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"Microbirth" documentary links the way babies are born to immune response

The Friends of Midwifery at El Rio Community Health Center and Tucson's Waldorf School Treasuring Childhood program will present the documentary "Microbirth" at the Loft Cinema in Tucson Thursday night.

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Why Tucson quadruplets were born in Phoenix

The Arizona Daily Star this week reported on the Alston family of Tucson , which tripled its size on Sept. 26 with the birth of their quadruplets, Drew, Audrey, Cass and Ava.

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Tucson talk: Optimal Aging

Tucson talk: Optimal Aging

A Tucson lecture titled "Optimal Aging — Rewinding the Clock," will focus on positively influencing the biomarkers of aging.

September 23, 2014 7:59 amLoading…

Helping baby Hayden

Helping baby Hayden

On Sunday the Arizona Daily Star published a story about a local baby, Hayden Poeling, who recently had brain surgery to disconnect her left hemisphere due to a rare condition called hemimegalencephaly.

September 16, 2014 10:33 am Photos

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Meet the UA College of Medicine Class of 2018

Meet the UA College of Medicine Class of 2018

One hundred and fifteen students are in the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson class of 2018.

August 19, 2014 2:46 pm Video Loading…

Welcome to the UA College of Medicine - Tucson Class of 2018

Welcome to the UA College of Medicine - Tucson Class of 2018

This summer, a new group future doctors embarked on their medical education at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2018!

August 19, 2014 2:47 pmLoading…

Tucson patient information breached in cyber attack

Tucson patient information breached in cyber attack

The Social Security numbers, names and addresses of some local patients have been stolen

August 19, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…

Unused lunch boxes needed for young patients

New, unused lunch boxes, preferably the soft-sided style with a zipper, are needed for local pediatric patients.

July 30, 2014 11:18 amLoading…

Carondelet Health Network to be sold

Carondelet Health Network to be sold

The deal affects St. Mary's and St. Joseph's in Tucson and Holy Cross in Nogales.

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New clinic urges baby boomers to get free hepatitis C screenings

New clinic urges baby boomers to get free hepatitis C screenings

The screenings are being conducted Friday mornings.

July 18, 2014 4:45 amLoading…

One Tucson hospital makes U.S. News & World Report list

The University of Arizona Medical Center was the sole Tucson-area hospital to make the magazine's annual national rankings

July 15, 2014 5:15 amLoading…

Northwest Medical Center's newest urgent care opened today

Northwest Medical Center opened its sixth urgent care today.

July 07, 2014 11:45 amLoading…

Barber questioning Southern Arizona VA wait times

Barber questioning Southern Arizona VA wait times

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber,  a Democrat from Tucson, is pressing federal officials about wait times in the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care system.

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Options remain for Arizonans who still lack health coverage

Arizonans who missed the open enrollment deadline to get health insurance via the Affordable Care Act still have options, albeit limited ones.

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Tucson summer food program seeks donations

Law firm accepting donations at several offices.

June 17, 2014 12:03 pmLoading…

UA Health Network CEO acknowledges Banner talks

UA Health Network CEO acknowledges Banner talks

Dr. Michael R. Waldrum, chief executive officer of the University of Arizona Health Network told employees in a memo sent last night that the organization's senior leaders are "actively exploring" new strategies.

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Be Inspired: Sam's Miracle

Be Inspired: Sam's Miracle

Sam Schmid made international headlines in 2011 after making a miraculous recovery from near fatal brain injuries. See how Sam is now inspiring others.

May 21, 2014 5:45 amLoading…

After two years of neuro rehab, former UA student is home

After two years of neuro rehab, former UA student is home

Medical staff had discussed taking Sam Schmid off life support in 2011 after a devastating car crash that killed his University of Arizona roommate.

May 21, 2014 5:45 am Video Loading…

UA to test Android app for women wanting to quit smoking

Women who are current smokers and use an Android smartphone may be eligible to take part in a University of Arizona study on women who want to quit smoking but are worried about weight gain.

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Watch out for norovirus season

Anyone who has been felled by nausea and diarrhea lately is not alone.

May 18, 2014 8:15 pmLoading…

Baby sitter certification class at Casa Grande hospital

Casa Grande Regional Medical Center will offer a Safe Sitter class for girls and boys age 11 to 13 at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7.

May 16, 2014 4:31 pmLoading…

Try out ballet barre/Pilates/yoga combo classes for free

A new studio that combines ballet barre work, Pilates and yoga is opening at La Encantada shopping center in Tucson and will be offering free classes during the week of May 19 - 25.

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Arizonans whose health insurance plans were canceled will get a longer grace period

The Arizona Department of Insurance is giving an additional grace period to people holding health insurance policies that were canceled under the Affordable Care Act.

May 11, 2014 5:45 amLoading…

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Arizona Daily Star health reporter Stephanie Innes brings you the latest health information. Contact her at sinnes@tucson.com

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