Faced with rising drug overdose deaths, states like Arizona have focused on limiting the number of opioid pills doctors can prescribe. But now some worry the new rules are creating another crisis — and patients are becoming collateral damage.
More Coverage Of Arizona's Opioid Epidemic
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Pancreatic cancer is predicted to become the second deadliest cancer by 2020, but doctors from the University of Arizona Cancer Center are encouraged by a new study offering targeted treatment for the disease.
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The opioid epidemic is ravaging communities across America. One of the many places it’s having an impact is the nation’s schools. Politico reporter Kimberly Hefling has taken a look at how cash-strapped schools are struggling to help children.
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The scourge of Alzheimer’s Disease is growing as people live longer. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 5.7 million have Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Extensive research is being done to learn more about how to identify and treat it — including here in Arizona.
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Colorado River Reservoirs Headed Toward Historic Low
Reservoirs that store water along the Colorado River are projected to be less than half full later this year, potentially marking a historic low mark for the river system that supplies water to seven U.S. states and Mexico.
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A collaboration with nationally funded researchers is using 30 years of data to create the first ever “Grass-Cast.” The team uses historical data for counties, plus satellite images and weather forecasts to create a map of where to most likely find good vegetation growth.
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Wyoming’s Game and Fish Commission has decided the time is right to allow grizzly hunting. This fall, it will be legal for the bears to be shot for sport on public and private lands just beyond Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
The Pulse: Zebrafish Are The New Lab Rats
At the University of Calgary, scientists are using zebrafish in the lab in hopes of speeding up the drug discovery process. Neuroscientist Deborah Kurrasch and her team at the Cumming School of Medicine raise zebrafish to use in early phase research.
The American Medical Association has approved a series of measures it says would reduce gun violence in the U.S. The AMA endorsed proposals to ban people younger than 21 from buying or owning guns or ammunition.
Vaccines have been highly effective at reducing deadly diseases in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean infections like measles are a thing of the past. In fact, there’s new concern about outbreaks in places where more children are not being vaccinated.
The average bat doesn’t turn into a vampire. It’s also not very likely to try to suck your blood. But those perceptions persist — that bats are out to get us. But bats — in particular the lesser long-nosed bat — are vital when it comes to having a positive environmental effect.
The Cochise County Board of Supervisors is requesting more federal funding for Mexican wolf recovery efforts. They're asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to consider a fairer compensation plan for the eastern Arizona communities hosting the recovery program and the state agencies managing it.
The last couple of months have been especially troublesome when it comes to food-related illnesses. E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce that was grown in Arizona has led to nearly 200 people becoming sick, and five people dying, in 35 states.
Two Guys On Your Head: How Our Brains Determine Value
We might take the card we swipe for granted at the grocery store when we buy food. We might look at our bank balance and not even think of how unique it is that we can translate those little numbers into experiences and things. It's merely one of the benefits of having big brains.
The first monsoon storm will in Arizona arrive earlier than usual this year, thanks to Tropical Storm Bud off the coast of Baja California.
According to the company MedAvail, the so-called MedCenters will dispense a prescription in less than ninety seconds and customers will have all day and night access to a comprehensive pharmacist service.
Arizona and the Valley are on the cusp of significant decisions and changes related to water usage. A drought contingency plan is on the horizon as is a Colorado River shortage declaration.
"It’s a shame we spend so much time typing rather than writing, because handwriting is invaluable in compiling a clinical picture. The next time you find yourself wondering if there is a problem with your memory, write something down, copy a sentence, or transcribe a phrase and show it to your doctor."
A new volume of research compiled in part by a Mesa Community College professor of archaeology is helping to visually represent cultural interaction between Native American tribes in South America.
Maricopa, Gila and Mohave counties are all under excessive heat watches Tuesday morning into Wednesday night with expected high temperatures near 110 degrees. But there could be a break from the heat later in the week, thanks in part to Hurricane Bud.
Twenty attorneys general around the country — including Mark Brnovich here in Arizona — sued the government over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.