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A Veteran's Story

Told he would never recover from his traumatic brain injury, Erik Castillo set out to beat the odds

METRO WEEK: Local Health-Care Systems Changing

Many Tucson-area hospitals partnering with other health care organizations

Arizona Spotlight for May 15th, 2015

Truckers compete in state driving championship; visit a class that teaches laughter yoga; Bob Boze Bell talks about Billy the Kid and tall tales from Arizona history; plus the music of Nive Neilsen.

Newly Approved Rattlesnake Anti-Venom Under UA Study

Drug is second OK'd by FDA for treatment; up to 200 Arizonans are bitten each year.

Drug Cartels Target Indian Country and Vulnerable People

Addiction high among Native Americans, where unemployment can lead them to drug trade.

Service Providers Work to End Homelessness in Tucson

Goal: End veterans' homelessness by end of this year, all homelessness by 2017.

Community Program Aims to Slow Progression of Dementia

'Elder Care' helps people with memory loss stay physically and mentally active.

Technology Improves Medical Access in Doctor Shortage

Telemedicine is helping patients see specialists they might not otherwise have access to.

Vietnam War's Agent Orange Legacy Exceeds 40 Years

Dioxin-based chemical still a health threat four decades after war's end.

Tucson VA to Reduce Hospital's Smoking Areas

Officials say move helps veterans who are quitting, matches other health-care facilities.

UA Research: Twitter Helps Predict Emergency Room Visits

Study matched information from 'tweets,' air sensors and medical records

Part 2: Domestic Violence Issue 'Huge,' Head of Shelter Says

1 in 4 women will be victims; 12,000 calls annually in Pima County, yet incidents are under-reported.

Part 1: Pima Sheriff's Domestic Violence Plan a National Model

Sergeant says agency goes beyond standard for response to separate perpetrators, victims.

Research: Immigrants Seek Health Care Less Than Most

Data contradicts narrative that undocumented people burden to system.

Navajo Nation 'Junk Food' Tax Clashes with Economics

Half of population living in poverty; for them, snack foods are cheaper than fresh, healthy products.

How Family Drug Court Led One Parent to Get Her Kids Back

Graduate and recovery specialist, both recovering addicts, describe how program benefited them.

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