Health and Medicine

Price Range for Obamacare Health Insurance in AZ Released

Sep 25, 2013 Overall cheapest 'bronze' plan costs $214 a month, while 'silver' plans will be between $252 and $248.

Border Deaths Up From Last Year, Pima County Figures Show

Sep 19, 2013 Medical examiner's office reports 148 migrant deaths so far, compared to 125 at this time in 2012.

Researchers Explore Roots of American Indian Resilience

Sep 17, 2013 New studies reveal protective elements of Native American cultural traditions; used for various healing treatments.

AZ Week: Child Welfare Crisis Eases a Bit

Sep 13, 2013 Funding from Legislature, procedural changes by state agency bringing improvement, but much more needed.

Lawsuit: AZ Medicaid Expansion Unconstitutional

Sep 12, 2013 Goldwater Institute files on behalf of 36 Republican state lawmakers, says tax to fund expansion violates AZ Constitution.

Effort to Defeat Medicaid Expansion Fails

Sep 11, 2013 Committee falls 5,000 signatures short of minimum needed for issue to go on next year's ballot.

AZ Week: Here Comes Obamacare

Sep 6, 2013 Debate over it continues raging, even as insurers, doctors, businesses prepare for enrollments come October.

Researchers Use Social Media to Study Nutrition Patterns

Sep 3, 2013 Survey participants used Twitter to document everything they ate and drank, and why, for 3 days.

Report: Arizona’s Cancer Rate Below US Average

Aug 28, 2013 Annual diagnoses in state total 27,000, 14% lower than nationally; 10,000 Arizonans die of cancer yearly.

New AZ Regulations Better Define Midwives' Scope Of Practice

Aug 22, 2013 State's department of health released changes this summer; Tucson midwife discusses how these affect her work.

Court Strikes Down AZ Law Denying Abortion Funding

Aug 22, 2013 Law disqualified women's health providers such as Planned Parenthood from receiving public money.

Epilepsy Rates in Hispanics Lower Along the AZ-Sonora Border

Aug 20, 2013 Recent study shows more Caucasians suffer from neurological disorder; results differ in non-border cities.

UA Launches Online Pediatric Integrative Med Curriculum

Aug 12, 2013 Demand for alternative treatments rising; program emphasizes preventative approach for complex issues.

Law Changes May Ensure Hotshot Families Survivor Benefits

Aug 7, 2013 AZ house speaker drafting a retroactive legislation; mother of one of 19 firefighters having a news conference in Prescott Wed.

Health Care Marketplaces Begin Enrollment in Fall

Aug 2, 2013 White House says insurance choices will increase for most consumers.

Veterans Make Up 16% of Homeless Adults, US officials say

Aug 2, 2013 Tucson nonprofit focuses on helping, hoping to decrease that number; Gus Hasdorff's story.

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