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child at the doctor
Congress continues to hash out health care and questions remain about how Arizona will fare. The state has struggled with a high number of uninsured children in recent years, but that’s beginning to change. Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, some say the state could backslide again.
Jun. 13, 2017
Lettuce
When there’s not enough of a product to meet our demand for it in the produce aisle, prices go up. That’s what’s happening right now with lettuce in Arizona. Yuma and Maricopa County grow approximately 90 percent of the winter lettuce crop for the U.S., but a voracious disease is threatening the crop — and driving up prices.
Jun. 12, 2017
Drug-smuggling drone
Monitoring the U.S.-Mexico border for drug smuggling activity is one of the charges of the U.S. Border Patrol. This task has been made that much more difficult in the technological age.
Jun. 12, 2017
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Contemplating dinner can give you indigestion, but science may change how we think about dairy and meat production. Scientists are creating meat without killing animals.
Jun. 12, 2017
NASA Astronaut Candidate
A U.S. Marine stationed in Yuma has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.
Jun. 12, 2017
ExpoMed
At a sales show in Mexico City, one successful Arizona company helped others find a way to enter the Latin American market.
Jun. 12, 2017
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Animal testing on cosmetics produced in the United States may be banned if lawmakers from Arizona and four other states have their way.
Jun. 12, 2017
Members of the medical and hacker communities are raising concerns about cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting medical records, infrastructure and devices. Ransomware like the WannaCry virus – which shut down at least 16 hospitals in Great Britain, and which experts say could spread to devices – has taken those concerns from serious to critical.
Jun. 12, 2017
Phoenix taxpayers could cover millions in new infrastructure costs to help Arizona State University develop its Health Solutions Innovation Center. It’s part of an agreement between the city, ASU and Mayo Clinic to create the Arizona Biomedical Corridor. The area is along Loop 101 from 56th to 64th streets. That’s where Mayo Clinic has a 7-story hospital and where ASU wants to build its $75 million center.
Jun. 10, 2017
The University of Arizona has received a $100,000 grant to begin research tracking opioid abuse.
Jun. 8, 2017
Vaquita
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Mexico’s president and the country’s wealthiest man are teaming up to save a small porpoise that is on the brink of extinction.
Jun. 8, 2017
driverless car
Our generation does not hold a patent on unease about the quickening pace of technical innovation. But neither did our forebears face quite so many technologies with so much capacity for wide-scale disruption. Is our progress outpacing our precautions? And, if so, what can we do about it?
Jun. 8, 2017
wilted lettuce
Yuma and Maricopa County grow approximately 90 percent of the winter lettuce crop for the U.S., but production has been threatened by a wilting disease. And prices have spiked. One researcher says the path to a cure involves a new kind of agriculture, using technology to choose where to plant.
Jun. 7, 2017
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Cured meat is making a comeback in restaurants across the United States. But making sure the meat is free of harmful bacteria can be tricky. A small factory outside of Boston uses new, quicker test to check for listeria by making samples with bad bacteria glow.
Jun. 7, 2017
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You may think that sleeping longer or later on the weekends is good for you. But, University of Arizona researchers say changing your sleep patterns between work and play causes something called “social jet lag.”
Jun. 7, 2017
Dr. Joseph Sirven
Patient based advocacy organizations can seem like a Tower of Babel. Our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Jun. 6, 2017
fishing with bow and arrow
Arizona State University scientists begin testing blood from the healthiest hearts in the world to help fight chronic aging.
Jun. 6, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a statewide health emergency in response to the rise in deaths from opioids. New state numbers show about a 16 percent increase in overdoses last year with nearly 800 people dying.
Jun. 5, 2017
Arizona sun
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Phoenix that will remain in effect until at least Wednesday night.
Jun. 5, 2017
Lake Mary
Arizona wildlife officials say more water means more fish.
Jun. 5, 2017

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