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.
PHOENIX – Technology offers a new approach for research into Alzheimer’s and brain function. MindCrowd, a project from TGen, wants to screen a million people for memory and attention ability.
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.
State Mine Inspector Joe Hart, who faces Democrat Bill Pierce on Nov. 6, touts his experience in the mining industry and the Legislature and pledges to do more to keep miners and the public safe.