Health

Arizona sun may spur summer SAD, a rare, lonely depression

PHOENIX – Mike Johnson, a 50-year-old flight reservation agent, endures summer’s blistering heat and hours of relentless sun behind his home’s shuttered blinds, saying he loses sleep and weight.

Outpouring of support for McCain comes from far – and weird

WASHINGTON – The outpouring of support following this week’s announcement that Arizona Sen. John McCain has an aggressive brain tumor came from the expected Washington heavyweights, including current and former presidents, lawmakers and Cabinet members.

Advocates: Obamacare repeal would ‘painfully disrupt’ Arizona care

WASHINGTON – A Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan in place “would immediately and painfully disrupt the health care system” and could force as many as 709,000 Arizonans off coverage, advocates said this week.

Arizona protesters arrested at Flake’s D.C. office in health care rally

WASHINGTON – As calls of “Trumpcare kills” and “health care is a human right” echoed through the halls of Capitol office buildings Monday, Lauren Klinkhamer stood quietly in Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s office and told staffers, “I don’t want to die.”

Opioid prescriptions drop, but Arizona counties still above norm

WASHINGTON – Despite recent declines in the number of opioids prescribed in the U.S., prescriptions are still three times higher than they were in 1999 – and most Arizona counties are prescribing at rates well above the national average.