WASHINGTON - A Mayo Clinic official was in Washington recently to join other youth sports leaders launching a national collaborative project aimed at preventing youth sports injuries through greater awareness, better data collection and tools like a quick field test for concussions.
PHOENIX – Federal research funds that could lead to the prevention, cure or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease has reached $1.9 billion annually but still lags far behind research money for cancer and HIV/AIDS, experts said.
WASHINGTON - Open enrollment began Thursday for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with most Arizonans seeing more choices and better prices, a sharp change from recent years when the state was the poster child for Obamacare problems. Open enrollment runs through Dec. 15.
WASHINGTON - Three weeks into this flu season, the Arizona Department of Health Services had already confirmed 96 cases, slightly above last year's numbers but close to three times the number of confirmed cases at this point in a typical year.
WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials have confirmed at least eight cases of acute flaccid myelitis since 2014, an extremely rare polio-like "mystery disease" that leaves its mostly young victims with weakness and paralysis in limbs or other muscles. They are among 386 confirmed cases nationwide.
PHOENIX – Arizona officials merged its system for mental health care and physical ailments under the state Medicaid program known as AHCCCS. The move on Oct. 1 is meant to increase efficiency and improve service to 1.5 million low-income residents.