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Methadone helped her quit heroin. Now she’s suing U.S. prisons to allow the treatment.

Posted by   /  March 17, 2019  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

  About to enter a federal prison, a Massachusetts woman is not permitted to continue taking the opioid as a treatment to block cravings and withdrawal from heroin addiction. By Abby Goodnough | The New York Times A Massachusetts woman recovering from heroin addiction sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Friday over its policy […]

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State by state report on opioid overdoses

Posted by   /  March 13, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

After concerted effort to quell opioid overdoses, how does Arizona rank among the other states? READ ON:

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State representative fakes being a patient for surprise proposal to nurse girlfriend

Posted by   /  March 9, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Cox Media Group A man went to dramatic lengths to stage a proposal to his nurse girlfriend of more than five years. “Inside Edition” reported that Leo Biasiucci told his girlfriend, Taylor Tamayo, that he was going out of town to Phoenix for the weekend, but he was actually working with her co-workers at […]

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Anti-vaxxer bill could cost AHCCCS providers up to $23 million per year

Posted by   /  March 7, 2019  /  Health Care, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror When it comes to proposed legislation that would require doctors to provide parents with voluminous amounts of information about the vaccines offered to their children, legislative budget analysts say time is money. An analysis performed by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee determined that House Bill 2471 would cost […]

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Senate overwhelmingly approves suicide prevention training

Posted by   /  March 4, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune With only a Gilbert and a Mesa senator voting against it, a teen suicide prevention bill was overwhelmingly passed by the State Senate last week. The bill, which moves to the House this week, requires that all school personnel dealing with students in grades 6-12 receive training every […]

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Medical isotope company preparing to build facility in Goodyear

Posted by   /  March 4, 2019  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Facility will be built in two phases, with some additional rezoning in the works By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona Isotope Science Research Corp. is preparing to begin construction on a facility in Goodyear to manufacture isotopes that will allow medical professionals to clearly see abnormal blood flow in patients with cardiovascular conditions and cancer. […]

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Arizona stacks up poorly as a good state for women

Posted by   /  March 4, 2019  /  Economy, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Adam McCann | WalletHub In 2019, women in some parts of America still get the short end of the stick — even as they outnumber men in most states. For instance, women represent nearly two-thirds of all minimum-wage workers in the U.S. Their political representation also suffers, as women make up 51% of the […]

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‘God knows how I’m alive’: how a teen defied his parents to get vaccinated

Posted by   /  March 1, 2019  /  Health Care, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  One teen’s story of breaking with his anti-vaxxer parents went viral. Now he wants to be a voice for the importance of vaccines By Anna Almendrala | The Guardian Last November, Ohio teen Ethan Lindenberger entered a subcommunity on Reddit called “No Stupid Questions” and wrote: “Now that I’m 18, where do I go […]

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Ducey declares Arizona ‘pro-vaccination’ state, vows to kill vaccine exemption bills

Posted by   /  February 28, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Carmen Forman | Arizona Capitol Times (Editor’s note: As a child I had measles, chicken pox and mumps. ~ Phil Riske) Gov. Doug Ducey promised Wednesday he will not sign several controversial bills moving through the Legislature that could lead to fewer children being vaccinated. Ducey said he will not sign any legislation that […]

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[GUEST COLUMN] Innovation drives West Valley’s health care boom

Posted by   /  February 26, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Erin Thorburn | West Valley View  Maybe at one time, health care expansion and innovation in the West Valley was like a mirage. There was a glimmer of something happening, but the full picture was blurry. Not anymore. Today, 1.6 million West Valley residents have numerous options when it comes to innovative health care. According […]

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