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Syphilis cases rise sharply in Pima County

Syphilis cases rise sharply in Pima County

Syphilis cases in Pima County have sharply risen this year, and in response, local health officials are offering free confidential testing through the end of October.

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Prospective majority owner visiting Carondelet hospitals here

Prospective majority owner visiting Carondelet hospitals here

Dallas-based Tenet is one of the country’s largest health systems.

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Helping baby Hayden

Helping baby Hayden

On Sunday the Arizona Daily Star published a story about a local baby, Hayden Poeling, who recently had brain surgery to disconnect her left hemisphere due to a rare condition called hemimegalencephaly.

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Health Notes

Health Notes

Local health-related news.

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Woman with ruptured brain aneurysm beats odds

Woman with ruptured brain aneurysm beats odds

Lauren Clifton was in surgery within hours of a sharp headache.

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Tucson festival to explore traditional Chinese medicine

Tucson festival to explore traditional Chinese medicine

The third annual Chinese Culture Festival will focus on health and wellness.

September 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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To save their baby, Tucson family leaves town

To save their baby, Tucson family leaves town

Tucson hospitals lacked specialized pediatric care to treat daughter's rare brain condition.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local angle: Enterovirus 68

Cases have been reported in neighboring states, but to date Arizona has no known enterovirus 68, state health officials say.

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Thin Mint Sprint 5K set for Sept. 28

Thin Mint Sprint 5K set for Sept. 28

The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona are hosting the Thin Mint 5K.

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UAMC's patient concierge strives for 5-star experience

UAMC's patient concierge strives for 5-star experience

Vice president for patient experience is keeping an eye out, listening too.

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UPH agrees to retract allegations vs. Gruessner

UPH agrees to retract allegations vs. Gruessner

Board upholds panel’s findings, offers former UAMC head of surgery new role.

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Expert panel decision on the wrongful termination of Dr. Rainer Gruessner

Expert panel decision on the wrongful termination of Dr. Rainer Gruessner

A panel of three prominent liver transplant surgeons from outside of Arizona listened to nine hours of testimony Aug. 5 about University Physicians Healthcare's termination of surgery chair Dr. Rainer Gruessner. They decided he was wrongfully dismissed.

September 05, 2014 4:02 pm
UA Medical Center ending home health services

UA Medical Center ending home health services

Program served about 400 patients; its elimination will cost 36 jobs.

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Sierra Tucson settles lawsuit over patient's death

Sierra Tucson settles lawsuit over patient's death

The lawsuit was filed by the family of Dr. Kenneth Litwack.

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Public town hall on veterans' health is Friday

Public town hall on veterans' health is Friday

Veterans and their families are invited to participate in Veterans Administration town-hall in Tucson Friday

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University of Arizona testing experimental Alzheimer's drug

University of Arizona testing experimental Alzheimer's drug

Tucson participants needed for Alzheimer's study.

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Submit documents by Friday or lose insurance, feds say

Submit documents by Friday or lose insurance, feds say

More than 6,000 Arizonans risk losing federal marketplace health insurance.

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UA Health Network answers questions about Banner deal

UA Health Network answers questions about Banner deal

Capital imbalance means Phoenix-based system takes the lead role.

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Tucson surgeon was wrongfully dismissed, panel says

Tucson surgeon was wrongfully dismissed, panel says

Panel says University Physicians Healthcare should apologize to Dr. Rainer Gruessner.

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Panel: Tucson surgeon Gruessner wrongfully terminated

Panel: Tucson surgeon Gruessner wrongfully terminated

The panel’s recommendation now goes to the board of directors of University Physicians Healthcare.

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Upcoming arthritis lecture focuses on joint replacement

Upcoming arthritis lecture focuses on joint replacement

A free lecture about joint replacement surgery is scheduled Sept. 3.

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Centenarian embracing the age of discovery

Centenarian embracing the age of discovery

Mary Jo Stinnett turns 105 on Thursday and still likes to learn.

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AHCCCS concerned about Banner/UA Health merger

AHCCCS concerned about Banner/UA Health merger

Will hold a public hearing in Tucson on Monday.

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AHCCCS letter to the UA Health Network

AHCCCS letter to the UA Health Network

August 22, 2014 10:22 am
Tucson patient data breached in massive cyber attack

Tucson patient data breached in massive cyber attack

Social Security numbers, more stolen from some Northwest Healthcare patients.

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Meet the UA College of Medicine Class of 2018

Meet the UA College of Medicine Class of 2018

One hundred and fifteen students are in the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson class of 2018.

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Eat at Feast today and Wednesday to help animals

Eat at Feast today and Wednesday to help animals

Feast restaurant on Speedway will be holding benefits for local cats and dogs.

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Tucson patient information breached in cyber attack

Tucson patient information breached in cyber attack

The Social Security numbers, names and addresses of some local patients have been stolen

August 19, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…
Carondelet pays $35M to settle false claim allegations

Carondelet pays $35M to settle false claim allegations

Whistleblower who notified government will get nearly $6 million.

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Health briefs: Free workshop on Alzheimer's disease

Health briefs: Free workshop on Alzheimer's disease

Free 90-minute workshop is expected to address common fears about Alzheimer's disease.

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TMC seeks mural artists for new elder center

TMC seeks mural artists for new elder center

A new short-term psychiatric center for seniors needs hopeful artwork.

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Mobile service to offer prostate screenings Sept. 24

Mobile service to offer prostate screenings Sept. 24

The Prostate On-Site Project will conduct screenings Sept. 24. 

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Nearly 350,000 in AZ due health-insurance refunds

Nearly 350,000 in AZ due health-insurance refunds

Health insurers must pay $11 million in refunds to comply with the law.

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At hearing, fired surgeon, UPH agree on little

At hearing, fired surgeon, UPH agree on little

Transplant doctor wants an apology. University Physicians officials say dismissal was just.

August 05, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Report: Med schools should enroll more undocumented students

Report: Med schools should enroll more undocumented students

Undocumented students could help relieve the primary care physician shortage, the study says.

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Tucson surgeon balances medicine with ultrarunning

Tucson surgeon balances medicine with ultrarunning

Luis Leon sets his sights on 200-mile race, raising awareness of vascular disease.

August 04, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Health briefs

Health briefs

The Southern Arizona Psychological Association is hosting an event on Friday, Aug. 15 focusing on medical marijuana

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Ousted surgery chair's hearing set for Tuesday

Ousted surgery chair's hearing set for Tuesday

Dr. Rainer Gruessner will argue his case before an independent panel of physicians.

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Unused lunch boxes needed for young patients

New, unused lunch boxes, preferably the soft-sided style with a zipper, are needed for local pediatric patients.

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New, unused lunch boxes needed for pediatric cancer patients

The lunch boxes are a place where pediatric patients can store their numerous medications

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Arizona has new restrictions on buying cough medicine

Arizona has new restrictions on buying cough medicine

Minors must now have a prescription to purchase most OTC remedies.

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Academic nature of deal makes hospital sale complex

Academic nature of deal makes hospital sale complex

A closer look at Banner's proposed acquisition of the UA Health Network. 

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Memo from James K. Beckmann

Memo from James K. Beckmann

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Tenet Healthcare Corp.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Agreement calls for selling Carondelet hospitals

Agreement calls for selling Carondelet hospitals

Two healthcare firms have signed a letter of intent to acquire Carondelet.

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Carondelet Health Network to be sold

Carondelet Health Network to be sold

The deal affects St. Mary's and St. Joseph's in Tucson and Holy Cross in Nogales.

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Free Hepatitis C screenings at UA Medical Center

Free Hepatitis C screenings at UA Medical Center

Baby boomers are the targeted population for the new walk-in service.

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