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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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Coconino County suicide rates off the charts

Posted by   /  September 17, 2018  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

  By Katie Devereaux | Arizona Daily Sun (Editor’s note:This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. This story is a response in Coconino County) On average, one Coconino County resident committed suicide every two weeks between 2010 and 2016. This statistic, along with others that lend themselves to the critical suicide problem within in the […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Rise in inmate suicides, attempts, at Pima County jail tied to opioid epidemic

Posted by   /  September 16, 2018  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

  By Caitlin Schmidt | Arizona Daily Star As the opioid epidemic continues to grip the nation, the Pima County jail is working to stem the tide of suicides and suicide attempts among detoxing inmates. A new report assessing suicide risk at the jail, issued in response to two highly publicized inmate suicides this year, […]

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After years of increases, Arizona 2019 health premiums likely to drop

Posted by   /  September 10, 2018  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

  By Alexis Egeland | Cronkite News After several years of double- and triple-digit increases in health insurance premiums, Arizona could see premiums fall more than 4 percent in 2019, one of only 11 states looking at a drop, according to a new analysis. It’s a sharp turnaround for Arizona, a state where a premium […]

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Advocates urge Arizona attorney general to end challenge to Obamacare

Posted by   /  September 8, 2018  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

  By Renata Cló | Cronkite News Health care advocates this week urged Attorney General Mark Brnovich to pull Arizona out of a multistate lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, saying the court case could deny coverage to vulnerable state residents. Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign and Protect our Care […]

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John McCain’s final months: ‘A man in a hurry all the way to the end’

Posted by   /  September 4, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Dan Nowicki | Arizona Republic Sen. John McCain’s life took on a fierce urgency after he was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017, and he moved quickly to complete his final projects even as his health challenges sequestered him at his family home near Sedona, a close friend told The Arizona Republic. McCain also […]

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How the opioid crackdown is backfiring

Posted by   /  August 28, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Hundreds of chronic pain patients responding to a POLITICO survey describe being refused opioid prescriptions they had relied on for years with sometimes devastating consequences. By Brianna Ehley | POLITICO Related:[OPINION] Knee-jerking on opioids at the expense of patients and doctors by Phil Riske | Rose Law Group Reporter The former law enforcement officer was […]

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‘You’re not going to wake up’ playing football and soccer or even cheerleading

Posted by   /  August 25, 2018  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

In wake of concussion survey, former ASU prospect shares story By Ricardo Ávila | Cronkite News Friday night, under the lights. Basha and Cesar Chavez high schools were battling it out in the third game of the 2014 football season. As the clock ticked down toward the end of the first quarter, Cesar Chavez threatened […]

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How to be happier

Posted by   /  August 19, 2018  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Adam Sternbergh | The Week Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-aboutcollege course in America. She just wanted her students to be happy. And they certainly look happy as they file into a church — a literal church, Battell […]

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