Health and Medicine

Court Strikes Down AZ Law Denying Abortion Funding

Aug 22, 2013 Law disqualified women's health providers such as Planned Parenthood from receiving public money.

Epilepsy Rates in Hispanics Lower Along the AZ-Sonora Border

Aug 20, 2013 Recent study shows more Caucasians suffer from neurological disorder; results differ in non-border cities.

UA Launches Online Pediatric Integrative Med Curriculum

Aug 12, 2013 Demand for alternative treatments rising; program emphasizes preventative approach for complex issues.

Law Changes May Ensure Hotshot Families Survivor Benefits

Aug 7, 2013 AZ house speaker drafting a retroactive legislation; mother of one of 19 firefighters having a news conference in Prescott Wed.

Health Care Marketplaces Begin Enrollment in Fall

Aug 2, 2013 White House says insurance choices will increase for most consumers.

Veterans Make Up 16% of Homeless Adults, US officials say

Aug 2, 2013 Tucson nonprofit focuses on helping, hoping to decrease that number; Gus Hasdorff's story.

Genetic Testing Measures Risks, Offers Few Certainties

Jul 23, 2013 New gene-based tests and treatments provide patients with choices but no easy answers.

Pima County Library Nurses Program Recognized as Innovative

Jul 19, 2013 The service pairs public health nurses with patrons to educate the public on health issues.

Pima Animal Care Center Overflowing with Animals

Jul 17, 2013 Center has 724 dogs, cats, setting record and over capacity; county offers $13 flat-fee adoptions.

Free Vaccines for Back-to-School Children

Jul 17, 2013 El Rio, Boys & Girls Club, Pima County Health Dep., co-sponsoring four free immunization events.

Survey Finds Air Quality Important to Community

Jul 11, 2013 Pima County's campaign has received positive response from people, survey found.

AZ Health Centers Awarded $2.3 Million

Jul 10, 2013 El Rio received $290K; the money will go toward funding programs to help patients find insurance under Affordable Care Act.

Ajo: From 'Food Desert' to 'Food Oasis' through Gardening

Jul 3, 2013 Healthy lifestyles, local sourcing goals of regional partnership for former mining community.

Doctors, Patients Turn to Food as Medicine

Jul 2, 2013 Research reveals that diet can do more than please the palate--it can heal the body too.

Migrant Desert Deaths Steady at 150 Annually for Decade

Jun 6, 2013 UA study of records from Pima County Medical Examiner's Office show trend to illegal crossing in remote areas.

New Website Compares AZ Health Costs, Quality of Care

Jun 3, 2013 State Health Department launches database showing rates, quality scores for hospitals, side-by-side stats.

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