The number of children who mistake edible marijuana for candy is on the rise, with panicked parents calling Arizona poison control centers for help. Nearly 60% of 394 pediatric cannabis incidents last year required a hospital visit, experts said.
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From Formula to Medications and Child Care, Parents Are Being Crushed Under a Wave of Shortages
Last summer, when her daughter was still drinking formula, Brittani Roberts often drove from store to store trying to find enough to feed her.
Proposed Bill Would Mean Free Period Products at All AZ Schools
Democratic legislators are working to bring free period products to Arizona public middle and high schools, but detractors say those products are already offered to students free of charge — if they go to the nurse’s office and ask for them.
Lack of Diversity in Clinical Trials is Leaving Women and Patients of Color Behind and Harming the Future of Medicine | Opinion
As Yamamoto said, “Precision medicine will fail if we don’t address those issues in a head-on way.”
Ultra-Processed Foods – Like Cookies, Chips, Frozen Meals and Fast Food – May Contribute to Cognitive Decline
But ongoing research increasingly indicates that a poor diet is a risk factor for memory impairments during normal aging and increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Harnessing the Brain’s Immune Cells to Stave Off Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
Most available treatments target just one of the multiple processes that can lead to neurodegeneration, which may not be effective in completely addressing disease symptoms or progress, if at all.
Health Officials Urge Vaccinations for Flu and COVID-19 Ahead of Holiday Gatherings
As the holidays loom, three respiratory illnesses are hitting the state and public health officials say now is the very best time for Arizonans to get vaccinated in order to be best protected come time for family gatherings.
Vanderbilt Medical Experts: Climate Change Affects Health
An increase in auto-inflammatory diseases, skin conditions and even cancer may result from creeping global climate change, healthcare professionals said during a Monday seminar hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center as part of a series on health equity.
Arizona Lacking in Workplace Breastfeeding Protections
According to the most recent data from Kaiser Family Foundation, 85.4 percent of infants in Arizona were breastfed at some point, above the national average at 83.2 percent, placing the Grand Canyon State at 23rd place, overall.
Patients Complain Some Obesity Care Startups Offer Pills, and Not Much Else
Many Americans turn to the latest big idea to lose weight — fad diets, fitness crazes, dodgy herbs and pills, bariatric surgery, just to name a few. They’re rarely the magic solution people dream of.