Health

Say no to those fast-fix diets of 2016

You’ve tried the quick-fix diets for fast weight loss, whether it’s for an upcoming family wedding, vacation, or a New Year’s resolution.


Travelers concerns over Zika virus grow

Travelers at Sky Harbor Airport planning trips to countries where the Zika virus has been reported are worried about the growing number of cases.


U.S. Surgeon General visits Phoenix for Affordable Care Act

A total of 190,000 people in Phoenix alone are eligible for health care coverage through exchanges but still don’t have insurance.

Health care

Report: Arizona fares poorly on health insurance for Hispanic kids

WASHINGTON - A new report says that Arizona had the 10th-highest percentage of uninsured Hispanic children in the nation in 2014 - the third-highest among states with the largest numbers of Hispanic children.



Miracle League offers kids and adults with disabilities a special sanctuary

SCOTTSDALE — The Miracle League of Arizona ballpark in Scottsdale is a perfect miniature, carefully pieced together to fit the needs of its unique players: children and adults with disabilities.

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Health concerns, increasing costs and competitiveness engender evolution in Arizona youth sports

Children not that far removed from learning to walk are bouncing and shooting basketballs through Hula Hoops instead of a rim at Beginners Edge Sports Training.

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Theranos review puts spotlight on direct access lab testing

Theranos, a blood testing company and lab that operates in 40 different Walgreens around the Valley, has been scrutinized for its proprietary technology and methods. But that does not mean the Arizona law that allows patients to obtain blood tests and results without prior review by a doctor - a law that Theranos helped author - is in jeopardy.

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The Murphy Education and Health Center brings care and hope to South Phoenix

Not far from a sewage treatment plant, a landfill and the Maricopa County jail annex are the four schools and hundreds of families that make up the Murphy Elementary School District in South Phoenix, where more than 80 percent of its residents are Hispanic, most of them poor and many undocumented.

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As state’s child death rate rises, health officials focus on safe sleeping techniques

Arizona’s child death rate increased in 2014 and the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics determined that one-third of the deaths could have been prevented.

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Wounded vets hunt for peace of mind

SPRINGERVILLE – The crisp mountain air bites at Sgt. Jose Valdenegro’s extremities as he and his hunting guide scout for elk high on a hilltop, not far from the New Mexico border. It’s 25 degrees, his 10 fingers and five toes stinging in protest at the cold.


Recall of celery linked to dangerous strain of E. coli

The latest E. coli outbreak is now in Arizona, adding it to the list of almost two dozen states dealing with the infection. This specific strain of E. coli was found in celery, sold by Taylor Farms Pacific from California.