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 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.

Episode 339: Arizona Politicians in a Shifting Political Landscape

Oct 27, 2017 Also, October brings recognition of domestic violence and breast cancer.

Episode 338: The Future of Funding for Community Health Centers

Oct 20, 2017 Federal funding is in limbo for services for rural communities and children; and the UA is expanding its pharmacy classes.

Differences and Dwarfism

Oct 20, 2017 On a special Arizona Spotlight: Pima County Public Library celebrates diversity; a rare kind of bone health clinic in Phoenix; a roundtable talk from three people living with dwarfism; why the lack of dolls that reflect differences is a problem.

UA Researchers Look at Mental Impairment After Heart Surgery

Oct 12, 2017 Some people experience cognitive difficulties following coronary bypass surgery.

TPD Warns of Fake Oxycodone in Tucson's Illicit Drug Market

Oct 12, 2017 The pills can contain other substances, including lethal doses of opioids like fentanyl.

UA Researcher Develops Snake Bite Treatment

Oct 10, 2017 Novel combination of carbon monoxide and iron delays venom's damaging effects.

Goldwater Institute Sues FDA for Info on Ebola Drug Approval

Oct 10, 2017 The FDA originally turned down a FOIA request, saying it was protecting trade secrets.

Arizona Naturopaths Asking to Expand Medical Authority

Oct 10, 2017 A group wants the Legislature will close a loophole that limits their purview.

Episode 335: Health Care in Arizona, As Another Attempt to Repeal Stalls

Sep 29, 2017 Stakeholders in Arizona monitor and analyze the ups and downs of the ongoing health care debate.

Time Running Out for Community Health Funding

Sep 29, 2017 Lack of congressional action puts local health care providers in trouble, like El Rio Health Center.

Obamacare Repeal Will Cost AZ Economy

Sep 26, 2017 A report from ASU predicts recession if health care jobs are eliminated.

Link Between Depression, Dementia To Be Studied

Sep 26, 2017 Among those with dementia, 15%-45% also diagnosed with depression.

Gov Ducey Backs Latest Plan to Repeal Obamacare

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

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