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Two Guys On Your Head: How to Deal with Anything That Comes Your Way
When the unexpected happens, some people shut down. Others are cool as cucumbers. We might think that the people who handle crisis well are just born that way or, perhaps, they are just flexible.
Jun. 27, 2018
The University of Arizona College of Nursing was awarded a $1.6 million grant to research the healing potential of the substance curcumin for acute lung injury.
Jun. 26, 2018
Thanks to Hurricane Bud, Arizona got some much-needed precipitation earlier this month, though it wasn’t much. But now, we’re officially in monsoon season, and though we’ve been promised rain, when it comes, will it make a dent in Arizona’s drought?
Jun. 26, 2018
Colorado River Water Managers Can Imagine The Future And It Doesn’t Look Pretty
The mention of one plausible future scenario along the Colorado River is enough to make water managers in the West break into a sweat.
Jun. 26, 2018
Tanya spends her days looking at Mars through the eyes of the Opportunity rover. But one day last year, her mom made a discovery.
Jun. 25, 2018
A Peoria woman went to her local Walgreens with a prescription from her doctor last Thursday. It was for a pill that would end her pregnancy, a fetus her doctor deemed non-viable and would end in miscarriage.
Jun. 25, 2018
It’s monsoon season, which means dust storms. And when the dust gets kicked up, Valley Fever spreads.
Jun. 25, 2018
A new study suggests that a geologic “pressure release valve” in California’s San Andreas Fault might work more sporadically than previously thought.
Jun. 25, 2018
The Burton Barr Central Library held its annual celebration of the summer solstice Thursday, welcoming spectators to see unique features of the top floor revealed by the sun only once a year.
Jun. 22, 2018
Viruses acquired early in life could play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. That’s according to a new study, which came out Thursday. The findings could change how scientists look for ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s.
Jun. 22, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Double Blind
The future of transportation and space exploration: the first public test of "hyperloop" technology and how we might be able to send tiny spaceships to another star within our lifetimes!
Jun. 21, 2018
It’s official — the 2018 monsoon season is here. Over the weekend, the Ahwatukee Foothills, Cave Creek and Wickenberg received some rain.
Jun. 20, 2018
President Trump came into office with the intention of eliminating the Affordable Care Act, and many Republican members of Congress were at least focused on repealing and replacing the ACA. But some of it remains intact, leaving states to try to deal with the changes.
Jun. 20, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Money Makes Us Happy
The idea that money doesn't make you happy is easy to get behind if you have it, but if you don't it's a hard sell. But the correlation between money and happiness is more complicated then one might think.
Jun. 20, 2018
An Arizona man has been sentenced for attacking cities’ websites and computer servers, including at least one emergency communication system.
Jun. 19, 2018
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.
Jun. 18, 2018
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.
Jun. 18, 2018
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.
Jun. 18, 2018
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
Jun. 18, 2018
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.
Jun. 18, 2018

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