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A display of Native American practice used to help others heal, at the New Directions Center, a behavior health and treatment center.

Researchers Explore Roots of American Indian Resilience

New studies reveal protective elements of Native American cultural traditions; used for various healing treatments.

Valley Fever Common But Not Harmless

Lung infection endemic to the American Southwest carries risk of complications.

AZ Week: Child Welfare Crisis Eases a Bit

Funding from Legislature, procedural changes by state agency bringing improvement, but much more needed.

Lawsuit: AZ Medicaid Expansion Unconstitutional

Goldwater Institute files on behalf of 36 Republican state lawmakers, says tax to fund expansion violates AZ Constitution.

Effort to Defeat Medicaid Expansion Fails

Committee falls 5,000 signatures short of minimum needed for issue to go on next year's ballot.

Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Are Preventable, Study Says

Nearly one-fourth of deaths caused by heart disease, stroke, hypertension avoidable with quality health care, healthy lives.

The Tucson Fire Department utilizes trucks like this one to respond to less serious calls which don't require a full fire engine.

Tucson Fire's New Rescue Unit Saves Resources

Rescue 8 responds to less grave emergency calls, though it's equipped for higher-risk ones as well.

Dust blows from Freeport MacMoRan mine tailings near Green Valley, Ariz. in July, 2013. The incident led Pima County to issue a notice that the company violated air quality standards.

Freeport MacMoRan Faces Air Quality Violation

Pima County asks mining company south of Tucson to come up with plan to prevent dust after summer complaints.

"Doctors' Diaries," a two-part NOVA special.

AZ Week: Here Comes Obamacare

Debate over it continues raging, even as insurers, doctors, businesses prepare for enrollments come October.

AZ Campaigning to Send Car Seats to Mexico

Safety devices more expensive, harder to get south of the border, state plans to help

Dogs at the Pima Animal Care Center

Changes Proposed to Reduce Number of Euthanized Dogs

Advisory committee for Pima County Animal Care Center says better staffing, health protocol could help.

Researchers Use Social Media to Study Nutrition Patterns

Survey participants used Twitter to document everything they ate and drank, and why, for 3 days.

Construstion crews work to complete the new wastewater treatment facility on Roger Road.

Workplace Deaths Down in Arizona, US

State data indicated there were 37 workplace fatalities in 2012, compared to last year’s 65.

Doctor examines baby

New Report Examines Births Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Teen birth rates high in the borderlands; early-term labor more prevalent, according to the CDC.

Report: Arizona’s Cancer Rate Below US Average

Annual diagnoses in state total 27,000, 14% lower than nationally; 10,000 Arizonans die of cancer yearly.

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.

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