WASHINGTON - As open enrollment begins this weekend for the third year of Obamacare, insurance carriers in Arizona are "still trying to figure ... out" which types of plans work best for them and for their customers.
The following graphics depict the number of newborns — born in a hospital — who exhibited signs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome or exposure to various drugs between 2008 and 2014. The study, conducted by Office of Injury Prevention Arizona Department of Health Services this past July, looked at newborns who were exposed to hallucinogens, cocaine, narcotics and alcohol. Hover over the data for more information. (Graphic by Sara Weber/Cronkite News)
Nathan Lepp, a neonatologist who works with ill and premature infants, leans over a white crib to check a monitor that hangs above on the wall of the neonatal unit at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. The white crib is empty, but a tiny knit purple hat rests on the soft sheets along with a horseshoe shaped pillow.
Before you throw the bacon on the frying pan or order the meat lover’s pizza you may want to reconsider, after you read about the risks. A United Nations agency report released Monday stated that processed meat causes colorectal cancer, and that red meat probably causes cancer.
No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy, according to a new report by a leading U.S. pediatricians' group. And that prevention is key because people impaired by their mother’s drinking during pregnancy do not have access to programs focused solely on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
The number of new HIV infection cases is growing in the Hispanic community at a rate three times higher than in whites and health experts and HIV/AID advocates are pushing for more testing to combat the virus.
WASHINGTON - One in three Arizona hospitals did not offer palliative care in 2013, but that was still good enough to earn the state a B on a national report card on the relatively new specialty practice.
Tempe High School hosted its ninth-annual "Pink-Out" Game on Oct. 2. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton, as well as breast cancer survivors and students, came out to support the cause and share their personal connections to breast cancer. (Video by James Ulrich/Cronkite News)