Health

Moon Valley High School remembers fallen teammate

PHOENIX -- Moon Valley High School captains brought out a No. 33 jersey to the coin toss. They placed white roses at the 33-yard line. And fans and players alike partook in 33 seconds of silence for the late Carlos Sanchez.


Arizona officials praise Trump’s declaration of public health emergency for opioids

PHOENIX – State leaders and public health officials on Thursday praised President Donald Trump after he declared a public health emergency on the nation’s opioid crisis, saying it’s a good first step. However, at least one local health care professional said it wasn’t enough.

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Owner of Chandler drug company charged with bribery, fraud

PHOENIX – The founder and owner of the Chandler-based pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics Inc. was arrested in Phoenix on Thursday, charged with using bribes and fraud to profit from illegal distribution of a fentanyl spray meant for cancer patients.

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Health care leaders, police and prosecutors join forces to research concussions in domestic violence victims

SCOTTSDALE – Maricopa County prosecutors, Mesa police and health care leaders are teaming up to research the prevalence of concussions in domestic violence victims.

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Candlelight vigil in Phoenix brings awareness and lights up the topic of mental illness

PHOENIX — “Let’s all take one deep breath together, and I’d like you to turn to the person to the left, or right of you and I’d like you to say to them, ‘I’m glad you’re here and I will not forget this moment,’” said Jenny McLellan, in front of those who attended the 22nd Annual Candlelight Celebration for Mental Health Awareness in downtown Phoenix.

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Maryvale residents express concerns about hospital closure

PHOENIX – Maryvale residents said they were concerned about the recent announcement their nearest hospital would close, leaving some to question where they will go in an emergency.

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Baby, it’s cold inside: Cryotherapy popular route to treat sports injuries

TEMPE -- As Nick Crawford begins filling a chamber with fresh, oxygenated air, Brayden Smith puts on a robe and prepares for his weekly cryotherapy session at the Cryo Recovery Lab in Tempe.


Experts: Trump actions targeting Obamacare could cut into enrollment

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's actions this week to dismantle Obamacare created what health experts called "political smoke" just weeks before the next open enrollment period, which they said could hurt enrollment for 2018.


The flipside of cheerleading: a prevalence of catastrophic injuries

After a third concussion, Lisa Caiazzo was terrified for her daughter’s future.


Graham optimistic about chances for Franks’ abortion bill in Senate

WASHINGTON - Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, on Thursday promised a vote "sooner rather than later" on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which passed the House earlier this week but has regularly died in the Senate.


House approves ban on abortion after 20 weeks; chances slim in Senate

WASHINGTON - The House voted along party lines Tuesday to approve Rep. Trent Franks' bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in cases of rape, incest or threats to the life of the mother.