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William Wegman's canine art unleashed for sick kids

When visitors ask for the kids clinic, they may be instructed to "turn right at the dog in the wedding gown."

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Early onset-Alzheimer's disease takes a heavy toll

Until doctors pronounced the diagnosis as early Alzheimer's disease, dementia seemed out of the question.

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Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high

Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high

NEW YORK — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice on his door and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t get them vaccinated.

January 29, 2015 2:40 pmLoading…
Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

As auto technology improves, accidents like this one in Hollywood, Calif., are less likely to be fatal for drivers, a new study says.

January 29, 2015 12:11 pmLoading…
Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

WASHINGTON — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

January 29, 2015 12:11 pmLoading…
Arizona regents vote to approve hospital system's merger

Arizona regents vote to approve hospital system's merger

OK the merging of the University of Arizona's health network into Banner Health.

January 28, 2015 4:03 pmLoading…
Tangy Sesame-Coated Pork Chops recipe offers a tasty way to get more sesame into your diet

Tangy Sesame-Coated Pork Chops recipe offers a tasty way to get more sesame into your diet

Look for sesame seeds in the American diet and you’re most likely to find them as an edible decoration sprinkled on a hamburger bun. But the tiny ivory-colored seed may actually be one of the oldest condiments and one of the most nutritious seeds known to man.

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Scabies case reported at Catalina Foothills High School

Scabies case reported at Catalina Foothills High School

The school is following Pima County Health Department guidelines for infection control.

January 27, 2015 4:00 pmLoading…
Cancer: counting too much on bad luck theory

Cancer: counting too much on bad luck theory

Be smart about unnecessary risks. Nudge the odds in your favor.

January 26, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
More Americans serving as home caregivers

More Americans serving as home caregivers

Senior care needs are changing; local efforts seek to ease family stress.

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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.

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Measles outbreak centered in California climbs to 78 cases

Measles outbreak centered in California climbs to 78 cases

In this January file photo, visitors follow Mickey Mouse for photos at Disneyland, in Anaheim, Calif.

January 23, 2015 5:08 pmLoading…
Pinal County family tests positive for measles

Pinal County family tests positive for measles

The case is likely linked to last month's outbreak in southern California.

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

January 22, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Visitors arrive at the main entrance to the Disney theme parks, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children to…

January 22, 2015 4:47 pmLoading…
Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. California public health officials urged those who haven't been vaccinated against measles to avoid Disney parks where a spreading outbreak originated. Seventy peo…

January 22, 2015 4:47 pmLoading…
Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Visitors ride Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young t…

January 22, 2015 4:47 pmLoading…
Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A vendor holds balloons at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, …

January 22, 2015 4:47 pmLoading…
Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, Jane Szalkowski poses with her 6-month old granddaughter, Livia Simon, who is currently under a measles quarantine as a precaution in Oakland, Calif. The baby visited a doctor's office earlier this month where a child with measles was diagnosed. In …

January 22, 2015 4:47 pmLoading…

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