Health and Medicine

Episode 319: Opioids in Arizona - A State of Emergency

Jun 9, 2017 Arizona Week: Investigating extent of opioid addiction, why people get hooked.

Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall

Jun 9, 2017 Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.

Arizona Medical-Device Companies Search for Inroads to Mexican Market

Jun 9, 2017 Domestic production in Mexico was $15.5 billion two years ago.

Tucson Pedestrian Deaths Up Sharply; Jaywalking Blamed

Jun 8, 2017 Officer: 'The person who is most responsible for your safety is you. You need to pay attention.'

UA-Sonora Partnership Targets Diabetes in Mexico

Jun 8, 2017 Economic prosperity is partially to blame for epidemic, says World Health Organization.

Study: Medicaid Cuts Would Disproportionately Affect Arizona's Rural Children

Jun 6, 2017 A recent bill in the Obamacare repeal aims to significantly roll back funding for the program.

Spike in Contagious Disease in Tucson Dogs Has Officials Urging Caution

Jun 6, 2017 There are seven confirmed cases of leptospirosis, or lepto, and more dogs may have been exposed at Udall Park.

Mobile Units Provide Health Checks for Mexicans in Arizona

Jun 5, 2017 Mexico's Health Ministry teamed up with UA staff and students to provide screenings.

Opioid Deaths Reach Record Highs in Arizona; Gov. Ducey Declares 'Emergency'

Jun 5, 2017 In 2016, 790 Arizonans died from overdosing on opioids.

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.

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