Health and Medicine

Vaccines and public health in Pima County

May 23, 2019 A historic outbreak of measles is bringing the debate over childhood immunizations back to top of the news.

UA study of language disorder could aid early dementia detection

May 22, 2019 The research looks at primary progressive aphasia, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes a gradual decline in language abilities.

New Banner hospital tower open for business

May 20, 2019 Enhanced patient care and sweeping views combine in state-of-the-art medical center .

US Attempt to Improve Wildland Firefighter Shelters Fails

May 17, 2019 The effort to create an improved shelter to repel heat followed the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona in 2013.

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Plans Tucson Memory Center

May 13, 2019 The 10,000-square-foot Toole Family Memory Center will house research as well as patient and family services.

McSally Gets Commitment for Funds to Build Health Clinics on Tribal Lands

May 10, 2019 The senator expressed concern that the decreased funding in the 2020 budget would impact construction.

Researcher Working to Match Immunology With Stem Cells

May 9, 2019 Deepta Bhattacharya studies efficiency in the body's response to infections.

Arizona Changes Medical Records Law to Ensure Patient Access

May 8, 2019 The law requires providers that shut down to transfer records to the patient or to an entity like the statewide health information exchange.

Nurses Network Boosting Care for Migrants at Tucson Shelter

May 6, 2019 The Registered Nurse Response Network has been helping treat migrants in Tucson on weekends for more than three months.

Health Officials: Arizona Sees Surge of Hepatitis A Cases

May 6, 2019 Pima County says most of the cases in the state have been concentrated in the Tucson area.

Tucson Fire, UA Work to Reduce Firefighter Exposure to Cancer

May 6, 2019 The department partnered with the UA College of Public Health to improve firefighters' protective gear.

UA Students Bridging Art and Medicine at Poetry Center

May 1, 2019 The course for medical students was designed around artwork and written experiences from patients, doctors and caregivers.

Pima County Warns of Potential Measles Exposure

May 1, 2019 The county and the Arizona Health Department say a visitor may have exposed people to measles.

Drug Take Back Day Opportunity to Dispose of Prescription Drugs

Apr 25, 2019 Unused medications can be turned in on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, no questions asked.

VA Aims to Provide One-Stop Shop for Homeless Veterans

Apr 16, 2019 The program at the local VA is designed to connect vets with services.

Arizona Governor Signs Repeal of HIV/AIDS Instruction Law

Apr 12, 2019 The state schools superintendent said the law created myth and fear around the mention of LGBTQ relationships in the classroom.

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