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Marijuana researcher loses job appeal to UA

Marijuana researcher loses job appeal to UA

Suzanne Sisley was let go last month.

July 29, 2014 12:57 pmLoading…
Arizona has new restrictions on buying cough medicine

Arizona has new restrictions on buying cough medicine

Minors must now have a prescription to purchase most OTC remedies.

July 27, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Ousted UA surgery chief’s hearing to be public

Ousted UA surgery chief’s hearing to be public

Dr. Rainer Gruessner will argue against his termination at an Aug. 5 hearing.

July 16, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Tucson-based SynCardia wins key FDA approval

Tucson-based SynCardia wins key FDA approval

After years of regulatory wrangling, Tucson-based SynCardia Systems Inc. has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a small portable driver for its temporary artificial heart.

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UA doctor helped set hand, face organ donation rules

UA doctor helped set hand, face organ donation rules

Dr. Warren C. Breidenbach III  of Tucson helped develop new national transplant policies.

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Franks, ‘Duck Dynasty’ family raise cleft palate awareness

Franks, ‘Duck Dynasty’ family raise cleft palate awareness

Arizona congressman praises 10-year-old girl's courage.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Steller: Tucson doctors push baseless migrant-disease hysteria

Steller: Tucson doctors push baseless migrant-disease hysteria

Two physicians are stretching common sense to the breaking point.

July 12, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
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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News and notes

News and notes

News from Northwest Medical Center and Raytheon Missile Systems. 

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Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Vulnerable adults are at risk everywhere, Arizona Supreme Court rules.

June 30, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Court: Arizona hospitals not excluded from elder abuse claims

The justices rejected arguments that the law was always intended to cover things like nursing homes.

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Study examines effects of arguing on couples' health

UA grad student looks at how arguing affects long-term health.

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Iggy and Isa need a home

Iggy and Isa need a home

 Isa and Iggy are two of the cutest pups you'll ever meet — maybe a mix of pug/boxer or some-such.

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Nogales port agents seize meth hidden inside accordion

Nogales port agents seize meth hidden inside accordion

Drugs have street value of nearly $14,000.

June 26, 2014 11:46 am Photos

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Dog owners: FREE distemper vaccinations through July

Dog owners: FREE distemper vaccinations through July

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona hosted another community vaccination clinic last weekend — with free distemper vaccinations in an effort to protect the community’s dogs from the deadly distemper virus.

June 24, 2014 1:09 pmLoading…

Program offers free colorectal cancer screenings

The uninsured and the poor are targeted.

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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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UA Cancer Center names Kraft new director

UA Cancer Center names Kraft new director

The University of Arizona Cancer Center has a new director — a prostate cancer researcher and medical oncologist from the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Arizona puts data on hospital costs, procedures online

PHOENIX — Pregnant and want to avoid a cesarean section if at all possible? Having treatment done at a hospital and want to know the costs? The state Department of Health Services may be able to help.

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Court ruling: Arizona abortion restrictions to remain blocked

Court ruling: Arizona abortion restrictions to remain blocked

PHOENIX — Calling the measure likely illegal, a federal appeals court this morning blocked the state from telling doctors how they can and cannot use certain drugs for abortions.

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