• Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Banner Hospitals Halt Rapid Testing for Swine Flu Virus; Half of Findings Were False Negatives

    ​ The medical staff at Banner Health's 10 Valley hospitals have quit using a rapid test for the H1N1 swine flu virus because of too many false-negative results. About 50 percent of people who came up negative on the rapid test were later found to have swine flu. According to a news release t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    The Marijuana Militia's Been Activated to Bring Medicinal Dope to Arizona

      www.artfiles.comIn the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown, Robert DeNiro's character walks into an apartment and finds Bridget Fonda's flakey blonde character watching television with bong in  hand. He says to her: "You know that shit will kill your ambit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Nearly Half of Doctors in Poll Fear a "Catastrophic" Global Swine Flu Pandemic is Coming. Preparing For Sick Days a Must

    Nearly half (48 percent) of 675 physicians polled by a research group believe the H1N1 virus poses some risk for a "catastrophic" global Swine Flu pandemic. The study, done by HCD Research, tracked physicians' opinions weekly since April and found doctors' concerns at an all-time high. "Our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Thursday: Dining Out For Life

    Undecided about where to go to dinner tomorrow? Let Dining Out For Life help you figure out a place to dine for a good cause. The annual event, which happens all across the country on Thursday, April 30, benefits the fight against HIV and AIDS. In Arizona, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and Northlan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Local Docs Enter Record Books With Largest Uterus Ever Removed

    Two local doctors will be named in the Guiness Book of World Records for the biggest uterus removal ever. The November 30, 2007 procedure at Tempe St. Luke's is a big deal in the world of minimally invasive surgical techniques, which are far easier on patients than surgeries that involve large i ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2008
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    September 27, 2007

    Pimp My Bod

    Our intrepid reporter travels north Scottsdale in search of the sweet life. Someone's version of it, anyway

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Shot to the Head

    Punk drunk love

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    The Last Word

    Perspectives on suffering

  • News

    January 18, 2007

    A Cancer on ASU

    Could Bob Pettit have cured cancer in his lifetime? We might never know, thanks to nasty university politics

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    The Scarlet Letter

    Sophie Fisher is autistic. Her mother isn't so sure she wants you to know

  • News

    November 2, 2006


    The system that serves tiny children with disabilities is nowhere near fixed, after years of trying on the governor's watch

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Borrowed Time

    The body Brooke Sterling works so hard to love was built to kill her

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    The New Meth

    When it comes to preventing -- and treating -- crystal meth addiction, Arizona may be getting a clue

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Saves the Day

    One screams, the other doesn't

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    Breast Feet Forward

    Racing for health

  • News

    September 29, 2005


    Local AIDS charities ditch the walk for dinner and dessert, and leave J.D. Hayworth behind

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Head Games

    Parents are being told to sleep babies on their backs to avoid SIDS. The medical establishment has ignored the unintended consequences -- and that's making one Tempe company very, very successful

  • Culture

    February 24, 2005

    AIDS Plays Out

    Revivals fight complacency

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Up the Down Staircase

    A New Times writer tells one family's unique story about life with Down Syndrome, and then shares her own

  • News

    April 15, 2004


    The Spike gets down with MTV and Jello Biafra

  • Culture

    March 11, 2004

    Blowing Smoke

    Mark Brnovich stands up and opposes the smoking ban

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2003

    Eyes Wide Open

    Coping with HIV and AIDS through art

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Fried Glam

    How Blanche Davidian won over skinheads with Cantonese, and other tales

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Rent a patient

    Need some quick cash? Everyone makes a killing when doctors and clinics scam the insurance companies.

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Lost Hearts

    Arizona's organ donations are in trouble for a reason.

  • Culture

    March 13, 2003

    State of Emergency

    ER doc Kevin Veale knows what ails local trauma centers

  • Culture

    January 16, 2003

    Mr. Green Genes

    Meet the creator of edible vaccines

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    Prince of Hearts

    Dr. Michael Teodori holds the hearts of many Valley children - often literally - in his hands

  • Culture

    September 5, 2002

    Winging It

    Marla Wing is a political activist and a lot of other things. You figure it out.

  • Culture

    June 27, 2002

    Up in Smoke

    Having a drink - but not a smoke - with the number one enemy of Proposition 200

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Romancing the Genome

    The love story that may spark Arizona's New Economy.

  • News

    September 20, 2001

    Bedside Matter

    Outspoken abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel faces possible prosecution in multiple patient molestation case

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Cut to the Chaste

    State-funded sex abstinence classes for adults face financial turn-off

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Screwing the Pooch

    Dr. Michael Berens has been vilified by animal rights activists for drilling holes in beagle puppies. Is he on the path to curing brain cancer?

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    An Errant Rescue

    The short life and times of Johnny Jardine, Part 1

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Critical Connection

    Language isn't the only thing getting lost in the translation as Hispanic patients struggle to communicate with English-speaking ER doctors

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Shot in the Arm

    Anthrax vaccine opponents are finding more allies in Congress

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Shot to Hell

    Mandatory participation in military's anthrax vaccine program pushes plunger on medical controversy

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Terminator

    Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots: "Kiss my ass."

  • News

    April 1, 1999

    Grant's Doom

    State misspent $350,000 of federal funds earmarked for HIV and substance-abuse services

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Pride and Prejudice

    Nobody can say why Loi Nguyen fell through the cracks. All they can say is they're sorry.

  • Calendar

    November 12, 1998
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    July 30, 1998
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    July 16, 1998

    TB or Not TB?

    That's a question Phoenix Fire Department officials are asking as firefighters continue to test positive for tuberculosis

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Talking the Walk

    Some local groups are unhappy over the AIDS fund raiser

  • News

    June 4, 1998
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    January 8, 1998

    Dr. Fisher and Mr. Hyde

    He's been the Valley's most prominent AIDS doctor. But now Ken Fisher faces charges that threaten his reputation and his career.

  • News

    December 12, 1996

    Tokin' Resistance

    Proposition 200 -- the Drug Medicalization Act -- is causing high anxiety among politicians and lawmen

  • Culture

    October 24, 1996

    Cold Comfort

    Breast-cancer survivors put fears on ice in "melt-down" exhibition

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