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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:

December 23, 2014 4:45 amLoading…
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.

December 18, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…

Pima County reporting first pediatric flu death since '09

First pediatric flu fatality in Pima County since 2009

December 18, 2014 1:41 pmLoading…
Baby born at TMC at 10:11 on 12/13/14

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.

December 15, 2014 4:50 pmLoading…

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.

December 13, 2014 6:22 pm Photos

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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.

December 06, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
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.

November 17, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

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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UA study links diet to ovarian cancer survival

UA study links diet to ovarian cancer survival

UA professor's study touts cancer-fighting benefits of a vegetable-rich diet.

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Hospital art exhibit highlights helping hands

A unique exhibit using mannequin hands goes on display this week at the University of Arizona Medical Center's South Campus.

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Ebola fears more problematic than the risk

Ebola fears more problematic than the risk

Local health officials talk about the disease and resources to fight it.

November 02, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Father, son help low-income kids find their smiles

Father, son help low-income kids find their smiles

Program offers discounted braces to kids.

November 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Trouble affording dental care? Where to find it ...

Several agencies in Southern Arizona offer discounted dental services.

November 01, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Needing dental care, Tucsonans line up overnight

Needing dental care, Tucsonans line up overnight

Nearly 25% here live in poverty. It shows in their teeth.

November 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Tucson pastor gets 2 a.m. Ebola check from TPD

Tucson pastor gets 2 a.m. Ebola check from TPD

Officers went to his house to see if he was sick.

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Gluten-free fair at Tucson Medical Center Sunday

A Gluten-Free awareness expo is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. at Tucson Medical Center’s Lifegain Park on Sunday (Nov. 2).

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Gay marriage could change Arizona birth certificate rules

Now that people of the same gender can legally marry in Arizona, the state's office of Vital Records is making some changes.

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Public invited to Ebola forum in Tucson Saturday

Public invited to Ebola forum in Tucson Saturday

Event will discuss community's preparedness.

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New Arizona law mandates "dense breast" patient notification

New Arizona law mandates "dense breast" patient notification

Nineteen states, including Arizona, have enacted mandatory breast density reporting laws.

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Swap candy for a free zoo outing

Swap candy for a free zoo outing

The first 100 kids with candy will get in free Nov. 1. 

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Alfred Bracamonte

Alfred Bracamonte

Alfred Bracamonte, with wife Laura, completed a 5K race on Sunday, 15 months after being diagnosed with an invasive brain tumor. Surgery left him intolerant of loud noises, so his affinity for heavy metal turned into a love of gospel music.

October 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Tucson man checks off milestones after devastating diagnosis

Tucson man checks off milestones after devastating diagnosis

Alfred Bracamonte's new nickname is "Ned" — No Evidence of Disease.

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Ebola risk here called low, but preparations intensify

Ebola risk here called low, but preparations intensify

Tucson-area hospitals, health officials step up education and training efforts.

October 22, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Tucson's HopeFest is Saturday at Kino

Tucson's HopeFest is Saturday at Kino

People in need of free medical and dental care are invited to attend.

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Germs spread rapidly in offices, UA study finds

Germs spread rapidly in offices, UA study finds

Viruses can linger on keyboards, doors and coffee pots, scientists warn.

October 19, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Ebola training at University of Arizona Medical Center

Ebola training at University of Arizona Medical Center

Cases of Ebola in Dallas and Spain prompts protocol review.

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Influenza is our deadliest virus, Arizonans are reminded

Influenza is our deadliest virus, Arizonans are reminded

State's health director worries about clogged emergency rooms amid anxiety over Ebola.

October 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Melanoma Walk is Saturday, Nov. 1

Melanoma Walk is Saturday, Nov. 1

The University of Arizona Cancer Center's fifth annual melanoma walk is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1

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