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States that are best and worst at vaccinating kids

Posted by   /  January 30, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) “Thank God for Mississippi,” the old saying goes. The idea here being that no matter how badly things are in your […]

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Don’t be vacuous, vaccinate: From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery

Posted by   /  January 28, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Phil Riske | Managing Editor As a pre-modern medicine kid, I can’t for the life of me understand why tens of thousands of children are unvaccinated. I had chicken pox, mumps (very unpleasant) and measles. Chicken pox can lead to painful shingles. Mumps can lead to sterility in males. Measles can be fatal. Phoenix […]

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Medicaid lawsuit that includes Ariz. heard by U.S. Supreme Court

Posted by   /  January 21, 2015  /  Courts, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Chris Kardish | Governing The U.S. Supreme Court heard from both sides Tuesday in a case that could upend the ability of doctors and patient advocacy groups to sue state Medicaid agencies for higher payment rates to health care providers. At issue in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center is the ability of private individuals […]

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Arizona lawmakers find some good, some bad in State of the Union

Posted by   /  January 21, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

The speech was Obama’s sixth, and his first before a Congress where both chambers are controlled by Republicans.

By Jessica Boehm, Andrew Romanov and Sierra Oshrin | Cronkite News Most members of Arizona’s congressional delegation said they found something to like in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday – and some areas where they thought it came up short. The speech was Obama’s sixth, and his first before a Congress […]

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Ditka candidness puts NFL play under review, says Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin

Posted by   /  January 20, 2015  /  Employment Law, Featured News, Health Care, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

Jim McMahon and Mike Ditka

By Phil Riske | Managing Editor As the Valley awaits Super Bowl XLIX with predicted sunny weather, clouds remain over the National Football League (NFL) and its legacy of crippling injuries, along with recent comments by NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka. In an HBO episode of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Ditka asked sports […]

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That macho cowboy made me smoke

Posted by   /  January 15, 2015  /  Health Care, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Managing Editor One of the original “Marlboro men” died in Wyoming earlier this week. Darrell Winfield of Riverton, Wyo., died at home at age 85. His obituary reads, “He loved horses, rodeo, especially team roping, ranching, and the cowboy way of life.” SCENE SET: […]

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Fallout from land commissioner’s resignation

Posted by   /  January 12, 2015  /  Economy, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Now that the state land commissioner has resigned, the developer of the proposed biomedical corridor near Mayo Clinic’s hospital in north Phoenix is worried about the future of his $1 billion project. Marvin Suomi, president and CEO of KUD International LLC, said he was hoping for a state […]

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Net metering among trending issues for state legislatures

Posted by   /  January 8, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care, Transportation  /  No Comments

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Governing magazine States and localities will spend much of their time this year grappling with troublesome new realities and trying to work out their relationship with Washington. New realities are a given in any governmental year, but the 2015 crop includes some unusually potent ones. Legislators will be dealing with widespread water shortages, dwindling transportation […]

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Scottsdale real estate company buys Hawaii properties

Posted by   /  January 7, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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Russ Wiles, The Republic | azcentral.com Pass the sunscreen and pineapple juice: Scottsdale real estate company Healthcare Trust of America said it has purchased its first two properties in Hawaii — among the latest steps in its continuing national expansion plans. The real estate investment trust, or REIT, which focuses on medical-office buildings, also said […]

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Mesa, Chandler to get rehab facility projects worth $49M

Posted by   /  January 7, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Luci Scott | Arizona Builder’s Exchange Rehabilitation facilities will be built in Chandler and Mesa, pending approval by the board of Kindred Health Care, a large, publicly traded company based in Louisville, Ky. The 50-bed Chandler in-patient rehab facility, valued at $22M to $23M, is a 65KSF structure at 1677 W. Chandler Boulevard just […]

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