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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Bill Gates reinvents the toilet

Posted by   /  November 11, 2018  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

  By Yazhou Sun | CNN The Microsoft founder was hosting the Reinvented Toilet Expo. His pitch? To commercialize futuristic toilets that don’t need water or sewers. “Today, rich countries have a sewage system where you bring water in, put the human waste in it and it goes out to all the way to a […]

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As opioid crisis deepens, the methadone business is booming

Posted by   /  November 1, 2018  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

The nation’s hardest hit communities are turning to the long-stigmatized opioid treatment By Christine Vestal | The Huffington Post While Congress and the Trump administration were promoting greater use of the addiction medication buprenorphine to quell the opioid epidemic, a handful of states were licensing new methadone clinics in dozens of the nation’s hardest-hit communities. […]

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Governor open to requiring childhood vaccinations

Posted by   /  November 1, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Calling it a matter of public safety, Gov. Doug Ducey wants all youngsters in Arizona public schools to be vaccinated against various childhood diseases. But the governor isn’t ready to mandate it – or take away the right of parents to opt out […]

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Arizona pilot program meant to boost vaccination rates backfires

Posted by   /  October 24, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A pilot program designed to increase vaccination rates among Arizona children ended up having the opposite effect. The test in 16 Phoenix-area schools was aimed at parents who said they wanted to exercise their legal right under state law to exempt their children from […]

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announces she has been diagnosed with dementia

Posted by   /  October 23, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ariane de Vogue and Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor revealed in a letter on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with the “beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease.” “I will continue living in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by dear friends and family,” she wrote and added, “While the final chapter […]

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Medical group yanks endorsement of Rep. Debbie Lesko over ‘phony’ doctor TV ads

Posted by   /  October 19, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic An Arizona medical group rescinded its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko on Thursday after the Republican again called into question the professional legitimacy of her Democratic challenger, who is a physician. The Arizona Medical Association did not endorse Hiral Tipirneni, a former emergency-room doctor who now works […]

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Health insurance premiums to drop about 10 percent in Arizona next year

Posted by   /  October 13, 2018  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Alexis Egeland | Cronkite News Healthcare premiums are expected to drop about 10 percent in Arizona next year, more than double the decline predicted just a month ago, federal officials reported Thursday. The report from the Centers on Medicare and Medicaid Services said Arizona is one of 17 states expected to see premiums in […]

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[VIDEO] First Place Phoenix provides housing options for special populations

Posted by   /  September 26, 2018  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Tom Tingle | The Republic  First Place Phoenix, a $15.4 million facility, has opened, ushering in a new era of housing options for special populations, especially autism.  

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[COLUMN] Why can’t we vote for a guy like Larry Fitzgerald instead of (fill in the blank here)?

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  Featured News, Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic Opinion: Larry Fitzgerald may be a terror on the field of play, but he never forgets who he is. He’s a class act, especially when he hits the streets of Arizona. (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Let us pause for a moment from our leaders’ […]

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Creighton University to open four-year medical school in Phoenix

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

  By Stephanie Innes | Arizona Republic Nebraska-based Creighton University announced Tuesday that it will open a four-year medical school in Arizona as part of a $100 million expansion into midtown Phoenix. Officials with the Jesuit university say that the soon-to-be-built Phoenix health sciences campus will train not only doctors but other future health professionals, […]

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