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[IN-DEPTH] Personal information requirement for drug could hamper opioid crisis effort

Posted by   /  August 18, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Doug Ducey’s requirement that people give their personal information to a state database when they pick up a life-saving drug for opioid overdoses at a pharmacy may actually jeopardize lives, say those who help people with drug addiction recover. The drug, naloxone, saved 28-year-old John Koch’s life three […]

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Dignity Health join forces to open new Gilbert hospital tower

Posted by   /  August 16, 2017  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Ken Alltucker | The Republic Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s Hospital plan a five-story hospital tower in Gilbert that will include two dozen labor and delivery rooms and an emergency department for pregnant women. Construction of the planned tower on the campus of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, 3555 S. Val Vista Drive, is expected to begin […]

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What opioid emergency means for states and cities?

Posted by   /  August 15, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

There are still some major unanswered questions about Trump’s declaration By Mattie Quinn | Governing After at least six states declared the opioid epidemic an emergency in their states as opioid deaths continue to rise, President Donald Trump declared it a “national emergency” on Thursday. But what does that mean for governors and mayors who […]

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Arizona congressmen slam proposed VA cuts to unemployability benefit

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

‘You’ve seen the suicide rate high now? Wait until this happens.’ By J.T. Lain | Cronkite News Faced with a “hard decision” on the budget, the Department of Veterans Affairs is again considering new limits on the Individual Unemployability benefit that currently helps more than 200,000 disabled veterans. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, telling a […]

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The brain cancer that keeps killing baseball players

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

By Jeré Longman | The New York Times PHILADELPHIA — Since Darren Daulton succumbed to brain cancer on Aug. 6, heartfelt tributes have honored the way he led a raucous Phillies team to the World Series in 1993. And unanswered questions have surfaced about the way he died. Daulton and several prominent contemporaries in baseball […]

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Notable Cartoonable: Another season of concussions ahead

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Health Care, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Sports  /  No Comments

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Analysis: Arizona in bottom half of U.S. for health care

Posted by   /  August 8, 2017  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

KTAR A recent analysis that ranked all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for health care had Arizona far back in the pack. WalletHub, a financial website that frequently compiles metrics to rank cities and states in various categories, released their 2017 Best & Worst States for Health Care, and Arizona came in […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] ‘I didn’t want to get out of bed’: Athletes battle mental health issues, too

Posted by   /  August 6, 2017  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

China McCarney, the Founder of Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression /Photo Courtesy of China McCarney) By Kelly Broderick | Cronkite News Jonathan Meldrum, a former offensive lineman at Syracuse, struggled through his sophomore year in college. “I didn’t want to wake up, I didn’t want to get out of bed and I felt physically ill […]

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New report: Arizona’s drug sentencing policies have failed

Posted by   /  August 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Antonia Noori Farzan | Phoenix New Times Terry Blevins still remembers when, as a new patrol officer for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in the 1980s, he pulled over a young African-American man dressed “in a preppy sweater” on Bell Road. His training officer told him to search the man’s car, and he ended […]

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ASU football players react to eye-opening CTE study

Posted by   /  August 4, 2017  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

By Jose Esparza | Cronkite News Despite an eye-opening study about trauma found in the brains of deceased NFL players, it won’t keep them from playing the sport they love, several Arizona State athletes said. “It don’t bother me,” running back Demario Richard said. “It’s football. It’s a gladiator sport. It’s either you are with […]

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