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Nurses strike in Tucson over staffing, quality of care

Organizers are hoping the strike leads to increased investment in registered nursing staff.

Diné College, UA to train future neuroscientists

Native Americans are one of the most underrepresented groups in biomedical sciences, according to the NIH.

How effective are anti-tobacco campaigns?

A discussion with UA professor Bo Yang, an expert in health communications.

Pima County steps up outreach to prevent vaping

Health officials say they're focused on discouraging younger people from picking up the habit.

Marana High School takes steps to curb vaping on campus

The school's principal says it has been a growing problem in recent years.

Exploring the science behind medical marijuana

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UA symposium to focus on medical marijuana

Speakers will present science-based research on medicinal uses of cannabis.

Senate candidate Kelly says US can lower prescription drug prices

The Democrat told Tucson residents that health care can be improved incrementally.

Pima County rejects age increase for tobacco purchases

Retailers and anti-tobacco advocates opposed it for several reasons.

Planned Parenthood Arizona hires new outreach leader

Lola Bovell says she has a plan to educate Arizona leaders and residents on the state of reproductive rights.

Tucsonans debate details of raising the legal age to buy tobacco

The county is proposing changes to who gets punished and what the punishment should be.

Arizona health experts sound alarm on vaping

A rise in illnesses and deaths prompt experts to advise caution.

UA breaks ground on center that will help turn bioscience research into business

The facility will provide business training and lab space to entrepreneurs in the life sciences.

More West Nile Virus cases being seen throughout Southwest

Arizona has the most cases of any state this year.

CDC reports mumps outbreak in migrant detention facilities

They found 900 confirmed and probable mumps cases among migrants in 57 detention facilities over the past year.

Pima County wants public input on smoking age

The proposal would raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21, including vaping e-cigarettes.

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