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Diabetes fundraising walk set for Saturday

Diabetes fundraising walk set for Saturday

For 9-year-old Ashley Stewart, being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 5 meant the Tucsonan was facing a lifetime of finger sticks, counting carbs and 2 a.m. blood-sugar checks.

October 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

If obesity is a disease, medical help is lacking

Is obesity truly a disease that requires medical treatment and prevention, as the American Medical Association recently proclaimed? Or is it still more accurately a "condition" with too many variables and factors to shoehorn into a neat category?

June 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obesity surgery-diabetes study shows pros and cons

CHICAGO — Obesity surgery worked much better at reducing and even reversing diabetes than medication and lifestyle changes in one of the most rigorous studies of its kind. But the researchers and others warn that possible serious complications need to be considered.

June 04, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Study: Babies born after moms’ weight loss surgery are healthier

WASHINGTON — Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge a child’s health prospects in one direction or another simply by having incubated that child in her womb. Research is uncovering more and more instances in which a pregnant woman’s own health is…

May 31, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…
New family clinic for diabetics opens on Tucson's south side

New family clinic for diabetics opens on Tucson's south side

Dr. Merri Pendergrass, an endocrinologist who has been working with diabetics for 25 years, talks about the examination rooms at the new diabetic treatment facility at the Family and Community Medicine Physician Offices. Pendergrass moved to Tucson a month ago to work in the facility. It is …

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New family clinic for diabetics opens on Tucson's south side

New family clinic for diabetics opens on Tucson's south side

Dr. Merri Pendergrass, an endocrinologist who has been working with diabetics for 25 years, talks about the examination rooms at the new diabetic treatment facility at the Family and Community Medicine Physician Offices. Pendergrass moved to Tucson a month ago to work in the facility. It is …

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New family clinic for diabetics opens on Tucson's south side

New family clinic for diabetics opens on Tucson's south side

With some help from Pima County, the University of Arizona Health Network opened joint clinics for families and people with diabetes on Tucson's south side this week. The county paid for the $2.1 million construction cost of the 22,000-square-foot Family and Community Medicine Physician Offi…

December 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Health Briefs

UA researcher receives grant for stroke study

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Blog: Obesity rate in Arizona on track to be 58 percent by 2030

Arizona is on course to dramatically increase its obesity rate over the next 20 years, according to a report released this month by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Studies show sugary drinks magnify genetic risk of obesity

New research strengthens the case that soda and other sugary drinks are culprits in the obesity epidemic.

September 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Gastric surgery is beneficial, doesn't cut overall health costs

Gastric surgery is beneficial, doesn't cut overall health costs

Lynn Dille weighs in at the YMCA's Wellchieve program in Boise, Idaho. About a quarter of Idahoans are considered obese. Some 500 million worldwide meet that definition.

September 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Gastric surgery is beneficial, doesn't cut overall health costs

Gastric surgery is beneficial, doesn't cut overall health costs

Obese people who have weight-loss surgery gain at least six years of health benefits that include fewer diabetes cases and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Even so, their medical costs didn't drop.

September 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

No access to medical care called Pima County's biggest health concern

Pima County’s biggest health problem is a lack of access to medical care, a new report says.

August 17, 2012 4:05 pm Related Loading…

Blog: Arizona among least obese states in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control released its 2011 map of adult obesity in the U.S. today.

August 13, 2012 11:45 amLoading…
Impact of obesity project is assessed

Impact of obesity project is assessed

Pima County has one big fat problem.

August 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Weight-loss drug wins FDA approval

A new weight-loss pill that many doctors consider the most effective of a new generation of anti-obesity drugs got the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.

July 17, 2012 9:34 pmLoading…
Former Coke exec slams marketing by soda makers

Former Coke exec slams marketing by soda makers

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Former Coke exec slams marketing by soda makers

Former Coke exec slams marketing by soda makers

For all the range and reach of Coke's marketing operation, Todd Putman said he quickly learned it was built around one goal: per-capita consumption. "How can we drive more ounces into more bodies more often?"

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No end to obesity epidemic, 20-year forecast show

WASHINGTON — The obesity epidemic may be slowing, but don’t take in those pants yet.

May 07, 2012 4:10 pmLoading…

GOP hopefuls at CD8 forum share their inner animal

The opening question at Thursday's Congressional District 8 GOP debate was a hard-hitter: If you were born an animal, what would you be?

March 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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