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ADEQ retests Johnson Utilities water that was declared unsafe for infants

Posted by   /  December 6, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Ken Alltucker and Kathy Tulumello | The Republic State inspectors from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality collected drinking-water samples from Johnson Utilities on Monday to check whether nitrate levels have returned to safe levels. On Friday, ADEQ warned Johnson Utilities’ customers in Pinal County that high levels of nitrates in water made it […]

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Medical marijuana patients want card fees reduced

Posted by   /  December 4, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Today’s News-Herald Claiming the state is hoarding funds, two medical marijuana users want a judge to reduce the annual charge for the legally required registration cards. In legal papers filed here, the attorney for Yolanda Daniels and Lisa Becker points out the Department of Health Services collected […]

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House overwhelmingly approves sweeping cancer measure

Posted by   /  December 1, 2016  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Jennifer Steinhauer and Sabrina Tavernise | The New York Times The House overwhelmingly passed a far-reaching measure on Wednesday to increase funding for research into cancer and other diseases, address weaknesses in the nation’s mental health systems and help combat the prescription drug addictions that have bedeviled nearly every state. The bill, known as […]

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Health-care giant McKesson breaking ground on 271,000-square-foot facility on reservation

Posted by   /  November 30, 2016  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

A rendering of McKesson's planned Arizona regional offices on the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community./Photo: Ryan Cos.

By Catherine Reagor | The Republic McKesson is moving its Arizona regional offices into a building that can house 60 percent more employees than its Scottsdale office. Developer Ryan Cos. plans to break ground on the 271,000-square-foot office near Scottsdale at Pima and Chaparral roads Wednesday morning. The San Francisco-based Fortune 500 health-care services and […]

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‘Health index’ scores Arizona counties on residents’ welfare, major health issues

Posted by   /  November 30, 2016  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

A woman has her blood sugar tested. Diabetes was cited as the major health challenge in six of Arizona’s counties in a new national study. /Photo by Marcelo Camargo, Agencia Brasil/Creative Commons

By Allie Bice | Cronkite News Diabetes, hypertension and depression are the biggest problems facing Arizona counties, according to a new nationwide health index map that also scored counties on whether they tend to be more healthy or less. The report Tuesday by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association looked at every county where the […]

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Phoenix area’s real-estate industry wants the shirt off your back – for a good cause

Posted by   /  November 29, 2016  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Catherine Reagor | The Republic Real-estate agents JoAnn and Joseph Callaway inspired a national program to help people fighting addictions by asking homebuyers and -sellers to fill Salvation Army trucks when they move. The non-profit program, started in Phoenix, went national this year Phoenix real-estate agents JoAnn and Joseph Callaway were touring the Salvation […]

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My experiences with suicide

Posted by   /  November 27, 2016  /  Featured News, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

Studies have found Casper, Wyoming’s constant wind is one reason for a high suicide rate there./Wyo. Dept. of Transportation (edited)

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Writing about gloomy things during the holiday season is difficult, but one must be dealt with. Suicide. Reports say a dozen war veterans are committing suicide — daily! We recently published a story stating suicide is the leading cause of all deaths in Utah, a state in the so-called […]

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Gov. Doug Ducey’s limits on opioid prescriptions raises questions in medical community

Posted by   /  November 19, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Ken Alltucker | The Republic Arizona will limit initial opioid prescriptions to 7 days for those insured by Medicaid or the state insurance plan Doctors warn that a strict limit for initial fills may not be practical for all patients Arizona has joined a growing list of states that have adopted a dose of […]

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The Suicide Crisis: Arizona in the ‘Suicide Belt’

Posted by   /  November 16, 2016  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

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The number of suicides in America is growing, particularly in the West, but the issue rarely garners attention from most policymakers. By Mike Maciag | Governing Year after year, suicide has claimed more lives in Utah to the point where it has emerged as a leading cause of death. More than twice as many Utahns […]

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Ducey says Obamacare needs to be replaced before it’s eliminated

Posted by   /  November 11, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he does not want the new president and Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act unless and until they come up with a replacement that protects Arizonans. Ducey acknowledged that one of the key campaign promises of Donald Trump […]

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