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UA Researchers Discover How Nerve Cells Make Connections

This is an important step towards curing conditions like spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer's.

Health Exchange to Open; AZ Rates Below National Average

Affordable Care Act rollout starts with federally run insurance exchange, including eight insurers.

Voices for the Cure: Joanna Frueh

Author, artist, scholar, teacher, performer...and in 2012 she also became a breast cancer survivor

Price Range for Obamacare Health Insurance in AZ Released

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

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

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

AZ Week: Child Welfare Crisis Eases a Bit

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

Lawsuit: AZ Medicaid Expansion Unconstitutional

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

Effort to Defeat Medicaid Expansion Fails

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

AZ Week: Here Comes Obamacare

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

AZ Campaigning to Send Car Seats to Mexico

Safety devices more expensive, harder to get south of the border, state plans to help

Changes Proposed to Reduce Number of Euthanized Dogs

Advisory committee for Pima County Animal Care Center says better staffing, health protocol could help.

Researchers Use Social Media to Study Nutrition Patterns

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

Report: Arizona’s Cancer Rate Below US Average

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

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

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

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