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Cosmetologists -shown here duing a competition – are among the professionals who could have licenses from other states recognized in Arizona under a new law that aims to save professionals the time and cost of retraining and retesting to get licensed to work in a new state.

A new Arizona law requires most professional licensing boards and commissions in the state to accept valid out-of-state licenses for people looking to hang a shingle here. Read more»

Patients of T Dental Clinic may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis or other infectious diseases before the Marana dental clinic closed nearly three years ago. The Health Department is working to contact 174 patients seen at the clinic between January and July 2010. The dentist who operated the clinic had twice been disciplined for minor infractions. Read more»

Arizona was one of 15 states to get a D on a national report card ranking how well states were doing when it comes to making dental-sealant treatment available to low-income children.

Arizona got a D on a national report card on low-income kids' access to cavity-preventing sealant, which supporters call a "cost-effective, evidence-based, preventative service" that improves dental health in the long run. Read more»

The fluoride feed line in Phoenix’s water system. The city has been fluoridating its public water supply for 22 years.

When she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2004, Phoenix resident Jody Clute had no idea it would lead her, and her city, to revisit one of the biggest public health debates of the 20th century – water fluoridation. Read more» 6

Businesses offering medical and dental services line streets near the border in Los Algondones, Mexico, near Yuma.

As Gov. Jan Brewer’s administration grappled with a public outcry earlier this year over cuts denying organ transplants to dozens served by the state’s Medicaid system, a Tempe doctor called her office to propose a solution: Send the patients to Mexico. Read more»