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Struggling in silence: Latinas face higher risk of postpartum depression

Bringing home a new baby is supposed to be a happy time. Parents spend months preparing the nursery, stocking up on diapers and formula, and waiting excitedly for their tiny addition. ... Read more»

The winners and losers in Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget

Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget for fiscal 2020 — which was passed late Monday only after Republican lawmakers demanded changes to child sex-abuse laws — includes money for schools, infrastructure and health care. But other measures, including one that would have funded pregnancy crisis centers, were left out.... Read more»

LGBT non-discrimination bills have some bipartisan support in Az Legislature

Sponsors of a bipartisan push to protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination have better prospects than in previous years but still face powerful opposition.... 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»

Ducey signs law to allow lab testing without a doctor’s order

Arizona patients will be able to get any laboratory test without a doctor's approval under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey. The governor said the change will reduce barriers and red tape. The bill's author hopes Arizona will lead the nation in preventative care. ... Read more»2

Az House panel advances bill to let more first responders administer overdose antidote

The bill would allow more first responders such as peace officers and basic-level emergency medical technicians to carry and administer naloxone hydrochloride and other opiate antidotes.... Read more»

Lawmaker: Allow more first responders to give antidote to opiate overdoses

When a person overdoses on an opiate-based painkiller, life or death can hinge on how quickly a first responder or doctor administers drugs known as opiate antagonists. A state lawmaker wants to allow more first responders to give them to overdose victims. ... Read more»

Bill would implement some Affordable Care Act provisions

With Arizona declining to establish a health insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act, a lawmaker wants to make sure the state maintains its oversight of insurers and policies.... Read more»

Bill aims to help visiting military get medical training in Arizona

Streamlining the state’s permitting processes and waiving fees for licensed military medical staff receiving hand-on training at Arizona hospitals would lead to better care for soldiers around the world, a state lawmaker said last week.... Read more»