Health

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

Not only are rising temperatures affecting Arizona, but climate change and other factors could be potentially damaging for the health of Arizona residents. Residents will need to take precautions as these changes worsen.


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

A nun who is a doctor established Circle the City, a medical-care facility for people who are homeless. The work started with her collecting donations in a shoebox. It expanded in April to a second location.


What you should know about your health care data

Businesses and research groups know a lot more about you than you might think. Access to personal data can improve health care, but it also poses privacy risks.


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

Gene therapy, which modifies genes, is starting to get off the ground and its treatments can cure or mitigate otherwise untreatable diseases.


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

Chronic sleep disorders can lead to health problems, including serious illness or death, according to sleep specialists.


Domestic abuse is the new realm of concussion studies

Football and other sports have been focus of discussions about brain injury, but experts are also looking to address the needs of domestic abuse victims.

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Arizona study finds ZIP codes serves as indicator of community health

A health study by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities shows disparities among communities.


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

Businesses across the country – including here in the Valley – have begun using IV drips to deliver health and wellness treatments.


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

Genetic testing is gaining popularity and can be beneficial but consumers have to watch out for company quality in an industry with limited government regulation, a legal expert says.


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

Mayo Clinic’s augmented reality lab provides surgeons and patients a 360 view of brain tumors or spines affected by scoliosis. The simulations help surgeons come up with the least invasive form of surgery and pick the best route for radiation and chemotherapy.


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

Cybersecurity experts say medical devices such as implanted pacemakers are vulnerable to hackers, who could potentially gain control of the signals they send and receive – putting patients’ lives in danger.


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

People who need treatment within minutes of having a stroke get to help quickly on an emergency mobile unit that connects onboard cameras to doctors at a hospital miles away, according to Barrow Neurological Institute.