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Tucson's pedestrian fatality problem

The city has seen a steady rise in people struck and killed while walking in recent years. Other cities face the same problem.

Tucson Medical Center to give away 600 car seats

A car seat can nearly double a child’s chances of surviving a crash. But most aren’t used properly, if they’re used at all.

Study: Arizona among states with highest rates of uninsured children

Researchers put the state at more than 3 percentage points above the national average

CAP shutdown might produce cloudy water

Annual maintenance shifts Tucson Water to local wells.

Tucson raises minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21

The 6-1 vote makes Tucson the fifth city in the state to adopt such an ordinance.

Low-level contaminants in drinking water still harmful, report says

A nonprofit says federal drinking water guidelines don't necessarily protect the health of water users.

UA Cancer Center receives $5M gift from big name in cosmetics

The gift traces back to a phone call from the Estee Lauder chairman to the Cancer Center founder.

Tucson to discuss tougher tobacco ordinance after failed effort with county

The city-only version comes three weeks after county supervisors killed a cooperative plan to raise the smoking age.

Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

The attorney general says the maker of OxyContin has worked to undermine terms of the settlement.

Panel to present research on medical marijuana

Organizers are calling Wednesday's symposium the first of its kind in Arizona.

UA researchers put food safety under a microscope in Yuma

A study is looking into the reasons behind persistent E. coli outbreaks in the produce growing region.

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.

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