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Survey: 25% of Arizona Teens Use Rx Painkillers Without Doctor Consent
Many parents would allow teens to use the drugs for pain, which carries addiction risk.
Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Medicaid Expansion Fee
The justices ruled the money, which helps cover cost of 400K Medicaid recipients, is not a tax.
UA College of Medicine Marks 50th Anniversary
The school is known for breakthroughs made in asthma and CPR.
Flu Season Right on Time in Pima County
18 cases have been reported in past three weeks.
Ventana Medical Systems Tool Helps Diagnose, Treat Rare Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in US, and has many forms.
As Opioid Crisis Deepens, UA Group Seeks Nonaddictive Pain Treatment
Alternative therapies could replace opioids.
ACA Open Enrollment Begins, Prompting Local Health Care Push
Healthcare.gov offerings for 2018 are similar to the previous year's offering, according to health care officials.
State Calls on Congress to Fund KidsCare
Gov. Ducey sent a letter to members urging quick action.
Episode 339: Arizona Politicians in a Shifting Political Landscape
Also, October brings recognition of domestic violence and breast cancer.
Differences and Dwarfism
On a special Arizona Spotlight: Pima County Public Library celebrates diversity; a rare kind of bone health clinic in Phoenix; a roundtable talk from three people living with dwarfism; why the lack of dolls that reflect differences is a problem.
Episode 338: The Future of Funding for Community Health Centers
Federal funding is in limbo for services for rural communities and children; and the UA is expanding its pharmacy classes.
UA Researchers Look at Mental Impairment After Heart Surgery
Some people experience cognitive difficulties following coronary bypass surgery.
TPD Warns of Fake Oxycodone in Tucson's Illicit Drug Market
The pills can contain other substances, including lethal doses of opioids like fentanyl.
UA Researcher Develops Snake Bite Treatment
Novel combination of carbon monoxide and iron delays venom's damaging effects.
Goldwater Institute Sues FDA for Info on Ebola Drug Approval
The FDA originally turned down a FOIA request, saying it was protecting trade secrets.
Arizona Naturopaths Asking to Expand Medical Authority
A group wants the Legislature will close a loophole that limits their purview.
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