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County Official: Central American Migrants No Threat to Public Health

Increased flow of unaccompanied children crossing into US public concerns; every kid receives medical screening.

Free Immunizations Prepare Tucson Area Children for School

Health screening, vaccinations from El Rio Community Health Center, Tucson Medical Center, Lion's Clubs.

UA Prohibiting Use of Tobacco Everywhere, Outdoors Included

Goal to 'create healthier community,' campus officials says in detailing smoking, e-cigarette ban starting in mid-August.

Detention, Trek North May Have Mental Effects On Young Migrants

Thousands of unaccompanied children at border experience trauma, experts say.

Uninsured Arizonans Down 19% Since Obamacare, Study Shows

About 266,000 people have signed up for health insurance during open enrollment period that ran Oct. 2013 until April.

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

Arizona Health Director OKs Medical Marijuana for PTSD

Approval came with conditions; Iraq veteran Ricardo Pereyda talks about taming his symptoms using cannabis.

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.

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