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.


Revived Arizona KidsCare to bring affordable health care to 30,000 uninsured

PHOENIX — KidsCare returned to Arizona on Tuesday after a more than five-year absence and advocates expect to sign up more than 30,000 children for access to free or affordable medical, dental and vision care by the end of the year.


Coaches: Overuse injuries a growing problem in Arizona youth baseball

PHOENIX — “Year-round baseball is one thing that’s killing our sport,” Horizon High School head coach Eric Kibler said.


Organization offers new car to entice blood donations

SCOTTSDALE – Blood donations drop in summer, so United Blood Services is offering an incentive: a chance to own a new car.


Mother connects with 24-hour view of her preemie’s hospital stay

PHOENIX — Nurses sweep through narrow aisles in a dimly lit room, tending to tiny patients born prematurely or with problems.


On pointe: Parkinson’s dance class eases symptoms

PHOENIX – Dance is Ed Coyoli’s passion.

Ed Coyoli is a classically trained dancer, and met his wife 45 years ago through dance.

Patients fight Parkinson’s with ballet

PHOENIX – Therapeutic ballet classes are helping patients with Parkinson’s disease ease symptoms.


Emergency responders want to train more people to aid trauma victims

PHOENIX – A Phoenix trauma surgeon who treated some victims of the Virginia Tech shooting said anyone can be taught to help save lives after a mass attack like the Orlando massacre.

Ankle trauma kit

‘Right to try’ advocates rally for access to experimental treatments

WASHINGTON - When Paul Rushin's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she underwent 18 weeks of chemotherapy before being told she was cancer-free. But in 2015, the cancer was back and had spread to her left hip, inoperable and leaving the Anthem woman facing chemotherapy for the rest of her life.


Phoenix resident brings unique health care perspective to D.C. summit

WASHINGTON - Of the thousands who flocked to Washington this week for the White House's United State of Women Summit, Phoenix native Grecia Magdaleno may have had a unique perspective.