Health

Arizona bill would legalize needle-exchange programs, bring volunteers out of legal gray area

A bill decriminalizing needle exchange programs has passed the Senate and now is in the House. The bipartisan measure would help programs like Shot in the Dark provides resources to people struggling with addiction.

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Doctors use experimental skin spray to help woman heal from flesh-eating bacteria

Doctors applied ReCell, a skin spray that ensures faster regeneration of cells, to help a Peoria woman recover from necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly illness. They had to get special approval from the FDA to use the burn spray on flesh-eating bacteria.


Saving lives: Nonprofit trains public to administer naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses

Sonoran Prevention Works provides free training for people about opioid devastation and how to use an overdose reversal drug, which is gaining attention among government, law enforcement and the general public.


Ryan Zinke, tribal leaders discuss solutions to Native American opioid epidemic

Ryan Zinke came to Arizona to meet with tribal leaders to discuss solutions for opioid crisis, which affects Native Americans on a high scale.


Tribes, hit hardest by opioid crisis, have least access to federal help

WASHINGTON - Rural Native Americans have been significantly harder hit by the opioid crisis than any group in the nation, and the problem may be even worse than that because of racial misclassification on death certificates, federal data show.

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Swipe right: UA medical students meet their match for residency programs

Graduating students at University of Arizona College of Medicine learned where they are headed for the next four years of residency during a nationwide Match Day event.


Planned Parenthood evokes ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ to oppose abortion bill

Women clad in red cloaks to evoke The Handmaid's Tale were among pro-abortion rights advocates on Tuesday who opposed a Senate bill requiring those seeking an abortion to explain their reasons before undergoing the procedure.


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Families with firearms can take steps to keep their kids safe

Families with firearms in the home can take classes to learn how to keep children safe and introduce them to shooting when they're ready.


Parents, advocates rally after Queen Creek High loses five to suicide

Parents and suicide prevention advocates rallied in front of a Queen Creek school that has lost five students to suicide since May