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33,000 Arizonans Applied So Far for Fed Health Exchange

US Dep. of Health says between Oct. 1, Nov. 2 about 17,000 people applied for plan, also sought coverage for families, totaling to 33,000 residents.

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Firearm Related Child Fatalities Rising, Report Says

Annual Child Fatality Review Report found that in 2012, there were 32 firearm-related deaths, compared to 23 in 2011.

Alec Ring participates in TROT, a program using horse back riding to help with physical disabilities and mental and emotional challenges.

Horseback Riding as Therapy for Special Needs

Since 1974, TROT has used method for children, adults who are challenged with everything from blindness, PTSD and autism.

Navajo Nation Considers Junk Food Tax

Bill's sponsor says it's one way to fight the diabetes and obesity epidemic on the reservation.

Melinda Connor, energy healing practitioner, discusses energy healing.

Tucson Host to Science of Energy Healing Conference

Science, Spirit and Health Symposium wrapped up this weekend; brought together authors, scholars, practitioners.

Michael Dow, the Southern Arizona Advocate for the Army Wounded Warrior Program, or A-W-2, and Reno Roethle, medically retired soldier, discuss what happens when a soldier becomes ill, or is severely wounded while on duty.

Group Helps Injured Soldiers Transition to Civilian Life

Army Wounded Warrior Program aids those who are medically retired from military through recovery process.

Brewer Declares Week for Valley Fever Awareness

Nov. 9-17 is dedicated to host educational events on the disease; infections have tripled in AZ over last decade, state officials say.

A patient relaxes at an acupuncture session, a complementary and alternative medicine practice.

Complementary, Alt Medicine Grows in Popularity

More people using methods such as acupuncture, herbal meds, despite not having much scientific evidence backing its medicinal benefits.

UA Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Fall Prevention

Grant-funded pilot study will combine virtual reality-based physical training with yoga meditation technique.

Luis Elias, patient navigator for the St. Elizabeth's Health Center, discusses how the period to sign up for insurance coverage under the affordable care act opened one month ago and how the website for signing up has been plagued with technical problems.

Obamacare Issues Affect AZ Medicaid Enrollment

Arizona expanded its Medicaid program, known as AHCCCS, under the Affordable Care Act.

60% of Arizonans on Health Exchanges Eligible for Help

Study says 313,000 residents qualify for tax subsidies based on income under Affordable Care Act.

Health Centers Enroll 8,000 in First Month of Medicaid Expansion

Arizona officials estimate 300,000 people are eligible for the state’s Medicaid program, known as AHCCCS.

Mark Nichols and Dorothy Poczulp from the Center for Life Skills Development discuss the organizations efforts in trying to stop patterns of abusive behavior and end the causes of domestic violence.

Counselors Target Accountability for Domestic Abusers

Experts say perpetrators need help breaking the cycle of abuse; some organizations offer counseling, behavioral services to help.

Students participate in the Tucson Pumpkin Toss, where they use physics and engineering to build trebuchets and catapults to hurl gourds through the air.

Halloween Night Deadliest for Pedestrians, AZ AAA Says

Costumes get in the way of proper precautions while out as drivers may not be able to see people walking on the streets.

Obamacare Site Defects Push People to Other Enrollment Options

Local patient navigator turns to helping uninsured residents fill out paper applications to weigh on their eligibility for insurance plans.

An epic change is coming to the University of Arizona Medical Center. On November 1st all medical information at UAMC will be electronic, using a software system designed by a private Wisconsin company called Epic.

UAMC to Launch Electronic Health Records System

Starting Nov. 1 the hospital will begin storing its medical records online; such method has been used in the U.S. since the 1960s.

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