Health and Medicine

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.

Hospice Owner Arrested on Endangerment and Abuse Charges

Jul 26, 2018 Owner of a Tucson hospice facility accused of knowingly keeping residents without air conditioning.

Transgender Woman Says She Was Denied Hormone Prescription at CVS Store

Jul 20, 2018 Arizona law allows pharmacies to refuse to fill a prescription on religious or moral grounds.

University Public Health Training Center Gets Federal Grant

Jul 5, 2018 The $4 million will be used for webinars and other training.

Thin Profit Margins Make Rural Hospitals Vulnerable to Closure

Jun 29, 2018 A discussion with UA Center for Rural Health Director Daniel Derksen.

Arizona Court: Hashish Not Included in Medical Marijuana Law

Jun 27, 2018 The law establishing medical marijuana in Arizona does not mention the marijuana extract's legal status.

Arizona Kids Doing Poorly

Jun 27, 2018 An annual report ranks Arizona near the bottom in children's health and education

State Bans Cell Phones for New Teen Drivers

Jun 26, 2018 A new law prohibits teens from talking on cell phones while driving.

Pima County Non-Profit Wins Grant to Educate Youth on Opioid Abuse

Jun 25, 2018 Three community organizations in Arizona will split $400,000 in grants from the Attorney General's office for opioid education.

Visit Tucson Responds to City's Bad Rep on Some National Lists

Jun 24, 2018 One Delaware-based site says the city ranks among the 50 worst for quality of life.

Annual Count Shows Steady Decrease in Area Homelessness

Jun 21, 2018 Volunteers found 1,380 people experiencing homelessness the night before the January survey.

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