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Health & Medicine

Navajo Junk Food Tax Takes Effect Wednesday

Apr 1, 2015


2% tax on chips, cookies, soda, other items aimed at reducing obesity, diabetes, heart disease.


Ducey Defends Abortion Restrictions in New Law

Mar 31, 2015


Bill he signed this week requires women to be told about reversal option.


Students Aim to Curb Smoking, Raise Awareness at Bus Stop

Mar 31, 2015


Student-created art features tobacco-free messages on Sun Tran bench in front of Miles School.


Flu Cases Wane, But Season Not Over Yet

Mar 30, 2015


Winter has been 'average,' with cases spread evenly rather than spiking, health officials say.


Former UA Marijuana Researcher Restarting in Phoenix

Mar 27, 2015


Terminated in Tucson, she gains approval for federally sanctioned study on PTSD effects.


Weekend Walk Aims to Raise Mental Health Awareness

Mar 27, 2015


9th annual NAMIWalks event expected to draw thousands of participants to South Side.


Latinos Increase Health Coverage Under Federal Law

Mar 26, 2015


Affordable Care Act enrollments up sharply in ethnic group nationally; Arizona figures not known.


7,000 Unintended Pregnancies Prevented in Arizona in 2014

Mar 25, 2015


Family Health Partnership uses federal funding for low-income women and families.


New Grant to Help Native Americans Become Doctors

Mar 24, 2015


The grant will help prepare students prepare for college and earn medical- and health-related degrees.