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Ebola risk here called low, but preparations intensify

Ebola risk here called low, but preparations intensify

Tucson-area hospitals, health officials step up education and training efforts.

October 22, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Ebola training at University of Arizona Medical Center

Ebola training at University of Arizona Medical Center

Cases of Ebola in Dallas and Spain prompts protocol review.

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Report: Arizona 4th-worst for alcohol deaths

Report: Arizona 4th-worst for alcohol deaths

Study was for working-age population from 2006 to 2010.

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Bill Pfeifer: Pharmacies must quit selling tobacco products

Bill Pfeifer: Pharmacies must quit selling tobacco products

Arizona, it’s time for our pharmacies — resources for health and wellness — to get out of the tobacco trade.

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Steve Kozachik: It's time to apply the public health model to gun related deaths

Steve Kozachik: It's time to apply the public health model to gun related deaths

In the United States there are approximately as many firearms as inhabitants.

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The 50-year war on smoking

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

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Flu arrives in Pima County; immunizations urged

Flu arrives in Pima County; immunizations urged

A flu case was confirmed in Pima County Tuesday, and health officials say now is the time to get immunized.

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Technology and fitness meld at Flowing Wells

Technology and fitness meld at Flowing Wells

Flowing Wells High School is working on ways to blend technology and fitness.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Ore. berry farm

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen organic berry mix sold by an Oregon company.

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Pima County Health officials: Patients of closed dental office need disease screening

Pima County Health officials: Patients of closed dental office need disease screening

Former patients of a now-closed Marana dental clinic could have been exposed to hepatitis or HIV, county health officials say.

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Local Valley Fever cases have spiked significantly, CDC says

Coccidioidomycosis, also known as valley fever, has increased significantly in its "endemic area," which includes Arizona.

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Arizonan among those ill from beef salmonella outbreak

Residents of five states including Arizona have become ill from an outbreak of salmonella that’s believed to come from ground beef produced by two companies.

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Eugene Robinson: No impossible dream

Don’t listen to those who say President Obama’s bold plan to reduce gun violence — including an assault weapons ban — has no chance in Congress. I seem to recall that health care reform was deemed impossible, too. Until it happened.

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Blog: Four drinks or more? You might be a binge drinker

Nearly 14 million American women binge drink at least three times per month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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Cigarette tax increase on Missouri ballot for third time

Cigarette tax increase on Missouri ballot for third time

Cigarettes are cheaper here because of Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax – 17 cents per pack. 

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Blog: Free drive-thru flu shot clinic this week

Northwest Healthcare will hold a drive-thru flu-shot clinic this Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Blog: No contaminated steroid product in Arizona

The director of the state's health department says it appears that no shipments of a product linked to a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis made it to Arizona.

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Blog: The leading cause of lung cancer is smoking, not genetics

Last week's story about University of Arizona medical student Derek Neal's battle with lung cancer attracted some inaccurate comments from readers.

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13,000 received steroid shot tied to meningitis outbreak

NEW YORK - As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.

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Blog: Obesity rate in Arizona on track to be 58 percent by 2030

Arizona is on course to dramatically increase its obesity rate over the next 20 years, according to a report released this month by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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