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Study: Immigration at Young Age for Latinos May Increase Addiction

Previous research had showed immigrants tend to have lower rates of alcohol and drug problems than people born in U.S.

AZ Week: Child Welfare Agency Already Improving, Director Says

"There is a great opportunity here to fix a problem that has been present in our state for decades," Charles Flanagan says.

Brewer Appeals Ruling Allowing Medicaid Lawsuit

Gov. Jan Brewer and AHCCCS director petitioned the Arizona Supreme Court to look into recent appellate court decision regarding state's motion to dismiss such suit.

UPDATE: Appeals Court Questions Abortion Regs Constitutionality

Lawyers for Arizona are headed to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to fight blockage of new regulations beginning in April.

Cultural Sensitivity Can Improve Health Care, Experts Say

Researchers find that cultural diversity and culturally appropriate care bridge the gap between health care providers and patients, with positive results.

CPS Reform Work Begins at AZ Capitol

Lawmakers are meeting with staff to draft legislation to create a new child welfare agency.

UA First of AZ Universities to Cover Transgender Surgeries

Program helps pay for student gender transition surgeries, hormone therapy, behavioral health treatments.

Dangers of a Sweet Tooth

Sugar is seemingly everywhere and, research shows, it can be addictive; author discusses why, talks new book "Why Diets Fail."

Report: AZ Worse Than Natl Average for 'Food Insecurity'

A new study by the nonprofit Feeding America says 1 in 5 Arizonans are affected by hunger; more alarming 1 in 4 children are struggling to eat.

Border Clinic Providing Free Care for More Than 40 Years

Impoverished children from Mexico with a variety of disabilities travel to St. Andrew's Children's Clinic once a month for medical attention.

Tucson Ranks 4th Best in US for People with Asthma

The dry heat of Southern Arizona has long drawn people with respiratory problems; new study says city's air quality ideal.

Confronting Suicide Part 4: Reporters' Notebook

3 AZPM producers discuss their findings in researching suicide prevention efforts for teens, college students, elderly.

Confronting Suicide Part 3: Suicide Among Elderly

In Arizona and across U.S., people 55 and older have highest suicide rateā€”but deaths underreported and often ignored.

Confronting Suicide Part 2: Prevention Top Focus for Colleges

8% of UA students say they've seriously thought about suicide. National prevention effort started by parents of UA student who took his life in 1998.

Copper Queen Hospital in Bisbee Expands Emergency Care

Larger ER will accommodate increase in people going to doctor now that they have federally-mandated health insurance.

Confronting Suicide Part 1: Teen Suicides

In Arizona, percentage of high school students injured or poisoned in suicide attempt almost doubled from 2003 to 2013.

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