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Where Every Word is Precious
Supportive group at Aphasia Center of Tucson living with language disorder that makes simple communication a major challenge.
Board of Regents OKs Negotiations for UAMC Takeover
Phoenix-based Banner Health, UA Health Network hope to finalize $946M deal by September.
AZ Health Officials Have Last Word on Medical Pot for PTSD
State Dept. of Health Services director has until July 9 to accept, modify or reject ruling; initial denial was appealed last year.
Grijalva Visits Tucson VA Hospital, Calls It One of Best
Congressman tours facility to find out what administrators there are doing correctly; says blame for PHX issues should also fall on Congress.
UA Research Aims to Improve Concussion Diagnosis
Drive for study is to develop tools that can be more sensitive at catching low-grade injury; technology records brain activity along scalp.
AZ Sens Help Introduce Bill Addressing VA Issues
Veterans Choice Act would provide veterans with greater choice and flexibility in health care providers; increase transparency of Veterans Affairs.
AZ Week: Foster Parents, Child Advocates Demand Better System
Brewer signs 2 overhaul bills establishing department to replace CPS; years of crisis mode operation drove issue.
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.
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