Health

Ducey signs sweeping law to confront Arizona opioid crisis

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed into law a sweeping plan to confront the opioid crisis that provides $10 million for treatment, restricts timetables for opioid prescriptions and protects from drug prosecution Good Samaritans who call for emergency help if someone overdoses.


Doctors call woman’s recovery from Las Vegas shooting ‘miraculous’

Jovanna Calzadillas is heading home from a Phoenix hospital, three months after she was shot in the head after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival. She was not expected to live but doctors – and her family – refused to give up.


Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

Gov. Doug Ducey called for a special legislative session to combat the opioid epidemic in Arizona.


Arizonans at March for Life upbeat on pro-life prospects in Washington

WASHINGTON - Arizonans were among thousands of pro-lifers at the 45th March for Life in Washington with high hopes for their cause, as the GOP controls both Congress and the White House.


As federal shutdown looms, legislators approve Arizona CHIP health care funds for children

HB 2127 passed the Arizona House Health Committee Thursday, removing an automatic trigger that would have frozen funds for KidsCare if federal funding lapsed


Feds say states can move forward on plans for Medicaid work requirement

WASHINGTON - Federal officials issued guidelines Thursday that will let Arizona and nine other states move ahead on proposals to require that able-bodied Medicaid recipients are either working or involved in "community engagement activities" to be eligible for coverage.


Ending the stigma: Programs create conversations about mental health in Arizona schools

There are no standards for mental health education in Arizona schools. Each individual school district decides whether or how it will teach mental health.

Awareness

As we live longer, what will happen to quality of life?

Medicine and technology can extend lives, but a great quality of life requires involvement with family and friends.

Family

Fresh Express mobile market sells thousands of fruits and vegetables to low-income areas

A truck delivers fresh produce to low-income areas via mobile Fresh Express market.


Millions of Americans turn to bottled water, but is it safer than tap?

Bottled water has become the No. 1 beverage choice in the U.S., but most bottled water is either spring water or purified tap water.


Scottsdale ranked No. 8 in country for vegan and vegetarian ‘friendliness’

Scottsdale has so many offerings, Wallethub recently ranked the city at No. 8 for vegan and vegetarian “friendliness” in the country.


St. Vincent’s renovates urban garden, plans to project as teaching tool for kids, homeless

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 1-acre urban garden in Phoenix grows fruits and vegetables to provide healthy food to needy families.