Health and Medicine

UA Trauma Team Looks at Danger of E-cigarette Burns

May 8, 2017 Report highlights potential for Lithium-ion batteries to cause fires, burning smokers

McSally Yes; Grijalva, O'Halleran No on Obamacare Repeal

May 4, 2017 Southern Arizona congressional delegation splits along party lines on key vote.

Health Care Dispute Sends Thousands Seeking Care Elsewhere

May 1, 2017 UnitedHealthcare and operator of 2 hospitals and physicians network can't agree.

South Tucson Grow Your Own Food Program Extended

May 1, 2017 200,000 have learned gardening, nutritional cooking in last five years.

Tucson Health Care Dispute Could Leave Thousands Without Coverage

Apr 28, 2017 Northwest Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have until May 1 to settle their disagreement.

Feds Give Arizona $24M to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Apr 28, 2017 12th biggest grant in the country, based on need and prevalence of opioid addiction.

Breathing Room: Asthma Inhalers OK in State's Schools

Apr 25, 2017 Previously schools had to call 911 rather than administering asthma medication.

Public Opposes More Limits on Arizona Medicaid

Apr 24, 2017 State poised to become first to implement five-year lifetime cap on enrollment.

'Project Period' Aims to Ease Financial Burden of Tampons on Women

Apr 20, 2017 One group benefiting is young mothers, who don't always focus on their own health, director says.

Organizations, Tribes Weigh in on Possible Changes to Arizona Medicaid

Apr 19, 2017 Most groups express concern the changes will result in loss of coverage for Arizona's neediest.

Opioid Prescription Changes, Access to Overdose Aid Coming

Apr 18, 2017 Drug stores will be able to sell Narcan, which can bolster critical life systems in overdose.

Group Offers Yoga to Help UA Students Cope with Depression

Apr 17, 2017 One in four displays symptoms; LGBTQ Affairs office offers classes to assist.

Poll: 42% in State Know Someone Addicted to Opioids

Apr 17, 2017 Survey says one-third of Arizonans weren't warned by doctors of drugs' addictive nature.

UA Team Working To Improve Lifesaving Colonoscopy

Apr 14, 2017 The scope simultaneously gives doctors more viewing.

Uptick in Southern Arizona Rabies 'Outbreak,' Wildlife Officials Say

Apr 4, 2017 Three new cases in southeastern Arizona, nine for the year.

Wellness Medical Center Opens in Downtown Tucson

Apr 4, 2017 HealthOn Broadway was designed to cater to the medical needs of people who live and work downtown.

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