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Effort to Defeat Medicaid Expansion Fails

Committee falls 5,000 signatures short of minimum needed for issue to go on next year's ballot.

Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Are Preventable, Study Says

Nearly one-fourth of deaths caused by heart disease, stroke, hypertension avoidable with quality health care, healthy lives.

The Tucson Fire Department utilizes trucks like this one to respond to less serious calls which don't require a full fire engine.

Tucson Fire's New Rescue Unit Saves Resources

Rescue 8 responds to less grave emergency calls, though it's equipped for higher-risk ones as well.

Dust blows from Freeport MacMoRan mine tailings near Green Valley, Ariz. in July, 2013. The incident led Pima County to issue a notice that the company violated air quality standards.

Freeport MacMoRan Faces Air Quality Violation

Pima County asks mining company south of Tucson to come up with plan to prevent dust after summer complaints.

"Doctors' Diaries," a two-part NOVA special.

AZ Week: Here Comes Obamacare

Debate over it continues raging, even as insurers, doctors, businesses prepare for enrollments come October.

AZ Campaigning to Send Car Seats to Mexico

Safety devices more expensive, harder to get south of the border, state plans to help

Dogs at the Pima Animal Care Center

Changes Proposed to Reduce Number of Euthanized Dogs

Advisory committee for Pima County Animal Care Center says better staffing, health protocol could help.

Some doctors are discovering that food can do more than please the palate--it can heal the body too.

Researchers Use Social Media to Study Nutrition Patterns

Survey participants used Twitter to document everything they ate and drank, and why, for 3 days.

Construstion crews work to complete the new wastewater treatment facility on Roger Road.

Workplace Deaths Down in Arizona, US

State data indicated there were 37 workplace fatalities in 2012, compared to last year’s 65.

Doctor examines baby

New Report Examines Births Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Teen birth rates high in the borderlands; early-term labor more prevalent, according to the CDC.

Report: Arizona’s Cancer Rate Below US Average

Annual diagnoses in state total 27,000, 14% lower than nationally; 10,000 Arizonans die of cancer yearly.

We take a look at a Tucson man who says he improved on an existing idea that will help people to quit smoking.

Pima County Health Launches Hotline For Young Smokers

Officials say 6,000 Arizona teens become smokers each year; about 90 percent addicted by the time they're 19.

Health Care debate

Report Compares Contraceptive Use In US, Mexico

Coauthor says Mexico has a national family planning program making it easier to access contraceptives.

New AZ Regulations Better Define Midwives' Scope Of Practice

State's department of health released changes this summer; Tucson midwife discusses how these affect her work.

Court Strikes Down AZ Law Denying Abortion Funding

Law disqualified women's health providers such as Planned Parenthood from receiving public money.

Researchers Conduct Study to Investigate American Indian Health

A statewide team including staff from UA public health dept. received a $6M grant to establish project.

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