AZ makes significant strides in opioid crisis
More than five people in Arizona die each day from opioid overdose, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. To address the crisis, state administrators, behavioral health providers, prevention specialists, educators and researchers have made remarkable progress.
Better solution needed for health care than more government
There is no question that lawmakers at every level of government need to work together to pass meaningful reforms that lower costs and increase access to care. However, government-controlled proposals like Medicare for All and the public option are not the right fit and could only worsen access issues for the LGBTQ+ community and all Arizonans.
County expands effort to combat outbreak of HIV infections
As the Valley’s only public teaching health system, you can count on our commitment to caring for low-income, safety net patients. Many people infected by HIV are part of this safety net, and like all other patients, these patients deserve the highest level of care.
Hoffman: Repeal law that restricts classroom discussion on homosexuality
The state's new schools chief is calling on lawmakers to repeal a law that prohibits any courses on AIDS and HIV from portraying homosexuality "as a positive alternative lifestyle.''
Advocates, doctors urge state to add PTSD to medical pot treatment
Mike Ulinger, who retired after 30 years as a Phoenix firefighter, said he couldn’t go anywhere or do anything and became an alcoholic to self-treat post-traumatic stress disorder he attributes to his job.
Forget apps: In Congress, there’s a caucus for that, and Arizonans join up
WASHINGTON – Shipbuilding may not seem like a vital issue for arid, landlocked Arizona, but Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, joined the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus – along with 23 other caucuses and working groups.
What employers need to know about medical marijuana in the workplace
Proposition 203, Arizona’s medical marijuana law, will become effective soon. This new measure will change the way employers treat and interact with workers who qualify for protection under the statute. Employers should consider several important points in light of these significant developments.
Ex-addict finds ‘home’ volunteering at Phoenix Rescue Mission
I wasn’t always a do-gooder. In fact, for 18 years I was addicted to drugs and alcohol. In 2005, I experienced a traumatic event, which made me seek out a 12-step meeting, or risk relapsing.