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Pneumonia-Like Symptoms? It Might Be Valley Fever

Early diagnosis is the key to effective treatment

Push in Tucson to Get Spanish Speakers Health Insurance

They make up Arizona's and Pima County's largest group of people without coverage.

UA Project Aims to Untangle Medical Jargon for Patients

Management Information Systems project will put information in layman's terms for doctors.

Arizona Healthcare Signups Nearly Doubled in Last Open Enrollment

Total statewide enrollment is now more than 200,000

Tucson Fire Given Pet Resuscitation Kits

Special kits designed to help Fido and Whiskers recover

METRO WEEK: Behavioral Health Changes Coming to Southern Arizona

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

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. Has More Insurance Options This Open Enrollment Period

United Healthcare, two other companies have joined in to sell plans on Arizona's federally run marketplace.

Second Chance to Get Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act

Open enrollment starts Saturday, Nov. 15 for those who didn't get covered last year.

mosquito biting

Mosquitoes May Stay Until November

Pima County health officials receiving up to 10 complaints a day; warm weather, rain create prime spots for bugs to breed.

Pima County Latino HIV Rates Higher Than National Average

As part of nationwide awareness day, local officials want to break stigma.

Federal Grant Supports Healthcare Enrollments in Pima County

Award nearly totals $200K from US Dept. of Health; initiative aims to get low-income women insured.

Linda Williams, a physician at El Rio Community Health Clinic, performs a routine checkup on her patient.

El Rio Community Health Center Gets $250K from Feds

Award part of more than $35M in Affordable Care Act funds Obama administration is handing out.

St Mary's Parent Company to Pay $35M to Settle Alleged False Claims

Prosecutors argue Carondelet Health Network's Tucson hospitals improperly billed Medicare, two other federal health care programs.

Arizona residents are getting to vote on medical marijuana as part of Proposition 203.

Medical Pot Researcher Denied Dismissal from UA Appeal

Organization asks Board of Regents to allow transfer to NAU, ASU.

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