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McCain: 'We're getting nothing done' on health care

Sen. John McCain on Obamacare: ""We're getting nothing done ... We've tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors in consultation with the administration, then springing it on skeptical members, trying to convince them it's better than nothing, asking us to swallow our doubts and force it past a unified opposition. I don't think that is going to work in the end. And it probably shouldn't."... Read more»

McCain votes to allow Obamacare debate: Congress 'getting nothing done'

"We're getting nothing done," McCain said. "We've tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors.... I don't think that is going to work in the end. And it probably shouldn't." With complete text and video.... Read more»

Technology helps trauma survivors accelerate PTSD treatment, recovery

About 7.7 million adults in the U.S. suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. The painful emotions surrounding PTSD make it a difficult disorder to treat. But what takes years in traditional therapy can be accomplished in weeks or months through a technology-based therapy called EMDR, similar to a dream-like state.... Read more»

McCain to return to Senate on Tuesday

Just a week after announcing that he had been diagnosed with a serious brain cancer that is nearly always deadly, U.S. Sen. John McCain will return to Washington, D.C. ... Read more»

What to know about glioblastoma, the brain cancer afflicting Sen. McCain

Glioblastoma, the cancer U.S. Sen. John McCain was recently diagnosed with, is an aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Learn more about the disease.... Read more»

Commentary

A get-well card for Sen. John McCain

Tom Walker: I’ve never been friends with Sen. John McCain. Never liked him, never voted for him — not in any of his two congressional races or six U.S. Senate races, which apparently made little difference, since he won all of them handily. But today, I’ve joined in wishing McCain well in his battle against brain cancer.... Read more»

Outpouring of support for McCain comes from far – and weird

The outpouring of support following this week’s announcement that Sen. John McCain has an aggressive brain tumor came from the expected Washington heavyweights, including current and former presidents, lawmakers and Cabinet members. It also came from some unexpected sources, as well as untold numbers of regular Americans.... Read more»

Advocates: Obamacare repeal would ‘painfully disrupt’ Arizona care

A Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan in place “would immediately and painfully disrupt the health care system” and could force as many as 709,000 Arizonans off coverage, advocates said this week.... Read more»

'Cancer doesn't know what it's up against' — leaders react to McCain's cancer

Learning that Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, political leaders praised his service, and offered prayers and encouraging words about his potential to recover. "Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John," said former President Barack Obama. ... Read more»

McCain diagnosed with aggressive, deadly brain cancer

U.S. Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, following surgery to remove what testing showed was a glioblastoma tumor last Friday. Few patients with that type of cancer survive more than 12-15 months, even with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.... Read more»

Feds reject insurance hike for big rigs; pleasing independent truckers, rankling safety advocates

Each year, close to 4,000 people are killed in the U.S. in crashes involving large trucks and tens of thousands more are hurt, some suffering catastrophic injuries that leave them disabled and in need of expensive lifetime care. Yet for more than three decades, the federal minimum for truck liability insurance has remained stuck at $750,000. ... Read more»

Doctors teeter on divide between pain treatment, opioid abuse

A new 400-page report by leading doctors across the country called on the FDA to develop new regulations for opioid prescriptions, balancing the need to treat pain properly and avoid opioid abuse.... Read more»

Summer meals program rebounding after years of decline

Advocates and Arizona education officials say they are confident the summer meal program for low-income children will start to climb this summer, after five years of steady declines that saw meals served drop more than 50 percent.... Read more»

McCain has blood clot removed from brain by Mayo surgeons

U.S. Sen. John McCain had a two-inch blood clot removed from his brain above his left eye on Friday. Surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix performed the operation, which required a craniotomy near his eyebrow.... Read more»

Texting service alerts families to nearest free meal

So far this summer more than 300,000 texts requesting information from No Kid Hungry have led children and families to places where they can eat.... Read more»

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