Health

New detection method may improve Lyme disease diagnosis in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE - Researchers said a new DNA detection method will better identify Lyme disease, a tick-born illness that is increasing in the United States.


Phoenix teen brings story to panel weighing access to life-saving drugs

WASHINGTON - When his family moved from Phoenix to London so he could get treatment for a potentially deadly form of cancer, Brophy College Preparatory student Diego Morris said they were "not looking for guarantees - just hope."


Phoenix surgeon uses 3D-printing technology to reconstruct patient’s face

The last thing Jake Reynolds remembers is chasing a frisbee through a bush at Sierra Verde Park in Glendale.


Why hasn’t telemedicine taken off in Arizona? Experts say most doctors don’t get paid

Modern medicine is constantly evolving – but sometimes, it develops too fast. Experts said state laws have hindered telemedicine, a technology that could be utilized to provide health care throughout Arizona.


Arizona leads the country in flu activity

Arizona has more than 5,000 reported cases of the flu, and Walgreens has ranked the state number one in flu activity for the past three weeks.


Phoenix plans to go green by making neighborhoods happier and healthier

Phoenix leaders want to make neighborhoods happier and healthier under a proposal to create a more environmentally conscious city -- but they want to hear from residents first.

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Study: Young adults could be screened for colon cancer

Kim Newcomer knew something was wrong.


A proposed bill asks for aid in research of PANDAS autoimmune disorder

The proposed bill HB2640 asks Arizona to grant 1 million dollars this fiscal year to the Department of Health Services to aid in the research, treatment and diagnosis of the autoimmune disorder, PANS and PANDAS.

PANDAS bill

Bill to restore health insurance for Arizona children moving forward in legislature

A bill that would restore health insurance for thousands of Arizona children is moving forward in the legislature. Nancy Robles is a part-time secretary and single mother who does not have health insurance for her 10-year old son and hopes the bill will pass.


VA struggles to fill medical center positions in Arizona, across nation

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told lawmakers Wednesday that his agency is having trouble filling vacancies at VA medical centers around the country, which has led to "critical staffing problems" at the facilities.


Yuma saw nation’s biggest surge as Obamacare enrollment wound down

WASHINGTON - Yuma residents posted the highest enrollment gains in the country as open enrollment for Obamacare ended, surging 21 percent in the last week alone, government officials said Thursday.


Turf Paradise remains under quarantine after horse virus outbreak at New Mexico racetrack

Horses at Turf Paradise racing facility remain under quarantine after a highly contagious equine virus led officials to euthanize an infected horse brought in from New Mexico, according to Turf Paradise officials.