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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.

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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
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

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
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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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.

September 16, 2014 10:33 am Photos

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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.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

August 24, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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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.

August 19, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…

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