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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.

Last Month to Get Health Insurance Through Marketplace

Next chance to enroll will be next year; 160K Arizonans have signed up in current period.

Use Your Outside Voice

Local artists promote wellness through Authentic Movement

SynCardia's artificial heart.

Trials on Tucson Company's Permanent Artificial Heart OK'd

SynCardia will begin tests on 19 patients across nation soon, followed by 5 years of monitoring.

72,000 More Arizonans Sign up for Affordable Care Act Insurance

Federal marktplace opened Nov. 15, remains open until Feb. 15 for health coverage; 77% of signups are subsidized.

County: Change in Behavioral Health Administrator Will Not Affect Care

Cenpatico takes over from Community Partnership of Southern Arizona on multi-million dollar state contract.

Child Dies of Influenza in Pima County

First such death in the county since 2009; officials advise everyone 6 months and older to be immunized.

If You Want Health Care By Jan. 1, Buy It Through Marketplace Today

People have to enroll by 15th of every month if they want insurance to kick in first day of following month.

Cigarette in hand

Pima County May Stop Hiring Smokers

Board of Supervisors voting on issue later this month; health officials argue this could save money on healthcare costs.

Marketplace Newcomers Help Keep Health Insurance Rates Down

Consumers have more providers to choose from this open enrollment.

University of Arizona Gets $3.6M for Public Health Training Centers

UA collaborating with Nevada, California, Hawaii to open facilities there; focus will be on rural areas.

Council: Arizona is Well Equipped to Deal with an Ebola Outbreak

But communication between state's healthcare communities needs work to tackle any infectious disease epidemics, group points out.

Consumer Group: Parents Should Keep an Ear Out for Loud Toys

Annual report highlights products that are harmful to children, including some that can cause hearing loss.

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.

Tucson Medical Center Opens Wellness Center at a Shopping Mall

Fitness classes, lectures and medical screenings will now be happening at La Encantada.

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