Health

TGen’s MindCrowd seeks 1 million people around the world to help cure Alzheimer’s

PHOENIX – Technology offers a new approach for research into Alzheimer’s and brain function. MindCrowd, a project from TGen, wants to screen a million people for memory and attention ability.


Arizona flu season off to a fast start; health officials push flu shots

WASHINGTON - Three weeks into this flu season, the Arizona Department of Health Services had already confirmed 96 cases, slightly above last year's numbers but close to three times the number of confirmed cases at this point in a typical year.


State Mine Inspector: Joe Hart seeks improved public safety, more training for miners

State Mine Inspector Joe Hart, who faces Democrat Bill Pierce on Nov. 6, touts his experience in the mining industry and the Legislature and pledges to do more to keep miners and the public safe.


State Mine Inspector: Bill Pierce criticizes agency’s inadequate budget

Bill Pierce, Democratic candidate for state mine inspector, speaks about the budgetary challenges facing the office, including staffing issues and the dangers of abandoned mines.


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

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials have confirmed at least eight cases of acute flaccid myelitis since 2014, an extremely rare polio-like "mystery disease" that leaves its mostly young victims with weakness and paralysis in limbs or other muscles. They are among 386 confirmed cases nationwide.


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

PHOENIX – Arizona officials merged its system for mental health care and physical ailments under the state Medicaid program known as AHCCCS. The move on Oct. 1 is meant to increase efficiency and improve service to 1.5 million low-income residents.


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

PAGE - The seven states along the Colorado River are trying to find a solution to preserve the declining river, which provides water to 40 million people.