Arizona has had at least eight cases of mysterious, polio-like disease

Changes to state’s Medicaid program meant to improve patient experience, efficiency

‘Somebody’s going to have to use less’: Colorado River managers grapple with drought plans

Red Cross mental-health volunteers help victims deal with emotional trauma from Hurricane Florence

New center to research early detection, treatment of Alzheimer’s and other diseases

After years of increases, Arizona 2019 health premiums likely to drop

Advocates urge Brnovich to pull out of states’ challenge to Obamacare

‘You’re not going to wake up’: In wake of concussion survey, former football prospect shares story

McCain discontinues cancer treatment, a year after diagnosis

Head games: Debate surrounds U.S. Soccer’s decision to ban, limit headers

It’s not just you. The mosquitoes really are worse this year.

Church ‘campout’: Faith community provides food, shelter for homeless in Chandler

The Santa Cruz River

Santa Cruz River in jeopardy if international sewage pipe ruptures again, experts fear

From MLB to youth sports, baseball sees increased arm injuries in pitchers

AIA decision to allow year-round practice still sparks concern about sports specialization

Simulation gives Gilbert caregivers an idea of what it’s like to live with dementia

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Court: Widow waited too long to sue VA for delays in husband’s care

‘Fight the bite’: August rains bring risk of mosquito-borne illnesses

Heat puts extra pressure on Tempe Meals on Wheels volunteers

Think you can escape pollution by going to a national park? Think again

A weighty issue: NFL linemen must contend with post-football pounds

Proposed law would require Arizona to compile statistics on veteran suicide

Latest restrictions on Obamacare could mean higher premiums in Arizona

As fentanyl overdoses rise, cartels are eager to funnel more of it through Arizona

Cashing out: Legalized sports gambling raises concerns about addiction

Mesa police add their first therapy dog to special victims unit

‘Stay positive’: Liberty High football’s Hunzinger finds inspiration in cancer diagnosis

HIV testing lags in Arizona; new cases have risen since 2011

Rise in rabies cases expected to continue as summer heats up in Arizona

Study: Phoenix region among worst for air pollution, researchers recommend changes

Anti-abortion advocates hail Supreme Court decision on pregnancy centers as free speech win

Gamers push back against World Health Organization’s ‘gaming disorder’ classification

Pharmacy chain CVS adds medication drop-off sites in Arizona, another move in opioid battle

Researchers: Maricopa County’s low vaccination rates could put larger population at risk

Human rights survey: LGBTQ teens in Arizona feel unsafe in their communities

Red Cross launches #MissingType campaign to raise awareness about blood donations

A brain matter: Former Cardinals among those in concussion lawsuit against NFL

Ducey touts state drug program that aims to keep families together

Middle-age suicides on rise, new CDC report says

School’s out, lunch is on: Kids get free, nutritious meals in summer

Experts warn swimmers to beware of water-borne parasites and bacteria

As heat bears down, nonprofits help to hydrate those in need

Sexually transmitted diseases up 19% in Arizona, perhaps because of greater awareness

Punching through Parkinson’s: Boxing gym trains patients with degenerative disease

Arizona leaders say state has made progress on opioid crisis, but concerns about border security remain

Adults with Down syndrome are more independent, experts say, but face challenges in getting old

Tempe, ASU to study wastewater for clues about opioid use

After years of trying, Congress gives ‘right to try’ drug bill final OK

Second-grader uses fire-safety training to save her family from burning home

Arizona ultrarunners turn nocturnal during summer months

Innovative programs aim to offset state’s shortage of mental health beds

Taking a load off: Weight cutting growing issue in mixed martial arts

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Native Americans close the gap – almost – on U.S. life expectancy

Fans ‘think we are superheroes’: Athletes move to forefront of mental health discussion

A lack of inclusive sex education in Arizona could cause a rise in HIV/AIDS diagnoses

Extreme heat, other environmental factors could threaten health of Arizona residents

Shoebox of hope comes full circle to health care, housing for the homeless

What you should know about your health care data

Gene therapy targets incurable diseases, but costs are high and there are risks

Catch some Z’s: Lack of sleep can put you in ER

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Domestic abuse is the new realm of concussion studies

Arizona study finds ZIP codes serves as indicator of community health

Need a boost? One Scottsdale company provides trendy IV vitamin drips

Warning: Genetic health tests aren’t always good for you

Augmented reality lab combines math, engineering to improve brain-cancer outcomes

Hackers pose danger to patients with pacemakers, other medical devices connected to internet

From miles away, a doctor can see a stroke victim – and save a life

Doctors’ lack of awareness of Valley fever puts many sufferers at risk

Playing through: Veterans find relief from PTSD on golf course

Vroom service: Veterans rev up on racetrack to speed PTSD recovery

ASU initiative aims to ‘CounterAct’ sexual violence through the arts

Text 911: Maricopa County improves emergency system to serve the hearing impaired

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

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

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

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

Opioids Local

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

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

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

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Families with firearms can take steps to keep their kids safe

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

Firearms-related deaths increase among Arizona children

Arizona public schools still working to get lead out of drinking water

Severe flu season affects thousands of Arizonans

‘He still smiles’: MacLeod honored as son recounts former Suns coach’s battle with Alzheimer’s

Lawmaker: Lack of regulation on Arizona tattoo industry is ‘shocking’

Getting worse before it gets better: DEA agent predicts deepening opioid epidemic

Good Samaritan law will protect drug users who help opioid victims

Bill would limit marketing, publishing information about medical-marijuana dispensaries

Ducey signs sweeping law to confront Arizona opioid crisis

Doctors call woman’s recovery from Las Vegas shooting ‘miraculous’

Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

Arizonans at March for Life upbeat on pro-life prospects in Washington

As federal shutdown looms, legislators approve Arizona CHIP health care funds for children

Feds say states can move forward on plans for Medicaid work requirement

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Ending the stigma: Programs create conversations about mental health in Arizona schools

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As we live longer, what will happen to quality of life?

Fresh Express mobile market sells thousands of fruits and vegetables to low-income areas

Millions of Americans turn to bottled water, but is it safer than tap?

Scottsdale ranked No. 8 in country for vegan and vegetarian ‘friendliness’

St. Vincent’s renovates urban garden, plans to project as teaching tool for kids, homeless

Her son gone, mother reaches out to prevent student suicides

Beyond the face paint: Sports fandom rooted in connections

Going for the bronze: Advocates push low- to no-cost ACA health plans

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

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

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

Opioids Local

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arizona Obamacare premiums may drop, as troubled enrollment opens

Moon Valley High School remembers fallen teammate

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

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Owner of Chandler drug company charged with bribery, fraud

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

Annual Candlelight Celebration for Mental Health booths

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

Abrazo Maryvale Campus

Maryvale residents express concerns about hospital closure

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

Experts: Trump actions targeting Obamacare could cut into enrollment

The flipside of cheerleading: a prevalence of catastrophic injuries

Graham optimistic about chances for Franks’ abortion bill in Senate

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

Officials: Nothing to worry about – yet – when health programs expire

GOP leaders drop health care bill after McCain, others state opposition

Franks back with ‘pain-capable’ bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

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Valley Fever researchers use $4.8 million grant to speed development of vaccine for dogs

McCain to vote against health care bill, likely dooming GOP effort

McCain coy on new GOP health care bill that Flake, Ducey are backing

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz discusses warning signs

Teaching medical workers to recognize and help human trafficking victims

Tupac? Bette Midler? Valley high school pregame football music runs gamut

Accomplished ASU women’s triathlon team attracting large-scale interest

A new study says fats are good for heart health

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital prepares to open new emergency department to accommodate patient growth

A wheelchair and pursuit of knowledge: Mauritius man travels 11,000 miles to Phoenix

What do cars, phones and Rising players have in common? All equipped with GPS

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Bites increase during rattlesnake birthing season

Timothy Robbins

State officials warn of mercury levels in fishing areas; launch online guide to safe consumption

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Arizona officials want tougher controls on opioid prescriptions

Through the hardships of the grind, Diamondbacks players are driven by family and fortune

Arizona files lawsuit against Chandler-based opioid company, accuses it of fraudulent practices

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Native American tribes fight for clean water and more money

Shane Doan inspired growth of Arizona hockey community

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Colonias on the border struggle with decades-old water issues

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Industrial waste pollutes America’s drinking water

Farmer handline water pipe.

Farming activity contaminates water despite best practices

Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all

Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

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Military bases’ contamination will affect water for generations

Hallucinations, cramps, even death: Sports in Arizona heat can be dangerous

Great deals drive golfers to feel the heat on Valley courses

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‘Hard choices’ at VA include possible cut to unemployability benefit

Triple digits? Done properly, training in intense heat can have advantages

‘I didn’t want to get out of bed’: Athletes battle mental health issues, too

Presidents’ fitness councils make slow progress against childhood obesity

Poor nutrition can hurt young athletes as they grow

It’s a bit of a stretch, and that’s what Phoenix Rising does to keep its players healthy

Sports specialization can lead to overuse injuries in young athletes

‘It doesn’t bother me’: ASU football players react to eye-opening CTE study

McCain, two other Republicans, help defeat repeal of Obamacare

Arizona senators join razor-thin majority to OK health care debate

Arizona sun may spur summer SAD, a rare, lonely depression

Technology helps trauma survivors accelerate PTSD treatment, recovery

A McCain intern answers questions at Phoenix campaign headquarters. (Photo by Socorro Carrillo/Cronkite News)

Outpouring of support for McCain comes from far – and weird

Advocates: Obamacare repeal would ‘painfully disrupt’ Arizona care

Flake: McCain ‘sounded great,’ as experts debate severity of condition

‘Paper clip’ heart implant monitors problems, alerts doctor’s smartphone

Report: Doctors teeter on the divide between pain treatment, opioids abuse

Arizona protesters arrested at Flake’s D.C. office in health care rally

Researcher: LGBT couples may face depression, pressures under weight of discrimination

Local protests just part of pressure aimed at Flake on health care vote

Opioids Local

Opioid prescriptions drop, but Arizona counties still above norm

Have you suffered a heat-related illness during an athletic activity?

Bipartisan group looks past health reform fight to focus on drug policy

Arizona organizations urge Senate to say no to new healthcare bill

Do you exercise in the Arizona heat?

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Experienced a sport injury, but continue to play?

CBO: Senate bill cuts deficit deeply, also cuts 22 million from health care

Protesters urge ‘no’ vote on GOP health care bill, as details emerge

Arizona reaction to Senate health bill ranges from lukewarm to hostile

Does exercise impact mental health?

Athletes: What has been your experience with anxiety or depression?

Extreme temperatures don’t slow Arizona hikers

Tell us your experience with wrong-way driving

How do you beat the heat?

In face of new pitch limits, Arizona HS coaches forced to ‘manage a little better’

VA: Treating vets discharged ‘other than honorably’ can cut suicides

Shortage of Native American physicians creates concerns, elicits calls for action

The Concussion Discussion

Valley diving community determined to quell fears about sport’s safety

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Athletes benefiting from advancements in prosthetics

Valley offers adaptive sports options for disabled community

Former NFL kicker hopes to improve football safety with technology

From right-hand man to a boss named lefty

In Focus, episode 8: Thriving without sight in Arizona

Hopi Jr./Sr. High School hires investigators to examine special education

In Focus, episode 7: ‘Aging out’ of foster care in Arizona

In Focus, episode 6: What homelessness means for pregnant women and LGBTQ youth

No true count of homeless LGBTQ youth makes problem difficult to address

Orthorexia nervosa: When healthy eating becomes unhealthy

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In Focus, episode 5: Finding ‘hidden resources’ for autism care

Poll: 41.8 percent of Arizona adults know someone with a prescription painkiller addiction

Complete data: Morrison-Cronkite News Opioid Poll

Arizona’s relationship to prescription painkillers in 10 graphics

In Focus, episode 4: Student triathlete swims, bikes and runs his way out of depression

Surviving cancer: Share your story

In Focus, episode 3: Sleep deprivation and the student brain

Steve Shenkman trains with Nicole Greene at Edge Fitness in Scottsdale. Shenkman has been doing boxing for more than a year to help minimize the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

Boxing training may help people with Parkinson’s disease

Feel your temperature rising? It’s not burning love, it’s urban heat

Shoe-leather lobbying: Students in D.C. learn how to press an issue

TGen concussion study of ASU football players may lead to better diagnosis, treatment

Health care advocates cheer delayed vote on Obamacare replacement

ASU outfielder Hunter Bishop lives ‘4MOM’ with Alzheimer’s

Arizona children with Down syndrome twirl, strut and stroll on fashion runway

Healthy divorce: Are you living better?

Will the future of Obamacare affect you?

Arizona bill would allow schools to stock and administer asthma medication

A day in the life: Alzheimer’s caregiver

Access to overdose drug slow, but growing

The transition into nursing homes, assisted living: Share your experience

Bill raises questions about delicate balance of doctor and patient rights near life’s end

New flu-tracking app uses Maricopa County as beta site

ACA Arizona

As Obamacare winds down, so does enrollment for Arizona, nation

Opioid addiction in AZ: A community discussion

ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

Proposed Arizona law would allow students to apply sunscreen at school

Arizona: What are your health care questions?

Education and health services showed most job growth in Arizona in 2016

Abortions dropped in Arizona in 2015, continuing four-year decline

Franks, other lawmakers renew call to defund Planned Parenthood

Share your experience with autism in Arizona

Program helps Latinos diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Franks hopeful for ‘born alive’ abortion bill with Trump in White House

Health officials: Number of flu cases on the rise in Arizona

Report: Obamacare repeal could hit state public health funding

$3.5 million allocated for high school substance abuse prevention

Arizona lawmakers mirror House, split by party on Obamacare repeal

Arizona senators follow party-line vote on Obamacare repeal

Medical boards looking at Ducey’s recommendation of opioid education

Nearly 900K people watched “Hooked Rx” documentary

Opioids and the body: The science of an overdose

Gov. Ducey pushes to require drug-addiction training for doctors

Wading through the yuck, researchers study wastewater sludge for public health clues

Pharmaceuticals end up in water supply, AZ experts suggest better tracking

AZ health official: $3.6 million federal grant jump starts opioid awareness efforts in six counties

State excludes veterinarians from prescription drug database requirement

Hundreds of sober living homes in Prescott face new rules

Alternative treatments to painkillers making inroads

Trainers turn focus to preventing injuries, not treating them with painkillers

Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers

In his own words: Former Sun Rex Chapman opens up about his battle with addiction

If Obamacare goes away, coverage will stay – for the moment

Helmet improvement not perfect solution to concussions

Programs stress importance of reporting concussions by high school athletes

High school athletes reporting of concussions increasing

Experts: It’s not too late to vaccinate for possibly strong flu strain

Diabético pode ter vida saudável se detectar cedo a doença

‘Health index’ scores counties on residents’ welfare, major health issues

Pup with a Purpose: Service dog trained to help child with diabetes

Valley school districts recognize need for school nurses

Cities, two states raise the smoking age to 21 in effort to curb use

Mike Pence chides ‘Obamacare’ at Mesa rally

Arizona faces steepest Obamacare hike in U.S.; subsidies could curb pain

CDC warns against nasal spray flu vaccination this season

AZ officials build mock teen bedroom to expose hidden signs of drug addiction

Rising Rates

As rates rise and options fall, Burwell sees increased health coverage

What is your experience with concussions in high school sports?

Have you or someone you know been through rehab for prescription drugs?

Group urges opioid users to clean syringes to avoid Hepatitis C

South Phoenix saw big health coverage gain, still trails state, U.S.

Powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl makes a deadly mark in Arizona

Valley food banks offer healthier and customized options

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Phoenix VA hospital introduces a controversial system director

Problems Persist

Inspector general report says problems persist at Phoenix VA hospital

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Lawmakers question credentials of new Phoenix VA director

Opioids Local

Coconino official says communities must act to fight opioid abuse

Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks trying to make life easier for kids with cancer

GCU investing in sports medicine as part of move to Division I

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New, simpler guidelines created to treat Valley Fever

McCain seeks repeal of affordable health-care plan

Share your perspective on healing through prayer

Broadcasters, inspired by Arizona, kick off national opioids campaign

Valley mayors join others urging Congress to approve Zika funding