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Theranos review puts spotlight on direct-access lab testing

The Arizona Department of Health Services — Bureau of State Laboratory Services certifies labs in the Valley according to federal guidelines, and also analyzes, identifies and investigates infectious and communicable diseases. (Photo by Claire Cleveland/Cronkite News)

Theranos, a blood testing company and lab that operates in 40 different Walgreens around the Valley, has been scrutinized for its proprietary technology and methods. But that does not mean the Arizona law that allows patients to obtain blood tests and results without prior review by a doctor – a law that Theranos helped author – is in jeopardy.

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Explanations vary on drop in Arizona abortions

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New figures Monday show that fewer abortions were performed in Arizona than in the prior three years. But abortion rights advocates and foes of the procedure have sharply different reasons to explain the numbers. And they don't even agree which numbers are the most significant.

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