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AZ WEEK: Diversifying the Health-Care Workforce

University of Arizona programs works to spark interest among minorities starting in high school.

Ducey Seeks Medicaid Revamp to Lower State's Costs

Plan requires increased co-pays, savings from one-quarter of Medicaid recipients.

Douglas' Only Hospital Closing Friday, Won't Reopen

'Closed for good,' says lawyer representing Cochise Regional Hospital's parent company.

A map of rural hospitals in Arizona, including the Cochise Regional Hospital.

Hospital in Douglas May Shut Its Doors Friday

Facility loses Medicare payments; it's among hundreds of rural health operations imperiled in US.

Rural health care providers in Southeast Arizona may be facing some new challenges. Governor Jan Brewers budget relies on obtaining an exemption from federal rules so she can reduce the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's Medicaid alternative, and save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years.

Is Arizona Medicaid Funding Mechanism a 'Tax' or a 'Fee'?

Judge to decide if assessment on hospitals violates state Constitution's two-thirds vote provision.

UA Doctors Join Forces to Fight Heart Disease in India

Program launched in southern Indian city Bangalore to speed, better inform response to heart attacks

Banner-UMC Ranked Third-Best Hospital in Arizona

Ranks in top 50 nationally in three areas including elderly, respiratory tract and kidney care

Gov. Doug Ducey addresses a joint session of the Arizona Legislature, Jan. 12, 2015.

Ducey Orders Review after Planned Parenthood Abortion Issue

Health department to study state laws to ensure they match federal laws.

Arizona Spotlight for July 10, 2015

A community finds common ground in a local park; Sun Sounds of Arizona reads print media for those who can't; author Janni Lee Simner talks about creating fantasy fiction; unusual style of yoga offers "Authentic Movement".

AZ WEEK: Supreme Court Rulings' Impact on Arizona

Court upholds key part of Affordable Care Act; redistricting decision forthcoming

Arizona Spotlight for June 26, 2015

Eating "Unprocesssed" for a full year; National Independents Week stresses importance of buying local; Chris Dashiell reviews "Desert Bloom" from 1986; and foibles of would-be Arizona outlaws Cyclone Bill & Climax Jim.

126K Arizonans Keep Insurance Subsidies under Ruling

US Supreme Court decides 6-3 in favor of Affordable Care Act help with premiums.

Banner UMC Will Lay Off 'Small Number' of Employees

Organization issues statement without listing exact count among 6,400 workers in Tucson.

New App Aims to Help Avoid Heat-Related Illness

With temperatures soaring, cell phone device provides reading, tips for safety.

An Amish farmer working in his field with a team of horses.

Could Amish Farm Dust Provide Relief from Asthma?

Tucson researchers are seeking clues from rural Indiana communities.

New Arizona Abortion Law Enforcement Delayed

Attorney general will wait for court to sort out case

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