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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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