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Tucson schools to offer free summer meals to students
TUSD and Sunnyside districts will offer breakfast and lunch for students over the break.
Vaccines and public health in Pima County
A historic outbreak of measles is bringing the debate over childhood immunizations back to top of the news.
UA study of language disorder could aid early dementia detection
The research looks at primary progressive aphasia, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes a gradual decline in language abilities.
New Banner hospital tower open for business
Enhanced patient care and sweeping views combine in state-of-the-art medical center .
US Attempt to Improve Wildland Firefighter Shelters Fails
The effort to create an improved shelter to repel heat followed the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona in 2013.
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Plans Tucson Memory Center
The 10,000-square-foot Toole Family Memory Center will house research as well as patient and family services.
McSally Gets Commitment for Funds to Build Health Clinics on Tribal Lands
The senator expressed concern that the decreased funding in the 2020 budget would impact construction.
Researcher Working to Match Immunology With Stem Cells
Deepta Bhattacharya studies efficiency in the body's response to infections.
Arizona Changes Medical Records Law to Ensure Patient Access
The law requires providers that shut down to transfer records to the patient or to an entity like the statewide health information exchange.
Health Officials: Arizona Sees Surge of Hepatitis A Cases
Pima County says most of the cases in the state have been concentrated in the Tucson area.
Nurses Network Boosting Care for Migrants at Tucson Shelter
The Registered Nurse Response Network has been helping treat migrants in Tucson on weekends for more than three months.
Tucson Fire, UA Work to Reduce Firefighter Exposure to Cancer
The department partnered with the UA College of Public Health to improve firefighters' protective gear.
Pima County Warns of Potential Measles Exposure
The county and the Arizona Health Department say a visitor may have exposed people to measles.
UA Students Bridging Art and Medicine at Poetry Center
The course for medical students was designed around artwork and written experiences from patients, doctors and caregivers.
Drug Take Back Day Opportunity to Dispose of Prescription Drugs
Unused medications can be turned in on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, no questions asked.
VA Aims to Provide One-Stop Shop for Homeless Veterans
The program at the local VA is designed to connect vets with services.
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