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Readiness a key to containing Ebola, doctor says

Readiness a key to containing Ebola, doctor says

Improving caregiving and burial practices will help stop the disease, he says.

November 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ebola fears more problematic than the risk

Ebola fears more problematic than the risk

Local health officials talk about the disease and resources to fight it.

November 02, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
First Ebola case diagnosed in US

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

The unidentified patient is being kept in isolation at a Dallas hospital.

September 30, 2014 2:13 pmLoading…
TMC seeks mural artists for new elder center

TMC seeks mural artists for new elder center

A new short-term psychiatric center for seniors needs hopeful artwork.

August 17, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Ebola treatment pioneered at ASU

Ebola treatment pioneered at ASU

Researchers at ASU's Biodesign Institute pioneered the use of tobacco plants to produce antibodies.

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50 objetos tepary beans

50 objetos tepary beans

David Sanders/La Estrella de TucsónNoland Johnson holds white tepary beans grown in Cowlic, AZ, near Sells, Wednesday, March 31, 2004, during the resurgence of traditional farming on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. Tepary beans have been grown by the Native Americans for hundreds of y…

June 25, 2014 11:17 am

Tucson health news

Tucson is one of 17 communities participating in a model test that offers the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost to qualified Medicare enrollees.

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White tepary beans

White tepary beans

Noland Johnson holds white tepary beans grown in Cowlic, near Sells.

June 06, 2014 5:56 pm

Michael Gerson: Americans' right to health care was here long before Obama

Supporters of Obamacare are celebrating that the law is not an unmitigated disaster, just a mitigated one.

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You can teach a damaged brain new tricks

You can teach a damaged brain new tricks

Nearby regions of the brain can take on reading, writing and speaking tasks lost to brain damage from stroke or trauma.

February 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA researchers devise test to aid shrimp farmers

UA researchers devise test to aid shrimp farmers

A bacterial disease called “early mortality syndrome” has become a multibillion-dollar problem for the global shrimp-farming industry in the last year or so.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson cancer-drug firm inks key licensing deal

Tucson-based Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals Inc. has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with a Swiss drug company for European and Japanese rights to develop and commercialize a gastrointestinal-cancer-prevention drug.

January 10, 2014 12:15 pmLoading…
Whooping cough rising in the U.S.

Whooping cough rising in the U.S.

Chart showing number of cases of whooping cough in the U.S., 1922-2012, and includes when inmunizations were developed; cases of whooping cough in United States highest since 1959. The Philadelphia Inquirer 2012

December 05, 2013 9:02 am

David Fitzsimmons: Cancer's in the rearview mirror; now I can look forward to a heart attack

The news on Wednesday of singer Andy Williams dying from bladder cancer jarred my bravado. Wednesday was my checkup day.

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Blog: Presentation on pain and emotional health tomorrow

The keys to emotional health while dealing with pain and disease will be discussed in a free, public presentation at the University of Arizona Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

September 04, 2012 1:22 pmLoading…

Arizona official denies expansion of medical pot program

PHOENIX — State Health Director Will Humble refused Thursday to expand the conditions for which marijuana can be legally recommended.

July 19, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…
Ga. woman with flesh-eating disease leaves hospital

Ga. woman with flesh-eating disease leaves hospital

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Georgia woman diagnosed with a rare, flesh-eating disease left the hospital Monday after nearly two months and headed to an inpatient rehabilitation clinic, where she’ll learn to move with the aid of a wheelchair after having her left leg, right foot and both hands amputated.

July 02, 2012 10:53 am Photos

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Too many Arizona kids skip vaccinations, doc tells lawmakers

PHOENIX — Arizona parents who choose not to vaccinate their children are putting the whole community at risk, a state house committee here heard this morning.

February 29, 2012 2:19 pmLoading…

US to allow those with HIV to enter

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Friday the U.S. will overturn a 22-year-old travel and immigration ban against people with HIV early next year.

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Fundraiser to benefit '45-mph couch potatoes'

Fall has arrived in the Old Pueblo, and what it lacks in colorful leaves it makes up for in fine weather.

October 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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