Health

Athletes For Life helps combat obesity, heart disease

Noe Crespo has made it his ‘lifetime mission’ to give back to low-income communities by leading people to a healthier lifestyle.


El Rio’s Birth and Women’s Health Center opens first human milk donation center in Arizona

TUCSON – On March 15th, El Rio’s Birth and Women’s Health Center became the first human milk donation site in Arizona. El Rio is partnering with Mothers’ Milk Bank.


Senator promises public town halls on physician-assisted suicide until legalized

In 2014, Dan Diaz and his wife Brittany Maynard packed up everything and moved to Oregon, where Brittany, who had a terminal illness, could use the state’s death with dignity law and pass in peace.


Maricopa County app geared for healthy lifestyle

Maricopa County wants Arizonans to get up and get moving with the new Maricopa Healthy app.

A shopper makes a purchase at one of the stands at the Capitol Farmer’s Market.

Tempe launches effort to become first ‘Dementia Friendly’ city

Tempe residents Don and Sara Walker have been married for 60 years. And since doctors diagnosed Sara with Alzheimer’s disease seven years ago, her husband has been by her side.


Hundreds rally as Supreme Court weighs Obamacare contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON - Protesters gathered at the Supreme Court Wednesday - one side dancing to Lady Gaga and the other singing hymns - while justices considered whether religious groups can be required to provide contraceptives to employees under Obamacare.


Franks, other lawmakers back religious groups ahead of Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, led other lawmakers Tuesday in a show of support for religious groups on the eve of their Supreme Court challenge of an Obamacare mandate for birth-control benefits in employee health plans.


UA medical students find their match, join residency programs across country

Sixty-six medical students held their breath. Seconds later, all 66 cheered with joy and jubilation.


VA says it will remove three top officials of troubled Phoenix hospital

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday that it has issued "notices of proposed removal" to three top executives at the Phoenix health care system - two years after problems there were first reported.


Rural Arizona residents with multiple sclerosis lack access to care

YUMA – Every three months, Mary Schaal makes the nearly 400-mile round trip from her home in Yuma to Gilbert on the southeastern edge of Phoenix.


Phoenix startup employs diverse workers with disabilities

Water rushes out of a spout in a small factory in north Phoenix as Andrew Lascurain holds a square plastic bags up to the nozzle.


Shortage of large animal veterinarians threatens health of Arizona livestock industry

COCHISE — Traditional veterinary medicine for large food animals in rural Arizona has all but vanished, leaving the state’s livestock industry increasingly vulnerable to disease and even death.