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Youth football tackles concussion issues

Brian Brooks still remembers the first time he watched his son sustain a head injury playing tackle football. The hit left 10-year-old Carson down on the field, injured – and Brian with a parent’s worst nightmare.


From cheerleading to MMA, chance for concussion is hard to eliminate

At first glance, mixed martial arts and cheerleading appear to be at the opposite ends of the safety spectrum. But they share similar concerns and protocols when it comes to concussions.

boxing ring

Barrow Concussion Network built to protect Arizona high school athletes

Kyle Janes plays linebacker for Phoenix Christian High School. He suffered a concussion on the field this year. But the injury came in a less expected spot: the baseball diamond.

Phoenix Christina shortstop hits baseball

Department of Health: STDs on the rise for Arizona’s aging population

Health officials have good news and bad news when it comes to Arizona's senior set.


MLB’s pace of play changes won’t affect concession sales

During the fourth inning of the Diamondbacks game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 10, the line for the infamous Churro Dog ran only four deep.

Baseball concessions

MLB off to fast start thanks to pace of play rules

So far, so fast – or at least faster.


Inspectors find dead rodent, undated food at Valley ballpark eateries

Spring training fans: Before you bite into that hot dog or sip that lemonade, you might want to check out the place you bought it from first.

Sloan Park in Mesa

University of Arizona scientists research valley fever vaccine

Valley fever is a potentially debilitating disease that affects Arizonans more than anywhere else in the country, with 60 percent of all cases occurring in the Phoenix metropolitan area. But this non-contagious disease could be eradicated if scientists at the University of Arizona succeed in creating a vaccine.


Facing popularity issues, baseball steps into 21st century with pace of play rules

Baseball has long been called “America’s Pastime,” and as time itself passes, the game has grown to encompass that definition – in a negative way.

Diamondbacks meet at mound

Centers: Cronkite heroin documentary spurred addicts to seek help

A Cronkite News documentary on heroin addiction has brought new patients into rehabilitation facilities seeking help, representatives say.

Spokesman for The River Source

Supreme Court turns down appeal from owner of Gilbert ‘fish spa’

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of a Gilbert spa owner whose plan to offer fish pedicures was blocked by the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology.

Fish eating bacteria of a foot.

New life for paint: Gilbert connecting unused cans with people, projects

GILBERT – You can’t beat the price of a 5-gallon drum of latex paint at Jack Minkalis’ shop – as long as gray or tan will get the job done.