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American doctor who beat Ebola: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

American doctor who beat Ebola: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

ATLANTA — Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.

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Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

WASHINGTON — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

August 21, 2014 12:04 pmLoading…
Rattled by Ebola, Liberia seals off 50,000 in slum

Rattled by Ebola, Liberia seals off 50,000 in slum

MONROVIA, Liberia — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.

August 20, 2014 1:04 pmLoading…
Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

These residents of Monrovia found themselves locked out of their “quarantined” neighborhood of West Point on Wednesday. The president also ordered cinemas and nightclubs shut.

August 20, 2014 1:04 pmLoading…

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

August 19, 2014 6:19 pmLoading…
4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.

August 18, 2014 5:50 pmLoading…
4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

File - In this January 13, 2014 file photo, cows wait to be butchered at Rancho Veal slaughterhouse in Petaluma, Calif. A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at the Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall, alleging they slaughtered cows with cance…

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UA weighs total ban of tobacco products

UA weighs total ban of tobacco products

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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…

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