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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

CHICAGO — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should be used only for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

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Medical billing can vary widely in same market, study finds

Tucson prices don't vary much but Phoenix-Mesa's do for knee and hip replacements.

January 25, 2015 6:00 amLoading…

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

Change on release of consumers' personal data was prompted by AP story.

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Rampell: Employer health-insurance mandate must go

Rampell: Employer health-insurance mandate must go

Congress and White House should admit they're both on the same page.

January 16, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

A billboard along Interstate 10 is disingenuous and misleading parents about childhood vaccinations, some local public health officials say.

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Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

The billboard, along Interstate 10 West between Grant Road and Miracle Mile, looks "benign," said Dr. Francisco Garcia, the chief medical officer for the Pima County Health Department. "The issue they leave out when you go to their website is the benefits of vaccines," he added.

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Deadline is midnight Fri. to change Medicare plan

Friday at midnight is the enrollment deadline for anyone on Medicare who wants to change plans.

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CDC: Boomers should get hep C test

More than 15,000 Americans per year die from hepatitis C and most of them are in the baby boomer generation.

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