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Northwest Medical Center's newest urgent care opened today

Northwest Medical Center opened its sixth urgent care today.

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Ex-foster kids can get government health coverage

Ex-foster kids can get government health coverage

Phoenix-based Children’s Action Alliance is trying to get the word out.

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Fletcher J. McCusker, CEO of Sinfonía Healthcare

Fletcher J. McCusker, CEO of Sinfonía Healthcare

Fletcher J. McCusker owner of Sinfonía Healthcare photo by: Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES, NO MAG

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
Tucson-based Sinfonía expands with new wellness center

Tucson-based Sinfonía expands with new wellness center

Facility, opening Monday, combines primary care with wellness programs.

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Tucson Medical Center CEO Judy Rich and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Tucson Medical Center CEO Judy Rich and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Gov. Jan Brewer chats with Judy Rich, president and CEO of Tucson Medical Center in 2013 following a press conference to build political support for the governor's plan, which she later enacted, to expand the state's Medicaid program. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)  Submitted Photo

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Arizona hospitals doing less uncompensated care

Arizona hospitals doing less uncompensated care

Restoring childless adults to AHCCCS appears to be a boost for hospitals.

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Study examines effects of arguing on couples' health

Study examines effects of arguing on couples' health

UA grad student looks at how arguing affects long-term health.

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Faculty survey gives UA College of Medicine low marks

Most say they like their job, but ding the college for employee retention.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA Health Network board, regents OK Banner partnership

UA Health Network board, regents OK Banner partnership

Deal touted as only way to stay competitive.

June 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA Health Network deal with Banner Health moves forward

UA Health Network deal with Banner Health moves forward

The agreement would make Banner Health Arizona's largest private employer.

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Banner Health poised to take over UA network

Banner Health poised to take over UA network

Deal to acquire two Tucson hospitals, more, is subject to regents' approval.

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Sierra Tucson admits no wrongdoing in suicide

Sierra Tucson admits no wrongdoing in suicide

The no-fault caveat is included in center's agreement to pay $2,000.

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El Tour program seeks kids interested in cycling

El Tour program seeks kids interested in cycling

Participants will learn cycling techniques, safety, sports nutrition, and exercise in a fun and supportive environment.

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Program offers free colorectal cancer screenings

The uninsured and the poor are targeted.

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Tucson cycling program seeks kids interested in health, riding

Tucson cycling program seeks kids interested in health, riding

The Jr. El Tour Youth Cycling Program is looking for a 2014 team of girls and boys, ages 10-12, who are interested in cycling and improving their health.

June 22, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Barber questioning Southern Arizona VA wait times

Barber questioning Southern Arizona VA wait times

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber,  a Democrat from Tucson, is pressing federal officials about wait times in the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care system.

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Options remain for Arizonans who still lack health coverage

Arizonans who missed the open enrollment deadline to get health insurance via the Affordable Care Act still have options, albeit limited ones.

June 17, 2014 12:25 pmLoading…
Few options remain for Arizonans who need health insurance

Few options remain for Arizonans who need health insurance

Arizonans who missed the open enrollment deadline to get health insurance via the Affordable Care Act still have options, albeit limited ones.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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UA Health Network CEO acknowledges Banner talks

UA Health Network CEO acknowledges Banner talks

Dr. Michael R. Waldrum, chief executive officer of the University of Arizona Health Network told employees in a memo sent last night that the organization's senior leaders are "actively exploring" new strategies.

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UA Health Network to talk with Banner Health about affiliation

An internal email suggests the University of Arizona Health Network is considering an affiliation with Phoenix-based Banner Health.

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UA Cancer Center names Kraft new director

UA Cancer Center names Kraft new director

The University of Arizona Cancer Center has a new director — a prostate cancer researcher and medical oncologist from the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Skipping flu shot 'not worth Russian Roulette,' survivor says

Skipping flu shot 'not worth Russian Roulette,' survivor says

Lisa Aguilar woke up March 26 not knowing what day it was, where she was, or why she couldn’t walk.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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County: More patients using Arizona Medical Center's South Campus

County: More patients using Arizona Medical Center's South Campus

Patient and surgical volumes at the University of Arizona Medical Center’s South Campus have gone up more than 100 percent in the last eight years, according to a county memorandum.

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Tucson area's largest health network racks up nearly $30 million in losses

Tucson area's largest health network racks up nearly $30 million in losses

Southern Arizona’s largest health network is $28.5 million in the red so far this fiscal year, and officials say a costly electronic medical records system is largely to blame.

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UA student was ‘dead’ but found ‘the miracle’ and lives again

UA student was ‘dead’ but found ‘the miracle’ and lives again

Medical staff had discussed taking Sam Schmid  off life support in 2011 after a devastating car crash that killed his University of Arizona roommate.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Video Loading…

Phoenix hosptial gets $19M gift to create thoracic transplant center

The only Arizona hospital performing lung transplants recently received its largest-ever donation — a $19 million gift to create a new center for thoracic medicine.

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UA Medical Center restarts heart transplant program

UA Medical Center restarts heart transplant program

The University of Arizona Medical Center has reactivated its renowned heart transplant program.

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Hospital lawyer on peer review

Hospital lawyer on peer review

Phoenix attorney Karen C. Owens responds to questions about clinical peer review

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Prominent UA doctor taunted as 'Robo Rob' says settlement clears him

Prominent UA doctor taunted as 'Robo Rob' says settlement clears him

A prominent Tucson cardiac surgeon who was prohibited from seeing patients earlier this year says he has cleared his name in a settlement with the hospital that suspended him.

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After two years of neuro rehab, former UA student is home

After two years of neuro rehab, former UA student is home

Medical staff had discussed taking Sam Schmid off life support in 2011 after a devastating car crash that killed his University of Arizona roommate.

May 21, 2014 5:45 am Video Loading…

UA to test Android app for women wanting to quit smoking

Women who are current smokers and use an Android smartphone may be eligible to take part in a University of Arizona study on women who want to quit smoking but are worried about weight gain.

May 18, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…

Watch out for norovirus season

Anyone who has been felled by nausea and diarrhea lately is not alone.

May 18, 2014 8:15 pmLoading…

Baby sitter certification class at Casa Grande hospital

Casa Grande Regional Medical Center will offer a Safe Sitter class for girls and boys age 11 to 13 at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7.

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Hospital lawyer on peer review

Hospital lawyer on peer review

Karen C. Owens, a Phoenix-based attorney, gives written responses about clinical peer review to the Arizona Daily Star

May 15, 2014 4:06 pm
Douglas hospital fined for deficiencies

Douglas hospital fined for deficiencies

Cochise Regional Hospital spent two years in violation of its state health license by not offering surgery to patients, a newly released report says.

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Try out ballet barre/Pilates/yoga combo classes for free

A new studio that combines ballet barre work, Pilates and yoga is opening at La Encantada shopping center in Tucson and will be offering free classes during the week of May 19 - 25.

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Arizonans whose health insurance plans were canceled will get a longer grace period

The Arizona Department of Insurance is giving an additional grace period to people holding health insurance policies that were canceled under the Affordable Care Act.

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Cochise Regional Hospital state enforcement agreement

Cochise Regional Hospital state enforcement agreement

Enforcement agreement signed April 16 between the Arizona Department of Health Services and Cochise Regional Hospital in Douglas

May 09, 2014 11:04 am
UA names Neumayer as new surgery head in midst of legal fight

UA names Neumayer as new surgery head in midst of legal fight

Dr. Leigh A. Neumayer, a well-known breast cancer surgeon, has been named head of the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, UA officials announced Tuesday.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona "dodged a bullet" on measles case

Worry about the possibility of a measles outbreak in Arizona appears to be over, at least for now.

May 05, 2014 6:43 amLoading…

Health Briefs: Free hearing test this month and other health-related events this week

Phone-based hearing test free during May

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Carmona to talk about role as Surgeon General

ormer U.S. Surgeon General and current Tucson resident Dr. Richard H. Carmona will give a public talk at the University of Arizona Medical Center Wednesday morning.

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Joint pain prevention focus of lecture

A free 75-minute presentation about the latest treatments for joint pain is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Help make dance video for cancer-awareness

Livestrong in Tucson invites members of the public to make a dance video to raise cancer awareness.

May 04, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…

Free hearing test this month

Think you might have hearing loss? The National Hearing Test, developed by scientists with funding from the National Institutes of Health, is free in May in recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month.

May 04, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…

National ratings give Tucson hospitals a grade of ‘C’

Local hospitals say the public should not rely solely on a national patient safety scorecard released last week that gave mediocre grades to all included Tucson facilities.

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