Health

Flake: McCain ‘sounded great,’ as experts debate severity of condition

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Flake said fellow Arizona Sen. John McCain "sounded great" in a phone conversation Monday, just three days after McCain underwent surgery to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye.


‘Paper clip’ heart implant monitors problems, alerts doctor’s smartphone

PHOENIX - David Barnard felt a pain in his chest. His vision blurry and his left arm limp, he turned to his friend.


Report: Doctors teeter on the divide between pain treatment, opioids abuse

TEMPE – Chronic pain grips Lauri Nickel every day, day after day.


Arizona protesters arrested at Flake’s D.C. office in health care rally

WASHINGTON - As calls of "Trumpcare kills" and "health care is a human right" echoed through the halls of Capitol office buildings Monday, Lauren Klinkhamer stood quietly in Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake's office and told staffers, "I don't want to die."


Researcher: LGBT couples may face depression, pressures under weight of discrimination

TEMPE – Aryana Dahlgren, a 19-year-old college student, identifies as a gay woman, but has not come out to her family.


Local protests just part of pressure aimed at Flake on health care vote

WASHINGTON - When protesters descended on Sen. Jeff Flake's office this week to demand that he vote against the Senate's health reform bill, it was just the latest in a campaign by local and national groups to pressure the Arizona Republican.


Opioid prescriptions drop, but Arizona counties still above norm

WASHINGTON - Despite recent declines in the number of opioids prescribed in the U.S., prescriptions are still three times higher than they were in 1999 - and most Arizona counties are prescribing at rates well above the national average.

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Have you suffered a heat-related illness during an athletic activity?

Have you gone to the pool this summer? Maybe you have ventured to your local ice rink to play hockey or skate?


Bipartisan group looks past health reform fight to focus on drug policy

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of House members unveiled a raft of proposals Tuesday aimed at combating the nation's drug epidemic, saying they felt compelled to come together on what is not a partisan issue but "an American issue."


Arizona organizations urge Senate to say no to new healthcare bill

PHOENIX – Arizona leaders of an array of organizations, ranging from AARP to Planned Parenthood, joined a chorus opposed to a Senate health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.


Do you exercise in the Arizona heat?

The heat in Arizona, specifically the Phoenix area, finds a way to affect everyone.


Experienced a sport injury, but continue to play?

According to Stop Sports Injuries, 40 percent of sports injuries treated in hospitals are attributed to children ages 5 to 14.

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