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US Attempt to Improve Wildland Firefighter Shelters Fails

The effort to create an improved shelter to repel heat followed the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona in 2013.

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Plans Tucson Memory Center

The 10,000-square-foot Toole Family Memory Center will house research as well as patient and family services.

McSally Gets Commitment for Funds to Build Health Clinics on Tribal Lands

The senator expressed concern that the decreased funding in the 2020 budget would impact construction.

Researcher Working to Match Immunology With Stem Cells

Deepta Bhattacharya studies efficiency in the body's response to infections.

Arizona Changes Medical Records Law to Ensure Patient Access

The law requires providers that shut down to transfer records to the patient or to an entity like the statewide health information exchange.

Health Officials: Arizona Sees Surge of Hepatitis A Cases

Pima County says most of the cases in the state have been concentrated in the Tucson area.

Nurses Network Boosting Care for Migrants at Tucson Shelter

The Registered Nurse Response Network has been helping treat migrants in Tucson on weekends for more than three months.

Tucson Fire, UA Work to Reduce Firefighter Exposure to Cancer

The department partnered with the UA College of Public Health to improve firefighters' protective gear.

Pima County Warns of Potential Measles Exposure

The county and the Arizona Health Department say a visitor may have exposed people to measles.

UA Students Bridging Art and Medicine at Poetry Center

The course for medical students was designed around artwork and written experiences from patients, doctors and caregivers.

Drug Take Back Day Opportunity to Dispose of Prescription Drugs

Unused medications can be turned in on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, no questions asked.

VA Aims to Provide One-Stop Shop for Homeless Veterans

The program at the local VA is designed to connect vets with services.

Arizona Governor Signs Repeal of HIV/AIDS Instruction Law

The state schools superintendent said the law created myth and fear around the mention of LGBTQ relationships in the classroom.

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Arizona Abortion Laws

The suit asks the court to bar enforcement of laws the group alleges violate due-process protections.

How Sisterhood Helped Make a Superstar in "Always... Patsy Cline"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A mental health clinic that is gaining popularity through results; and chanteuse Jessica Fichot on finding ways to thrive as an independent musician.

Increasing the Smoking Age Has Wide Support in Pima County

A new poll shows residents approve of raising the age to buy tobacco.

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