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Guest Column: GOP and its tea-party henchmen are trampling our sacred right to vote

Editor's note: The author lives in Sonoita, in Santa Cruz County. Early ballots in Pima County are mailed within a security envelope that does not include the voter's party registration information. It does include a window with a "D" but that refers to "domestic" mail and is part of postal coding.

November 02, 2012 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…

Warned pharmacy still sells hormones

Defying federal warnings, a Tucson pharmacy continues to make customized "bioidentical" hormones for women, as protests against the federal crackdown grow.

May 24, 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…

Phoenix pair fund cancer-research chair

A $1 million gift from a Phoenix couple will fund an endowed chair for prostate-cancer research at the Arizona Cancer Center, officials announced Tuesday.

May 14, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Patient advocacy growing as a business

As patients die waiting in emergency rooms, as they lay neglected in hospitals beds, as they struggle to find proper care for injuries and illness, a new first commandment has emerged for anyone forced to seek medical care:

April 27, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Pima gets $50K in state funds for measles control

A 7-month-old girl has been identified as the 14th case of measles in Pima County since the outbreak began two months ago.

April 26, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

New cases of measles spur new shot clinic

With the measles case count climbing to 13, county health officials have scheduled another shot clinic in the ongoing effort to control the outbreak.

April 23, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Fame follows family with child's TV role

Fame follows family with child's TV role

Young Noah Valencia is picking up the banner once carried so bravely by his Tucson cousin Carlos.

April 18, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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UA 'home run' is hit vs. cancer of colon

Striking a major blow against a top killer — colon cancer — a new drug therapy cuts the threat of this disease by as much as 90 percent in high-risk patients, University of Arizona scientists announced Monday.

April 15, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

New case of measles is the 11th in county

Another case of measles — the 11th — has been identified in Pima County and is linked to the origin of the outbreak at Northwest Medical Center.

April 15, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

UA researchers announce breakthrough in colon cancer prevention

In a major move to prevent colon cancer, UA researchers today announced a new drug therapy that slashes the risk for pre-cancerous colon polyps by more than 90 percent.

April 14, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Flu wave lightens up after prolonged season of severe symptoms

Our long influenza nightmare is almost over.

April 12, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Measles case: 500 may be at risk

As many as 500 people may have been exposed to measles in recent days by the newest case in the ongoing outbreak — a 2-year-old boy now hospitalized at University Medical Center.

April 11, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Report cites UA med school crisis

Widespread turmoil causing extremely low morale within the University of Arizona College of Medicine "could destroy the fabric of the college," says a new report on the situation.

April 07, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
American Heart Association endorses UA's 'new CPR'

American Heart Association endorses UA's 'new CPR'

No longer do you have to give mouth-to-mouth to save a life. Simply pushing fast and hard on the victim's chest works just as well — and likely better, national experts now agree.

April 01, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Measles hits 9 in county; spread leads to concern

With nine cases of measles now confirmed in Pima County, health officials are warning that the disease is likely spreading through the community.

April 01, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
American Heart Association backs CPR method developed in Tucson

American Heart Association backs CPR method developed in Tucson

In a major move, the American Heart Association is now urging people to perform the “new CPR” — doing chest compressions only, with no mouth-to-mouth breathing — on victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

March 31, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Patients teach doc lesson in spirit life

Patients teach doc lesson in spirit life

He is a doctor in love with his patients.

March 30, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

'New CPR' success gets major attention

Soaring survival rates for Arizona cardiac-arrest victims given the "new CPR" are receiving national attention, boosting the push to adopt the technique worldwide.

March 28, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Wheeze, sneeze, cough and gag

Almost overnight, the pollen count in Southern Arizona has exploded, sending hordes of desert dwellers into deep misery, hounding their doctors for help.

March 23, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

39-year-old's ER death leaves a lot of unanswered questions

What killed Rob Sweitzer? Could his life have been saved if he had been seen earlier in St. Mary's emergency room?

March 16, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson emergency rooms in life-and-death crunch

Tucson emergency rooms in life-and-death crunch

For eight long, agonizing hours, the young woman sat beside her husband in a Tucson emergency room, terrified as he fought unbearable pain and struggled to breathe.

March 16, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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It was love at first sight

Making the radical decision to trade a life and career in the fast lane of the nation's capital for a new one out West was no sweat for Amy Eades, the new president and CEO of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

March 09, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Second case of measles confirmed in Pima County

A second case of highly contagious measles has been confirmed in Pima County — in a patient who visited Northwest Medical Center last month and likely contracted the infection there.

March 08, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Second case of measles confirmed in Pima County

A second case of highly contagious measles has been confirmed in Pima County — in a patient who visited Northwest Medical Center last month and likely contracted the infection there.

March 07, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Allergy season coiled, waiting to spring at region

Enjoying this stretch of sunny, warm, balmy days that arrived just as Tiger Woods was wrapping up his latest championship in our desert?

March 01, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

You could be one of thousands with measles exposure

A search is under way for thousands of Tucsonans possibly exposed to measles at Northwest Medical Center last week.

February 23, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Bigger, better and just as loving, new Ronald McD. House debuts

Bigger, better and just as loving, new Ronald McD. House debuts

The pretty 10-year-old is happily parked at a computer, while her mom relaxes in a comfy chair, and dad chases her baby brother around the playroom.

February 09, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Deaths spur stricter office-surgery rules

Deaths spur stricter office-surgery rules

A year after the death of a Tucson attorney following cosmetic surgery, Arizona has passed new rules for doctors who perform surgery in their offices.

February 07, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Feeling lousy? You're not alone

Just as winter visitors flock to our part of the world for big football, golf, baseball, rodeo and gem-show events, we will greet them with an outbreak of flu and what is best known as "winter vomiting disease."

February 02, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
She fought to inform others of rare cancer

She fought to inform others of rare cancer

She only had 18 months left to live after learning she must fight one of the most aggressive, deadly and misunderstood forms of breast cancer, known as inflammatory breast cancer.

February 02, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Our deadly deficiency

Our deadly deficiency

Hundreds of Arizonans die unnecessarily every year because the state lacks adequate trauma care, national experts say.

January 27, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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UMC, region's only Level 1 center, could lose that status

Could University Medical Center lose its Level 1 status as a top-performing trauma center?

January 27, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

What a day for the Family Arts Festival

Downtown Tucson dressed in its Sunday best and danced up a ton of fun for folks who flocked to the Family Arts Festival.

January 14, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Pharmacy in Tucson gets FDA warning on hormone claims

A Tucson pharmacy that sells custom-mixed hormones for menopausal women has been warned by the federal government to stop claiming the products are safer than or superior to standard hormone replacement drugs.

January 10, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

El Rio gets $250K for pharmacist program

They went looking for something that actually "transforms lives" — that truly improves the health and well-being of real people — and they found it.

January 08, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Nine test positive for TB at clinic

The screening of hundreds of patients possibly exposed to tuberculosis at the new Arizona Cancer Center has found nine who tested positive for the disease.

January 05, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Eager dad, 41, receives UMC's first heart-kidney transplant

Eager dad, 41, receives UMC's first heart-kidney transplant

"If I had a nickel for every time I died ... ," said Ron Webb, speaking from his bed in University Medical Center's intensive-care unit, where he was tethered to an impressive array of machines and lifelines.

December 30, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Kidney donor's youth — age 2 — bothered 56-year-old recipient

Kidney donor's youth — age 2 — bothered 56-year-old recipient

It gave this kindly man pause — that the two kidneys that could heal his body and give him a free and active life would come from such a young child.

December 30, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
2 recent firsts mark revival of UMC's transplant team

2 recent firsts mark revival of UMC's transplant team

Somewhere in the Southwest in the weeks before Christmas, a small child and a grown woman died.

December 30, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Flu has yet to take off across Arizona

You may have eaten too much; you may have spent too much.

December 26, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Flu season off to a slow start

You may have eaten too much, you may have spent too much.

December 25, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Mix-up over dog-park sign initially raises some hackles

All canine creatures — great and small — are welcome in the dog park, make no mistake about it.

December 23, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Simpler CPR found to be just as good

There is yet more evidence showing that a simpler and easier way to perform CPR — using chest compressions only — saves lives just as well as traditional CPR and its mouth-to-mouth breathing.

December 21, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
State to pay for 2nd pancreas transplant for ailing woman

State to pay for 2nd pancreas transplant for ailing woman

Despite the failure of a first pancreas transplant, state health authorities have approved a second transplant for a young Tucson mother suffering severe, uncontrolled diabetes.

December 17, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

TB patient contacts sought

An investigation is under way to determine who may have been in prolonged contact with a homeless man before he was jailed for failing to take drugs to treat his tuberculosis, county health officials say.

December 07, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Officials trying to determine who had prolonged contact with man with TB

An investigation is underway to determine who may have been in prolonged contact with a homeless man before he was jailed for failing to take drugs to treat his tuberculosis, say county health officials.

December 06, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Last-minute deal averts mass resignation of UMC radiologists

A mass exit of almost all of the radiologists at University Medical Center was narrowly averted this week, after months of difficult negotiations over finances came down to the wire.

December 01, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Human embryonic stem-cell work must go on, says researcher

A top scientist using stem cells from human embryos to cure disease and repair injuries will proceed with his work, he said in Tucson on Tuesday, despite a recent breakthrough showing the controversial embryos may no longer be needed.

November 28, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

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