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American Legion Crisis Centers Aid About 1,800 Vets

Group aims to hel veterans, neglected by VA, get doctor's appointments, benefits from the troubled department.

CA-Based Health Insurer Inadequate, Consumers Say

Health Net named in most complaints filed with state Dept. of Insurance; alleged lack of access to care, payment issues.

Illegal Dumping: Pima Problem, Citation Goes to Trash Owner

Even if a hauler is at blame, resident who hired the company could be held responsible.

UA Chronic Disease Prevention Research Awarded $4M

Funding from Centers for Disease Control will support ongoing work to reduce prevalence of diabetes, other chronic ailments in border communities.

Fired Medical Pot Researcher: 'We Were on Cusp of Implementing UA Study'

Sue Sisley was unexpectedly laid off from the university, stalling her research on marijuana as a possible treatment for PTSD.

The Tucson Police Department has a unit to investigate internet crimes against children.

TPD Receives New Medical Devices for Heart Attacks

Gootter Foundation has given department 50 AED's designed to easily diagnose, treat arrhythmia.

Rural health care providers in Southeast Arizona may be facing some new challenges. Governor Jan Brewers budget relies on obtaining an exemption from federal rules so she can reduce the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's Medicaid alternative, and save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years.

Court: Hospitals Can Be Sued Under Adult Protection Act

Arizona Supreme Court overturns 2 trial judges' ruling in favor of PHX facilities in wrongful-death lawsuits.

Where Every Word is Precious

Supportive group at Aphasia Center of Tucson living with language disorder that makes simple communication a major challenge.

Board of Regents OKs Negotiations for UAMC Takeover

Phoenix-based Banner Health, UA Health Network hope to finalize $946M deal by September.

2 Top VA Officials Stepping Down

Dept. says moves being made to help improve patients' access to health care, restore trust in agency.

crowded traffic on highway

New Safety Measures to Prevent Wrong-Way Accidents Underway

ADOT has been studying ways to keep more crashes from happening; 5 fatal ones in last 2 months.

Bipartisan Group Asks Supreme Court to Dimiss AHCCCS Suit

Former Gov. Fife Symington among those writing brief in support of Gov. Brewer, state Medicaid expansion.

Segment about a study a trauma surgeon is conducting to help patients in a hospital's intensive care have a better night's sleep.

3 Tucson Hospitals May Face Penalties for Patient Infections

Quarter around country will lose 1% of every Medicare payment for one year for patient injury rates.

VA Employee: Ongoing Cover-Up of Patient Deaths

She also says she was the person who maintained a 'secret list' of veterans who waited months for appointments.

A parvovirus outbreak in Pima County

Humane Society Suspends Dog Intake One Week

Animal shelter reports increase in cases of canine distemper which is highly contagious, deadly.

First West Nile Case Reported in Pinal County

Health officials say they usually don't start seeing any until July; last year, there were 62 confirmed cases in AZ.

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