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More Middle Americans visiting Mexico for low-cost medical care

Increasing numbers of Americans are crossing the border to Mexico for health care.... Read more»

Texas kicks Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid program

Texas health officials say they are kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state Medicaid program entirely over what they called "acts of misconduct" revealed in undercover videos filmed earlier this year.... Read more»

Simulation lab allows firefighters to prepare for unthinkable

Kneeling on the floor with only a sheet covering it, firefighter Nathan Phillips stretches a rubber tourniquet as tight as he can around the severed leg of his patient. The patient’s eyes are wide, his face seemingly contorted in fear, but he remains motionless and silent as Phillips manages to stop the flow of blood.... Read more»

Az health panel raising awareness of pediatric autoimmune disorder

Too many children suffering from neurological autoimmune disorders lack access to resources to correctly diagnose them, a state lawmaker says.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Losing control

We just saw three school shootings in a week (two of them on the same day) and one of them was a mass shooting. So far this year, there have been 294 mass shootings in the U.S. Guns are an American right so let's not limit access to them — but education and healthcare aren't, so we should limit access to both of those things as much as possible.... Read more»

One dead, three wounded in NAU campus shooting

An 18-year-old student opened fire with a handgun on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early on Friday, killing one person and wounding three others, before police took him into custody in the latest in a series of U.S. school shootings, authorities said.... Read more»

Immigration authorities update standards for holding migrants

Following persistent criticism that immigrants face harsh conditions while in custody, Customs and Border Protection has issued new standards for the treatment of detainees at Border Patrol stations. While advocates praised the agency's transparency, serious questions remain about the agency's accountability and oversight measures. ... Read more»

Arizona lags most of nation in treatment available to addicts

Arizona has 20 behavioral health professionals per 1,000 adults addicted to drugs or alcohol, the fifth-lowest rate in the country. People who work in substance use disorder treatment earn less on average than others in health care, which makes going into the field less financially appealing and also results in fewer treatment centers in rural areas.... Read more»

Should Medicaid recipients have to work? Arizona thinks so

If Arizona gets its way, its able-bodied, low-income adults will face the toughest requirements in the country to receive health care coverage through Medicaid.... Read more»1

Report: Native Americans in Az had nation’s highest obesity rates

Four of five adult Native Americans in Arizona were obese or overweight in 2013, the highest rate in the nation among states studied in a new report.... Read more»

State agency overseeing X-ray facilities behind on inspections

The state agency overseeing X-ray facilities is overdue on inspections for about half of them, creating a public health risk, the Arizona Auditor General’s Office reports.... Read more»

PCSD: Missing Green Valley woman found

Alena Miszek, the missing 88-year-old Green Valley woman was found in a wash Friday afternoon, authorities said.... Read more»

Maricopa effort aims to resolve cases of unidentified remains

There are roughly 300 sets of remains awaiting identification in Maricopa County. In total, the state has 1,300 open cases, accounting for 13 percent of all unidentified remains in the nation — second only to California.... Read more»

FactCheck: Clinton off on late-term abortions

Hillary Clinton said that late-term abortions “are because of medical necessity.” There is little research on the subject, but existing data do not support her claim.... Read more»

Health expert: Innovations mean no excuses for not getting flu shot

With the new flu season beginning Oct. 3, health experts are urging people to overcome whatever concerns they may have and get vaccinated. The benefits, they say, include greater overall immunity to curtail the flu’s spread and protecting those most vulnerable to the disease’s potentially fatal effects.... Read more»

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