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Grace period for insurance sign-up ends today

Today is the end of a grace period for certain people who are eligible for subsidized health insurance but haven’t yet signed up.

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Healthcare.gov enrollment grace period ends tomorrow

Tomorrow is the end of a grace period for certain people who are eligible for subsidized health insurance but haven't yet signed up.

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Green Valley Hospital to open in 2015

Green Valley Hospital to open in 2015

The Green Valley Hospital is moving forward and is slated to open in early 2015, according to a new website the hospital has created.

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Bisbee hospital opens new ER department

Bisbee's Copper Queen Community Hospital opened its new emergency department and renovation project on Friday.

April 13, 2014 1:45 pmLoading…

Vets center opens at Arizona Health Sciences Library

The Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Center at the University of Arizona has opened a new location in the Arizona Health Sciences Library, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

April 13, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…

UA researcher says many men are undergoing prostate surgery unnecessarily

Men are getting unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer because of greed in the urology community and the drug industry, University of Arizona immunobiologist Richard J. Ablin  says in a new book “The Great Prostate Hoax.”

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Health officials in Pima wary after Phoenix measles report

Pima County health officials are closely watching the investigation into a measles case confirmed in an unvaccinated traveler to Phoenix.

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Loughner shared torment online in months before shooting

In the months leading up to Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner left a chronicle of advancing mental illness, growing rage and suicidal thoughts on his MySpace page, newly released FBI files show.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Measles outbreak in Phoenix puts Tucson on alert

Pima County health officials are closely watching the investigation into a measles case confirmed in an an unvaccinated traveler to Phoenix.

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Released FBI records show Loughner's growing rage

Released FBI records show Loughner's growing rage

Convicted mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner carefully chronicled his changing thoughts, growing rage and suicidal urges in MySpace postings in the months leading up to the shooting, newly-released FBI files show.

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Dr. Weil brings kale salad, miso and more to UA hospital menus

Dr. Weil brings kale salad, miso and more to UA hospital menus

Dr. Andrew Weil has yet to open one of his True Food Kitchen restaurants in Tucson, but his dishes will now be available at a venue previously unknown for culinary prowess — the hospital.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dance with Parkinson’s class is Wednesday

The nonprofit Evolve Dance has scheduled its second Dancing with Parkinson’s class from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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Tucsonan to lead AZ Dental Association

Tucson periodontist Dr. Lisa Lear is the new president of the Arizona Dental Association.

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Walk with a Doc; learn about eye health

The Pima County Medical Society will host Walk with a Doc at 8 a.m. Saturday at Rillito River Park. Walkers sign in at the ramada east of Swan Road on the south bank.

April 06, 2014 8:15 pmLoading…
Medical school, hospital have high ceiling but aren’t ‘at level we need,’ says University of Arizona VP of health sciences

Medical school, hospital have high ceiling but aren’t ‘at level we need,’ says University of Arizona VP of health sciences

In the most recent government ranking of research grants to medical schools, the University of Arizona came in at 63rd out of 128 schools.

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Trauma surgeon Rhee's memoir to hit shelves this summer

Trauma surgeon Rhee's memoir to hit shelves this summer

When he became trauma chief of the University of Arizona in 2007, Tucson had “hardly a trauma program at all,” Dr. Peter Rhee says in a memoir set to hit shelves in June.

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Overdoses comprise more than one-third of Pima County's accidental deaths

About 34 percent of the 843 accidental deaths investigated by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner in 2013 were due to drug or medication overdose, according to a new report.

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Arthritis center will host program on back pain tonight

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center's Living Healthy With Arthritis program will hold an event titled, "Battles of the Bad Back" at 6 p.m. tonight(April 2).

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Cutoff today for Arizonans to get health insurance

Cutoff today for Arizonans to get health insurance

Today is the deadline for enrolling in subsidized health insurance through the federal marketplace.

March 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

State report faults rehab clinic in patient suicide

The Sierra Tucson treatment center north of Tucson did not follow its own policies when a patient committed suicide there earlier this year, a state report says.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Grijalva will attend health insurance enrollment in Tucson today

U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva will visit two Affordable Care Act enrollment fairs in Tucson today to thank navigators for helping the community find affordable health coverage.

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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.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Nearly one-third of Arizonans had inadequate or no health insurance in 2012

Thirty-two percent of Arizonans — 1.8 million people — were either uninsured or underinsured in 2012, putting their finances and health at risk, a new study says.

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Seminar at Tucson Estates promotes senior wellness

A free seminar titled, “Exercise and Nutrition for Active Aging” is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 7 at Tucson Estates.

March 23, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…

Tucson health organization hosts plant-based nutrition forum

The local non-profit Healthy You Network will bring together a medical doctor, a nutritionist/dietician, a psychologist and a chiropractor to speak about various aspects of diet and plant-based nutrition during a two-day symposium scheduled for the weekend of May 3 and 4 at the Berger Center…

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Insurance sign-up events set in Tucson this week

Assistance with enrolling in health insurance will be ramped up on Tucson this week, as the March 31 federal deadline looms.

March 23, 2014 5:45 pmLoading…
Fair, other venues offer insurance enrollment help

Fair, other venues offer insurance enrollment help

Attendees at this weekend’s Fourth Avenue Street Fair will be able to mix shopping and eating with starting the health-insurance enrollment process.

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Federal pre-existing condition plan extending coverage

The federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, PCIP, is once again extending coverage for enrollees.

March 16, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…

UA arthritis center hosts back pain lecture

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center's Living Healthy With Arthritis program will hold an event titled, "Battles of the Bad Back" at 6 p.m. April 2.

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Cindy Wool Seminar on Humanism in Medicine set for April

The Cindy Wool Seminar on Humanism in Medicine is scheduled for 5 p.m. April 2 at the University Marriott Hotel.

March 16, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

UAMC hires director of heart and lung transplant surgery

There’s no word yet when the heart and lung transplant programs at the University of Arizona Medical Center will re-open. But UA officials have hired a new director of heart and lung transplant surgery.

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After 3 years of giving, Christina-Taylor foundation to close

After 3 years of giving, Christina-Taylor foundation to close

For more than three years, the Green family’s dining room table has been dedicated to the foundation created in memory of an exuberant 9-year-old girl who was lost in a spray of bullets on Jan. 8, 2011.

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Change.org petition supports Tucson surgeon

Since the Star published an article Sunday about his suspension from practicing at the University of Arizona Medical Center, public support for Tucson cardiac surgeon Dr. Robert Poston has been coming in from across the country.

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UA Medical Center's traveling team tries to save sickest H1N1 flu patients

UA Medical Center's traveling team tries to save sickest H1N1 flu patients

The severity of this season’s H1N1 flu has put a local medical team into overdrive.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Independent panel to weigh in on appeal by University of Arizona's suspended head of surgery

Independent panel to weigh in on appeal by University of Arizona's suspended head of surgery

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.

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Cardiac surgeon’s suspension puts UA patients in limbo

Cardiac surgeon’s suspension puts UA patients in limbo

A highly specialized cardiac surgeon has been suspended from the University of Arizona Medical Center, leaving patients scrambling for alternatives.

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UA Medical Center hires new heart and lung transplant surgeon

There's no word yet when the heart and lung transplant programs at the University of Arizona Medical Center will re-open.

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UA Medical Center saving more patients with gunshot wounds to brain

UA Medical Center saving more patients with gunshot wounds to brain

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.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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US to Arizona: It's crunch time on health enrollments

US to Arizona: It's crunch time on health enrollments

With a deadline looming, the federal government is stepping up efforts to enroll Arizonans in health insurance.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hospital group says SB 1062 will aggravate Arizona's doctor shortage

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.

February 25, 2014 2:04 pmLoading…

Tucson health briefs

Lecture will help you evaluate heart studies

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Sharing of e-medical records gets a push from Arizona partnership

Sharing of e-medical records gets a push from Arizona partnership

A Tucson nonprofit is integrating with a Phoenix group to improve and expand the way electronic medical records are used in Arizona.

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Health-care law to be debated Wednesday

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University of Arizona clubs to host Affordable Care Act debate

“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.

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Arthritis talk at the Arizona Inn on Thursday

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.

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New effort to curb stray cats, dogs in Tucson

New effort to curb stray cats, dogs in Tucson

An unprecedented community effort is taking major action to curb Tucson’s pervasive tide of homeless animals.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Gabby Giffords is driving

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.

February 08, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

Subsidized health insurance info at the UA Friday

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.

February 06, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Teens' dance show will aid UA researchers

Teens' dance show will aid UA researchers

Two Tucson teenagers with chronic health conditions will dance to advance research into their diseases in a public event this weekend.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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