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Amid political wrangling over a state budget, education funding and gun rights, one thing Arizona legislators readily agreed on this year was a hunk of rock.
May. 21, 2017
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A new study says climate change is not only affecting regional temperatures but regional ecosystems, changing where certain trees grow across the United States.
May. 18, 2017
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Last year, Arizona saw an increase in the parasitic infection cryptosporidium, which is typically found in pools and recreational water. The number of cases nationwide also appear to be on the rise.
May. 18, 2017
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The majority of abortions in Arizona are performed in the first eight weeks of pregnancy. But sometimes women face severe medical conditions that lead them to terminate the pregnancy later. Many states have laws that regulate these late abortions, especially if there are signs of life after the procedure. Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey recently decided to tighten the state’s law.
May. 18, 2017
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For fire managers, the Pinal Fire burning hundreds of acres near Globe presents not just a challenge, but an opportunity.
May. 18, 2017
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Every six months, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Tonopah, Arizona, shuts down one of its three reactors for refueling and maintenance. Here's what it's like inside.
May. 17, 2017
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The Mayo Clinic in Arizona will have a new medical school by the end of the summer. It’s the next development after the academic institution was the only school in the nation to receive two awards.
May. 17, 2017
Banner Health is trying something a little different, when it comes to getting its patients the specific care they need. It’s set up specialized health-care institutes around Banner–University Medical Center in Phoenix, in areas including heart, lung, urology and digestive care. Subspecialist centers are inside each of those institutes.
May. 16, 2017
Every year, an estimated 2 million people with mental illness are incarcerated in the United States. Starting today in Tucson, judges, attorneys, law-enforcement officers, social-service providers and government leaders will gather to discuss jail alternatives for people with mental illness.
May. 16, 2017
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“We have great needs for behavioral health services,” said Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ of Arizona. “We could help contribute to that by establishing what we would like to call a psychiatric campus of excellence and offer the the entire continuum of behavioral health services at one centrally located space.”
May. 16, 2017
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A San Diego-based medical device company is ramping up operations at a new production facility in Mesa.
May. 16, 2017
America’s health care system has been a contentious topic for a while now. Denis Cortese, a retired physician and former president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, argues one of the key elements to fixing what needs fixing is leadership.
May. 15, 2017
A group of geophysicists from Arizona are headed to Nevada to help one company drill for lithium brine, the raw material used to make cell phone batteries. The desert Southwest is the nation’s only home to the resource.
May. 15, 2017
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Two San Luis High School students are heading to an international competition this summer for improving upon a medical device.
May. 15, 2017
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Fathers don't just function as male mothers — they provide a kind of caregiving that's unique to dads.
May. 15, 2017
NASA plans to send a new camera to look for water ice in the moon’s most shadowed regions. The instrument, which will hitch a ride aboard South Korea’s first lunar exploration mission, is 800 times more light-sensitive than the 2009 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.
May. 15, 2017
Support groups can be a helpful resource for someone going through a significant loss. But geography and physical limitations, especially among older adults, can make it difficult to attend support groups in person. And that’s where technology can help.
May. 15, 2017
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Alzheimer’s disease is the fourth leading cause of death in Arizona. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in Arizona is on the rise — but when a person dies, what ends up on the death certificate doesn’t always reflect the brain disorder they suffered from.
May. 12, 2017
A nationwide study of concussions in athletes and military service academy members finds about a fifth of participants were in limited or non-contact sports.
May. 12, 2017
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Those who serve people with developmental disabilities in Arizona say the final state budget will likely force some of them to scale back or close down. Since the beginning of the year, Arizona’s providers for people with development disabilities have been scrambling.
May. 12, 2017

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