Health and Medicine

Report: Tucson Lacks Policies to Improve Citizen Health

Feb 16, 2017 CityHealth says Tucson is deficient in 7 of the 9 policies authors think can keep a population healthy.

How Planned Medicaid Cuts May Affect One Tucson Family

Feb 10, 2017 Arizona could soon impose nation's strictest requirements on AHCCCS enrollees.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Closed; Now What?

Feb 1, 2017 Some want Obamacare repealed, but not right away.

City Program Works to Limit Children's Exposure to Lead

Jan 31, 2017 Federal grant pays for lead testing, abatement at low-income family's homes.

Provider Seeks Public Input on Changes to State Medicaid

Jan 30, 2017 The changes, pending approval, will affect families, rural communities, opponents say.

Episode 300: One Week In, Trump Sets Sights on Health Care and the Border

Jan 27, 2017 A look at impacts on Southern Arizona of the president's first actions.

State's Nonprofits May Feel Squeeze of Minimum Wage Hike

Jan 12, 2017 Groups serving developmentally disabled adults fear they may have to close their doors.

Arizona Opioid-Related Deaths Rise Less Than US Average

Jan 2, 2017 Heroin is most commonly abused illicit substance contributing to death in Pima County.

UA Study: Running Benefits Your Body - And Your Brain

Dec 26, 2016 Cross country runners may reduce chances of neurodegenerative diseases.

200,000 Arizonans Could Lose Insurance if Obamacare Axed

Dec 20, 2016 Trump has said he is willing to keep some parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Supercomputer Helps Neurological Institute Identify Elusive ALS Patterns

Dec 16, 2016 Barrow turned to IBM's Watson to process data about the neuromuscular disease.

Mental Health Key to Reducing Pima County Jail Population

Dec 15, 2016 Officials focus on screenings, services with $1.5M grant to keep people out of jail.

UA Names Interim Health Sciences VP to Replace Garcia

Dec 9, 2016 Leigh Neumayer, first female head of UA Surgery Department, will start Jan. 1.

Brain Cancer Study: Some Tumors More Vulnerable to Traditional Treatments

Dec 8, 2016 Common, complex and deadly, old-school methods seem to work better on GBM tumors.

Opportunity and Uncertainty: Mexican Ambassador on Future Relations

Dec 2, 2016 Plus, the feasibility of campaign promises, carmaker Lucid coming to Arizona and more.

Border Concerns Extend Beyond Southern Arizona

Dec 2, 2016 Plus, the state of mental health in our jails and a proposal to increase the city sales tax.

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