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First West Nile Case Reported in Pinal County

Health officials say they usually don't start seeing any until July; last year, there were 62 confirmed cases in AZ.

AZ Holding Off on Implementing Part of Affordable Care Act

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also granted 17 other states to put the Small Business Health Options program into effect.

Report: 99% of Tucson VA Patients Get Appointment Within Month

PHX facility has an average wait time of 55 days for an appointment, while Prescott patients were waiting 60 days, department says.

Arizona residents are getting to vote on medical marijuana as part of Proposition 203.

AZ Health Officials Have Last Word on Medical Pot for PTSD

State Dept. of Health Services director has until July 9 to accept, modify or reject ruling; initial denial was appealed last year.

VA: More Than 57K Patients Waiting for Initial Medical Care

An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the Veterans Affairs health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments, department data reveals.

American Legion Establishing Vets Health Care Crisis Center

The facility will be located in Phoenix to help veterans in the long waiting list scandal involving VA medical centers.

33K AZ Inmates OK to Proceed with Health Care Quality Lawsuit

Court of Appeals issues ruling today rejecting Arizona's argument that cases didn't have enough in common for class-action status.

Bipartisan Vets Health Choice Bill Gets Senior Senators OK

Legislation would allow veterans to use private doctors, hospitals if experiencing long waits at VA.

Congressman Raúl Grijalva discussing his opinions and stance on SB 1070.

Grijalva Visits Tucson VA Hospital, Calls It One of Best

Congressman tours facility to find out what administrators there are doing correctly; says blame for PHX issues should also fall on Congress.

Randy Claxton, LCSW, behavioral health therapist at the Bridges Geropsychiatric Program at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, discusses mental health challenges facing older adults, and a new program that offers struggling elders a helping hand.

More Alzheimer's Cases Expected Among Mexican Americans

As population of US grows and turns more Hispanic, number of people suffering from illness likely to grow, doctor says.

UPDATE: 18 Vets in Long Waiting List Dead, Interim Sec Says

Sloan Gibson explained he doesn't know deaths directly related to waits to see a doctor; also unsure they're among 40 reported a few weeks ago.

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UA Research Aims to Improve Concussion Diagnosis

Drive for study is to develop tools that can be more sensitive at catching low-grade injury; technology records brain activity along scalp.

AZ Sens Help Introduce Bill Addressing VA Issues

Veterans Choice Act would provide veterans with greater choice and flexibility in health care providers; increase transparency of Veterans Affairs.

AZ Week: Foster Parents, Child Advocates Demand Better System

Brewer signs 2 overhaul bills establishing department to replace CPS; years of crisis mode operation drove issue.

Shinseki Reveals VA Pre-Audit Results, Then Resigns

Audit shows schedulers were pressured to use bad practices to make waiting times for medical appointments seem more favorable; reported 40 vets in PHX died due to delays.

Study: Immigration at Young Age for Latinos May Increase Addiction

Previous research had showed immigrants tend to have lower rates of alcohol and drug problems than people born in U.S.

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