Drug poisoning now exceeds car accidents as the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in Arizona.
In September 1958, a future columnist, then 17, was unpacking as a college freshman when upperclassmen hired by tobacco companies knocked on his dormitory door, distributing free mini-packs of cigarettes. He and many other aspiring sophisticates became smokers.
For many horse owners, equine massage therapy has become an important feature of the care they provide for their animals.
PHOENIX — Planned Parenthood and a Tucson gynecologist are asking a federal judge to block new rules that will sharply restrict the ability to perform abortions using drugs instead of surgery.
Kerry Kennedy was just acquitted, and rightly so, of “drugged driving” — she mistook a sleeping pill for her thyroid medication and conked out at the wheel.
PHOENIX — Citing the need to protect women’s lives, the state House voted Tuesday to allow state health officials to make unannounced inspections at abortion clinics without first getting a warrant.
PHOENIX — The parents of a brain-damaged Mesa boy have a right to ask court permission to be able to buy and administer marijuana extracts for their child, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled late Friday.
Neurosurgeon G. Michael Lemole, Jr., says equanimity of spirit is necessary to persevere after failure.
Someone with a serious medical emergency — a gunshot wound, stabbing, injuries from a crash — can confront Tucson police officers on any given day.
State health officials say influenza is now widespread in Arizona, and Pima County is no exception.
Northwest Medical Center has built a new surgical wing with larger suites and technologically advanced equipment. The $50 million wing is complete and will be operational Jan. 27.
Tucson-based Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals Inc. has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with a Swiss drug company for European and Japanese rights to develop and commercialize a gastrointestinal-cancer-prevention drug.
A front-page article appeared in the Star on Dec. 29 regarding hospice care in America (“Hospices recruiting nondying patients”).
The University of Arizona Health Network, which includes two local hospitals, is for the first time mandating flu shots for workers.
Local entrepreneur and investor Rodger Ford joined artificial-heart maker SynCardia Systems in 2005 and helped the Tucson-based company raise money to develop key components and reach profitability.
The recent opinion piece on the physician shortage problem added great clarity to the issue (“We can head off physician shortages with help from elected officials,” Nov. 11).
I’m one of the lucky ones.
A case of whooping cough in an unvaccinated child has been confirmed at Sycamore Elementary School in the Vail Unified School District.
A 42-year-old man was found dead outside a south-side house Tuesday morning, police said.
I was deeply disappointed to see the front-page article in the Star regarding the popularity of hookah smoking (“Hookah lounges proliferate as UA students kick back,” Oct. 11).