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More Home Health Stories from May 2015

METRO WEEK: Local Health-Care Systems Changing

Many Tucson-area hospitals partnering with other health care organizations

May 22, 2015

Arizona Cancer Charities Accused of Scam

Four cancer charities charged in federal court with bilking donors.

May 19, 2015

UA Researcher Wins $792K Grant for Cancer Study

Pascale Charest seeks causes of breast cancer metastasis and treatment to stop it.

May 19, 2015
Shannon Rivers, an Akimel O'odham member, leads purification ceremonies at the Coconino County Jail, where half the inmates are Native American.

Drug Cartels Target Indian Country and Vulnerable People

Addiction high among Native Americans, where unemployment can lead them to drug trade.

May 12, 2015

Newly Approved Rattlesnake Anti-Venom Under UA Study

Drug is second OK'd by FDA for treatment; up to 200 Arizonans are bitten each year.

May 11, 2015

Health Officials Seek Higher Child Vaccination Rates

Number of optional exemptions still more than officials recommend for protection.

May 6, 2015

Arizona's First "Fisher House" to be Built in Tucson

Home will benefit military service members, veterans and their families.

May 5, 2015

Service Providers Work to End Homelessness in Tucson

Goal: End veterans' homelessness by end of this year, all homelessness by 2017.

May 5, 2015

Community Program Aims to Slow Progression of Dementia

'Elder Care' helps people with memory loss stay physically and mentally active.

Apr 30, 2015
A still image from the documentary Last Days in Vietnam.

Vietnam War's Agent Orange Legacy Exceeds 40 Years

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

Apr 27, 2015
Video conferencing makes access to specialty care easier in rural areas.

Technology Improves Medical Access in Doctor Shortage

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

Apr 27, 2015
We take a look at a Tucson man who says he improved on an existing idea that will help people to quit smoking.

Tucson VA to Reduce Hospital's Smoking Areas

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

Apr 16, 2015
A new emergency communication network in Pima County is intended to help connect emergency responders who work in disparate public safety agencies.

UA Research: Twitter Helps Predict Emergency Room Visits

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

Apr 16, 2015

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

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

Apr 15, 2015

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

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

Apr 14, 2015

Research: Immigrants Seek Health Care Less Than Most

Data contradicts narrative that undocumented people burden to system.

Apr 13, 2015

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