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Insurer Backs Effort to Address Opioid Misuse, Overdoses

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is spending $10M on an effort to support prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

UA Researcher Looks to Hunter-Gatherer Sitting Posture to Understand Back Pain

By studying the Hadza tribe, research from a UA anthropologist suggests it's not how much we sit, but our posture.

Professor Investigating Effectiveness of Human Immune System

Janko Nikolich considers the body's defenses among its most powerful functions.

City Council Takes Initial Step in Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age

The council has asked the city manager's office to prepare an ordinance that would raise the age to 21.

AG Brnovich: Marijuana Money Can Be Used for Addiction Services

The Arizona attorney general's opinion touched on the 2010 law creating a medical marijuana program.

PACC: Fewer Animals Euthanized, No Increase in Bites

The county shelter suggests in a report that while efforts to release more animals through adoption have increased, dangers associated with them have not.

UA Cancer Center Delivers Data to Help Skin Cancer Patients

The study focuses on making the immune system respond to melanoma threats.

Arizona Among States Likely to Overprescribe Opioids for Ankle Sprains

Opioids are not a first-line treatment for ankle-sprains, yet their use is common in nine states.

UA Researchers Looking for Genes Behind ALS

Studies expected to help scientists solve mystery surrounding Lou Gehrig's disease.

Hospice Owner Arrested on Endangerment and Abuse Charges

Owner of a Tucson hospice facility accused of knowingly keeping residents without air conditioning.

Transgender Woman Says She Was Denied Hormone Prescription at CVS Store

Arizona law allows pharmacies to refuse to fill a prescription on religious or moral grounds.

University Public Health Training Center Gets Federal Grant

The $4 million will be used for webinars and other training.

Thin Profit Margins Make Rural Hospitals Vulnerable to Closure

A discussion with UA Center for Rural Health Director Daniel Derksen.

Arizona Court: Hashish Not Included in Medical Marijuana Law

The law establishing medical marijuana in Arizona does not mention the marijuana extract's legal status.

Arizona Kids Doing Poorly

An annual report ranks Arizona near the bottom in children's health and education

State Bans Cell Phones for New Teen Drivers

A new law prohibits teens from talking on cell phones while driving.

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