Health and Medicine

Local Group Hosts Special Prom for Teens with Cancer

Apr 3, 2014 Hosted by the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of S. Arizona, teens experience this high school rite of passage on their own terms.

Tucson Program for Cancer Survivors Expanding Nationally

Apr 3, 2014 Founder of Beat Cancer Boot Camp combines passion for helping patients with working out.

Children’s Bike Club Promises Health, Community Benefits

Apr 1, 2014 Tucson Boys & Girls Club’s new bike club brings children outdoors; researchers say outdoor play boosts physical, mental health.

AZ Switching Execution Drug, Will Now Use Combo of 2

Mar 26, 2014 State no longer able to obtain previous one used for executions in Florence state prison.

Suspended Surgeon Files a $18.96M Claim Against UA

Mar 26, 2014 Dr. Gruessner was put on administrative leave with pay last Sept. for allegedly altering transplant records; he denies accusations.

First Compassion Training in Southwest, Links to Health Found

Mar 26, 2014 Cognitively-based compassion training is a secular technique that draws from lojong, a mind training practice in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.

Researcher Combines Art, Science in Cancer Spread Study

Mar 25, 2014 UA assistant professor of cellular & molecular medicine, Ghassan Mouneimne, uses microscopes and Photoshop to create startling images of cancer cells.

Local Organizations Make Final Push Going Into ACA Deadline

Mar 25, 2014 Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Acts' health insurance exchange ends March 31.

Health Insurance Enrollment Surges as Deadline Nears

Mar 19, 2014 As the March 31 deadline approaches for uninsured people to buy health care insurance, the federal website for purchasing a plan is seeing more traffic.

Innovative Intervention Center Helps Youth with Psychosis

Mar 18, 2014 University of Arizona’s EPICENTER aims for early intervention and comprehensive treatment for young people with severe mental illness.

Feds OK UA Proposal to Use Marijuana as PTSD Treatment

Mar 17, 2014 Research cleared by FDA some time ago; Dept. of Health's decision hailed as major victory for study under way in Tucson.

AZ Week: El Rio Feels Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Mar 14, 2014 Since law was established, the community health center has helped patients apply for and enroll in affordable care.

Rape Among Risks for Migrant Women Crossing US-MX Border

Mar 14, 2014 Pharmacist in Altar, Sonora says women often come in asking what to do to prevent pregnancy in case they are victims.

Service Variety Needed for Better CPS System, Child Advocates Say

Mar 10, 2014 Representatives of several advocacy organizations met in Phoenix Friday to discuss Gov. Brewer's updates on Arizona's child welfare.

AZ Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Abortion Drug Rules

Mar 5, 2014 Federal lawsuit against regulations that would limit use of most common abortion-inducing drug; would have gone into effect April 1.

Training Prepares Police to Respond in Mental Health Crises

Mar 4, 2014 Crisis Intervention Training raises awareness, reduces use of force, but did not take hold in Southern Arizona until tragedy in 2000.

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