Health

Measles outbreak spreads to the Valley

PHOENIX — A measles outbreak is moving north in Arizona. State health officials report 11 confirmed cases of measles in Pinal and Maricopa counties.

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Arizona surveillance helps track Zika, but residents can help, too

WASHINGTON - Phoenix is one of the best regions in the nation when it comes surveillance of mosquitos that can carry the Zika virus, one of the hard science approaches that could help check the spread of the disease, an Arizona epidemiologist said Wednesday.


New heart procedure reduces patient recovery time

PHOENIX — A relatively new heart surgery procedure radically lowers the recovery time for patients and may help save lives, according to medical experts who are training physicians in Arizona on the method.


Arizona summit on Zika teaches health officials how to tackle virus

PHOENIX — Arizona health officials joined the global battle to fight the Zika virus in a daylong summit Tuesday, educating doctors and other medical professionals and emergency personnel on ways to prevent and handle the mosquito-born virus that causes devastating birth defects.


What price a miracle? Limited access to hepatitis-C drug sparks debate

WASHINGTON - Jose Robles is the picture of health. And because of that, he has to remain sick, even though new drugs would likely cure him of the disease he's had since birth.


Short on Z’s in AZ: A third of Arizonans don’t get enough sleep

WASHINGTON - One word keeps coming up as Amber Stites describes her night - late.