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Flu, Winter Visitors Fill Tucson Hospitals to Capacity

A strong strain of the flu has hit during hospitals' busy season, and beds are full.

Mark McLemore speaks with Roger L. Miesfeld a UA Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

UA Re-Engineering Mosquitoes to Resist Disease

Winged insects are as bothered by pathogens as humans are by them.

Open fruit of Bixa orellana, showing the seeds from which annatto is extracted.

Natural Food Product Could Prevent Skin Cancer

UA researchers study common Latin American ingredient for UV protection.

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UA Study Debunks Native American Alcohol Use Myths

Heavy alcohol use rates are similar for whites and Native Americans

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

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

Arizona Spotlight for February 5, 2016

Research at ASU to better understand concussions; Fort Lowell Day celebrates Tucson history; a woman shares her bi-cultural world on "DĂ­melo"; "Old Jews Telling Jokes" brings laughter to The Live Theatre Workshop.

Dr. Richard Carmona (D), who is running for the Senate, talks about his campaign.

Former Surgeon General: All Must Join for Health Care

Richard Carmona calls for better access to health care, more funding for education

Health Care Enrollment Deadline Approaches

Last day to apply for federal health care marketplace is January 31

Study: Too Many State Latino Children Remain Uninsured

Number has grown, but Arizona remains above national average.

AZ Week: Medicare Policy Will Change End of Life Planning

Doctors and patients now able to have more conversations about next steps.

Insurance Top Issue for Arizona Children’s Advocacy Group

Children's Action Alliance wants KidsCare program restored; seeks legislative support.

UA Researcher Finding New Drugs for Various Flu Strains

Pharmacy professor targets protein common to viruses to develop treatment.

UA Studies Turmeric to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

45 volunteers sought to see if South Asian spice's anti-inflammatory properties help.

Since holes and bare spots no longer develop on the field, athletes have less worries of injury.

Arizonans Research Brain Injury in Ex-Football Players

Federal government providing $16 million for degenerative disease study.

State Has First Instance of Dual Mosquito-Disease Outbreak

West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis viruses found together in Arizona for first time ever.

Remembering Tucson's Homeless on Winter Nights

On any given night, an estimated 5,000 people live on the streets of Pima County.

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