Health

Officials: Nothing to worry about – yet – when health programs expire

WASHINGTON - With Congress focused on the fight over an Obamacare replacement, lawmakers failed this week to take action on programs that protect 22,000 low-income kids in Arizona and help pay for uncompensated care at state hospitals.


GOP leaders drop health care bill after McCain, others state opposition

WASHINGTON - Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying Tuesday that they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.


Franks back with ‘pain-capable’ bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

WASHINGTON - House leaders said they hope to have a vote as soon as next week on a bill by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, that would prohibit abortions in most cases after 20 weeks of pregnancy.


Valley Fever researchers use $4.8 million grant to speed development of vaccine for dogs

TUCSON – Researchers at the University of Arizona say they’ve made progress in developing a vaccine that could protect dogs from Valley Fever, a potentially deadly respiratory disease common in the Southwest.

Man in lab

McCain to vote against health care bill, likely dooming GOP effort

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain said Friday that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the latest plan to replace Obamacare, a surprise announcement that may have killed the bill for Senate leaders who can only afford to lose two GOP votes.


McCain coy on new GOP health care bill that Flake, Ducey are backing

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain, a key vote in the failure of the last Obamacare repeal attempt, refused to say Tuesday how he will vote on a new GOP plan, which is being supported by his fellow Republicans, Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Jeff Flake.


Teaching medical workers to recognize and help human trafficking victims

PHOENIX – Phoenix has been identified by the Department of Justice as a major human trafficking destination but a local hospital is training health care workers to spot and help the men and women who have fallen victim to prostitution.

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz discusses warning signs

Tupac? Bette Midler? Valley high school pregame football music runs gamut

PHOENIX -- Football now comes with a soundtrack. From high school to the NFL, athletes can be spotted before games with a popular piece of equipment.


Accomplished ASU women’s triathlon team attracting large-scale interest

TEMPE -- The Arizona State women’s triathlon team took no time to see success at the NCAA level, and the Sun Devils already are tasked with repeating as national champions in just their second season.


A new study says fats are good for heart health

PHOENIX – A new study shows people with heart disease still may be able to enjoy fatty foods. Increasing the intake of fats could be good for heart health.


Phoenix Children’s Hospital prepares to open new emergency department to accommodate patient growth

PHOENIX – Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s new emergency department greets visitors with a plethora of brightly colored art installations – from plastic flowers that seem to blossom out of the ceiling, to framed Warhol-esque animal caricatures that line the hallways.

Waiting room

A wheelchair and pursuit of knowledge: Mauritius man travels 11,000 miles to Phoenix

PHOENIX - At 7 years old, Jean-Francois Favory walked into a government hospital for a surgical procedure in his home country of Mauritius. When he woke up, he learned the unthinkable: He no longer had use of his legs.