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Photos: Snail infects boy

Photos: Snail infects boy

This small snail grew inside a cut on a boy's knee, causing an infection. See and read how.

August 15, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Tucson mom given 13 years in prison for sickening baby daughter

Tucson mom given 13 years in prison for sickening baby daughter

A woman who intentionally contaminated her baby daughter's intravenous lines with fecal matter causing the infant to contract several bacterial infections was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday.

August 09, 2013 11:31 am

Decontaminating patients cuts hospital infections

CHICAGO — Infections in U.S. hospitals kill tens of thousands of people each year, and many institutions fight back by screening new patients to see if they carry a dangerous germ, and isolating those who do. But a big study suggests a far more effective approach: Decontaminating every patie…

May 29, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Enjoy the journey: Be an advocate when it comes to your dental care

I was thinking about two types of professionals - umpires and dentists - as I read recent stories about dentistry in the Arizona Daily Star and followed them in other media outlets.

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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.

April 17, 2013 9:23 amLoading…

UA-led effort seeks valley fever diagnoses

Most doctors obtaining licenses to practice in Arizona have not been trained to diagnose valley fever, a vicious and potentially fatal disease.

February 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson woman's tale of brain-fluid leak makes her an Internet star

Tucson woman's tale of brain-fluid leak makes her an Internet star

Tucson resident Aundrea Aragon's unusual story of spending four months with brain fluid leaking from her nose has gone viral.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Firefighters trained in MRSA prevention

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