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Gila monsters out of winter burrows early this year, looking for food

Gila monsters out of winter burrows early this year, looking for food

Gila monsters are out of their winter burrows about two weeks earlier than usual this year — looking for chow now and lizard love in the near future.

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Overuse of common medicine often contributes to drug poisonings

Drug poisoning now exceeds car accidents as the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in Arizona.

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Take steps to avoid holiday-season hazards

Take steps to avoid holiday-season hazards

During what’s supposed to be a season of celebrations and joy, holiday hazards can put children, pets and even adults into the hospital with serious and life-threatening injuries.

December 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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15 Douglas students sickened by medications

Fifteen Douglas middle school students were taken to a hospital Friday morning after reportedly taking a prescription drug.

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Rattlesnakes out and about in Southern Arizona; time to stay vigilant

Rattlesnakes out and about in Southern Arizona; time to stay vigilant

The weather is warming, the desert is blooming - and there's another, somewhat more sobering sign of spring: Rattlesnakes are out.

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Keep children away from holiday hazards

Keep children away from holiday hazards

Clockwise from upper left: Prescription drugs, mistletoe berries, button batteries and Nyquil can be toxic if children ingest them. Parents and holiday guests need to be on the lookout to keep these items away from young children in their homes and those they are visiting. Not all homes shou…

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Keep children away from holiday hazards

Keep children away from holiday hazards

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Keep children away from holiday hazards

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Keep children away from holiday hazards

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Keep children away from holiday hazards

Keep children away from holiday hazards

Those little button batteries that are in so many children's toys this season can be a serious health hazard, health experts warn.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Reports of rattlesnake bites in Arizona on rise

Reports of rattlesnake bites in Arizona on rise

Reports of rattlesnake bites this month are the highest in three years, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center in Tucson says.

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It's snakebite season, so watch where those hands and feet go

It's snakebite season, so watch where those hands and feet go

Snake season is upon us - and the biting has begun.

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Reports of rattlesnake bites in Arizona on rise

Reports of rattlesnake bites in Arizona on rise

Western diamondback rattler.

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3 bites already in Tucson in early rattler season

3 bites already in Tucson in early rattler season

Snake season is upon us — and the biting has begun.

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