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Court upholds ruling against state prisons for poor inmate health care
The court characterized the Department of Corrections as "deliberately indifferent" to inmate health care.
What Arizona’s opioid prescription guidelines mean for physicians
An expert says old prescribing habits are hard to change, but that there has been a noticeable shift.
Thousands of calls placed to Arizona’s opioid help hotline
Officials say the line has helped thousands since its launch and has also saved lives.
University of Arizona cancels Chinese New Year event
The festival was canceled over fears of the new coronavirus outbreak in China.
Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5
The Arizona patient, like the other U.S. cases, had traveled to Wuhan, the Chinese city that is the center of the outbreak.
Treating chronic pain without an opioid prescription
A look at emerging options for patients.
Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised
Some Native American vets seeking treatment face geographical barriers, confusing bureaucracy and lack of cultural understanding.
UA researcher studies how exercise and stress impact the immune system
Richard Simpson says exercise habits and stress can release the same hormones, with different effects.
Hispanic children less often diagnosed with autism, CDC says
Behavioral health experts say that's due in part to cultural barriers and lack of awareness.
Heat deaths continue to rise, as federal disaster relief continues to lag
While weather events like floods lead can lead to relief money, no extreme heat events have been declared a federal disaster.
US, Arizona life expectancy fell, driven by deaths of younger people
The decrease in Arizona and around the country is attributed to an increase "cause-specific" deaths in younger age groups.
ADHS director on steps taken to curb opioid overdoses
Impacts made by the 2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act.
Navajo request federal funding to hire coroners
If successful, the tribe will be the first in the country with such a department.
House bill could generate more health services for Native American elders
If passed, the Tribal Elder Care Improvement Act would award grants to tribal agencies to support elder health care.
Dormant but dangerous: UA researcher investigating viruses in the human body
Looking for reasons why some viruses become active and deadly
Local group receives $2.5 million to reduce homelessness
Our Family Services says the grant will help approximately 250 families find housing in the next five years.
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