PHOENIX – The opioid crisis has underscored the shortage of U.S. doctors trained in addiction medicine, but two new Arizona fellowships hope to encourage more doctors to enter the field.
WASHINGTON - Arizona's schoolkids are doing better than their peers nationally when it comes to physical activity, according to a national report card.But that's nothing to brag about: The report card said kids nationwide are not even close to being active enough.
LAVEEN – The family network of care for Santiago González has become, over the years, as familiar as the lyrics of his favorite music. The family is like those of many of more than millions diagnosed in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s. But older Hispanics are more likely than older whites to be diagnosed with the brain disease, which affects memory.
PHOENIX – More than 14 million people are expected to have Alzheimer’s by 2050, but the brain disease affects people of all ages as caregivers grapple with the social and financial costs of a devastating diagnosis.
LOW MOUNTAIN – “Rez golf,” played with secondhand clubs on rugged courses amid rocks, livestock and medicinal plants, is gaining popularity among Navajos.
PHOENIX – As Phoenix’s unsheltered homeless population continues to grow, a new collaborative street medicine program connects those in need to existing health care services.
PHOENIX - Paul, 21, has been waiting for a transplant since his kidneys stopped working at age 2, but the wait has been complicated by the fact that Paul, a DACA recipient. He has learned that immigration status doesn't determine your place on the transplant list, as much as your ability to pay.
PHOENIX – The pink bollworm has destroyed cotton crops in the United States for a century. But it’s been eradicated from cotton-producing areas in the lower 48.
PHOENIX – More cases of syphilis have been reported in the state of Arizona. Specifics groups impacted are women and babies.
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.