According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and 15.9 million family and friends are their caregivers.
Arizona enacted a law last year to allow the purchase of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription, but training for pharmacists and the state Medicaid program’s inability to cover the cost without a prescription have slowed access to the drug.
Transitioning from your own home to a nursing home or assisted living can be difficult enough, even before the stress of tackling cost, health care and insurance plans. If you or your loved ones have had experience with this process, Cronkite News would like to hear about it.
PHOENIX – “Please don’t ask me to do that,” Dr. Paul Liu, a pediatric critical-care physician, said to grieving parents who had asked him to quietly end their child’s life.
SCOTTSDALE – A California-based health diagnostics company has chosen Maricopa County as the pilot testing site for Communidy, a free web app that allows users to see the age and county of people who currently have the flu.
WASHINGTON - Enrollment in what could be the last open season for Obamacare fell in both the state and nation this year, a victim of confusion and uncertainty over the future of the program, supporters said.
Following up on HookedRx, a documentary and series of stories about prescription opioid addiction, Cronkite News wants to continue the discussion about prescription opioid use in Arizona.
PHOENIX – A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.”
PHOENIX – Phoenix is one of the sunniest cities in the United States, and yet some school districts don’t allow students to apply sunscreen while on school property without a doctor’s note or prescription.
Cronkite News is launching a podcast about health care in Arizona, and we want to hear from you. What questions do you have when it comes to your health? Is there a topic you'd like to know more about? What issues should we explore?
PHOENIX – Arizona has shown job growth in a majority of its employment areas in the past year, which experts hope will continue through 2017.
WASHINGTON - The number of abortions in Arizona fell in 2015, continuing a four-year trend that began in 2011, according to Arizona Department of Health Services.