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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.

Epilepsy Rates in Hispanics Lower Along the AZ-Sonora Border

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

UA Launches Online Pediatric Integrative Med Curriculum

Demand for alternative treatments rising; program emphasizes preventative approach for complex issues.

Law Changes May Ensure Hotshot Families Survivor Benefits

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

White House says insurance choices will increase for most consumers.

Genetic Testing Measures Risks, Offers Few Certainties

New gene-based tests and treatments provide patients with choices but no easy answers.

Pima County Library Nurses Program Recognized as Innovative

The service pairs public health nurses with patrons to educate the public on health issues.

Pima Animal Care Center Overflowing with Animals

Center has 724 dogs, cats, setting record and over capacity; county offers $13 flat-fee adoptions.

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