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Pima County Vaccination Rates for Kindergarteners High

County schools average 90%; one private school at 38% of students not fully immunized.

METRO WEEK: Behavioral Health Changes Coming to Southern Arizona

New company will distribute state, federal funding to local service providers; service effects unknown.

Banner Takeover of UAMC Approved by Regents

Deal worth nearly $1B includes new operator rebuilding main UAMC hospital on Tucson campus by 2019.

Here's a Diet That Can Reduce Cancer, Prevent Obesity, Diabetes

UA nutritionists co-host events to share research on benefits of Mediterranean-style eating pattern.

Hospitals, Community Organizations Partner to Get Tucsonans Insured

Partners hosting enrollment events, running ad campaigns for Affordable Care Act Signups.

Medical Marijuana Sales Up Sharply in 2014

85 Arizona dispensaries sold 10 tons to 55,000 patients, Department of Health Services reports.

Use Your Outside Voice

Local artists promote wellness through Authentic Movement

Trials on Tucson Company's Permanent Artificial Heart OK'd

SynCardia will begin tests on 19 patients across nation soon, followed by 5 years of monitoring.

72,000 More Arizonans Sign up for Affordable Care Act Insurance

Federal marktplace opened Nov. 15, remains open until Feb. 15 for health coverage; 77% of signups are subsidized.

Child Dies of Influenza in Pima County

First such death in the county since 2009; officials advise everyone 6 months and older to be immunized.

If You Want Health Care By Jan. 1, Buy It Through Marketplace Today

People have to enroll by 15th of every month if they want insurance to kick in first day of following month.

Pima County May Stop Hiring Smokers

Board of Supervisors voting on issue later this month; health officials argue this could save money on healthcare costs.

Consumer Group: Parents Should Keep an Ear Out for Loud Toys

Annual report highlights products that are harmful to children, including some that can cause hearing loss.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Researcher May Get $2M from Colorado

Sue Sisley's study hopes to provide scientific evidence of soothing effects drug may have on PTSD symptoms.

Tucson Medical Center Opens Wellness Center at a Shopping Mall

Fitness classes, lectures and medical screenings will now be happening at La Encantada.

Q-and-A on Medicare Open Enrollment

Expert advises seniors to act now, with deadline two weeks away; some plans changing, others more costly.

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