Health

Health concerns, increasing costs and competitiveness engender evolution in Arizona youth sports

Children not that far removed from learning to walk are bouncing and shooting basketballs through Hula Hoops instead of a rim at Beginners Edge Sports Training.

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Theranos review puts spotlight on direct access lab testing

Theranos, a blood testing company and lab that operates in 40 different Walgreens around the Valley, has been scrutinized for its proprietary technology and methods. But that does not mean the Arizona law that allows patients to obtain blood tests and results without prior review by a doctor - a law that Theranos helped author - is in jeopardy.

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The Murphy Education and Health Center brings care and hope to South Phoenix

Not far from a sewage treatment plant, a landfill and the Maricopa County jail annex are the four schools and hundreds of families that make up the Murphy Elementary School District in South Phoenix, where more than 80 percent of its residents are Hispanic, most of them poor and many undocumented.

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As state’s child death rate rises, health officials focus on safe sleeping techniques

Arizona’s child death rate increased in 2014 and the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics determined that one-third of the deaths could have been prevented.

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Wounded vets hunt for peace of mind

SPRINGERVILLE – The crisp mountain air bites at Sgt. Jose Valdenegro’s extremities as he and his hunting guide scout for elk high on a hilltop, not far from the New Mexico border. It’s 25 degrees, his 10 fingers and five toes stinging in protest at the cold.


Recall of celery linked to dangerous strain of E. coli

The latest E. coli outbreak is now in Arizona, adding it to the list of almost two dozen states dealing with the infection. This specific strain of E. coli was found in celery, sold by Taylor Farms Pacific from California.


Franks leads Republicans joining latest legal attack on Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, led 45 other House Republicans Wednesday who filed a legal brief in support of the latest challenge to Obamacare, which the lawmakers claim is unconstitutional.


Blood supply dips during holiday season

Blood banks suffer during the holiday season when many people are too busy to donate.

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New $17.5 million rehabilitation center opens in Surprise

SURPRISE – For two years, the city of Surprise has worked with Dallas-based Cobalt Medical Development and Abrazo Community Health Network to open a destination rehabilitation center.

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World AIDS Day helps spread awareness about the disease

Tuesday is World AIDS Day, an opportunity to show support for people living with HIV/AIDS and remember those who have died.

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Small businesses use subscription health care plan to comply with Obamacare mandate

A Phoenix company that specializes in subscription healthcare options has found a new way for small businesses to comply with Obamacare.