Speak Up, Stand Up: Arizona students gather to address suicide, bullying, addiction

Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised

Hispanic children less often diagnosed with autism, CDC says

Genetic testing urged for women with a family history of breast cancer

Heat deaths continue to rise, as federal disaster relief continues to lag

High suicide rates in Arizona lead to prevention awareness efforts

U.S., Arizona life expectancy fell, driven by deaths of younger people

Social seclusion cited as one factor affecting senior health

ASU develops program to prevent debilitating chronic anxiety in children

Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates

FDA’s sudden increase in legal tobacco age catches retailers off-guard

Jury still out, but officials hopeful about ridesharing to medical care

‘We need each other to heal:’ Native Americans help Native Americans overcome domestic violence

As maternal mortality rises in U.S., California bucks the trend

Q&A: Facts and figures on maternal mortality in the U.S.

‘We can help ourselves:’ Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality

Role reversal: Teen caring for father with Alzheimer’s shares her experience

Gym or gingerbread? Prime athletes must resist temptations of holiday goodies

Supreme Court rejects Brnovich attempt to fast-track opioids lawsuit

Maricopa tapped for program aimed at HIV prevention for uninsured

California schools must eliminate lead in water, but what about nearby homes?

Arizona saw children’s obesity drop after WIC required healthier foods

Food insecurity is at a decade low in Arizona, report says

Prescription for nature: Grant aims to boost patient health through park time

Farm-to-school programs revitalize health in nutritionally underserved communities

Phoenix Shanti Group to close, but leaves legacy of AIDS/HIV treatment

Federal grant helps Phoenix clinics provide low cost dental care

Preterm births inched up in Arizona, but 2018 rate still beat nation

‘In this for the long haul’: How a labor organizer’s daughter became a force for rural health care

As valley fever education increases, so does the infection’s reach

Por Tu Salud wellness program benefits businesses and their Hispanic employees

Grant allows Native American nonprofit to expand medical services in Phoenix

Periods get political: Arizonans rally to demand end to ‘tampon tax’

Taking flight: 100 Angels nonprofit provides medical relief to migrant families

Report: Phoenix sixth-highest metro area in nation for gun suicides

Prediabetes screenings may lower rate of diabetes among Hispanics, Native Americans

Breaking the silence: Native Americans overcome taboos in battle against suicide

Court: Woman injured by leaking breast implant cannot sue manufacturer

‘Public charge’: How changes to federal guidelines could affect immigrants who rely on benefits

Aging baby boomers spur critical need for specialists in geriatric emergency care

Improving the health of ‘invisible’ farmworkers is a community effort in Willcox

Tribal health insurance coverage rose, but still trailed U.S. average

‘Asthma Alley’: Long Beach ranks worst in U.S. for air quality

West Nile virus at record high, leads to 16 deaths in Arizona


Native American communities, hard hit by the opioid crisis, seek innovative solutions

Census says 55,000 Arizonans lost health insurance coverage last year

Children with a parent behind bars face deeper struggles with mental health

Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em: Flavored vape ban alarms Arizona retailers

House members again push ‘born-alive’ abortion bill, despite long odds


Arizona to get $20 million of $1.8 billion fed fund to fight opioids

The mental health struggle of storm survivors: ‘It follows them forever’

Heat-relief shelters are helpful, but their hours of operation limit effectiveness

Experts: $20 million for school suicide prevention welcome, more needed

Disability service providers feel overlooked in state-Flagstaff wage spat

Transgender golfer shares challenges of life on and off the green

‘Sport Is Your Gang”: Thai boxing program appeals to impoverished young people

Opioids Local

‘Deaths of despair’ grew slowly in Arizona, but still higher than U.S.

The heat is on: Ways coaches and athletic trainers keep athletes safe

How Arizona’s outdoor workers stay safe in the heat

Tiny terrors: Mosquitoes in Arizona and how to avoid them

Goofball: Dangerous drug combination increases likelihood of opioid overdoses

Syringe program for addicts operates in legal gray area as debate continues


Brnovich makes long-shot pitch to Supreme Court to take opioid lawsuit

VA touts ‘transformation,’ five years after Phoenix hospital scandal

More mosquitoes lead to rise in West Nile cases in Maricopa County

30 more Phoenix police officers trained to use Narcan in opioid overdoses

Ant antibiotics: Could ASU research lead to human applications?

Pedestrian deaths in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District are highest in U.S., report says

Karen Robinson, Chandler resident, volunteered for the American Red Cross in high school because she was ineligible to donate blood, but this week she was proud to be able to give blood and support her daughter’s friend who’s been affected by the blood shortage. (Photo by Amanda Slee/Cronkite News)

Blood draw: American Red Cross issues urgent call for help during shortage

Heat relief: Valley organizations work to keep vulnerable populations safe

The heat is on: Coaches, athletic trainers work to keep high school athletes safe

Throwing a lifeline to poor patients ‘dumped’ by health care providers

‘Isolated events’: Families of Hacienda HealthCare residents voice support for troubled facility

Arizona acupuncture board takes on the opioid crisis

Vapors, oils and brownies: AZ Supreme Court decision boosts medical marijuana industry

Hepatitis A outbreak reaches 8 Arizona counties

A natural path: Mother chooses midwife over hospital for second birth

The Facebook battlefield: Two mothers on opposite sides of the vaccination divide

A photo of a woman holding her daughter as she receives seven vaccine shots.

Public health vs. parent choice: The vaccination debate in Arizona

Wilderness of the world: Reconnecting with nature helps struggling teens, families heal

Dust, particle pollution disproportionately affect Latino and poor communities

Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram transform how today’s teens bully each other

Fecal treatment leads to improved lives for children with autism

‘A blind eye in medicine’: Bias can affect the health of patients of color

At a downtown Phoenix center, the tables are turning for people with HIV

Migrant medical costs, Arcosanti experiment and day care inspections


Less than 40% of Arizona doctors use prescription drug database, despite state law

Mother urges Phoenix police to carry life-saving overdose drug

A tale of two cities: What Baltimore can teach Arizona about fighting fentanyl overdoses

Making your wishes known: Advance directives pushed for Healthcare Decisions Day

Drop in vaccination rates puts Arizona at risk of outbreak, AZDHS warns

Twins peek: Scott, Mark Kelly help NASA study effects of long-term space travel

Planned Parenthood says Arizona abortion restrictions unconstitutional

Virulent Newcastle disease found in Arizona chicken flock for first time

Phoenix officials pleased with cancer screening program for first-responders

A long road: Opioid-addicted rural residents travel hundreds of miles to reach methadone clinics

Training, change in tactics can reduce dangers to police officers handling drugs

FDA approves first drug to fight postpartum depression, but its costs are high

Arizona cattle rancher uses science to beef up industry

As e-cigarette use climbs, schools address the problem with vape detectors and information

Arizona lawmakers hope to close insurance-coverage gap in telemedicine

Border communities refine tactics to deal with onslaught of fentanyl overdoses

A rippling tragedy: Law would require review, standards to prevent maternal deaths

Title X fund limits would have ‘huge impact,’ Planned Parenthood says

Targeting a killer: UA researchers discover potential birth control for mosquitoes

Alzheimer’s advocates support bill requiring dementia training for care providers, first responders

UA professor sues state over denial of health-care coverage to transgender employees

Pro-life groups seize on Trump call for federal late-term abortion ban

Arm injuries for young pitchers? AIA, athletes take strides toward prevention

Arizona, other states in ‘governors challenge’ target veteran suicides

Move it: Educators encouraged by early results of Arizona recess law

‘Afflicted not addicted’: Chronic pain sufferers rally for access to opioids

‘Enough is enough’: State considers cellphone ban for drivers weeks after officer’s death

New fellowships help train doctors in battle against drug addictions

Report: Arizona kids more fit than U.S. kids, but U.S. is pretty sorry

Hispanics, blacks more likely to develop Alzheimer’s; cardiovascular diseases may be a factor

Alzheimer’s disease also upends the finances and lives of those caring for patients

Played among livestock, medicinal plants, ‘rez golf’ builds community among Navajo

Street medicine: Bringing health care to Phoenix’s unsheltered homeless

Caught between DACA and ACA, Dreamer’s hopes for kidney transplant dim

Farmers, USDA celebrate demise of pink bollworm, a cotton-killing pest

Syphilis is on the rise across Arizona, particularly in women and babies

Partnership unveils program to identify, head off youth sports injuries

Alzheimer’s research funding reaches $1.9 billion, but experts say it’s still not enough

ACA open enrollment begins with lower prices, more choices in Arizona

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

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

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

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

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

VA Chief

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


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

heroin works

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


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


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

ACA Arizona

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

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


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


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

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

Man with water

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

Opioid drugs

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


Owner of Chandler drug company charged with bribery, fraud


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

Man in lab

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

Waiting room

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


Bites increase during rattlesnake birthing season

Timothy Robbins

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


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

man looks towards water

Native American tribes fight for clean water and more money

Shane Doan inspired growth of Arizona hockey community

woman in car

Colonias on the border struggle with decades-old water issues

Industrial view

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

Base Operations Building

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

VA Chief

‘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