Health

Arizona has high youth drug deaths, few policies to curb them

WASHINGTON - Arizona had among the highest rates of teen and young adult overdose deaths, and ranked poorly for programs and policies to curb drug use and encourage healthy living among those age groups, a new report says.

Maricopa County mental health crisis care services grow

Maricopa County’s psychiatric crisis facilities have more than doubled in the past year as care providers hope to take pressure off of emergency rooms and give police more options for people who need help, not jail time.

Regulators pull one Obamacare option as open enrollment begins

WASHINGTON - Just as open enrollment for the third round of Obamacare was beginning this weekend, federal officials removed from the marketplace an insurance cooperative that had been providing coverage to about 59,000 Arizona residents.