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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.

November 17, 2014 2:55 pmLoading…
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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Northwest Medical Center opening emergency room for Vail

Northwest Medical Center says it is investing $7.2 million into a new “freestanding emergency room” in Vail, a community southeast of Tucson.

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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.

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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.

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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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Some common questions about ACA enrollment

Some common questions about ACA enrollment

Open enrollment for health coverage via the ACA runs Nov. 15-Feb. 15.

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Benefit concert to help UA Mobile Health Clinic

Benefit concert to help UA Mobile Health Clinic

Gabriel Ayala Trio to perform at fundraising concert this Sunday.

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State board lifts moratorium on issuing doctor licenses

State board lifts moratorium on issuing doctor licenses

The Arizona Medical Board had a backlog of more than 700 applications. 

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Arizona Medical Board to re-issue physician licenses

Arizona Medical Board to re-issue physician licenses

A special meeting today at noon focused on the problem.

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"Microbirth" documentary links the way babies are born to immune response

The Friends of Midwifery at El Rio Community Health Center and Tucson's Waldorf School Treasuring Childhood program will present the documentary "Microbirth" at the Loft Cinema in Tucson Thursday night.

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Arizona Ombudsman's 2013 Report on the Arizona Medical Board

Arizona Ombudsman's 2013 Report on the Arizona Medical Board

The Arizona Ombudsman's Office in 2013 issued a report that said the Arizona Medical Board was unlawfully expediting physician licenses. The legislature passed a law increasing licensing requirements and now the board has stopped issuing new licenses.

October 07, 2014 10:24 am
Mural in new psychiatry center boosts healing art program

Mural in new psychiatry center boosts healing art program

Tucson artist Jos Villabrille was selected over 58 other applicants to create the mural.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Whistleblower who got $6 million still on lookout for fraud

Whistleblower who got $6 million still on lookout for fraud

She speaks out after instigating largest false-claims settlement in Arizona history.

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Why Tucson quadruplets were born in Phoenix

The Arizona Daily Star this week reported on the Alston family of Tucson , which tripled its size on Sept. 26 with the birth of their quadruplets, Drew, Audrey, Cass and Ava.

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FDA fast-tracks UA-developed valley fever drug

FDA fast-tracks UA-developed valley fever drug

The anti-fungal product has been in the works here since 2005.

October 02, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Carondelet False Claims Settlement

Carondelet False Claims Settlement

October 01, 2014 2:15 pm
Arizona Ballot Prop. 303

Arizona Ballot Prop. 303

Proposition 303 is known as the Terminal Patients' Right to Try Referendum

October 01, 2014 12:53 pm

Free health fair set for Oct. 9

By Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Free health fair Oct. 9 at Armory Park Center

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15

Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15

Tucson-area Medicare beneficiaries can learn about benefit changes during this series.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Lecture to focus on influencing aging's biomarkers

Lecture to focus on influencing aging's biomarkers

The latest in the UA Arthritis Center's "Living Healthy With Arthritis" speaker series.

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Tucson talk: Optimal Aging

Tucson talk: Optimal Aging

A Tucson lecture titled "Optimal Aging — Rewinding the Clock," will focus on positively influencing the biomarkers of aging.

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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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