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Heat Deaths Climb in Phoenix, But Not in Tucson
Experts say Maricopa County is warmer due to an "urban heat island" effect.
Grant Funds Research to Fight Deadly Lung Disease
The University of Arizona College of Medicine seeks a cure for excessive scar tissue.
Illicit Opioid Seizures Rise as Prescriptions Drop
A discussion with DEA special agent in charge Doug Coleman.
Tucson Medical Center Sues Opioid Industry
The suit blames opioid makers and distributors for creating the opioid crisis.
Report Card: Breastfeeding Rates Still Fall Short
The CDC report suggested most mothers want to breastfeed but lack necessary social supports.
VA Schedules Mental Health Summit
Event brings together vets, officials and service providers to discuss suicide prevention
Marana Developing Plan to Treat Two Contaminated Wells
Wells have tested positive for compounds not regulated by federal laws.
Arizona Utility Company Customers Advised to Boil Water
The notice was issued Wednesday for a town 40 miles east of Yuma.
Insurer Backs Effort to Address Opioid Misuse, Overdoses
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is spending $10M on an effort to support prevention, treatment and recovery programs.
UA Researcher Looks to Hunter-Gatherer Sitting Posture to Understand Back Pain
By studying the Hadza tribe, research from a UA anthropologist suggests it's not how much we sit, but our posture.
Professor Investigating Effectiveness of Human Immune System
Janko Nikolich considers the body's defenses among its most powerful functions.
City Council Takes Initial Step in Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age
The council has asked the city manager's office to prepare an ordinance that would raise the age to 21.
AG Brnovich: Marijuana Money Can Be Used for Addiction Services
The Arizona attorney general's opinion touched on the 2010 law creating a medical marijuana program.
PACC: Fewer Animals Euthanized, No Increase in Bites
The county shelter suggests in a report that while efforts to release more animals through adoption have increased, dangers associated with them have not.
UA Cancer Center Delivers Data to Help Skin Cancer Patients
The study focuses on making the immune system respond to melanoma threats.
Arizona Among States Likely to Overprescribe Opioids for Ankle Sprains
Opioids are not a first-line treatment for ankle-sprains, yet their use is common in nine states.
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