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Service Providers Work to End Homelessness in Tucson

Goal: End veterans' homelessness by end of this year, all homelessness by 2017.

Community Program Aims to Slow Progression of Dementia

'Elder Care' helps people with memory loss stay physically and mentally active.

Technology Improves Medical Access in Doctor Shortage

Telemedicine is helping patients see specialists they might not otherwise have access to.

Vietnam War's Agent Orange Legacy Exceeds 40 Years

Dioxin-based chemical still a health threat four decades after war's end.

Tucson VA to Reduce Hospital's Smoking Areas

Officials say move helps veterans who are quitting, matches other health-care facilities.

UA Research: Twitter Helps Predict Emergency Room Visits

Study matched information from 'tweets,' air sensors and medical records

Part 2: Domestic Violence Issue 'Huge,' Head of Shelter Says

1 in 4 women will be victims; 12,000 calls annually in Pima County, yet incidents are under-reported.

Part 1: Pima Sheriff's Domestic Violence Plan a National Model

Sergeant says agency goes beyond standard for response to separate perpetrators, victims.

Research: Immigrants Seek Health Care Less Than Most

Data contradicts narrative that undocumented people burden to system.

Navajo Nation 'Junk Food' Tax Clashes with Economics

Half of population living in poverty; for them, snack foods are cheaper than fresh, healthy products.

How Family Drug Court Led One Parent to Get Her Kids Back

Graduate and recovery specialist, both recovering addicts, describe how program benefited them.

Alzheimer's Will 'Overwhelm Us' Without Research Dollars, Academics Say

A Tucson family learns how the disease changes a husband, father and grandfather.

Students Aim to Curb Smoking, Raise Awareness at Bus Stop

Student-created art features tobacco-free messages on Sun Tran bench in front of Miles School.

7,000 Unintended Pregnancies Prevented in Arizona in 2014

Family Health Partnership uses federal funding for low-income women and families.

Arizona House Approves Abortion Restriction Bill

The Arizona House voted to approve a bill barring women from buying a health insurance plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.

Kelly Twins - Scott, Mark - Help Gauge Effects of Space Travel

Astronaut Scott will soon start one year in space; scientists will compare him with earthbound twin Mark.

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