Yuma saw nation’s biggest surge as Obamacare enrollment wound down
WASHINGTON - Yuma residents posted the highest enrollment gains in the country as open enrollment for Obamacare ended, surging 21 percent in the last week alone, government officials said Thursday.
Turf Paradise remains under quarantine after horse virus outbreak at New Mexico racetrack
Horses at Turf Paradise racing facility remain under quarantine after a highly contagious equine virus led officials to euthanize an infected horse brought in from New Mexico, according to Turf Paradise officials.
White House adds $1.1 billion in 2017 budget for opioid, heroin abuse
WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday that it will include an additional $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2017 budget request to help states battle prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.
Say no to those fast-fix diets of 2016
You’ve tried the quick-fix diets for fast weight loss, whether it’s for an upcoming family wedding, vacation, or a New Year’s resolution.
Travelers concerns over Zika virus grow
Travelers at Sky Harbor Airport planning trips to countries where the Zika virus has been reported are worried about the growing number of cases.
U.S. Surgeon General visits Phoenix for Affordable Care Act
A total of 190,000 people in Phoenix alone are eligible for health care coverage through exchanges but still don’t have insurance.
Report: Arizona fares poorly on health insurance for Hispanic kids
WASHINGTON - A new report says that Arizona had the 10th-highest percentage of uninsured Hispanic children in the nation in 2014 - the third-highest among states with the largest numbers of Hispanic children.
Miracle League offers kids and adults with disabilities a special sanctuary
SCOTTSDALE — The Miracle League of Arizona ballpark in Scottsdale is a perfect miniature, carefully pieced together to fit the needs of its unique players: children and adults with disabilities.
Health concerns, increasing costs and competitiveness engender evolution in Arizona youth sports
Children not that far removed from learning to walk are bouncing and shooting basketballs through Hula Hoops instead of a rim at Beginners Edge Sports Training.
Theranos review puts spotlight on direct access lab testing
Theranos, a blood testing company and lab that operates in 40 different Walgreens around the Valley, has been scrutinized for its proprietary technology and methods. But that does not mean the Arizona law that allows patients to obtain blood tests and results without prior review by a doctor - a law that Theranos helped author - is in jeopardy.
The Murphy Education and Health Center brings care and hope to South Phoenix
Not far from a sewage treatment plant, a landfill and the Maricopa County jail annex are the four schools and hundreds of families that make up the Murphy Elementary School District in South Phoenix, where more than 80 percent of its residents are Hispanic, most of them poor and many undocumented.