Health

Will the future of Obamacare affect you?

Cronkite News is interested in hearing how you may be affected if changes are made to the Affordable Care Act.


Arizona bill would allow schools to stock and administer asthma medication

PHOENIX – Arizona’s asthmatic children might breathe easier this fall if legislation shielding public and charter schools from lawsuits for dispensing aid without parental consent becomes law.


A day in the life: Alzheimer’s caregiver

According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and 15.9 million family and friends are their caregivers.


Access to overdose drug slow, but growing

Arizona enacted a law last year to allow the purchase of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription, but training for pharmacists and the state Medicaid program’s inability to cover the cost without a prescription have slowed access to the drug.


The transition into nursing homes, assisted living: Share your experience

Transitioning from your own home to a nursing home or assisted living can be difficult enough, even before the stress of tackling cost, health care and insurance plans. If you or your loved ones have had experience with this process, Cronkite News would like to hear about it.


Bill raises questions about delicate balance of doctor and patient rights near life’s end

PHOENIX – “Please don’t ask me to do that,” Dr. Paul Liu, a pediatric critical-care physician, said to grieving parents who had asked him to quietly end their child’s life.


New flu-tracking app uses Maricopa County as beta site

SCOTTSDALE – A California-based health diagnostics company has chosen Maricopa County as the pilot testing site for Communidy, a free web app that allows users to see the age and county of people who currently have the flu.


As Obamacare winds down, so does enrollment for Arizona, nation

WASHINGTON - Enrollment in what could be the last open season for Obamacare fell in both the state and nation this year, a victim of confusion and uncertainty over the future of the program, supporters said.

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Opioid addiction in AZ: A community discussion

Following up on HookedRx, a documentary and series of stories about prescription opioid addiction, Cronkite News wants to continue the discussion about prescription opioid use in Arizona.


ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

PHOENIX – A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.”


Proposed Arizona law would allow students to apply sunscreen at school

PHOENIX – Phoenix is one of the sunniest cities in the United States, and yet some school districts don’t allow students to apply sunscreen while on school property without a doctor’s note or prescription.


Arizona: What are your health care questions?

Cronkite News is launching a podcast about health care in Arizona, and we want to hear from you. What questions do you have when it comes to your health? Is there a topic you'd like to know more about? What issues should we explore?