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The NFL concussion settlement just keeps getting worse and worse

Posted by   /  May 19, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images By Dom Cosentino | Deadspin In what plaintiffs’ attorneys view as a total disaster, the federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion settlement on Thursday denied a motion to reconsider rules changes for physicians she had approved last month. Those changes, as noted earlier, stand to make it even more […]

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Ducey won’t support elimination of personal exemption for vaccinations

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

The MMR vaccine immunization rate of Arizona kindergartners is 93%, says the state’s health director, Cara Christ./Manjurul / Getty Images By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Gov. Doug Ducey won’t support eliminating the ability of parents to claim a personal exemption for their children from vaccines despite a new published […]

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Maricopa County is particularly vulnerable to a measles outbreak, researchers say

Posted by   /  May 14, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

Steve Benson/Arizona Mirror By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror A new study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases, a prominent medical journal, lists Maricopa County as one of the U.S. counties most likely to experience a measles outbreak. The study, produced by the team of researchers that in 2015 correctly predicted where the Zika outbreak […]

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Mother’s Day Feature: Arizona judge with cerebral palsy credits his mom with his success

Posted by   /  May 12, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

Judge Randall Howe, second from left, with his family /Judge Randall Howe Photo By Taylor Kinnerup | KTAR Judge Randall Howe has represented Arizona in more than 400 appeals, argued more than 80 cases in the Arizona Supreme Court and even argued on the state’s behalf before the U.S. Supreme Court. So why would anyone […]

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Doctors ignoring Ducey’s law on opioid prescriptions, report says

Posted by   /  May 9, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Bryce Newberry | Cronkite News Arizona law requires doctors to check a state database before they write a new prescription for a controlled substance, such as opioids. Yet fewer than 40% do. Related: [OPINION] Knee-jerking on opioids at the expense of patients and doctors—Rose Law Group Reporter Sheila Sjolander, an assistant director at the […]

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Lawmakers OK suicide prevention training in schools

Posted by   /  May 5, 2019  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | East Valley Tribune  In a rare display of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans in the State Legislature unanimously passed a bill requiring suicide prevention training for all school personnel who deal with students in grades 6 through 12. Responding to the anguish of parents who lost sons and daughters to suicide – […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah’s suicide rate has shot up 46.5% since 1999 — making it the fifth-highest in the nation

Posted by   /  May 3, 2019  /  Health Care, Regional News  /  No Comments

Shari Elliott holds a photo of herself with her son, Avery Kertamus, in her office in South Jordan. The 15-year-old died by suicide in 2013./Steve Griffin /The Salt Lake Tribune By Amy Ellis Nutt | The Washington Post Suicide rates rose in Utah and every other state but Nevada between 1999 and 2016, with big […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Americans among most stressed in the world, poll finds

Posted by   /  April 28, 2019  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Niraj Chokshi | The New York Times Americans are among the most stressed people in the world, according to a new survey. And that’s just the start of it. Last year, Americans reported feeling stress, anger and worry at the highest levels in a decade, according to the survey, part of an annual Gallup […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Parents Can’t Monitor Autistic Son with GPS Tracker at School, Nevada Ruling Says

Posted by   /  April 27, 2019  /  Education, Health Care, Regional News  /  No Comments

 Joshua Wahrer Jr. seen in a photo provided by the family.  Family wanted to keep tabs on boy’s whereabouts and listen to his surroundings; ruling cites privacy issues By Tawnell D. Hobbs | The Wall Street Journal The parents of an autistic child in Nevada who fought to have his school let him wear a […]

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Safeway stores offering health care powered by artificial intelligence

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

Arizona State University alumnus and AdviNOW Medical Product Director Tarek Saleh demonstrates the artificial-intelligence-enabled Akos Med Clinic at a Safeway grocery store near ASU’s Tempe campus. ASU students and alumni from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have been instrumental in developing cutting-edge AI technology for the Phoenix startup./ Erika Gronek/ASU By Stephanie Innes […]

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