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Some of the lush vegetation growing at Ramona Farms

New Safety Methods Sprout in Fields After E.coli Outbreak

California spinach problem in 2006 led to measures now in effect there and in Southern Arizona.

Missed Insurance Deadline? Maybe Not.

Federal gov. extends window to buy health insurance to end of April to avoid tax penalty

Pima County Board Says No to Not Hiring Smokers

Supervisors OK $30 health insurance surcharge for workers who use tobacco or nicotine.

Arizona Spotlight for February 13th, 2015

A student learns to balance family, education, and work with limited income; translating Murakami's stories into English; repose as a way to deal with stress; a bull rider's quest for the Gold Buckle.

A mother holds her young daughter as a physician performs a routine check up.

Tucsonans Get Help Buying Health Insurance

Deadline to enroll through federal marketplace is Sunday; potential fines for those without coverage.

Pima County Vaccination Rates for Kindergarteners High

County schools average 90%; one private school at 38% of students not fully immunized.

Health Insurance Marketplace Deadline in 5 Days

Second open enrollment season for Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act Signups Top 170K in Arizona

Nearly 50% increase from last year, federal health officials report; deadline to enroll Feb. 15.

Carmona gives a victory speech.

Ebola Legalities Subject of UA Panel Discussion

Former Surgeon General Carmona will lead conversation among lawyers, physicians Wednesday.

Local Health Officials Monitor Measles Outbreak

No cases in Pima County so far; 7 confirmed in Pinal, Maricopa counties; 1,000 people exposed.

METRO WEEK: Behavioral Health Changes Coming to Southern Arizona

New company will distribute state, federal funding to local service providers; service effects unknown.

Banner Takeover of UAMC Approved by Regents

Deal worth nearly $1B includes new operator rebuilding main UAMC hospital on Tucson campus by 2019.

A Mediterranean diet consists mostly of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, olive oil and red wine.

Here's a Diet That Can Reduce Cancer, Prevent Obesity, Diabetes

UA nutritionists co-host events to share research on benefits of Mediterranean-style eating pattern.

Autism Society Takes New Name, Expanded Services

Changes signify growing mission and need to help families coping with affliction.

Hospitals, Community Organizations Partner to Get Tucsonans Insured

Partners hosting enrollment events, running ad campaigns for Affordable Care Act Signups.

Medical Marijuana Sales Up Sharply in 2014

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

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