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Arizona Among States Likely to Overprescribe Opioids for Ankle Sprains
Opioids are not a first-line treatment for ankle-sprains, yet their use is common in nine states.
UA Researchers Looking for Genes Behind ALS
Studies expected to help scientists solve mystery surrounding Lou Gehrig's disease.
Hospice Owner Arrested on Endangerment and Abuse Charges
Owner of a Tucson hospice facility accused of knowingly keeping residents without air conditioning.
Transgender Woman Says She Was Denied Hormone Prescription at CVS Store
Arizona law allows pharmacies to refuse to fill a prescription on religious or moral grounds.
University Public Health Training Center Gets Federal Grant
The $4 million will be used for webinars and other training.
Thin Profit Margins Make Rural Hospitals Vulnerable to Closure
A discussion with UA Center for Rural Health Director Daniel Derksen.
Arizona Court: Hashish Not Included in Medical Marijuana Law
The law establishing medical marijuana in Arizona does not mention the marijuana extract's legal status.
Arizona Kids Doing Poorly
An annual report ranks Arizona near the bottom in children's health and education
State Bans Cell Phones for New Teen Drivers
A new law prohibits teens from talking on cell phones while driving.
Pima County Non-Profit Wins Grant to Educate Youth on Opioid Abuse
Three community organizations in Arizona will split $400,000 in grants from the Attorney General's office for opioid education.
Visit Tucson Responds to City's Bad Rep on Some National Lists
One Delaware-based site says the city ranks among the 50 worst for quality of life.
Annual Count Shows Steady Decrease in Area Homelessness
Volunteers found 1,380 people experiencing homelessness the night before the January survey.
Arizona Health Officials Warn About Rise in Rabies
Most animals were found in rural areas, principally skunks and foxes.
Valley Fever May Spike, Doctor Says
Prediction is based on recent patient-ordered tests.
5 Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened in Outbreak Blamed on Yuma Lettuce
While it's not likely any tainted lettuce is still in stores, delayed reports of illnesses have continued to come in.
Cochise County Offers Help to Make Apartment Complexes Smoke-Free
County officials are working with a statewide group to assist landlords with logistical and social changes.
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