The severity of this season’s H1N1 flu has put a local medical team into overdrive.
An independent panel will consider a request from top University of Arizona surgeon Dr. Rainer Gruessner to get his job back, a judge ruled Friday.
A highly specialized cardiac surgeon has been suspended from the University of Arizona Medical Center, leaving patients scrambling for alternatives.
There's no word yet when the heart and lung transplant programs at the University of Arizona Medical Center will re-open.
Patients who arrive at University of Arizona Medical Center with one of the gravest of injuries — a gunshot wound to the brain — are increasingly surviving, a new study finds.
With a deadline looming, the federal government is stepping up efforts to enroll Arizonans in health insurance.
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association is asking Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto SB 1062, a proposed law that would allow businesses to deny services to homosexuals.
Lecture will help you evaluate heart studies
A Tucson nonprofit is integrating with a Phoenix group to improve and expand the way electronic medical records are used in Arizona.
Health-care law to be debated Wednesday
“Is Obamacare the Disease or the Cure?” is the title of a debate at the University of Arizona scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19) in Room 150 of the University of Arizona’s Integrated Learning Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
Internationally-recognized patient advocate and health motivational speaker Amye L. Leong will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Eva M. Holtby Conversations and Lunch this Thursday, Feb. 13.
An unprecedented community effort is taking major action to curb Tucson’s pervasive tide of homeless animals.
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.
Former Congresswoman and current Tucson resident Gabby Giffords has posted a video of herself driving for the first time since the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting that nearly took her life.
Dr. Betsy Thompson, chief medical officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' region that includes Arizona, will be in Tucson tomorrow talking to students.
Two Tucson teenagers with chronic health conditions will dance to advance research into their diseases in a public event this weekend.
Headaches, migraines are focus of free lecture
Valley fever in people, pets is seminar topic
Days before women’s ski jumping makes its Olympic debut, a Tucson filmmaker will unveil a documentary about another sport that is lagging in gender equality.
Southern Arizonans are starting to hear a lot more about getting health insurance.
As surgery chairman at the University of Arizona, Dr. Rainer Gruessner expanded the transplant program to include specialized procedures that have changed lives.
The hospital that shined so brightly during the darkness of the 2011 Tucson shootings is in a bitter professional dispute that has impaired its transplant services.
Free heart-health lecture Thursday
Southern Arizona’s major health-care providers have joined together in an effort to advance health-insurance enrollment.
Southern Arizona’s major healthcare providers have joined together in an effort to advance health insurance enrollment.
Seventy percent of uninsured Americans have not yet been to their state’s online health marketplace, says a new study by Enroll America, which for that reason is increasing its outreach in Arizona.
NW Medical Center bans smoking
Here’s where some local Southern Arizonans stand in getting health insurance for 2014:
Three months into open enrollment for federally subsidized insurance through President Obama’s health law, most Americans who were uninsured before Oct. 1 remain uninsured — and the same holds true in Southern Arizona.
After a week of talking to Southern Arizonans about the Affordable Care Act, the biggest misconception I hear is that the marketplaces are a place to get government insurance plans.
Heart-care classes open for enrollment
Anyone resolving to be more fit in 2014 can get off to a good start at the Pima Animal Care Center on New Year’s Day.
The federal government has denied a request from the city of Tucson that would have allowed local hospitals to draw down millions of government dollars to cover patients who can’t pay.
A Pennsylvania-based Fortune 500 company plans to take over a behavioral health hospital that’s been owned by the nonprofit Tucson Medical Center since 1993.
The University of Arizona Health Network, which includes two local hospitals, is for the first time mandating flu shots for workers.
Coverage extended for pre-existing conditions
Whooping cough cases are at an eight-year high in Pima County, and the Vail area southeast of Tucson continues to suffer the deepest consequences of the ongoing problem.
UA gets nearly $1M
to aid nurse training
Tomorrow's the last chance of 2013 for getting instruction in chest-compression CPR from local medical students.
Three faculty members from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center are scheduled to speak at Tucson’s Fourth annual TEDx event today. TEDx is a locally organized version of the global Technology, Entertainment, Design conferences.
Measles cases are rare in the U.S., with 175 occurring so far this year. Those statistics include 20 hospitalizations and no deaths.
With nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough reported at schools in the community where he practices, Vail pediatrician Dr. Christopher Hickie fears the worst may be yet to come.
Tues. event to explain health-care enrollment
Here's an antidote to Black Friday consumerism: the unconditional love of a shelter animal.
Volunteer dog walkers and cat cuddlers are needed for a special two-hour Thanksgiving morning event at the Pima County Animal Care Center.
On a day when the county shelter does not have regular staff working, volunteers can give a dog some social time and a walk around Silverbell Lake tha…
The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act is the big issue in the races for two Arizona congressional districts — which are among the hottest races in the nation.
Nationally the number of children without health insurance has been steadily declining, but not in Arizona.
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.
Nationally the number of children without health insurance dropped between 2009 and 2011, but not in Arizona, a new study says.