Health

Noisy toys could be harming children’s long term hearing

The noise levels on toys bought for children could be harmful for them in the long term.


New homeopathic laxative has some concerned for teens

Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information and a Storify tracking discussion on the topic.


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.


Uber, Passport Health partner to provide flu shots to Phoenix users on demand

TEMPE – To help fight off the sniffs and sniffles of the flu, rideshare company Uber and medical-care company Passport Health teamed up to deliver on-demand shots and health bags for a one-day event on Thursday.


Amy Van Dyken is ‘rocking and rolling’ in her continued recovery

SCOTTSDALE - Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken said she’s “rocking and rolling” in her recovery as she learns to walk again, more than a year after injuring her spine in an ATV accident.


Dignity Health promotes less smartphone usage, more conversation

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One Tempe clothing company is helping those with special needs design and exhibit their creative artwork

The T-shirt designed by 13-year-old Kamryn Albers moves from one printing station to another as its artist follows each step with nothing short of elation.


Phoenix Children’s Hospital child life specialists help ease pain for young patients, their families

Vivian Johnson coos in her crib and nods her head as her mother, Lisa Johnson, sings her “Happy Birthday.” She celebrated her first birthday in a small hospital room.



Midwives protest mandatory testing by Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Association of Midwives filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Health Services on Nov. 5.


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.

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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.