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Copper Queen Hospital in Bisbee Expands Emergency Care

Larger ER will accommodate increase in people going to doctor now that they have federally-mandated health insurance.

Confronting Suicide Part 1: Teen Suicides

In Arizona, percentage of high school students injured or poisoned in suicide attempt almost doubled from 2003 to 2013.

Confronting Suicide: Four-Part Radio Series on NPR 89.1

An in-depth exploration of suicide prevention efforts among teens, college students and older Americans. Beginning Monday, April 14th.

Local Group Hosts Special Prom for Teens with Cancer

Hosted by the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of S. Arizona, teens experience this high school rite of passage on their own terms.

Tucson Program for Cancer Survivors Expanding Nationally

Founder of Beat Cancer Boot Camp combines passion for helping patients with working out.

Children’s Bike Club Promises Health, Community Benefits

Tucson Boys & Girls Club’s new bike club brings children outdoors; researchers say outdoor play boosts physical, mental health.

Suspended Surgeon Files a $18.96M Claim Against UA

Dr. Gruessner was put on administrative leave with pay last Sept. for allegedly altering transplant records; he denies accusations.

AZ Switching Execution Drug, Will Now Use Combo of 2

State no longer able to obtain previous one used for executions in Florence state prison.

First Compassion Training in Southwest, Links to Health Found

Cognitively-based compassion training is a secular technique that draws from lojong, a mind training practice in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.

Researcher Combines Art, Science in Cancer Spread Study

UA assistant professor of cellular & molecular medicine, Ghassan Mouneimne, uses microscopes and Photoshop to create startling images of cancer cells.

Local Organizations Make Final Push Going Into ACA Deadline

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Acts' health insurance exchange ends March 31.

Health Insurance Enrollment Surges as Deadline Nears

As the March 31 deadline approaches for uninsured people to buy health care insurance, the federal website for purchasing a plan is seeing more traffic.

Feds OK UA Proposal to Use Marijuana as PTSD Treatment

Research cleared by FDA some time ago; Dept. of Health's decision hailed as major victory for study under way in Tucson.

AZ Week: El Rio Feels Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Since law was established, the community health center has helped patients apply for and enroll in affordable care.

Innovative Intervention Center Helps Youth with Psychosis

University of Arizona’s EPICENTER aims for early intervention and comprehensive treatment for young people with severe mental illness.

Rape Among Risks for Migrant Women Crossing US-MX Border

Pharmacist in Altar, Sonora says women often come in asking what to do to prevent pregnancy in case they are victims.

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