Gov. Doug Ducey has named a new director to lead the state's Department of Health Services.Read More »
Many kindergarten classrooms in Arizona are vulnerable to the spread of measles because so few students have been vaccinated.Read More »
Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff wants to ensure that the fluffy dog sitting next to you in a restaurant is really a service animal, and not just someone’s pet.Read More »
Arizona’s more than 63,000 medical marijuana patients ate, drank or smoked more than 10 tons of the drug last year.
That’s the equivalent of about seven Volkswagen Beetles, more than 2,300 gallons of milk - or, if you prefer, in excess of 40,000 eight-ounce bags of Cheetos.
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that doctors who certify a patient could benefit from using medical marijuana can't be criminally charged if they fail to review a year's worth of the patient's records.Read More »
State officials are setting up a site in Tucson to serve as a disaster recovery location for the Department of Health Services.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Health Services is reviewing the state's vital records law now that same-sex marriage is legal under a federal court ruling.Read More »
Arizona’s chief health officer is proposing to make it more difficult to add new conditions to the list for which doctors can recommend the drug.Read More »
More people die in Arizona each year by suicide than from motor vehicle accidents.
The state spends more than $8,500 per person per year to assist the seriously mentally ill — more than to educate children in the public school system.
A state Health Services Department citation issued to a Planned Parenthood clinic in suburban Phoenix has been cleared after the abortion provider made several small policy changes prompted by a surprise inspection this year.Read More »