Will Stone

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Outbreak-Tested By Measles, Washington State Officials Feel Ready For Coronavirus

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Seattle-area health providers monitoring the first confirmed U.S. cases of coronavirus say they're equipped to handle the contagious disease after last year's wave of measles.


1st U.S. Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Washington State

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first U.S. case of the coronavirus has been discovered in Washington. The patient traveled from China and was diagnosed earlier this week.


Researchers Explore A Drug-Free Idea To Relieve Chronic Pain: Green Light

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Researchers are looking into a surprisingly simple technique that shows promise in easing certain kinds of chronic pain, including migraine headaches.


Some States With Legal Weed Embrace Vaping Bans, Warn Of Black Market Risks

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Many cases of vaping-related injury seem to involve THC, health officials say. That's led some states to take another look at the safety of the regulated cannabis market, as well as the black market.


Don't Force Patients Off Opioids Abruptly, New Guidelines Say, Warning Of Severe Risks

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Researchers say chronic pain patients can feel suicidal or risk overdose when taken off medication too quickly. The warnings seek to course-correct after doctors felt pressured to taper drugs rapidly.


Researching Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Easier

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Current federal law limits scientists trying to study the health effects of marijuana to plants from one farm in Mississippi. The DEA says it will begin moving on applications for new growers.


MDMA, Or Ecstasy, Shows Promise As A PTSD Treatment

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Drugs like molly and ecstasy may be best known for giving partyers euphoric feelings. But MDMA, the drugs' psychoactive ingredient, is proving effective at treating severe trauma when used in therapy.


Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Once a tiny specialty that drew mostly psychiatrists, addiction medicine is expanding its accredited training to include residents from specialties like family medicine who see it as a calling.


Arizona Legislature Mulls Bills To Weaken Vaccination Requirements

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Against the advice and pleas from doctors and medical associations, some Arizona lawmakers are pushing bills that would make it easier for parents to get exemptions for their kids from vaccinations.


Arizona Lawmakers Consider Loosening Vaccination Requirements

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Measles outbreaks have prompted some states to consider tightening up laws that allow exemptions from vaccines for personal or philosophical reasons. But in Arizona, lawmakers are going the other way.


Can Businesses Turn Away LGBT Customers? Court Battles Bubbling Back Up

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A central question related to LGBTQ rights may again be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court:


Medical Marijuana Loophole Case Headed To Arizona's Supreme Court

Monday, October 22, 2018

A court in Arizona recently ruled that much of what medical marijuana dispensaries sell in the state is illegal. People with legitimate medical marijuana prescriptions could face prison sentences.


Phoenix Residents Respond To Flake And Kavanaugh

Saturday, September 29, 2018

With local prosecutor Rachel Mitchell and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake playing big parts in the Kavanaugh nomination, Arizonans are watching the national Supreme Court drama closely.


Meet Rachel Mitchell, The Attorney Who Will Question Kavanaugh Accuser

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee has retained Rachel Mitchell, a sex crimes prosecutor from Phoenix, to do the Republicans' questioning of Christine Blasey Ford at the Kavanaugh hearing on Thursday.


Fuel Efficiency And Smog In Arizona

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The EPA is holding hearings on a proposal to relax fuel efficiency standards. Arizona has come out in opposition — the state has a bad smog problem and was counting on the fuel rules to help fix it.


McCain Honored In Arizona

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The public paid its respects to Sen. John McCain at the Arizona Capitol building Wednesday afternoon. Today his memorial service takes place at the North Phoenix Baptist Church.


Phoenix Tries To Reverse Its 'Silent Storm' Of Heat Deaths

Monday, July 09, 2018

By 2100, Phoenix summers could resemble the 114-degree averages found in Kuwait. The city wants to become a model for coping in a warming world.


Patients With Chronic Pain Feel Caught In An Opioid Prescribing Debate

Sunday, July 08, 2018

States are passing laws that limit a doctor's ability to prescribe opioids. Doctors and patients alike are wrestling with what that means in cases of chronic pain


States Adopt Opioid Prescribing Limits

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Arizona and many other states have enacted laws that limit a care provider's ability to prescribe opioids. Doctors and patients are wrestling with the restrictions in legitimate pain management cases.


Domestic Violence's Overlooked Damage: Concussion And Brain Injury

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Women are at high risk for getting concussions from domestic violence. A neurologist and a social worker have paired up to try to get women the specific medical help and counseling that they need.