Health

Are you concerned about opioid use in Arizona?

Reporters at Cronkite News are working on a project on the impact of prescription opioid use in Arizona. What do you want to know?


Medical marijuana for pain relief: Share your experience

There are many forms of pain management, including prescription drugs and natural remedies. As part of a Cronkite News investigation into prescription opioids, we would like to hear from people who use medical marijuana for pain relief.


Are you part of the medical community? Talk to us about opioids

What should we know about opioids?


Feds ‘confident’ Arizonans will have health options, as insurers pull out

WASHINGTON - Federal officials "remain confident" that Arizona residents will have options when they look for health care under the Affordable Care Act next year, even as another insurer pulled out of the insurance marketplace in the state.


Arizona blood bank prepares to test donated blood for Zika

SCOTTSDALE - An Arizona blood bank will soon start screening donated blood for the Zika virus, following an FDA recommendation.


Arizonans can soon drop off expired drugs at 18 Walgreens kiosks

PHOENIX — Arizona residents will soon be able to drop off out-of-date prescription drugs for safe, easy disposal at 18 Walgreens stores, Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday.


Club soccer player stresses importance of concussion education after injury

PHOENIX — On a muggy night in early August 2015, Bianca Feix was trading jokes with her family around the dinner table. The hands on the clock pointed to 6 p.m. when Bianca, a 13-year-old club soccer player, was in the middle of a story when she grabbed her head.


Concussion reporting on the rise in Arizona

PHOENIX – At first blush, the statement from Dr. Javier Cardenas might have troubled some parents of young athletes.


Has the threat of Zika virus affected your summer?

The Zika virus continues to concern people who have traveled — or who plan to travel — to areas with high rates of the virus. There have been 25 travel-associated Zika cases in the state, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.


As insurers leave Arizona, Obamacare consumers face higher costs this fall

WASHINGTON - Insurance companies have one more day to let Arizona regulators know if they will drop or limit coverage under Obamacare, but this much is already certain: Coverage will still be available, but it will cost more.


CDC: High smoking rate among Native Americans continues to climb

WASHINGTON - Cigarette use by Native Americans, already the highest in the nation, grew to 38.9 percent at a time when most other ethnic groups saw their rates dropping, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday.


Arizona officials warn of Zika spread on return from Rio

As the eyes of the world descend upon Brazil, Valley resident Marla Dorman is ready to cheer on Team USA, hoping the experience outweighs the risk of Zika.