Health and Medicine

Hispanic children less often diagnosed with autism, CDC says

Jan 17, 2020 Behavioral health experts say that's due in part to cultural barriers and lack of awareness.

Heat deaths continue to rise, as federal disaster relief continues to lag

Jan 15, 2020 While weather events like floods lead can lead to relief money, no extreme heat events have been declared a federal disaster.

US, Arizona life expectancy fell, driven by deaths of younger people

Jan 13, 2020 The decrease in Arizona and around the country is attributed to an increase "cause-specific" deaths in younger age groups.

ADHS director on steps taken to curb opioid overdoses

Jan 10, 2020 Impacts made by the 2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act.

Navajo request federal funding to hire coroners

Jan 6, 2020 If successful, the tribe will be the first in the country with such a department.

House bill could generate more health services for Native American elders

Dec 11, 2019 If passed, the Tribal Elder Care Improvement Act would award grants to tribal agencies to support elder health care.

Dormant but dangerous: UA researcher investigating viruses in the human body

Dec 5, 2019 Looking for reasons why some viruses become active and deadly

Local group receives $2.5 million to reduce homelessness

Dec 2, 2019 Our Family Services says the grant will help approximately 250 families find housing in the next five years.

Pizza, hamburgers and ... local broccoli? School lunch in Tucson

Nov 29, 2019 70 years on, a WWII-era program to combat malnutrition is healthier than ever.

State board to consider banning sale of vaping products at universities

Nov 20, 2019 Regent says it's the board's responsibility in the wake of vaping-related illnesses and deaths in the U.S.

Study reveals racial bias in heart transplant treatment

Nov 18, 2019 The UA-led research shows white men were offered more treatment options than African American men.

Tucson's pedestrian fatality problem

Nov 1, 2019 The city has seen a steady rise in people struck and killed while walking in recent years. Other cities face the same problem.

Tucson Medical Center to give away 600 car seats

Oct 30, 2019 A car seat can nearly double a child’s chances of surviving a crash. But most aren’t used properly, if they’re used at all.

CAP shutdown might produce cloudy water

Oct 30, 2019 Annual maintenance shifts Tucson Water to local wells.

Study: Arizona among states with highest rates of uninsured children

Oct 30, 2019 Researchers put the state at more than 3 percentage points above the national average

Tucson raises minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21

Oct 23, 2019 The 6-1 vote makes Tucson the fifth city in the state to adopt such an ordinance.

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