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After the driest winter on record, and a luckily normal monsoon, the 2018 wildfire season was mild. But if more dry winters are to come, the current state of Arizona’s ponderosa forests could be a tinderbox waiting for an errant spark.
Sep. 20, 2018
The health, social and economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease among older Americans are projected to double by 2060, according to new research by the CDC.
Sep. 20, 2018
How One Man’s Arrest Could Derail Medical Marijuana In Arizona
The arrest of a patient in Arizona is threatening to upend the state’s medical marijuana industry. It’s a case likely headed to the Arizona Supreme Court. The second part in a series about the issues surrounding medical marijuana laws in Arizona looks at how the case began.
Part 1: Concern And Confusion
Sep. 20, 2018
Phoenix Police Department and Barrow Neurological Institute have partnered to form the nation's first Traumatic Brain Injury training program for incoming officers.
Sep. 20, 2018
A new study says the national system that allocates livers to transplant candidates might inadvertently give adults an advantage over children.
Sep. 19, 2018
Arizona may have a booming medical marijuana industry. But a recent court ruling could jeopardize one of the fastest growing products — cannabis oil. The case is expected to reach the state's highest court. And it's revealing how the industry is still struggling to find legitimacy, even as more people than ever use marijuana.
Part 1: Concern And Confusion
Sep. 19, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: How Our Brains Process Time
Time flies when you're having fun, the old saying goes. But how can time — maybe the most fundamental concept of the universe — feel different under different conditions?
Sep. 19, 2018
A newly published study by University of Arizona planetary scientists confirms the topography of the dwarf planet Ceres was shaped by ice volcanoes.
Sep. 18, 2018
When it comes to dementia prevention, realtors may have the right advice. Medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Sep. 18, 2018
Oak Creek Canyon is known for its scenic hikes, but this summer thousands of trees turned brown. The U.S. Forest Service says the alder flea beetle is to blame.
Sep. 18, 2018
The Pulse: Reconsidering Hormone Replacement Therapy
In 1966, a gynecologist published a book that said when women lose their ability to get pregnant, their bodies stop producing estrogen. And his take was that, when women’s estrogen dries up, they do too. These days, the official advice is is the complete opposite.
Sep. 18, 2018
During the Industrial Revolution, some textile workers, called Luddites, rebelled against the machines replacing them. Today, in a world of Russian hacking and tracking and targeted ads, there is a new wave of luddites who view technology with a healthy dose of skepticism.
Sep. 18, 2018
Staying connected to the world, work and family is easier than ever — if a little tiring — thanks to technological advances in smartphones, smart speakers and search engines. But changes are so rapid now that huge questions keep popping up — especially ethical questions.
Sep. 18, 2018
The U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground last week saw NASA pass a key milestone in its plans for human spaceflight.
Sep. 17, 2018
Walgreens announced recently that it’ll stock Auvi-Q as an alternative to patients who need epinephrine. This is in the midst of a shortage of EpiPens, which has had some patients and pharmacies scrambling for the medicine used to treat severe allergic reactions.
Sep. 17, 2018
Medical experts at the University of Arizona have found a potential link between infants born with congenital heart disease and a form of sleep apnea.
Sep. 17, 2018
Brach Drew is the junior class president at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, and when The Show talked to him, he said the problem is that Juuling is easy to hide.
Sep. 17, 2018
The Pulse: Eroding Beaches Weaken Puerto Rico’s Storm Defenses
Hurricanes Irma and Maria did a lot of damage in Puerto Rico. The storms destroyed structures around the perimeter of the island. They also deteriorated beaches. That’s a problem because compromised beaches make structures built on them even more vulnerable to future natural disasters.
Sep. 17, 2018
It's an intense process that involves trucks, closed roads and even completely dismantling entire buildings — but the United States is really good at it.
Sep. 17, 2018
McBeath is a professor at Arizona State University whose research has to do with cognition, action and perception. Basically, how fast we react to the things we see, particularly in sports. Which brings us to his latest research: the wave.
Sep. 14, 2018

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