Health and Medicine

New Program Aims to Address Older Adults’ Mental Health

Jan 14, 2014 Researchers say many seniors struggle with depression, other mental health disorders, but that poor mental health need not be the norm.

Supreme Court Rejects AZ's 20-Week Abortion Ban

Jan 13, 2014 State had appealed lower court ruling blocking law; opponents say 2012 legislation violated women's rights.

AZ Week: Obamacare, Its Effects in State's Rural Areas

Jan 10, 2014 Affordable Care Act went into effect Jan. 1; Southern Arizona health experts discuss the good and bad.

House Implements New Security Requirements for Obamacare

Jan 10, 2014 Most of AZ's congressional delegation voted for bill; Republicans say necessary to deal with potential security breaches online.

Horseback Riding as Therapy for Special Needs

Jan 9, 2014 Since 1974, TROT has used method for children, adults who are challenged with everything from blindness, PTSD and autism.

3 Decades Later: Mental Health Suit Against AZ Settled

Jan 8, 2014 Arnold vs. Sarn began in 1981, alleged state did not appropriately fund comprehensive mental health system.

Tucson Surgeon Helping African Women with Post Birth Injuries

Jan 7, 2014 Fistulas are holes in the bladder that result from long deliveries, lack of medical attention; oftentimes smell causes these women to be ostracized.

Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Nears For Some

Dec 16, 2013 Those covered by some government-funded programs will need to enroll in new insurance.

Tucsonan Helps Philippines Relief Efforts

Dec 11, 2013 Arizonan coordinating emergency medical aid on Leyte Island with Doctors Without Borders.

Retinal Implants Get New Tech That Could Improve Clarity

Dec 10, 2013 Wolfgang Fink, member of the joint U.S.-German research team developing product said current retinal implants allow people to see, but only basic, blurry shapes.

AZ Week: Child Abuse Victim Gives Back as Foster Parent

Dec 6, 2013 Daniela Preciado says she sees herself in many of the kids she cares for now that she has reached adulthood.

Further Cuts to Food Stamps Worry Local Food Bank Officials

Dec 3, 2013 As part of Farm Bill, Senate wants to cut $4B from program's budget in next 10 years, while House wants $40B.

Report: AZ Homelessness Has Decreased in Past 3 Years

Nov 25, 2013 US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development found 13,700 homeless individuals in 2010, compared to 10,600 in 2013.

AZ's Rate of Uninsured Children Third Highest in US, Report Says

Nov 20, 2013 Georgetown University study found 13.2 percent of Arizona's kids don't have health coverage.

Book Club Raises Mental Health Awareness, Builds Community

Nov 19, 2013 Two volunteers work to create a forum for learning about mental illness that welcomes a growing group of interested readers.

Tucsonan Struggles to Find a Kidney, Turns to Facebook

Nov 15, 2013 Don Do, a 23-year-old former UA student, created an event page to reach out to people, hoping to find a donor.

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