Health and Medicine

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.

Arizona Health Officials Warn About Rise in Rabies

Jun 20, 2018 Most animals were found in rural areas, principally skunks and foxes.

Valley Fever May Spike, Doctor Says

Jun 13, 2018 Prediction is based on recent patient-ordered tests.

No-Sun Tan: Researchers Seek Natural Protection Against UV Radiation

Jun 4, 2018 Peptides can trigger melanin, which can protect the skin and help prevent skin disease.

5 Dead, Nearly 200 Sickened in Outbreak Blamed on Yuma Lettuce

Jun 1, 2018 While it's not likely any tainted lettuce is still in stores, delayed reports of illnesses have continued to come in.

Cochise County Offers Help to Make Apartment Complexes Smoke-Free

May 31, 2018 County officials are working with a statewide group to assist landlords with logistical and social changes.

Air Force and Local Hospital Team Up For Training

May 31, 2018 A Davis-Monthan and Tucson Medical Center program looks to get Air Force medical staff more hands-on experience.

Minnesota Sues Arizona-Based Opioid Manufacturer

May 30, 2018 Attorney general says Insys encouraged overprescription of painkiller Subsys.

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