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UA College of Medicine Marks 50th Anniversary

The school is known for breakthroughs made in asthma and CPR.

Flu Season Right on Time in Pima County

18 cases have been reported in past three weeks.

As Opioid Crisis Deepens, UA Group Seeks Nonaddictive Pain Treatment

Alternative therapies could replace opioids.

ACA Open Enrollment Begins, Prompting Local Health Care Push

Healthcare.gov offerings for 2018 are similar to the previous year's offering, according to health care officials.

Differences and Dwarfism

On a special Arizona Spotlight: Pima County Public Library celebrates diversity; a rare kind of bone health clinic in Phoenix; a roundtable talk from three people living with dwarfism; why the lack of dolls that reflect differences is a problem.

TPD Warns of Fake Oxycodone in Tucson's Illicit Drug Market

The pills can contain other substances, including lethal doses of opioids like fentanyl.

UA Researcher Develops Snake Bite Treatment

Novel combination of carbon monoxide and iron delays venom's damaging effects.

Pima County to Get Regular Air-Quality Forecasts

State environmental department to provide a 5-day outlook for the county.

Flu Season Off to an Early Start on UA Campus

Almost 40 cases diagnosed; exact origin unknown.

Arizona Releases Plan to Fight Opioid Epidemic

A Department of Health Services report outlines 12 actions to fight the opioid crisis.

Forums to Explore Community Impact of Mental Illness

Public events to foster discussion about mental health-related issues, including incarceration, law enforcement, and treatment.

Without Eye Protection, Even a Peek at the Eclipse is Dangerous

Children and young adults are particularly at risk without safety glasses.

"When We Are in Our Addiction, We Are Not Living."

Arizona Spotlight devotes an episode to understanding addiction, including two stories of recovery from destructive eating habits..

Blood Shortage Continues in Southern Arizona

Red Cross collections sites open every day in August

Doctor Sees the Light with Pain Control: Green LED

Physician found headache relief under trees, triggering study.

UA Athletics Looks at Brain Health of All Athletes, Not Just Football Players

Same approach to other injuries: long-term treatment and recovery.

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