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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.

Court upholds ruling against state prisons for poor inmate health care

The court characterized the Department of Corrections as "deliberately indifferent" to inmate health care.

What Arizona’s opioid prescription guidelines mean for physicians

An expert says old prescribing habits are hard to change, but that there has been a noticeable shift.

Thousands of calls placed to Arizona’s opioid help hotline

Officials say the line has helped thousands since its launch and has also saved lives.

University of Arizona cancels Chinese New Year event

The festival was canceled over fears of the new coronavirus outbreak in China.

Arizona, California cases push US tally of new virus to 5

The Arizona patient, like the other U.S. cases, had traveled to Wuhan, the Chinese city that is the center of the outbreak.

Treating chronic pain without an opioid prescription

A look at emerging options for patients.

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