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Pregnant & addicted

Az’s opioid epidemic grew twice as fast among pregnant mothers & newborns

At the urging of Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona lawmakers approved sweeping new regulations of drugs designed to curb the state’s sprawling opioid epidemic, which has seen overdose deaths nearly double in the past decade. ... Read more»0

Manzo Elementary's school garden grows sustainable students

Manzo Elementary’s program is the most extensive school garden program in Arizona, and it is the first to have certification from the state for rainwater harvesting, composting and serving garden grown foods in the cafeteria.... Read more»0

Monsoon’s seeming intensity has more to do with location

This year’s monsoon season has made headlines for downpours, damage and even tragedy, with the deadly flash flooding around Colorado City. But is its intensity worse than other years?... Read more»0

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»0

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»0

Arizona receives $3.6 million grant to combat drug overdoses

Arizona has received a $3.6 million grant from the CDC to combat prescription drug addictions, part of a federal effort to give states money to prevent overdose deaths.... Read more»0

State official questions CDC listing Az last for early childhood MMR

Arizona vaccination rates for MMR are lowest in the country, according to the recently released National Immunization Survey. While the state’s top health official noted that the survey has a large margin for error and questioned its methodology, a leading immunization advocate said that over time the state has seen a “downward trend.”... Read more»0