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Randy Claxton, LCSW, behavioral health therapist at the Bridges Geropsychiatric Program at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, discusses mental health challenges facing older adults, and a new program that offers struggling elders a helping hand.

Confronting Suicide Part 3: Suicide Among Elderly

In Arizona and across U.S., people 55 and older have highest suicide rate—but deaths underreported and often ignored.

Confronting Suicide Part 2: Prevention Top Focus for Colleges

National effort for students started by parents of University of Arizona student who took his life in 1998.

Copper Queen Hospital in Bisbee Expands Emergency Care

Larger ER will accommodate increase in people going to doctor now that they have federally-mandated health insurance.

Confronting Suicide Part 1: Teen Suicides

In Arizona, percentage of high school students injured or poisoned in suicide attempt almost doubled from 2003 to 2013.

Senior ladies play scrabble

Adult Abuse Cases Increasing in AZ

Arizona Capitol Times reports that the backlog of adult-protection cases has been growing as attention has been focused on efforts to reconstruct the state's child-protection agency.

Public Information Officer, Brandon Tatum with the Tucson Police department gives information about laws regarding bicyclists and their safety.

Bicycle Month Highlights Common Safety Misconceptions

TPD recommends cyclists go beyond state law requirements for visibility, and drivers should watch for bicyclists.

We sit down with the co-director of the UA Center on Aging, Mindy Fain, MD.

New Medical Care Method Could Reduce Health Costs, Creator Says

Concerned with providing quality care while also lowering health care costs, the co-director of the UA's Center on Aging, Mindy Fain, created a new model for caring for elderly patients.

Health Equity in Pima County is Focus of Upcoming Event

Pima County's Health Dept. hosting panel to address issues, such as developing healthy lifestyles, equal access to health care.

All Un-Investigated Child Abuse Reports Assigned

The so-called CARE team named by Gov. Jan Brewer provided the latest update late Monday; the nearly 6,600 ignored reports have had a response they say.

AZ Planned Parenthood Disputes Deficiency Allegations

Health Service Dept. alleges record-keeping, patient-care shortcomings found in Glendale abortion clinic.; PP seeks to have accusations dismissed.

Local Group Hosts Special Prom for Teens with Cancer

Hosted by the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of S. Arizona, teens experience this high school rite of passage on their own terms.

ODs Leading Cause of Accidental Deaths in Pima County

Drug overdoses account for 34 percent of inadvertent fatalities in region; in 2013, 327 people died from this cause.

Tucson Program for Cancer Survivors Expanding Nationally

Founder of Beat Cancer Boot Camp combines passion for helping patients with working out.

9th Circuit Temporarily Grants Block of New AZ Abortion Rules

A federal judge had refused to OK Arizona Planned Parenthood's request; abortion regulations had gone into effect Tues.

Larry Aldrich and Emily Coyle, member of the Employers Health Alliance of Arizona talk about work they are doing to encourage physical activity in the workplace.

Health Organization Trying to get Employees in Motion

More physical activity leads to better health, and could reduce employer health care costs

Young girl riding a bicycle

Children’s Bike Club Promises Health, Community Benefits

Tucson Boys & Girls Club’s new bike club brings children outdoors; researchers say outdoor play boosts physical, mental health.

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