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Banner merger means new names for local hospitals

Banner merger means new names for local hospitals

The change to Banner-University Medical Center Tucson is expected late next month.

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Medical marijuana sales tripled in 2014, state says

Medical marijuana sales tripled in 2014, state says

Arizona's latest medical marijuana report released last week shows dispensary sales tripled last year over 2013.

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Tucson foundation funds UA gastric cancer research

Tucson foundation funds UA gastric cancer research

Study focuses on the common H. pylori bacteria.

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Cardiac surgeon boosts heart health through laughter yoga

Cardiac surgeon boosts heart health through laughter yoga

Laughing together generates "so much happiness" — and therapeutic benefits, too.

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Losing KidsCare hurt Arizona families, reports suggest

Losing KidsCare hurt Arizona families, reports suggest

Arizona is lone state without an active Children's Health Insurance Program.

January 17, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Local Banner hospital merger delayed until February

Local Banner hospital merger delayed until February

Banner will acquire operations of both UA Health Network hospitals.

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3 Tucson hospitals penalized over patient injuries, infections

3 Tucson hospitals penalized over patient injuries, infections

Officials say they've made quality improvements that aren't reflected in the data.

January 15, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…

Avoiding the health insurance penalty

Some people who were without health insurance last year could qualify for an exemption to paying the federal penalty.

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Free flu shots in Tucson today

Free flu shots in Tucson today

Northwest Urgent Care , on Tucson's west side, is offering the community free flu shots today(Tuesday, Jan. 13).

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Six week diabetes class starts in Green Valley this week

Six week diabetes class starts in Green Valley this week

The program is part of a national health effort

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Medical education the subject of upcoming Academy Village talk

Medical education the subject of upcoming Academy Village talk

The former medical director of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics will be the speaker.

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Arthritis event to focus on vital role of sleep

Arthritis event to focus on vital role of sleep

Living Healthy with Arthritis Conference is set for Jan. 24 the UA.

January 12, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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This year, health insurance must be reported on tax returns

This year, health insurance must be reported on tax returns

Tax Form 1095-A verifies marketplace health insurance.

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Controversial psychiatrist to speak in Tucson

Controversial psychiatrist to speak in Tucson

He says there is no such thing as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Free Academy Village talk about medical education

A free public talk titled, "A History of Medical Education in the United States," is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Tucson area Academy Village retirement community.

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Become a Tucson teen healthy living ambassador

A "4-H Healthy Living Ambassador" training program for teens starts Saturday at the Tucson Village Farm.

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USA Triathlon board president lives in Tucson, hopes to grow the sport here

USA Triathlon board president lives in Tucson, hopes to grow the sport here

Barry Siff wants more local residents to, "Try a Tri."

January 05, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Six week diabetes class beginning in Green Valley

Program aims to help older adults and caregivers of adults

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Hospital Association: Medicaid ruling puts Arizonans' health security at risk

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association expressed disappointment at today's Arizona Supreme Court ruling on Medicaid expansion.

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Sahuarita woman to ride float in Rose parade

Sahuarita woman to ride float in Rose parade

Jazmyn Creason had a successful liver transplant in 2011.

December 30, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Perplexed by new insurance plans? He can help

Perplexed by new insurance plans? He can help

Industry navigator helps find the best option to get coverage for families.

December 27, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Tucson retiree turns to Peace Corps in her 70s

Tucson retiree turns to Peace Corps in her 70s

Back from Tanzania mission, she's part of a graying of the volunteer service.

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Full transcript with Valley Fever drug expert

Below is a full transcript of an interview with Dr. John Galgiani, director of the University of Arizona's Valley Fever Center for Excellence:

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Valley fever drug from UA on fast track

Valley fever drug from UA on fast track

Nikkomycin Z is expected to work on people, dogs.

December 21, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Pima reports first pediatric flu death since 2009

Pima reports first pediatric flu death since 2009

The child had other underlying health conditions. No other details are released.

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Pima County reporting first pediatric flu death since '09

First pediatric flu fatality in Pima County since 2009

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Baby born at TMC at 10:11 on 12/13/14

Sequential date last one for a while.

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Baby born at TMC at 10:11 on 12/13/14

Baby born at TMC at 10:11 on 12/13/14

Victoria Marie Jones was born at Tucson Medical Center earlier than her due date.

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Tranplants down at the University of Arizona

The number of transplant surgeries at the University of Arizona Medical Center is down sharply.

December 14, 2014 7:30 am
Health secretary issues sign-up reminder in Tucson

Health secretary issues sign-up reminder in Tucson

Monday is deadline to sign up for coverage to begin Jan. 1.

December 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lawsuit: Controversy destroyed ex-UA surgeon's reputation

Lawsuit: Controversy destroyed ex-UA surgeon's reputation

Former surgery chair Gruessner files 399-page suit against University Physicians Healthcare.

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HHS Secretary Burwell visits Tucson ahead of deadline

HHS Secretary Burwell visits Tucson ahead of deadline

Monday is deadline to enroll for insurance to begin Jan. 1.

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Public meeting about Arizona violent death data

Public meeting about Arizona violent death data

Arizonans for Gun Safety-Tucson is hosting the Wednesday event.

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New national system for donor kidneys to affect local transplants

New national system for donor kidneys to affect local transplants

Two free public meetings will outline the changes

December 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hearings on Tucson hospital deals are poorly attended

Hearings on Tucson hospital deals are poorly attended

The changes are for Carondelet and the University of Arizona health networks.

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Sierra Tucson makes changes after patient dies of drug toxicity

Sierra Tucson makes changes after patient dies of drug toxicity

The 20-year-old male was found unresponsive at 8:45 a.m. on April 13. He died two days later

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Holiday stress can take mental, physical toll

Holiday stress can take mental, physical toll

Healthy ways to manage sadness during joyful season

December 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Survey: Youth substance abuse in county higher than state average

Survey: Youth substance abuse in county higher than state average

More Arizona youths are reporting use of marijuana over cigarettes.

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Free lecture about COPD at UA's Duval Auditorium

Free lecture about COPD at UA's Duval Auditorium

Dr. Fernando D. Martinez's one-hour lecture is called "Early Origins of Asthma and COPD."

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TMC opening wellness center at La Encantada

TMC opening wellness center at La Encantada

Anticipated programming includes fitness classes and a lecture series.

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Giffords set to ride in El Tour de Tucson

Giffords set to ride in El Tour de Tucson

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to ride with her husband and a friend.

November 20, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Health enrollment outreach at Pima Community College this morning

Open enrollment in health insurance via the Affordable Care Act began Saturday, and local advocates are busy doing outreach efforts around town.

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Services for Tucson centenarian Mary Jo Stinnett are today

Services for Tucson centenarian Mary Jo Stinnett are today

Tucson centenarian Mary Jo Stinnett died last week at the age of 105.

November 18, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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UA-Banner health-care merger due Jan. 31

UA-Banner health-care merger due Jan. 31

Health-care merger called a way to remain competitive.

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Date set for Banner merger with UA Health Network

University of Arizona president Ann Weaver Hart sent a memo to the UA campus community this afternoon that says a deal with Banner Health is set to close Jan. 31.

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Center offers free program for memory-impaired seniors

Center offers free program for memory-impaired seniors

Ten-week program at the Tucson Jewish Community Center begins in January.

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Custom bike helps disabled rider speed past latest challenge

Custom bike helps disabled rider speed past latest challenge

Jessica Cox, born without arms, will add El Tour rider to accomplishments.

November 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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St. Elizabeth Health Center to collaborate with El Rio

St. Elizabeth Health Center to collaborate with El Rio

The center made the move to maintain its financial viability.

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Finding hope at HopeFest

There were too many stories of hardship that came out of Tucson's HopeFest event Oct. 25 for us to include in Sunday's story about barriers to dental care.

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Freestanding emergency room to serve Vail, Rita Ranch

Freestanding emergency room to serve Vail, Rita Ranch

The Northwest Emergency Center at Vail scheduled to open in late 2015.

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