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Pima County works to assuage fears over COVID-19

The Health Department released a statement following a possible community transmission of the new coronavirus in another county.

Overdose prevention specialist speaks to UA students

"Understand that you are a person who is using drugs and I'm trying to keep you safe."

Some pushing for wider distribution of opioid-overdose antidote

With hundreds of overdoses so far this year, law enforcement and health workers are using naloxone to save lives.

Arizona officials say state well prepared for coronavirus risk

The state's residents are currently at low risk for the coronavirus that causes COVID 19, according to state officials.

Why getting a flu shot is advised amid coronavirus concerns

A discussion with UA epidemiologist Michael Worobey.

Mexico prepares for the expected arrival of coronavirus

The president says the country is prepared for an outbreak and accused opponents of stoking fears to discredit him.

State lawmakers debate bill on treatment of Lyme disease

The bill failed in the Arizona House, but a parliamentary move could mean another vote dealing with long-term treatment of the disease.

Coronavirus victim out of quarantine, officials see ‘no risk’ of spread

Arizona was one of a handful of states to record a confirmed case of the disease since it was first reported earlier this year.

Study finds ransomware cost AZ health care more than $2.7 million since 2016

Three attacks affected nearly 12,000 people and totaled $2.7 million to $4.2 million in downtime in Arizona.

How green light might help pain sufferers wary of opioid addiction

A UA scientist is researching how the color green can be used to help manage chronic pain.

Report: Low pay makes disability caregivers a ‘workforce in crisis’

The report says providers' "hands are tied" in terms of raising pay in Arizona due to state Medicaid funding rules.

Novel or familiar: A conversation about drug addiction and the brain

Researchers are seeking a better understanding of compulsive behavior on a cellular level.

Arizona Senate OKs bill boosting firefighter cancer coverage

The proposal tightens rules enacted in 2017 that said certain cancers were presumed to be caused by workplace exposures.

Arizona Spotlight Special: Arizona Addicted

Tearing down the stigma that surrounds opioid addiction with stories from Arizonans who have lived the experience, and found the road to recovery.

Pascua Yaqui clinic working to treat opioid addiction, overcome stigma

The clinic is the state's only medication-assisted treatment facility on tribal land.

Miles from Recovery: How distance and stigma keep rural Arizonans from opioid treatment

As treatment options expand, solutions remain elusive for some.

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