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Suspended surgery head files $18.9 million claim against University of Arizona

Suspended surgery head files $18.9 million claim against University of Arizona

The suspended head of the University of Arizona’s surgery department has filed an $18.96 million notice of claim against his employers. A notice of claim precedes a lawsuit.

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Planned Parenthood fights impending limits on RU-486

Planned Parenthood fights impending limits on RU-486

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.

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Amado boy remains in stable condition after shooting

A 3-year-old Amado boy remains in stable condition after surgery Monday for a gunshot wound to his lower torso, authorities said.

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Amado boy, 3, shot himself at home

A 3-year-old Amado boy got a hold of a gun in his house and shot himself Monday afternoon, authorities said.

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UA medical dean at center of dispute will move to a newly created job

UA medical dean at center of dispute will move to a newly created job

The dean of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Tucson, who is at the center of a fierce dispute with a top surgeon, is leaving his job for a new one at UA.

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A surgeon's most important tools are habits of mind

Neurosurgeon G. Michael Lemole, Jr., says equanimity of spirit is necessary to persevere after failure.

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Northwest Medical Center completes new surgical wing

Northwest Medical Center completes new surgical wing

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.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson cancer-drug firm inks key licensing deal

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.

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Suspended top surgeon sues UA

Suspended top surgeon sues UA

A charismatic head surgeon who attracted high-profile doctors to the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson says he’s being forced out of his job.

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Tucson may apply $3 to spay-neuter program

Tucson may apply $3 to spay-neuter program

Animal lovers might have a reason to cheer after Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

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Photos: Angelina Jolie makes first public appearance since breast surgery

Photos: Angelina Jolie makes first public appearance since breast surgery

Angelina Jolie joins Brad Pitt on the red carpet for the premiere of his movie "World War Z" in London for her first public appearance since announcing she had breast surgery. See photos of her in London and past photos.

June 02, 2013 1:21 pm Photos

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Surgical robots may not be worth the money

At least seven Tucson area hospitals have expensive da Vinci robots for surgery, but a new study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association says the robots may not be worth the money.

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Tucson woman's tale of brain-fluid leak makes her an Internet star

Tucson woman's tale of brain-fluid leak makes her an Internet star

Tucson resident Aundrea Aragon's unusual story of spending four months with brain fluid leaking from her nose has gone viral.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Docs confirm bullet struck Tucson police officer's brain, say he's 'doing very well'

Docs confirm bullet struck Tucson police officer's brain, say he's 'doing very well'

Tucson police Sgt. Robert Carpenter is able to speak and recognize family members, say doctors who treated the 46-year-old father of two after he was shot in the brain early Sunday.

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Face transplant patient doing well after 7 months

Face transplant patient doing well after 7 months

BALTIMORE — A Virginia man who received a full-face transplant seven months ago eats primarily by mouth and can taste and smell, The University of Maryland Medical Center says.

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Jackson Jr. treated in Tucson prior to bipolar diagnosis

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday.

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Arizona bear attack victim missing part of scalp

PAYSON — A doctor says a 30-year-old Arizona man who survived a bear attack at the Ponderosa Campground is missing part of his scalp.

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1-year-old with new liver to leave Tucson hospital

A 1-year-old girl who received part of her mother’s liver in a rare adult-to-child transplant will finally get to go home.

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Ill. man in joking mood despite nail in brain

Ill. man in joking mood despite nail in brain

OAK LAWN, Ill. — Gail Glaenzer still can’t believe that her fiance unknowingly shot a nail into his skull, let alone that he posted a picture of the X-ray on Facebook during his ambulance ride between hospitals for surgery.

January 20, 2012 5:36 pmLoading…

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