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Patient based advocacy organizations can seem like a Tower of Babel. Our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Jun. 6, 2017
Arizona State University scientists begin testing blood from the healthiest hearts in the world to help fight chronic aging.
Jun. 6, 2017
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
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
UA To Get Early Sample Of Asteroid For Study
A University of Arizona scientist will be one of the first to analyze asteroid samples brought to Earth as part of a university-led space mission.
Jun. 5, 2017
Water Contamination Could Be Causing Thyroid Disease In Yuma
A human-made chemical used to fire rockets into space, power fireworks, and open airbags in car crashes could also be the cause of numerous cases of thyroid disease in Yuma, Arizona.
Jun. 2, 2017
The Pulse: Without Medical Support, DIY Detox Often Fails
Millions of Americans struggle with opioid addiction and are trying to kick the habit. Treatment is often expensive, and beds are limited in state- and city-funded programs. From WHYY's The Pulse, Elana Gordon speaks with a man who detoxed all on his own. But addiction specialists say that do-it-yourself approach can be dangerous.
Jun. 2, 2017
The Takeaway: Dealing with Climate Change After Paris
After Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a look at the future of the climate change fight with a former EPA administrator, and how businesses are approaching it.
Jun. 2, 2017
Climate Scientist: Leaving Paris Accord Bad for Southwest
President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord has one Arizona scientist worried about conditions in the desert Southwest.
Jun. 2, 2017
Deaths from opioids in Arizona continue to rise. While the majority are due to prescription drugs, the number of deaths caused by heroin has tripled since 2012 according to new data from state health officials.
Jun. 2, 2017
The Takeaway: China And India Emerge As Leaders On Climate Change
Today, President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement that was signed in 2016 with more than 190 countries on board. Members agreed to reduce carbon emissions and to keep global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, starting no later than 2020.
Jun. 1, 2017
Lettuce Shortage Caused By Unexpected Weather Comes To An End
Yuma, Arizona provides the majority of winter leafy greens in the U.S. and Salinas, California grows those same crops in the summer. When harvest periods in the two areas don’t align, it can create a lettuce shortage.
Jun. 1, 2017
An experimental foot-temperature monitoring system might one day be able to detect when diabetic patients are developing foot ulcers.
Jun. 1, 2017
The Pulse: Homeowners, Spate Of Animal Deaths May Come Down To Yew
Drop-dead gorgeous plant kills big game in the Rocky Mountain West.
May. 31, 2017
Two Guys On Your Head: How To Say
Why is hard to say no? Why don't we take into account the opportunity cost when we're considering our options? While saying yes is very important, we might be too prone toward saying yes to things when we should be saying no.
May. 31, 2017
About a year ago, a big ball of light shot across the early morning sky and was seen over many areas of the Southwest. And the meteorite that fell that morning has been determined to be really, really rare.
May. 31, 2017
Researchers have completed the first full genome map of the Mojave desert tortoise. The data and could aid conservation of the threatened species, fill in blanks in the reptile’s evolutionary history and, perhaps, offer clues to improving human health and longevity.
May. 31, 2017
The United States has filed a petition with the World Trade Organization (WTO) that could allow it to slap emergency tariffs on imported solar products.
May. 30, 2017
The lightning-caused blaze has now burned nearly 7,200 acres in three weeks.
May. 30, 2017
Storms moving along Valley's outer mountains, but that's not necessarily good news.
May. 30, 2017

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