Health and Medicine

Illicit Opioid Seizures Rise as Prescriptions Drop

Aug 27, 2018 A discussion with DEA special agent in charge Doug Coleman.

Tucson Medical Center Sues Opioid Industry

Aug 24, 2018 The suit blames opioid makers and distributors for creating the opioid crisis.

Report Card: Breastfeeding Rates Still Fall Short

Aug 21, 2018 The CDC report suggested most mothers want to breastfeed but lack necessary social supports.

VA Schedules Mental Health Summit

Aug 20, 2018 Event brings together vets, officials and service providers to discuss suicide prevention

Raising the Age of Tobacco Purchase

Aug 17, 2018 Tucson is preparing legislation to up the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products. Officials say it's all about access.

Marana Developing Plan to Treat Two Contaminated Wells

Aug 16, 2018 Wells have tested positive for compounds not regulated by federal laws.

Arizona Utility Company Customers Advised to Boil Water

Aug 16, 2018 The notice was issued Wednesday for a town 40 miles east of Yuma.

Insurer Backs Effort to Address Opioid Misuse, Overdoses

Aug 15, 2018 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is spending $10M on an effort to support prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

UA Researcher Looks to Hunter-Gatherer Sitting Posture to Understand Back Pain

Aug 14, 2018 By studying the Hadza tribe, research from a UA anthropologist suggests it's not how much we sit, but our posture.

Professor Investigating Effectiveness of Human Immune System

Aug 10, 2018 Janko Nikolich considers the body's defenses among its most powerful functions.

City Council Takes Initial Step in Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age

Aug 9, 2018 The council has asked the city manager's office to prepare an ordinance that would raise the age to 21.

AG Brnovich: Marijuana Money Can Be Used for Addiction Services

Aug 8, 2018 The Arizona attorney general's opinion touched on the 2010 law creating a medical marijuana program.

UA Cancer Center Delivers Data to Help Skin Cancer Patients

Aug 6, 2018 The study focuses on making the immune system respond to melanoma threats.

PACC: Fewer Animals Euthanized, No Increase in Bites

Aug 3, 2018 The county shelter suggests in a report that while efforts to release more animals through adoption have increased, dangers associated with them have not.

Arizona Among States Likely to Overprescribe Opioids for Ankle Sprains

Aug 1, 2018 Opioids are not a first-line treatment for ankle-sprains, yet their use is common in nine states.

UA Researchers Looking for Genes Behind ALS

Jul 30, 2018 Studies expected to help scientists solve mystery surrounding Lou Gehrig's disease.

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