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In this new legal landscape, residency programs must balance obeying state laws with staying in compliance with their field’s accreditation standards.

In a post-Roe world, thousands of future doctors now face roadblocks to accessing clinical training in abortion care, and experts say these barriers could limit access not just to abortion, but to all obstetric and gynecological care - even as they warn of a growing OB-GYN shortage. Read more»

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega stands to get a $75,000 per-year raise after seven years on the job.

The Tucson City Council is set to vote Tuesday on paying City Manager Mike Ortega $300,000 per year, but the they're being needlessly shifty about it. Plus a plethora of other local government meetings this week. Read more»

EMTALA requires emergency physicians to provide whatever treatment is necessary to protect the health and life of a patient. In most states that ban abortion, an exception is carved out for abortions performed to save the life of a patient — but not to protect the health of a patient.

Conflicting court decisions over state abortion laws and EMTALA - a federal law requiring hospitals and physicians to protect the health of all patients who enter an emergency room or labor and delivery department - could pave the way for a slew of new battles over medical treatment. Read more»

In a time when communities across the globe are acutely and painfully feeling the impact of climate change, sequestering the rights to potentially life-changing technology poses moral and ethical quandaries.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s June announcement of the the Climate Change Mitigation Pilot Program was designed to scale up production and distribution of climate tech - but what if this pilot does just as much – or more – harm than good? Read more»

The U.S. Department of Commerce is giving $106 million to five Arizona tribes to boost broadband installation and access. Read more»

Rebecca DuPree turns in her ballot during a Pima County mock election in June.

An interim report on the August primary election found few problems, but Pima County supervisors clashed Tuesday over "woes" and indicated they want more answers about possible fixes before November. Republicans have continued to question election systems in the wake of Donald Trump's loss in 2020. Read more»

COVID-19 boosters shots are on track to become as frequent as the annual flu shot, though high-risk people may need more than one dose per year, Biden administration officials said Tuesday. Read more»

Debilitating symptoms can include the long-term loss of taste, smell or both, general fatigue, brain fog and a variety of other conditions.

Studies show that patients with severe COVID-19 share some of the key traits of chronic autoimmune diseases – in which the patient’s immune systems attack their own tissues - helping researchers understand the link between antiviral immunity and chronic autoimmune disease. Read more»

Greenland will lose at least 3.3% of its ice, over 100 trillion metric tons. This loss is already committed – ice that must melt and calve icebergs to reestablish Greenland’s balance with prevailing climate.

Greenland’s ice sheet is set to retreat by at least 22,780 square miles, and - if all greenhouse gas emissions driving global warming ceased today - ice loss will raise global sea level by at least 10 inches. Read more»

Influencers, socialites, models, businesspeople and all manner of clout chasers rely on Instagram to flaunt their lifestyle, generate income and establish a personal brand.

Since at least 2021, hundreds of people were clients of a scheme to get improperly verified as musicians on Instagram - an attempt to trick Meta, owner of Instagram and Facebook, hoping to pave the way to lucrative endorsements and coveted social status. Read more»

Climate advocates have long argued that the movement has been overly focused on individual responsibility when large-scale societal shifts can make a much bigger dent in carbon emissions.

For years, environmental campaigns have espoused actions like biking, taking shorter showers, and turning off the lights - but increasingly, Americans’ concern about climate change appears to be directed more toward the actions of politicians and corporations. Read more»

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell infected with the Omicron strain of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Arizonans can expect to line up for the new Omicron-aimed COVID-19 booster shot as soon as next week - with the state having pre-ordered 35,400 doses - now that the vaccines have been approved for deployment by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more»

The ongoing drought in the West is already hitting electricity generation, causing some hydroelectric plants to pump out less power.

A looming heat wave this Labor Day weekend might threaten Western states’ power grids and their residents, with utilities already warning of rotating blackouts, and San Diego and Phoenix are taking aggressive steps to conserve water in the face of recent drought conditions. Read more» 1

Ghost guns are sold in parts without serial numbers or background checks to be assembled by the user.

The creator of machines that allows people to build their own firearms, including AK-47 assault riffles, went to court to fight two new California laws that criminalize the use of its equipment to make so-called ghost guns and make challenges to the state's gun laws potentially more costly. Read more»

Across the world, other countries have already updated boosters for citizens.

Updated boosters are expected to come out as soon as next week after the FDA authorized Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to modify their respective shots to better protect Americans against the Omicron strain of COVID-19. Read more»

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