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Factors that make for 'herd immunity'

If enough people are vaccinated, an isolated case of infectious disease will not morph into a full-blown outbreak.

May 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

75% of AZ toddlers get recommended vaccination series

PHOENIX — Three out of four Arizona toddlers are getting the full recommended series of vaccinations they need, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 10, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer OKs law making it harder to sue for ER injury

Rejecting the concerns of trial lawyers, Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed legislation that will make it more difficult for those injured in hospital emergency rooms to pursue malpractice lawsuits.

July 12, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
State shuts its Tucson health lab

State shuts its Tucson health lab

After 60 years of operating here, the state closed its Tucson Regional Public Health Laboratory on Friday, and now county health officials are scrambling for alternatives.

March 21, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Keep communicable diseases under control

Keep communicable diseases under control

Many people forget that Americans used to die from measles, cholera, typhus, rabies and tuberculosis. In many countries today, thousands of children die from what we call common diarrhea.

March 04, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Vaccines don't cause autism, court rules; families may appeal

WASHINGTON — Vaccines aren't to blame for autism, a special federal court declared Thursday in a blow to thousands of families hoping to win compensation and to many more who are convinced of a connection.

February 13, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

New data: Vaccine, autism not linked

WASHINGTON — New research further debunks any link between the measles vaccine and autism, work that comes as the nation is experiencing a surge in measles cases fueled by children left unvaccinated.

September 04, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

NW Medical Center is fined; isolation of 2 with measles delayed

State officials have fined a Tucson-area hospital for waiting too long to isolate two measles patients, including the one believed to have ignited the area's recent outbreak.

July 23, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Weak year of sales spurs GM to end contracts at two tracks

Weak year of sales spurs GM to end contracts at two tracks

Troubled General Motors has notified two racetracks that run NASCAR events that their current contracts will not be renewed as part of an overall $10 billion cost-cutting program.

July 19, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Stewart to take over wheel as owner

Stewart to take over wheel as owner

JOLIET, Ill. — Tony Stewart knows he's taking a gamble by leaving the elite NASCAR team of Joe Gibbs Racing to join one that usually runs in the middle of the pack.

July 11, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Free immunizations available before school starts

Believe it or not, school is just around the corner, which could mean immunization time for many Tucson children.

July 09, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Months-long measles scare is fading

If no new cases show up in the next two weeks, the long measles nightmare will finally be over.

May 30, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

State gives $350K more to fight measles outbreak

With the measles outbreak now affecting 22 people in two Arizona counties, Gov. Janet Napolitano has released $350,000 more from the state health-crisis fund to fight it.

May 21, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Cops, firefighters advised to get shots for measles

As the battle against the measles outbreak rages on, a campaign has been launched to vaccinate police and firefighters throughout the Tucson region against the highly contagious disease.

May 15, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

1,100 get free vaccinations; measles-case tally rises to 20

Approximately 1,100 people showed up to get free MMR vaccinations Wednesday — the same day that three new cases of measles were confirmed, an official said.

May 08, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
My opinion Garrison Keillor : Homage to mothers — with no flowers or candy

My opinion Garrison Keillor : Homage to mothers — with no flowers or candy

The last time I witnessed a woman becoming a mother, it wasn't anything like the frilly sentiments of Mother's Day. She lay on her back, perspiring heavily and yelling, "Oh my God, why did you do this to me? I'll never forgive you in a hundred years. I hope you hurt like this someday. Give m…

May 07, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

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