Health

At open season midpoint, Obamacare sign-ups boom in state, nation

WASHINGTON - Halfway into the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment season, the number of people signing up per day is sharply higher than it was last year, with about 500 more Arizonans signing up every day this year.

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‘I knew something was wrong’: Valley youth hockey aims to improve concussion awareness

PHOENIX – As he caught an edge on the ice and catapulted backward toward the boards, Sheldon Wilson abruptly hit his head and had to be removed from the ice.


St. Luke’s Medical Center teaches Phoenix bystanders to ‘Stop the Bleed’

PHOENIX — When there's an emergency, the first rule is to call 911.

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Report: State’s drug, alcohol, suicide death rates to climb by 2025

WASHINGTON - A new report says death rates in Arizona from drugs, alcohol and suicides could grow by 38 percent over the next decade unless action is taken now to head off the problem.

Opioids Local

Health leaders to offer opioid education to student-athletes across Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizona health professionals have educated 4,000 students on the effects of opioid abuse and plan to expand the program to student-athletes statewide by January.

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Hold your horses: Equine therapy a game-changer for those in need

Jack Mills lived in a world of his own as an infant, unable to connect on a social or emotional level.


Study: Latinos more likely to distrust tap water, seek other sources

PHOENIX — Dolores Escobar takes a 30-minute bus ride every Sunday from her house to the closest water-vending machine and carries eight empty gallon jugs with her to refill them.

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House extends children’s health coverage, but Senate outlook unclear

WASHINGTON - The House Friday passed a GOP bill to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for five years by pulling funds from other programs under Obamacare, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.


Questions, emotions remain after medical examiner’s ruling on Moon Valley player death

PHOENIX — Even with an initial ruling of “blunt-force trauma,” questions and emotions run deep about the death of a Moon Valley High School football player.


Arizona Obamacare premiums may drop, as troubled enrollment opens

WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of the few states expected to see a decrease in average premium costs during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period that opened Wednesday - if consumers can figure out how to sign up.