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Supreme Court taking up Medicaid challenge

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Courts, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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The Arizona Supreme Court announced this morning that it will consider the appeal in Biggs v. Brewer, the challenge brought against the 2013 AHCCCS expansion by GOP lawmakers who opposed the legislation. Yellow Sheet Report says the trial court ruled the legislators do not have standing to sue, but the appellate court reversed that, and [...]

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Kitchell finishes 96-bed patient tower at Chandler Regional Hospital

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Chandler Regional Hospital

ABEX Kitchell recently completed a 171,000-square-foot expansion at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center, adding 96 beds and bringing the hospital’s bed count to 339, while adding and expanding comprehensive services. The $125-million project began in December 2011, will add more than 200 new employees. The five-story addition includes 96 inpatient beds; an expanded emergency [...]

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Marana gains Ventana Medical distribution center

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Tangerine Commerce Park is Northwest Tucson’s next major commercial interchange. Cottonwood owns approximately 100 acres that front on the four lane fully improved Tangerine Farms Road.

By Gabriela Rico | Arizona Daily Star Construction of a 60,000-square-foot logistics and distribution center for Ventana Medical Systems is scheduled to begin by year’s end in Marana. The center will be in Tangerine Commerce Park on Tangerine Road near Interstate 10. Ventana will be the first tenant within the 100-acre business park and will [...]

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Rules for sober homes sought in Scottsdale

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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After discovering a sober-living home operating in her Scottsdale community, one concerned neighbor decided to circulate a petition asking the city council to seek regulation of such facilities in neighborhoods. Angela Ashley, a resident of the Buenavante subdivision near Hayden and Cactus roads, said she collected 299 signatures through her online petition and hard copies. [...]

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Opiod deaths down 25% in medical marijuana states

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Health Care, Medical Marijuana/Hemp  /  No Comments

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  By Douglas Main | Newsweek America has a major problem with prescription pain medications such as Vicodin and OxyContin. Overdose deaths from these pharmaceutical opioids have approximately tripled since 1991, and every day 46 people die of such overdoses in the United States. However, in the 13 states that passed laws allowing for the [...]

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Curt Schilling’s treatment for mouth cancer sounds like hell

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

Curt And Shonda Schilling talk to WBZ-TV, Aug. 20, 2014. : WBZ-TV

By Samer Kalaf | Deadsping Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling only found out that he had mouth cancer after seeing a doctor for a dog bite. Yesterday, in a radio interview on WEEI, Schilling said he believed the cancer formed due to his use of chewing tobacco. Schilling used chewing tobacco for about 30 years [...]

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Reaching beyond fire to a find ghost in my past

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Featured News, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Phil Riske, managing editor, Rose Law Group Reporter After conversations among my circle of cronies, I find we senior citizens have more to look back on than forward. I recently flipped through a family scrapbook, coming upon a newspaper clipping; the headline reads “2 seriously burned in fire.” The two were a 25-year-old senior [...]

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ASU in fight against dreaded Ebola

By   /  August 11, 2014  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

National Institutes of Health

The experimental drug used to treat two American health care workers infected with the Ebola virus was developed in part by researchers right at ASU, multiple news outlets report. And they hope that the special plant-based technology used to create the Ebola treatment might be an important path to treating other infectious diseases. Phoenix New [...]

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‘New York Times’ takes in-depth look at Sisley medical marijuana saga

By   /  August 10, 2014  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Medical Marijuana/Hemp  /  No Comments

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By Serge F. Kovaleski t.co/zcv9KOr Nearly four years ago, Dr. Sue Sisley, a psychiatrist at the University of Arizona, sought federal approval to study marijuana’s effectiveness in treating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. She had no idea how difficult it would be. The proposal, which has the support of veterans groups, was hung up at [...]

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Judges strike down Arizona’s anti-Obamacare constitutional provision

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  Courts, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010./ Wikipedia

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times The provision of a 2010 voter-approved measure saying Arizonans don’t have to buy health insurance is unenforceable because it conflicts with the federal Affordable Care Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims brought [...]

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