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Carondelet Health Network to be sold

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

July 22, 2014 2:45 pm Related Loading…

Dr. Thomas D. Boyer, director of the University of Arizona Liver Research Institute

Dr. Thomas D. Boyer, director of the University of Arizona Liver Research Institute

Dr. Thomas D. Boyer, University of Arizona Liver Research Institute

July 18, 2014 4:45 amLoading…

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…

UA medical marijuana researcher's story goes national

Medical marijuana researcher Dr. Suzanne Sisley made headlines across the state earlier this month after she lost her job at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.

July 10, 2014 9:00 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.

June 20, 2014 12:45 pm Related Loading…

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.

June 17, 2014 12:25 pmLoading…

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.

June 13, 2014 10:15 amLoading…

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.

May 18, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…

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.

May 12, 2014 10:03 amLoading…

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…

Arizona "dodged a bullet" on measles case

Worry about the possibility of a measles outbreak in Arizona appears to be over, at least for now.

May 05, 2014 6:43 amLoading…

120,000 Arizonans selected marketplace health plans

Federal numbers released today show that 120,000 Arizonans selected health plans via the federal marketplace during the open enrollment period, which ended March 31.

May 01, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Healthcare.gov enrollment grace period ends tomorrow

Tomorrow is the end of a grace period for certain people who are eligible for subsidized health insurance but haven't yet signed up.

April 14, 2014 5:45 amLoading…

Vegan bake sale tomorrow will help Ironwood Pig Sanctuary

The Tucson area is home to a sanctuary for pigs who are abused or neglected, primarily Vietnamese potbellied pigs who are adopted as piglets and so often abandoned when they get bigger.

April 11, 2014 10:20 amLoading…

Measles outbreak in Phoenix puts Tucson on alert

Pima County health officials are closely watching the investigation into a measles case confirmed in an an unvaccinated traveler to Phoenix.

April 10, 2014 3:32 pmLoading…

Overdoses comprise more than one-third of Pima County's accidental deaths

About 34 percent of the 843 accidental deaths investigated by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner in 2013 were due to drug or medication overdose, according to a new report.

April 03, 2014 11:18 amLoading…

Arthritis center will host program on back pain tonight

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center's Living Healthy With Arthritis program will hold an event titled, "Battles of the Bad Back" at 6 p.m. tonight(April 2).

April 02, 2014 9:33 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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