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AZ Week: Obamacare, Its Effects in State's Rural Areas
Jan 10, 2014
Affordable Care Act went into effect Jan. 1; Southern Arizona health experts discuss the good and bad.
House Implements New Security Requirements for Obamacare
Jan 10, 2014
Most of AZ's congressional delegation voted for bill; Republicans say necessary to deal with potential security breaches online.
Horseback Riding as Therapy for Special Needs
Jan 9, 2014
Since 1974, TROT has used method for children, adults who are challenged with everything from blindness, PTSD and autism.
3 Decades Later: Mental Health Suit Against AZ Settled
Jan 8, 2014
Arnold vs. Sarn began in 1981, alleged state did not appropriately fund comprehensive mental health system.
Tucson Surgeon Helping African Women with Post Birth Injuries
Jan 7, 2014
Fistulas are holes in the bladder that result from long deliveries, lack of medical attention; oftentimes smell causes these women to be ostracized.
Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Nears For Some
Dec 16, 2013
Those covered by some government-funded programs will need to enroll in new insurance.
Tucsonan Helps Philippines Relief Efforts
Dec 11, 2013
Arizonan coordinating emergency medical aid on Leyte Island with Doctors Without Borders.
Retinal Implants Get New Tech That Could Improve Clarity
Dec 10, 2013
Wolfgang Fink, member of the joint U.S.-German research team developing product said current retinal implants allow people to see, but only basic, blurry shapes.
AZ Week: Child Abuse Victim Gives Back as Foster Parent
Dec 6, 2013
Daniela Preciado says she sees herself in many of the kids she cares for now that she has reached adulthood.
Further Cuts to Food Stamps Worry Local Food Bank Officials
Dec 3, 2013
As part of Farm Bill, Senate wants to cut $4B from program's budget in next 10 years, while House wants $40B.
Report: AZ Homelessness Has Decreased in Past 3 Years
Nov 25, 2013
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development found 13,700 homeless individuals in 2010, compared to 10,600 in 2013.
AZ's Rate of Uninsured Children Third Highest in US, Report Says
Nov 20, 2013
Georgetown University study found 13.2 percent of Arizona's kids don't have health coverage.
Book Club Raises Mental Health Awareness, Builds Community
Nov 19, 2013
Two volunteers work to create a forum for learning about mental illness that welcomes a growing group of interested readers.
Tucsonan Struggles to Find a Kidney, Turns to Facebook
Nov 15, 2013
Don Do, a 23-year-old former UA student, created an event page to reach out to people, hoping to find a donor.
33,000 Arizonans Applied So Far for Fed Health Exchange
Nov 13, 2013
US Dep. of Health says between Oct. 1, Nov. 2 about 17,000 people applied for plan, also sought coverage for families, totaling to 33,000 residents.
Obamacare Issues Affect AZ Medicaid Enrollment
Nov 5, 2013
Arizona expanded its Medicaid program, known as AHCCCS, under the Affordable Care Act.
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