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Health & Medicine

Vietnam War's Agent Orange Legacy Exceeds 40 Years

Apr 27, 2015


Dioxin-based chemical still a health threat four decades after war's end.


Technology Improves Medical Access in Doctor Shortage

Apr 27, 2015


Telemedicine is helping patients see specialists they might not otherwise have access to.


Tucson VA to Reduce Hospital's Smoking Areas

Apr 16, 2015


Officials say move helps veterans who are quitting, matches other health-care facilities.


UA Research: Twitter Helps Predict Emergency Room Visits

Apr 16, 2015


Study matched information from 'tweets,' air sensors and medical records


Part 2: Domestic Violence Issue 'Huge,' Head of Shelter Says

Apr 15, 2015


1 in 4 women will be victims; 12,000 calls annually in Pima County, yet incidents are under-reported.


Part 1: Pima Sheriff's Domestic Violence Plan a National Model

Apr 14, 2015


Sergeant says agency goes beyond standard for response to separate perpetrators, victims.


Research: Immigrants Seek Health Care Less Than Most

Apr 13, 2015


Data contradicts narrative that undocumented people burden to system.


Navajo Nation 'Junk Food' Tax Clashes with Economics

Apr 13, 2015


Half of population living in poverty; for them, snack foods are cheaper than fresh, healthy products.


How Family Drug Court Led One Parent to Get Her Kids Back

Apr 10, 2015


Graduate and recovery specialist, both recovering addicts, describe how program benefited them.