NOGALES – Law enforcement in border communities are taking a proactive stance against fentanyl overdose deaths through community engagement and naloxone training.
PHOENIX - SB 1040 would require an advisory committee to research and prevent pregnancy-related deaths and injuries. Arianna Dodde, 23, died in August, shortly after giving birth to her third child.
WASHINGTON - A Trump administration plan to bar federal family planning funds from facilties that provide or endorce abortions will have a "huge impact" on Planned Parenthood Arizona, but the group said it will not back down for the "gag rule" that drew legal challenges this week ffrom 22 states.
TUCSON – A University of Arizona research team discovered a protein in mosquitoes that could lead to mosquito birth control, reducing such mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and West Nile virus.
PHOENIX – Caregivers and nonprofit leaders support SB 1357, which would create a coalition to study and recommend mandatory Alzheimer’s training for health care professionals and first responders.
TUCSON – Transgender state employees in Arizona are excluded from insurance coverage of transition surgery and related medical treatments, according to a lawsuit filed by University of Arizona professor Russell Toomey. The ACLU-backed suit says the policy violates his civil and constitutional rights.
WASHINGTON - Even though Arizona has some of the strongest anti-abortion laws in the nation, pro-life advocates hailed President Donald Trump's call last week for a federal ban on late-term abortions, as pro-choice gave such a measure little chance of succeeding in a divided Congress.
PHOENIX – Due to the rise of arm injuries in youth baseball, physical therapy and pitch counts are ways to prevent serious injury.
WASHINGTON - Arizona was one of seven states that met with federal officials and veterans groups in Washington to map out a strategy for reversing the high rate of suicides among vets, a particular problem in Arizona which had the sixth-highest veteran suicide rate in the nation in 2016.
PHOENIX – Recently passed Arizona recess law requiring two recess periods per day has already made a positive impact on students.
PHOENIX – About 40 people rallied at the Arizona Capitol Tuesday to support chronic pain sufferers, who said state laws that limited opioid prescriptions to alleviate a national crisis also restrict access to people who desperately need them.
PHOENIX – Three weeks after Officer Clayton Townsend was hit and killed at a traffic stop, allegedly by a motorist who was driving and texting, state Sen. Kate Brophy McGee introduced a “hands-free” bill to prohibit the use of a cell-phone in a moving vehicle.