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  • Pets may be the new face of the opioid epidemic

    Pets may be the new face of the opioid epidemic

    Monday, February 27 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-02-28 04:47:29 GMT
    A few pet owners were using their animals to try and get prescription painkillers in parts of the U.S. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A few pet owners were using their animals to try and get prescription painkillers in parts of the U.S. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    There are new concerns people may be using their pets to get prescription painkillers. This after reports that some owners have abused their animals or shopped them around to various clinics in an effort to get pills.

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    There are new concerns people may be using their pets to get prescription painkillers. This after reports that some owners have abused their animals or shopped them around to various clinics in an effort to get pills.

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  • New CT Scanner gives doctors clearer pictures with less risk to patients

    New CT Scanner gives doctors clearer pictures with less risk to patients

    Monday, February 27 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-02-28 01:04:56 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Medical imaging can be essential to helping doctors treat patients, but, it comes with risks including radiation exposure and the need for anesthesia in some patients. Now, a new scanner is helping doctors overcome those risks.

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    Medical imaging can be essential to helping doctors treat patients, but, it comes with risks including radiation exposure and the need for anesthesia in some patients. Now, a new scanner is helping doctors overcome those risks.

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  • AZ health officials prepare for bump in flu cases

    AZ health officials prepare for bump in flu cases

    Monday, February 6 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-02-07 02:12:13 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    State health managers are preparing for a major spike in flu cases. February and March are traditionally the months when flu activity hits its peak.

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    State health managers are preparing for a major spike in flu cases. February and March are traditionally the months when flu activity hits its peak.

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  • Valley seniors consider medical marijuana for what ails them

    Valley seniors consider medical marijuana for what ails them

    Monday, February 6 2017 6:57 PM EST2017-02-06 23:57:27 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    With more states across the country legalizing medical marijuana, senior citizens are part of the fastest growing number of users.

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    With more states across the country legalizing medical marijuana, senior citizens are part of the fastest growing number of users.

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  • Online support group provides sense of belonging for children suffering rare disease

    Online support group provides sense of belonging for children suffering rare disease

    Saturday, January 7 2017 12:06 AM EST2017-01-07 05:06:00 GMT
    (Source: Family photo)(Source: Family photo)

    For families with children facing rare diseases, support groups prove to be as important as medications.

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    For families with children facing rare diseases, support groups prove to be as important as medications.

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  • New insurance model puts new emphasis on quality of care

    New insurance model puts new emphasis on quality of care

    Friday, January 6 2017 3:50 PM EST2017-01-06 20:50:27 GMT

    UnitedHealthcare is adding extra incentives for doctors who go above and beyond in keeping patients healthy. From simple reminders about preventative exams to better managing chronic conditions, it is an idea bringing down costs and improving patient health.

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    UnitedHealthcare is adding extra incentives for doctors who go above and beyond in keeping patients healthy. From simple reminders about preventative exams to better managing chronic conditions, it is an idea bringing down costs and improving patient health.

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  • Hearing loops at Capitol give deaf, hard of hearing better access to legislative process

    Hearing loops at Capitol give deaf, hard of hearing better access to legislative process

    Thursday, January 5 2017 10:40 AM EST2017-01-05 15:40:45 GMT
    A hearing loop transmits sound directly to hearing aids and cochlear implants. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A hearing loop transmits sound directly to hearing aids and cochlear implants. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Looping technology is giving more than 1 million Arizonans living with hearing loss better access to the legislative process. Arizona is the second state in the country to install hearing loops -- also called audio-induction loops, audio loops or simply loops -- at its state Capitol.

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    Looping technology is giving more than 1 million Arizonans living with hearing loss better access to the legislative process. Arizona is the second state in the country to install hearing loops -- also called audio-induction loops, audio loops or simply loops -- at its state Capitol.

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  • Cleveland Clinic's deep brain stimulation may help stroke patients regain motor function

    Cleveland Clinic's deep brain stimulation may help stroke patients regain motor function

    Thursday, January 5 2017 3:32 AM EST2017-01-05 08:32:06 GMT

    Nearly 800,000 people have a stroke every year in the U.S.  It's the leading cause of long-term disabilities in our country. But a new Cleveland Clinic study, using deep brain stimulation, could potentially help patients regain motor function.

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    Nearly 800,000 people have a stroke every year in the U.S. It's the leading cause of long-term disabilities in our country. But a new Cleveland Clinic study, using deep brain stimulation, could potentially help patients regain motor function.

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  • Want to try a Fitbit? Check one out from the Mesa library

    Want to try a Fitbit? Check one out from the Mesa library

    Friday, December 2 2016 7:15 AM EST2016-12-02 12:15:46 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    One local library is now renting out health equipment like Fitbits and heart rate monitors for free. The Healthbrary could change the way you think of libraries and what they can do for you.

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    One local library is now renting out health equipment like Fitbits and heart rate monitors for free. The Healthbrary could change the way you think of libraries and what they can do for you.

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  • Fight for opioid regulation continues as abuse of prescription painkillers soars

    Fight for opioid regulation continues as abuse of prescription painkillers soars

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 10:46 PM EST2016-11-30 03:46:53 GMT
    Opioids are highly addictive. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Opioids are highly addictive. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    As more and more people become addicted to prescription drugs, some lawmakers are calling for restrictions on prescriptions for painkilling opioids. Three recovering addicts shared their stories of drug abuse that started in a doctor’s office. 

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    As more and more people become addicted to prescription drugs, some lawmakers are calling for restrictions on prescriptions for painkilling opioids. Three recovering addicts shared their stories of drug abuse that started in a doctor’s office. 

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  • New test can help doctors identify drug-resistant staph infections

    New test can help doctors identify drug-resistant staph infections

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 7:11 PM EDT2016-06-15 23:11:59 GMT
    A run-of-the-mill infection? Or a drug-resistant,  life-threatening one? An Arizona company has developed a test to tell doctors what they're dealing with. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A run-of-the-mill infection? Or a drug-resistant, life-threatening one? An Arizona company has developed a test to tell doctors what they're dealing with. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    While your genes determine things like whether you have blue eyes or brown, or whether you are tall or short, for some bacterial genes determine whether you will get a skin rash or face a fatal infection.  Now researchers in Arizona have found a way to tell which bug is which. 

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    While your genes determine things like whether you have blue eyes or brown, or whether you are tall or short, for some bacteria, genes determine whether you will get a skin rash or face a fatal infection. Now researchers in Arizona have found a way to tell which bug is which. 

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  • New guidelines advise doctors to cut down on opioid painkiller prescriptions

    New guidelines advise doctors to cut down on opioid painkiller prescriptions

    Monday, April 11 2016 8:55 PM EDT2016-04-12 00:55:49 GMT
    Drugs like OxyContin, oxycodone, Percocet and other opioids are among the most common prescription drugs diverted for illegal use.  (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Drugs like OxyContin, oxycodone, Percocet and other opioids are among the most common prescription drugs diverted for illegal use.  (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A change in CDC guidelines could mean patients who use opioid painkillers could be asked to try other options first. They are changes that can change lives, but also worry some patients with chronic pain.

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    A change in CDC guidelines could mean patients who use opioid painkillers could be asked to try other options first. They are changes that can change lives, but also worry some patients with chronic pain.

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  • Ariz. governor's office drops push for health care bill

    Ariz. governor's office drops push for health care bill

    Monday, April 4 2016 5:42 PM EDT2016-04-04 21:42:48 GMT

    The bill backed by the Ducey administration would have put 19 regulatory boards under the Department of Health Services and required that all new rules and regulations be vetted to make sure they aren't anticompetitive. 

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    The bill backed by the Ducey administration would have put 19 regulatory boards under the Department of Health Services and required that all new rules and regulations be vetted to make sure they aren't anticompetitive. 

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  • Cold caps help cancer patients keep hair during chemo

    Cold caps help cancer patients keep hair during chemo

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 4:58 PM EDT2016-03-29 20:58:48 GMT

    Once the shock of her cancer diagnosis wore off, Audra Weinstein turned her attention to trying to retain her hair. She questioned her oncologist, asking if there were medications or a special chemo cocktail that might save her hair. To her surprise, there was.

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    Once the shock of her cancer diagnosis wore off, Audra Weinstein turned her attention to trying to retain her hair. She questioned her oncologist, asking if there were medications or a special chemo cocktail that might save her hair. To her surprise, there was.

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  • Study hopes to develop early detection test for pancreatic cancer

    Study hopes to develop early detection test for pancreatic cancer

    Tuesday, February 16 2016 5:41 PM EST2016-02-16 22:41:48 GMT

    Valley doctors are searching for a test to detect pancreatic cancer early and they need volunteers to help.

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    Valley doctors are searching for a test to detect pancreatic cancer early and they need volunteers to help.

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  • Meeting new dietary guidelines not as difficult as it sounds

    Friday, February 5 2016 5:56 PM EST2016-02-05 22:56:03 GMT
    Registered dietitian Terri Taylor says a few simple changes in your diet can make a world of difference. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Registered dietitian Terri Taylor says a few simple changes in your diet can make a world of difference. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    New dietary guidelines say we need to cut down on sugar and saturated fat. But with a few simple changes eating healthy doesn't have to be hard or boring. 

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    New dietary guidelines say we need to cut down on sugar and saturated fat. But with a few simple changes, eating healthy doesn't have to be hard or boring. 

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  • Free vaccination clinic helps keep Arizonans healthy

    Free vaccination clinic helps keep Arizonans healthy

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 6:45 PM EST2016-02-02 23:45:55 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Despite their proven record of helping fight disease, many people still do not take advantage of vaccines. But Abrazo Health and the Phoenix Fire Department are hoping free clinics can help change that.

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    Despite their proven record of helping fight disease, many people still do not take advantage of vaccines. But Abrazo Health and the Phoenix Fire Department are hoping free clinics can help change that.

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  • Meditation leads to healthcare savings

    Meditation leads to healthcare savings

    Thursday, January 14 2016 10:57 PM EST2016-01-15 03:57:38 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A new study shows taking time to relax -- truly relax -- cannot only improve your health, but it can save you lots of money on healthcare, as well.

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    A new study shows taking time to relax -- truly relax -- cannot only improve your health, but it can save you lots of money on healthcare, as well.

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  • U of A study could help prevent AMD in older Americans

    U of A study could help prevent AMD in older Americans

    Sunday, November 15 2015 12:20 AM EST2015-11-15 05:20:11 GMT
    This simulated image shows how somebody with age-related macular degeneration sees. (Source: National Eye Institute)This simulated image shows how somebody with age-related macular degeneration sees. (Source: National Eye Institute)
    A study by the University of Arizona could lead to a way to prevent, or delay macular degeneration.More >
    A study by the University of Arizona could lead to a way to prevent, or delay macular degeneration.More >
  • Valley-based study helping doctors better understand, treat strokes

    Thursday, October 1 2015 8:33 PM EDT2015-10-02 00:33:03 GMT
    Researchers are trying to learn what happens in the brain during a stroke, and how secondary damage occurs. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Researchers are trying to learn what happens in the brain during a stroke, and how secondary damage occurs. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Researchers are gaining a new understand of strokes and best ways to treat them thanks to a new Phoenix-based study that is looking at molecular changes in the brain.More >
    Researchers are gaining a new understand of strokes and best ways to treat them thanks to a new Phoenix-based study that is looking at molecular changes in the brain.More >
  • New study: Fitness can help kids do better in math

    New study: Fitness can help kids do better in math

    Saturday, September 26 2015 1:23 AM EDT2015-09-26 05:23:46 GMT
    "As they are engaged in the physical activity, we have also seen an increase in their clarity and focus in the classroom," Sylvia Carrizoza, the principal at Mitchel Elementary School, said. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)"As they are engaged in the physical activity, we have also seen an increase in their clarity and focus in the classroom," Sylvia Carrizoza, the principal at Mitchel Elementary School, said. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    A new study shows that kids who are more physically fit also do better at math than their less fit classmates.More >
    A new study shows that kids who are more physically fit also do better at math than their less fit classmates.More >
  • After 'ineffective' 2014 flu vaccine, CDC says 2015's will keep you healthy

    After 'ineffective' 2014 flu vaccine, CDC says 2015's will keep you healthy

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 7:52 PM EDT2015-09-22 23:52:29 GMT
    The CDC says this year's vaccine will be more effective than last year's. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The CDC says this year's vaccine will be more effective than last year's. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    During the 2014 season, 145 U.S. children died from the flu. Normally, that number is closer to 100 which is still too many. Now we know it's because the 2014 vaccine was only 13 percent effective. Usually, the shot is 50- to 60-percent effective.More >
    During the 2014 season, 145 U.S. children died from the flu. Normally, that number is closer to 100 which is still too many. Now we know it's because the 2014 vaccine was only 13 percent effective. Usually, the shot is 50- to 60-percent effective.More >
  • New vaccine recommended for college-bound teens

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 5:42 PM EDT2015-08-26 21:42:14 GMT
    After several meningitis outbreaks on college campuses, there a new vaccine is being recommended for teens.More >
    After several meningitis outbreaks on college campuses, there a new vaccine is being recommended for teens.More >
  • Super lice have parents itching for a cure

    Super lice have parents itching for a cure

    Thursday, August 20 2015 7:24 PM EDT2015-08-20 23:24:58 GMT
    The only true way to remove all lice – especially super lice – is to comb out them and their eggs one by one. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The only true way to remove all lice – especially super lice – is to comb out them and their eggs one by one. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Lice are the back to school battle that’s becoming harder to fight.  According to new studies, so-called super lice have developed an immunity to traditional treatments.More >
    Lice are the back to school battle that’s becoming harder to fight.  According to new studies, so-called super lice have developed an immunity to traditional treatments.More >
  • Valley cancer center offering hope for pancreatic cancer patients

    Valley cancer center offering hope for pancreatic cancer patients

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 12:35 AM EDT2015-08-19 04:35:26 GMT
    The trial is testing a three-drug combination chemotherapy treatment. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The trial is testing a three-drug combination chemotherapy treatment. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    A Valley woman who was told in January that she had three to six months to live is alive and happier than ever today thanks to a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer patients at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.More >
    A Valley woman who was told in January that she had three to six months to live is alive and happier than ever today thanks to a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer patients at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.More >
  • OxyContin now approved for kids as young as 11

    OxyContin now approved for kids as young as 11

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 10:53 PM EDT2015-08-19 02:53:41 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    "The United States makes up 5 percent of the world's population but is responsible for 85 percent of all the oxycodone [and] OxyContin consumption in the world," Dr. Frank LoVecchio, a medical toxicologist and co-director of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, explained .Those numbers are about to increase. The Food and Drug Administration has now approved OxyContin for kids as young as 11.More >
    "The United States makes up 5 percent of the world's population but is responsible for 85 percent of all the oxycodone [and] OxyContin consumption in the world," Dr. Frank LoVecchio, a medical toxicologist and co-director of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, explained .Those numbers are about to increase. The Food and Drug Administration has now approved OxyContin for kids as young as 11.More >
  • Free "well visits" can help parents save time and money

    Free "well visits" can help parents save time and money

    Thursday, August 6 2015 10:40 PM EDT2015-08-07 02:40:45 GMT
    Dr. Zafar Quadir said parents should use the wellness visit to ask questions. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Dr. Zafar Quadir said parents should use the wellness visit to ask questions. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Using the wellness visit mandated under the Affordable Care Act, parents can save time and money when going to the doctor.More >
    Using the wellness visit mandated under the Affordable Care Act, parents can save time and money when going to the doctor.More >
  • Arizona's health insurance co-op sees enrollment soar

    Arizona's health insurance co-op sees enrollment soar

    Monday, August 3 2015 8:41 PM EDT2015-08-04 00:41:37 GMT
    Tempe-based Meritus offers HMO and PPO plans on the federal marketplace and in the private market. (Source: Meritus via Facebook)Tempe-based Meritus offers HMO and PPO plans on the federal marketplace and in the private market. (Source: Meritus via Facebook)
    According to enrollment numbers provided by the Arizona Department of Insurance, Meritus had only 2 percent of the market last year, based on its enrollment and nearly 100,000 plans sold on the federal exchange. Based on numbers provided Friday, that has soared to nearly 30 percent of the 165,000 people who bought marketplace plans for 2015.More >
    According to enrollment numbers provided by the Arizona Department of Insurance, Meritus had only 2 percent of the market last year, based on its enrollment and nearly 100,000 plans sold on the federal exchange. Based on numbers provided Friday, that has soared to nearly 30 percent of the 165,000 people who bought marketplace plans for 2015.More >
  • Valley hospital focusing on quality of care

    Valley hospital focusing on quality of care

    Monday, August 3 2015 11:28 AM EDT2015-08-03 15:28:41 GMT
    Staff at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital constantly look for ways to improve service and care in real time. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Staff at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital constantly look for ways to improve service and care in real time. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Big changes are coming in the way health care providers are reimbursed. Under the Affordable Care Act there will be more focus on quality of care. Some hospitals are already working on ways to improve quality, starting on the front line.More >
    Big changes are coming in the way health care providers are reimbursed. Under the Affordable Care Act there will be more focus on quality of care. Some hospitals are already working on ways to improve quality, starting on the front line.More >
  • Companies encourage employees to stay healthy

    Companies encourage employees to stay healthy

    Friday, July 31 2015 1:09 AM EDT2015-07-31 05:09:49 GMT
    Most employer-sponsored wellness programs start with a simple health screening. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Most employer-sponsored wellness programs start with a simple health screening. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Wellness programs offer employers and employees alike a chance to save money on healthcare costs.More >
    Wellness programs offer employers and employees alike a chance to save money on healthcare costs.More >
  • How much do you want your boss to know about your health?

    How much do you want your boss to know about your health?

    Friday, July 31 2015 1:04 AM EDT2015-07-31 05:04:31 GMT
    More and more companies are offering their employees incentives to get healthy and stay healthy. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)More and more companies are offering their employees incentives to get healthy and stay healthy. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    As more and more companies add wellness programs, there are some key questions employees should ask to help protect their privacy while making the most of benefits offered. More >
    As more and more companies add wellness programs, there are some key questions employees should ask to help protect their privacy while making the most of benefits offered. More >
  • Blue light from tech devices could be harming your eyes

    Blue light from tech devices could be harming your eyes

    Wednesday, July 29 2015 9:43 AM EDT2015-07-29 13:43:42 GMT
    LED screens emit blue light that might be damaging your eyes. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)LED screens emit blue light that might be damaging your eyes. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    There are some 30,000 cells in your eyes that react to something called blue light, which is emitted by smartphones, LED monitors, computers, and laptops. Those emissions could be causing deterioration in your eyes.More >
    There are some 30,000 cells in your eyes that react to something called blue light, which is emitted by smartphones, LED monitors, computers, and laptops. Those emissions could be causing deterioration in your eyes.More >
  • FDA delays requirement for restaurants to post calories on menus

    FDA delays requirement for restaurants to post calories on menus

    Tuesday, July 14 2015 1:43 AM EDT2015-07-14 05:43:56 GMT
    All restaurant chains, major supermarkets and convenience stores were supposed to have calorie counts listed on their menus by Dec. 1, but the Food and Drug Administration has decided to give them more time.More >
    All restaurant chains, major supermarkets and convenience stores were supposed to have calorie counts listed on their menus by Dec. 1, but the Food and Drug Administration has decided to give them more time.More >
  • Company offers direct-to-consumer lab tests

    Company offers direct-to-consumer lab tests

    Friday, June 26 2015 1:58 AM EDT2015-06-26 05:58:14 GMT
    Any Lab Test Now on East Thomas Road in Phoenix. (Source: Any Lab Test Now via Facebook)Any Lab Test Now on East Thomas Road in Phoenix. (Source: Any Lab Test Now via Facebook)
    As people look to take more control of their own health and health care costs, some are finding the first step is some lab work. Many are not waiting for their doctors to schedule it. You can get tested for everything from cholesterol levels to hormones and more on your own.More >
    As people look to take more control of their own health and health care costs, some are finding the first step is some lab work. Many are not waiting for their doctors to schedule it. You can get tested for everything from cholesterol levels to hormones and more on your own.More >
  • Midwives offer women alternative to traditional delivery

    Midwives offer women alternative to traditional delivery

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 9:37 PM EDT2015-06-11 01:37:21 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Ask any mom and she will probably tell you there is a reason they call it labor. Having a baby is hard work. But as it turns out, more and more women want to enjoy every minute of labor and delivery, and they are getting help from some medical professionals who look at birth in an entirely different way.

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    Ask any mom and she will probably tell you there is a reason they call it labor. Having a baby is hard work. But as it turns out, more and more women want to enjoy every minute of labor and delivery, and they are getting help from some medical professionals who look at birth in an entirely different way.

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  • Melanoma cases spike in Arizona

    Melanoma cases spike in Arizona

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 9:36 PM EDT2015-06-11 01:36:38 GMT
    Researchers for the Centers for Disease Control say the number of cases has doubled over the past 30 years.More >
    Researchers for the Centers for Disease Control say the number of cases has doubled over the past 30 years.More >
  • High-deductible health plans can pinch consumers' budgets

    High-deductible health plans can pinch consumers' budgets

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 6:53 PM EDT2015-05-19 22:53:35 GMT
    Joel White, Council for Affordable Health Coverage (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Joel White, Council for Affordable Health Coverage (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    As tens of thousands of Americans enter the health insurance market for the first time, the first thing many people look for is the monthly premiums, but that has some consumer advocates worried.More >
    As tens of thousands of Americans enter the health insurance market for the first time, the first thing many people look for is the monthly premiums, but that has some consumer advocates worried.More >
  • Growing number of seniors are getting braces for looks and health

    Growing number of seniors are getting braces for looks and health

    Tuesday, May 12 2015 11:54 AM EDT2015-05-12 15:54:42 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    It is almost a rite of passage for teenagers: getting braces. But it turns out kids aren't the only ones heading to the orthodontist anymore. A growing number of patients are actually grandparents.More >
    It is almost a rite of passage for teenagers: getting braces. But it turns out kids aren't the only ones heading to the orthodontist anymore. A growing number of patients are actually grandparents.More >
  • New antivenin formula FDA approved; tested in Phoenix

    New antivenin formula FDA approved; tested in Phoenix

    Tuesday, May 12 2015 8:44 AM EDT2015-05-12 12:44:53 GMT
    A new antivenin treatment called Anavip was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and it could help the hundreds of people annually who are bitten by rattlesnakes in Arizona. More >
    A new antivenin treatment called Anavip was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and it could help the hundreds of people annually who are bitten by rattlesnakes in Arizona. More >
  • How to survive a snakebite

    How to survive a snakebite

    Thursday, May 7 2015 5:31 PM EDT2015-05-07 21:31:38 GMT
    A majority of rattlesnake bites require anti-venom for the patient to survive. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A majority of rattlesnake bites require anti-venom for the patient to survive. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    A snakebite expert held a seminar Wednesday and said to throw away those snakebite kits. If you want to survive, you have to get yourself to a doctor as quickly as possible.More >
    A snakebite expert held a seminar Wednesday and said to throw away those snakebite kits. If you want to survive, you have to get yourself to a doctor as quickly as possible.More >
  • 72-year-old man gets new life with double lung transplant

    72-year-old man gets new life with double lung transplant

    Wednesday, May 6 2015 12:25 PM EDT2015-05-06 16:25:46 GMT
    Richard Jarrard (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Richard Jarrard (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Getting back in the saddle is something a 72-year-old cowboy from Wyoming didn't think would ever happen again when doctors told him he had six months to live. But thanks to a unique procedure available at a Valley hospital, he's back to his old self.More >
    Getting back in the saddle is something a 72-year-old cowboy from Wyoming didn't think would ever happen again when doctors told him he had six months to live. But thanks to a unique procedure available at a Valley hospital, he's back to his old self.More >
  • Arizona classrooms vulnerable to measles outbreak

    Arizona classrooms vulnerable to measles outbreak

    Wednesday, May 6 2015 11:55 AM EDT2015-05-06 15:55:24 GMT
    The Arizona Department of Health Services looked at herd immunity in kindergarten and sixth-grade classrooms and found a significant vulnerability.More >
    The Arizona Department of Health Services looked at herd immunity in kindergarten and sixth-grade classrooms and found a significant vulnerability.More >
  • Patients to have say in suit disputing Arizona Medicaid plan

    Patients to have say in suit disputing Arizona Medicaid plan

    Patients who have received insurance coverage through Arizona's Medicaid expansion will have a say in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the plan, an advocacy group said Saturday.More >
    Patients who have received insurance coverage through Arizona's Medicaid expansion will have a say in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the plan, an advocacy group said Saturday.More >
  • Breast-feeding reduces risks in breast cancer

    Breast-feeding reduces risks in breast cancer

    Friday, May 1 2015 3:34 PM EDT2015-05-01 19:34:22 GMT

    Doctors call it "one more reason to consider breast-feeding." A study released this week found that breast-feeding may change a woman's breast cancer risk.

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    Doctors call it "one more reason to consider breast-feeding." A study released this week found that breast-feeding may change a woman's breast cancer risk.

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  • OK to go to school with lice?

    Thursday, April 30 2015 1:41 PM EDT2015-04-30 17:41:16 GMT
    (Source: Johan Lenell via 123RF)(Source: Johan Lenell via 123RF)
    Just the thought of head lice may leave many people scratching their heads. Well, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) may have some parents scratching their heads in disbelief. Experts now say, kids don't need to stay home if they have have head lice.More >
    Just the thought of head lice may leave many people scratching their heads. Well, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) may have some parents scratching their heads in disbelief. Experts now say, kids don't need to stay home if they have have head lice.More >
  • Health officials see slight uptick in vaccinations

    Health officials see slight uptick in vaccinations

    Thursday, April 30 2015 1:06 PM EDT2015-04-30 17:06:10 GMT

    New numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services show for the first time in nearly a decade the number of parents seeking a vaccination exemption has gone down.

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    New numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services show for the first time in nearly a decade the number of parents seeking a vaccination exemption has gone down.

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  • Your tax questions answered!

    Your tax questions answered!

    Wednesday, April 15 2015 10:26 AM EDT2015-04-15 14:26:51 GMT
    Shauna Wekherlien, akaThe Tax Goddess, spent the morning with Tess Rafols answering your tax-related questions.More >
    Shauna Wekherlien, akaThe Tax Goddess, spent the morning with Tess Rafols answering your tax-related questions.More >
  • New law clarifies medical marijuana insurance requirements

    New law clarifies medical marijuana insurance requirements

    Tuesday, April 7 2015 7:06 PM EDT2015-04-07 23:06:39 GMT
    The state's more than 63,000 holders of medical marijuana cards will still be allowed to purchase their own cannabis, but the law removes the requirement that workers' compensation carriers and self-insurers reimburse patients for medical marijuana.More >
    The state's more than 63,000 holders of medical marijuana cards will still be allowed to purchase their own cannabis, but the law removes the requirement that workers' compensation carriers and self-insurers reimburse patients for medical marijuana.More >
  • Realistic birthing mannequin helps train future doctors

    Realistic birthing mannequin helps train future doctors

    Thursday, April 2 2015 4:53 PM EDT2015-04-02 20:53:53 GMT
    A high-tech new mannequin is taking center stage on one university campus here in the Valley. It's a device that's training a new generation of doctors to deliver babies. More >
    A high-tech new mannequin is taking center stage on one university campus here in the Valley. It's a device that's training a new generation of doctors to deliver babies. More >
  • Allergies got you down? Natural ways to treat the sniffles

    Allergies got you down? Natural ways to treat the sniffles

    Thursday, April 2 2015 4:28 PM EDT2015-04-02 20:28:12 GMT
    Allergy season is in full swing here in the Valley, and many people are really suffering, with watery eyes, coughing, scratchy throats, and, of course, the sniffles.More >
    Allergy season is in full swing here in the Valley, and many people are really suffering, with watery eyes, coughing, scratchy throats, and, of course, the sniffles.More >
  • Lawsuit: Dangerous arsenic levels found in California wine

    Lawsuit: Dangerous arsenic levels found in California wine

    Friday, March 20 2015 8:18 PM EDT2015-03-21 00:18:36 GMT
    (MGN Online)(MGN Online)
    More than two dozen California vintners are facing a lawsuit claiming their wines contain dangerously high levels of arsenic.More >
    More than two dozen California vintners are facing a lawsuit claiming their wines contain dangerously high levels of arsenic.More >
  • Kick the aches with these natural hangover remedies

    Kick the aches with these natural hangover remedies

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 4:39 PM EDT2015-03-18 20:39:10 GMT
    Hangover got you down? Doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine Dr. Ed Lamadrid, L.Ac. has some tips and tricks to kick a nasty hangover and bust myths about cures that don't cut it.More >
    Hangover got you down? Doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine Dr. Ed Lamadrid, L.Ac. has some tips and tricks to kick a nasty hangover and bust myths about cures that don't cut it.More >
  • Medical ride service a life-saver for many

    Medical ride service a life-saver for many

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 11:49 PM EDT2015-03-18 03:49:11 GMT
    (Source: 3TV)(Source: 3TV)
    For people who rely on friends and family to get them where they need to go, there is a new service in town. It's called RubyRide, and one of its specialties is getting people to their medical appoints.More >
    For people who rely on friends and family to get them where they need to go, there is a new service in town. It's called RubyRide, and one of its specialties is getting people to their medical appoints.More >
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    EpiPens can save lives, but come with a hidden cost for parents

    Saturday, September 12 2015 12:31 AM EDT2015-09-12 04:31:36 GMT
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    EpiPens can be worth their weight in gold for someone having a severe allergic reaction, but thousands of dollars in pens are going to waste each year because of the way pens are handled in schools.More >
    EpiPens can be worth their weight in gold for someone having a severe allergic reaction, but thousands of dollars in pens are going to waste each year because of the way pens are handled in schools.More >