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.
Vaccines for uninsured are now available
Cases of whooping cough among students in the Vail Unified School District continue to climb.
After more than five years of steadily trending downward, child fatalities in Arizona increased slightly last year.
After more than five years of steadily trending downward, child fatalities in Arizona increased slightly - by 2 percent - in 2012.
County health officials declared a second outbreak of whooping cough in the Vail School District, as five students at Sycamore Elementary School have tested positive for the highly contagious respiratory disease.
Given the recent outbreak of whooping cough in the Vail Unified School District, an article in this week's New Republic is a timely one.
Retirees’ group to discuss Affordable Care Act
One local community health center that caters to the uninsured hasn’t enrolled anyone in insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
A new community health clinic will be operating in Sierra Vista by February, due to an unexpected federal grant of nearly $1 million.
Sierra Vista is getting a new community health clinic thanks to a nearly $1 million grant to a Cochise County health organization.
UA’s lung transplant program on hiatus
The University of Arizona Medical Center's lung transplant program is once again on hiatus.
A case of whooping cough in an unvaccinated child has been confirmed at Sycamore Elementary School in the Vail Unified School District.
Arizona law requires kids to receive certain vaccines in order to attend school unless a doctor signs a medical exemption form or a parent signs a religious or personal beliefs exemption form.
Three confirmed cases of whooping cough at a Vail high school have prompted drastic action by the Pima County Health Department.
The new director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center will give a free talk about knee osteoarthritis at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Under a clear dome inside a bustling Tucson laboratory, whitish-gray human lungs attached to a ventilator rhythmically expand and contract.
Arizonans who want to purchase subsidized health insurance under President Obama’s new law must do it through the federal government, which is operating the state’s marketplace.
The Pima Council on Aging is sponsoring several upcoming sessions for people who want to know more about Medicare Open Enrollment for coverage in 2014.
A University of Arizona student is the new leader of a unique global group for children who are missing limbs.
Arizonans who want to purchase subsidized health insurance through President Obama's health law must do it through the federal government, which is operating the state's marketplace.
Tucson teenager Addison Rerecich will be featured on PBS' Frontline at 10 p.m. tonight. The show will take a closer look at the vicious bacterial infection that almost took her life.
Sierra Vista Regional Health Center broke ground last week on a new hospital that will double the size of the existing one.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is warning consumers, especially seniors on Medicare, to be cautious of scams related to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
The University of Arizona, where chest-compression-only CPR was developed, will offer a free class in the method on Saturday morning.
Twenty-year-old Amy Escobar has no health insurance and says she doesn’t know anything about President Obama’s health law.
A flu case was confirmed in Pima County Tuesday, and health officials say now is the time to get immunized.
A flu case was confirmed in Pima County Tuesday and health officials say now is the time to get immunized.
UA medical student receives fellowship
The chances of Sabella Sarai Gutierrez-Contreras having an Oct. 2 birthday were way against the odds — one in 48 million according to research by staff at Tucson Medical Center where she was born.
Arizonans who speak only Spanish are unable to use an online tool to purchase insurance under President Obama’s health law.
The Pima Council on Aging tomorrow - Thursday, Oct. 3 - will hold a free, public session designed to help diabetics adhere to medication instructions.
Arizona ranks fifth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 1.84 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center report, “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data.”
The director of exercise science research at Tucson’s Canyon Ranch resort is scheduled to give a free talk at the University of Arizona on Wednesday.
A Tucson-based insurance company is diversifying from covering only government plans and will be part of the Arizona marketplace created under President Obama’s health law.
The Arizona Daily Star interviewed the regional administrator for the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services earlier this month when he was in Tucson.
The Arizona Daily Star spoke with Pima County Medical Society president Dr. Charles Katzenberg about local effects of the Affordable Care Act, which will start enrolling people in federally subsidized health insurance Oct. 1. The enrollment period goes until March 31.
Jay Chavez is young, healthy, and doesn’t go to the doctor much.