Health and Medicine

Report: Two Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Found Dead

Sep 17, 2018 The deaths of the wolves, one in Arizona and one in New Mexico, are under investigation.

Arizona Sues OxyContin Maker

Sep 10, 2018 Suit alleges violations of Arizona court order

Heat Deaths Climb in Phoenix, But Not in Tucson

Sep 10, 2018 Experts say Maricopa County is warmer due to an "urban heat island" effect.

TMC Sues Opioid Industry

Sep 7, 2018 The hospital is the first in Arizona to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Grant Funds Research to Fight Deadly Lung Disease

Sep 6, 2018 The University of Arizona College of Medicine seeks a cure for excessive scar tissue.

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.

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