Health and Medicine

Officials: Take Caution as Tucson Heat Creeps Toward 115

Jun 15, 2017 An excessive-heat warning is in effect for the area this weekend.

Losing Yourself to Opioids, and 'Finding That Person Again'

Jun 15, 2017 Part 2: Q&A with a young woman in Tucson being treated for addiction.

Border Patrol Union Urges Screenings Following Thyroid Cancer in Agents

Jun 15, 2017 Union VP says the evidence seems to be pointing to X-ray scanners at checkpoints.

Heat and Ozone Levels Forecast to Rise in Tucson

Jun 14, 2017 Air pollutant could be at elevated levels through Friday; hot temperatures will last through the weekend.

When Addiction Starts With a Prescription

Jun 14, 2017 Part 1: Q&A with a young woman in Tucson being treated for addiction.

Report Puts Arizona in 46th Place in Terms of Child Welfare

Jun 13, 2017 Kids Count looks at factors like economic well-being, education and health, among others.

Another Possible Target for Hackers: Your Pacemaker

Jun 12, 2017 Doctor-hackers work to raise awareness of medical-device vulnerabilities

Episode 319: Opioids in Arizona - A State of Emergency

Jun 9, 2017 Arizona Week: Investigating extent of opioid addiction, why people get hooked.

Episode 141: Local Governments Say No to Trump's Wall

Jun 9, 2017 Metro Week: 2 fire districts propose consolidation; new Catholic bishop coming to Tucson.

Arizona Medical-Device Companies Search for Inroads to Mexican Market

Jun 9, 2017 Domestic production in Mexico was $15.5 billion two years ago.

Tucson Pedestrian Deaths Up Sharply; Jaywalking Blamed

Jun 8, 2017 Officer: 'The person who is most responsible for your safety is you. You need to pay attention.'

UA-Sonora Partnership Targets Diabetes in Mexico

Jun 8, 2017 Economic prosperity is partially to blame for epidemic, says World Health Organization.

Study: Medicaid Cuts Would Disproportionately Affect Arizona's Rural Children

Jun 6, 2017 A recent bill in the Obamacare repeal aims to significantly roll back funding for the program.

Spike in Contagious Disease in Tucson Dogs Has Officials Urging Caution

Jun 6, 2017 There are seven confirmed cases of leptospirosis, or lepto, and more dogs may have been exposed at Udall Park.

Mobile Units Provide Health Checks for Mexicans in Arizona

Jun 5, 2017 Mexico's Health Ministry teamed up with UA staff and students to provide screenings.

Opioid Deaths Reach Record Highs in Arizona; Gov. Ducey Declares 'Emergency'

Jun 5, 2017 In 2016, 790 Arizonans died from overdosing on opioids.

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