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The right to try apricot pits, and the death of a friend

Posted by   /  May 16, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Seventeen states including Arizona have approved “right to try” laws, giving terminally ill patients access to experimental and unapproved drugs as a last hope of survival. In April, The U.S. House this year approved a national version of right to try. Related: Judge throws out California law allowing life-ending drugs   […]

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No laughing matter: Rose Law Group Hero of the Day

Posted by   /  May 7, 2018  /  Health Care, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

USA Today Page Ken Jeong and he comes to the rescue. Even if the physician-turned-comedian is in the middle of his comedy routine. That happened at the Stand Up Live Comedy Club in Phoenix on Saturday night during Jeong’s routine. The trained physician and former star of ABC’s Dr. Ken jumped from the stage to […]

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Can the human body fight aging by becoming robotic?

Posted by   /  May 6, 2018  /  Featured News, Health Care, Science, Sports  /  No Comments

By Robin McKie | The Guardian The aims of the transhumanist movement are summed up by Mark O’Connell in his book To Be a Machine, which last week won the Wellcome Book prize. “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate ageing as a cause of death; that we can and should use […]

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Life gets better after 50: why age tends to work in favour of happiness

Posted by   /  May 5, 2018  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve, was relieved to find an explanation for his gloom – academics say adulthood happiness is U-shaped By Lucy Rock | The Guardian hen Jonathan Rauch fell into the doldrums in his 40s, he had no idea why. Life was good: he had a successful career, a solid relationship, […]

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How hot is it? Enough to increase health dangers? Some say yes.

Posted by   /  May 1, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Health Care  /  No Comments

    By Katriona Martin | Cronkite News If you think it’s hot now, just wait: Some climate researchers predict Arizona will be unlivable by 2050. Not all climate forecasts are so dire, but experts say Arizonans need to prepare for extreme heat and related events. The problem is not centuries in the future, they say, […]

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Day was when physicians were instructed to prescribe opioids

Posted by   /  April 23, 2018  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

His about-face on opioids helped a Tucson family physician earn national honor By Stephanie Innes | Arizona Daily Star A willingness to acknowledge and fix the mistakes he and other doctors made prescribing opioids helped earn Tucson’s Dr. Christian Moher a national honor.   Moher, 50, will be the first family physician to be recognized […]

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Defending the right to earn a living in Arizona [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  April 23, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By GOLDWATER INSTITUTE The right to use our talents, skills, and labor to earn a living is essential to freedom because it allows us to be independent, productive members of society. But government is increasingly forcing us to get permission to practice a trade, or start a business. Lauren Boice of Arizona is a case […]

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Cough: Pinal and Maricopa counties flunk lung association’s air quality standards

Posted by   /  April 22, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Health Care  /  No Comments

Phoenix metro ranked as the eighth most ozone-polluted area in the country By Joey Chenoweth | Pinal Central Air quality is improving in Pinal County, but it still has a ways to go before it meets standards, according to a recent report released by the American Lung Association. In its State of the Air report, […]

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Arizona gets lousy ranking for quality of children’s health care from WalletHub

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

State also in bottom 5 for percentage of uninsured children By Adam McCann | WalletHub Raising a child in America is extremely expensive, costing the average parent over $230k, and health care accounts for a big chunk of the bill. And while more kids are insured today than at any other point in history, the higher […]

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Assisted living: A $10 billion industry with little oversight

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

It’s largely up to states to regulate these facilities — many of which don’t even employ full-time nurses By Mattie Quinn | Governing For millions of older Americans, there’s nothing stronger than the desire to age in place, maintaining their independence and avoiding intensive institutional care for as long as possible. Increasingly, assisted living is […]

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