Health

Playing through: Veterans find relief from PTSD on golf course

Dave Delano suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is deemed unemployable. After battling PTSD on his own, he uses golf and the Veteran Golfers Association as a release and an outlet.


Vroom service: Veterans rev up on racetrack to speed PTSD recovery

Veterans battling PTSD buckle up in Vetdrenaline races, sparking a surge of adrenaline that safely mimics their military experience.


ASU initiative aims to ‘CounterAct’ sexual violence through the arts

The CounterAct initiative, a new project through ASU, aims to catalyze 880 creative actions to counter the 880 acts of sexual violence that occur in the U.S. each year.


Text 911: Maricopa County improves emergency system to serve the hearing impaired

Maricopa County provides way to text in an emergency, helping people with disabilities.


Arizona bill would legalize needle-exchange programs, bring volunteers out of legal gray area

A bill decriminalizing needle exchange programs has passed the Senate and now is in the House. The bipartisan measure would help programs like Shot in the Dark provides resources to people struggling with addiction.

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Doctors use experimental skin spray to help woman heal from flesh-eating bacteria

Doctors applied ReCell, a skin spray that ensures faster regeneration of cells, to help a Peoria woman recover from necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly illness. They had to get special approval from the FDA to use the burn spray on flesh-eating bacteria.


Saving lives: Nonprofit trains public to administer naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses

Sonoran Prevention Works provides free training for people about opioid devastation and how to use an overdose reversal drug, which is gaining attention among government, law enforcement and the general public.


Ryan Zinke, tribal leaders discuss solutions to Native American opioid epidemic

Ryan Zinke came to Arizona to meet with tribal leaders to discuss solutions for opioid crisis, which affects Native Americans on a high scale.


Tribes, hit hardest by opioid crisis, have least access to federal help

WASHINGTON - Rural Native Americans have been significantly harder hit by the opioid crisis than any group in the nation, and the problem may be even worse than that because of racial misclassification on death certificates, federal data show.

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Swipe right: UA medical students meet their match for residency programs

Graduating students at University of Arizona College of Medicine learned where they are headed for the next four years of residency during a nationwide Match Day event.


Planned Parenthood evokes ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ to oppose abortion bill

Women clad in red cloaks to evoke The Handmaid's Tale were among pro-abortion rights advocates on Tuesday who opposed a Senate bill requiring those seeking an abortion to explain their reasons before undergoing the procedure.


March 6, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

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