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Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

November 26, 2014 2:25 amLoading…

Sometimes having anemia can be a good thing

For years we've been told that anemia and iron deficiency are nothing short of evil.

November 25, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
HIV uncontrolled in 70 percent of infected Americans

HIV uncontrolled in 70 percent of infected Americans

CDC study: As of 2011, two-thirds of those diagnosed were forgoing treatment.

November 25, 2014 12:48 pmLoading…
UA weighs total ban of tobacco products

UA weighs total ban of tobacco products

The proposal would include all UA property, indoors and out.

July 17, 2014 7:00 pm Related Loading…
Two Tucson behavioral health nonprofits merge

Two Tucson behavioral health nonprofits merge

Two longtime behavioral-health nonprofits in Southern Arizona have merged with a new name that’s effective today.

April 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

FDA proposes rules to make animal food safer

The new regulations would focus on preventing contamination before it begins.

October 25, 2013 6:25 amLoading…

Get health questions answered for free at the library

If you have a health related question, need to find low-cost health care resources in Pima County or want to know what your blood pressure is, head over to the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, tomorrow at noon.

May 19, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…

Will the new health-care law deliver needed reforms?

WASHINGTON - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has failed to live up to its promises - or even its name.

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Will the new health-care law deliver needed reforms?

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The new Affordable Care Act provides both short- and long-term plans for health improvement. Its success depends on full implementation of short-term health insurance access and long-term public-health elements.

March 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

County considers ban on smoking

Pima County employees might soon have good reason to take a smoking break - or more accurately, take a break from smoking.

September 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Experts: Not too early for a flu shot

Those promotions for flu shots that have begun appearing around Tucson are not premature - now is a good time to get immunized, health officials say.

September 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
West Nile prevalence in Ariz. is in line with previous years

West Nile prevalence in Ariz. is in line with previous years

While West Nile virus is reaching record levels in some parts of the country, Pima County has had one probable case - on par with the number infected at this time last year, local health officials say.

August 30, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

No. 1 health issue in Pima County: lack of access to care

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

August 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona man dies from West Nile

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say an elderly man in Maricopa County has died after contracting the West Nile Virus.

July 24, 2012 1:21 pmLoading…

Arizona confirms first monsoon season West Nile case

PHOENIX  — The first case of West Nile Virus of the state’s monsoon season has been confirmed, Arizona health officials say.

June 27, 2012 11:07 amLoading…

Free health fair on Tucson's south side

New Life Community Resource Center, 5245 S. 12th Ave., is hosting a free health fair from 9 a.m. to noon today.

May 12, 2012 9:00 amLoading…

'Contagion' adviser and UA alum in Tucson this week

A University of Arizona alum known as the "threat detective" will be in Tucson this week to talk about global health threats.

May 08, 2012 4:14 pmLoading…

Arizona infant dies of whooping cough

PHOENIX — The death of a Maricopa County infant from whooping cough is prompting health officials to urge residents to make sure they’re vaccinated.

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UA receives $7.9M for health training

The University of Arizona has won two federal grants to start two public-health training centers.

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