Health

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

WASHINGTON - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Sackler family from "looting" Purdue Pharma of billions of dollars being sought by victims of the opioid crisis the company is accused of helping create.

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

WASHINGTON - Five years after the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix made national headlines for falsifying records about patient wait times, agency officials told House lawmakers that the system has seen a "tremendous transformation," with wait-times on par with or better than private practice.


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

PHOENIX – Wetter weather this spring led to more mosquitoes in Maricopa County, with 34 confirmed cases of West Nile already reported.


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

PHOENIX – NARCAN’s nasal spray will reverse the potential overdose with the hope of saving lives.


Ant antibiotics: Could ASU research lead to human applications?

PHOENIX – A recent Arizona State University study has shed new light on antibiotics produced by ants, and the lead author said he believes the work could have human applications.


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

PHOENIX – Arizona's 7th Congressional District is the most dangerous district for pedestrians in the U.S., according to a group that advocates for safe streets.


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

The American Red Cross has scheduled blood donation opportunities throughout the Valley through the end of July to help stop a shortage of blood. This summer the organization has seen a decrease in blood donations across the country.

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)

Heat relief: Valley organizations work to keep vulnerable populations safe

PHOENIX – Every summer, a coalition of organizations provides hydration stations, refuge locations and water donation sites across metro Phoenix to prevent heat-related deaths among vulnerable populations.


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

GILBERT – Athletic trainers and coaches are working to keep high school football players safe during the hot summer months.


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

PHOENIX - The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986 bars hospitals from refusing healthcare for those in need and makes it illegal to dump patients on the streets, but the practice persists. That's where groups like Circle the City come in.


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

PHOENIX -Despite recent reports of a rape and improper patient care, several families of residents there say Hacienda HealthCare is the best run facility of its kind in Phoenix.