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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.

Service Variety Needed for Better CPS System, Child Advocates Say

Representatives of several advocacy organizations met in Phoenix Friday to discuss Gov. Brewer's updates on Arizona's child welfare.

AZ Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Abortion Drug Rules

Federal lawsuit against regulations that would limit use of most common abortion-inducing drug; would have gone into effect April 1.

Training Prepares Police to Respond in Mental Health Crises

Crisis Intervention Training raises awareness, reduces use of force, but did not take hold in Southern Arizona until tragedy in 2000.

Pima County Launches Mapping Tool for Obamacare Help

Meant to aid people find enrollment help resources and health insurance professionals in their community; open enrollment deadline is March 31.

UA Researchers: Brain Images to Understand Dementia, Alzheimer's

Identifying factors that determine how well someone ages may help figure out ways to treat, or even prevent, age-related memory impairments.

Stigma Keeps African Americans from Mental Care, Expert Says

The black community has traditionally turned to church and family for help, but therapists say attitudes are starting to change.

Tucson Mayor, Pima Aim to Push Affordable Care Act Enrollments

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, county's health dept. have strategies to raise awareness on importance of signing up.

Resuscitation Methods Developed in AZ Known Around Globe

UA's Resuscitation Research Group proposed new approach to cardio pulmonary resuscitation back in 2002.

Local Soup Patrol Helps Feed Tucson's Homeless

For those living without homes food, nourishment are constant needs; over past 7 years local volunteers have aided the issue.

Thousands of AZ Kids Could Lose Health Coverage Saturday

State insurance program ending, some will be unable to enroll in private insurance under Affordable Care Act.

UA's RNA Research Helping Scientists with Cancer Diagnosis

New developments in molecular biology make it possible to measure messenger RNA in single cells.

UA Sociology School Participates in Tucson Poverty Project

School collaborating with Mayor Rothschild to combat poverty in city; determine current status of residents.

Survey: TUSD Spent 38% of Meals Budget Locally Last School Year

Between 2011-12, school district spent twice the state average on Arizona products; plans to purchase more local food in future.

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