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  • Group: More than half in 39 states will be obese

    AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) – We Americans already know how fat we are. Can it get much worse? Apparently, yes, according to an advocacy group that predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in the vast majority of states will be obese. Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the […]
  • Glendale libraries offering e-readers for checkout

    Libraries have always had books available for checkout, but the city of Glendale is now offering some e-readers at its libraries.
  • Southwest needs power lines to become solar hub

    Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Pick any stretch of road slicing through the American Southwest. The sun beats down on the asphalt like nowhere else and heat waves distort the landscape. It’s here, in these open expanses, that experts say is a massive untapped source of energy that could meet the nation’s growing needs. […]
  • Valley doctor hesitant to prescribe new weight loss pill

    The weight loss drug Qysmia hit the market on Tuesday.
  • Phoenix Open generated $222M for Arizona

    The Phoenix Open golf tournament hit the sweet spot for Arizona's economy, accounting for $222 million pouring into the state's coffers.
  • American kids eat as much salt as adults, CDC says

    U.S. children between the ages of 8 and 18 are eating 3,387 mg per day, on average, according to a new study conducted by Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Updated suicide prevention plan integrates social media, increased awareness

    The surgeon general announced an updated suicide prevention plan on Monday, which will incorporate Facebook and make suicide prevention a part of routine health care. Preventing suicides among military personel will be a large facet of the plan.
  • Free prostate screenings for men with high risk

    Scottsdale Healthcare is urging men at high risk for prostate cancer to "Get Your Gown On" and get screened during a free community event on Sept. 29.
  • Police seek aggravated DUI charge against Diamondbacks’ Mark Grace

    Things aren't looking good for Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Mark Grace.
  • Border station renamed to honor Brian Terry

    The cousin of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry said the family wants accountability.
  • House fire kills 2 in Phoenix

    A house fire at 43rd Avenue and Union Hills Drive has left two people dead.
  • Arizona defense industry looks warily toward cuts

    It's a typical day along Boeing Co.'s production line turning out Apache AH-64D helicopters, new and remanufactured.
  • Kolb’s high school coach not surprised with quarterback’s resiliency

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb's performance this season doesn't surprise his high school coach.
  • Scottsdale entertainment site draws residents’ concern

    Not everyone is happy about a new entertainment complex planned for Scottsdale.
  • Report: Cuts could cost thousands of Arizona health jobs

    Arizona could lose more than 9,800 health-care and other jobs next year if a 2 percent cut in Medicare takes effect Jan. 2 as part of the $1.2 trillion federal budget "sequestration," a new report claims.