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Lawmakers, AG look to keep pre-existing condition coverage if Obamacare voided

Posted by   /  November 11, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Two Republican legislators and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are taking the first steps to craft legislation to ensure that Arizonans with pre-existing conditions can still buy health insurance if federal courts strike down the Affordable Care Act. The move comes even as Republican attorneys general, […]

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America’s largest health insurer is giving apartments to homeless people

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

▲ The Residences at Camelback West, a UnitedHealth housing community in Phoenix. /PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK PETERMAN FOR BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK After testing the idea in Phoenix, Milwaukee, and Las Vegas, UnitedHealth is expanding Brenner’s housing program By John Tozzi | Bloomberg Business Week In 1986, Congress enacted a law to bar hospitals from turning away patients who are unable to […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Working Americans are getting less sleep, especially those who save our lives

Posted by   /  November 2, 2019  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

People hardest hit when it comes to sleep deprivation are those we depend on the most for our health and safety If you often hit that midafternoon slump and feel drowsy at your desk, you’re not alone. The number of working Americans who get less than seven hours of sleep a night is on the […]

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[OPINION] Experts: Health care ballot initiative from out-of-state labor union likely to increase patient costs

Posted by   /  October 18, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association says the measure would mandate an increase in health care workers’ salaries regardless of performance. By Graham Bosch | Chamber Business News (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Supporters of a ballot measure proposed by a new advocacy group in Arizona claim it will make […]

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UA wins approval to launch veterinary college

Posted by   /  October 18, 2019  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

The first class is expected to enroll in fall 2020 and graduate in 2023./Rendering by UA. By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star   The University of Arizona has received the green light from the American Veterinary Medical Association to open its long-awaited College of Veterinary Medicine in Oro Valley. On the UA’s third attempt for […]

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Millions of Americans’ medical images and data are available on the internet. Anyone can take a peek.

Posted by   /  October 10, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Health Care  /  No Comments

Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a Web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years. Insecure servers we uncovered add to a growing list of medical records systems that have been compromised […]

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Business park gets new owners to jump-start Maricopa development

Posted by   /  October 7, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Raquel Hendrickson | InMaricopa Once upon a time, the items at the top of the wish list for Maricopans were a “sit-down restaurant” and a solution for State Route 347. Today, restaurant needs have taken a back seat as a hospital facility now rivals 347 for residents’ demands, according to recent polling. For some residents, […]

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The simple words that saves lives

Posted by   /  September 29, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

Lessons from “expert talkers” could make all the difference when helping a person in crisis. The caller had given enough information to elicit a “Marine Corps response” /Credit: Javier Hirschfeld/ Getty Images By William Park | BBC In 1984, Dallas, Texas, a call to the emergency services went catastrophically wrong. An elderly woman had stopped […]

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People are sleeping in 20-minute bursts to boost productivity. but is it safe?

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

Getty By Jamie Ducharme | TIME About a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep. But there’s a small group of people actively trying to spend less time in bed, not more: polyphasic sleepers. Part productivity hack, part science experiment, polyphasic sleep is rumored to have fueled great minds, including those of Leonardo da Vinci […]

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5 of the 10 most polluted cities are in Arizona, report states

Posted by   /  September 26, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Health Care, Transportation  /  No Comments

Video by Kyla Wilcher/Cronkite News By Wills Rice | Cronkite News At the turn of the 20th century, Southern California’s oil industry was booming, with refineries belching black smoke. It got so bad that one day in 1903, Los Angeles residents woke up to skies so dark they thought was a solar eclipse. It wasn’t […]

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