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METRO WEEK: How's Your Health, Pima County?

County-wide health analysis shows strengths, weaknesses of health services.

Arizona at Front Line of Nation's Drug Addiction Epidemic

Expert: '4 out of 5 who become addicted to heroin started by using prescription opiates.'

UA Project Aims to Untangle Medical Jargon for Patients

Management Information Systems project will put information in layman's terms for doctors.

AZ WEEK: Drug Addiction and Heroin 'Pandemic' in Arizona

More than 2,000 people are being treated for opiate addiction in Pima County alone.

Mary Derrick was reunited with her sons after graduating from Family Drug Court.

How Family Drug Court Led One Parent to Get Her Kids Back

Graduate and recovery specialist, both recovering addicts, describe how program benefited them.

Medical Marijuana Sales Up Sharply in 2014

85 Arizona dispensaries sold 10 tons to 55,000 patients, Department of Health Services reports.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Researcher May Get $2M from Colorado

Sue Sisley's study hopes to provide scientific evidence of soothing effects drug may have on PTSD symptoms.

Medical Marijuana for PTSD Study May Move from UA

If university doesn't reinstate Sue Sisley as lead researcher, MAPS will move work to NAU, ASU.

Fired Medical Pot Researcher: 'We Were on Cusp of Implementing UA Study'

Sue Sisley was unexpectedly laid off from the university, stalling her research on marijuana as a possible treatment for PTSD.

ODs Leading Cause of Accidental Deaths in Pima County

Drug overdoses account for 34 percent of inadvertent fatalities in region; in 2013, 327 people died from this cause.

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

Pima County Health Launches Hotline For Young Smokers

Officials say 6,000 Arizona teens become smokers each year; about 90 percent addicted by the time they're 19.

AZ Illustrated Science: Dealing with Addiction

AZ Illustrated explores recovering from addiction

Rock for Rehab

Bisbee addiction treatment center uses annual music festival to raise funds, awareness

Briana Miller speaks about coping with trauma and substance abuse.

Briana’s Story: Starting Over

Young woman copes with trauma, substance abuse as she undergoes treatment; Part 3 of 3

Eddie’s Story: ‘Hopeless Cases’

Counselor uses troubled past to find new approaches to addiction treatment; Part 2 of 3

Pima County Suspends TB Screenings

National shortage of testing liquid prompts cutbacks

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