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AZ Child Abuse Cases Increase in Past 10 Years, Analysis Shows

Figures ending in 2012 also showed in other states caseloads decreased; response time went from 63 hours to 250 between '09 and '12.

The international border fence seen from Nogales, Ariz.

Rape Among Risks for Migrant Women Crossing US-MX Border

Pharmacist in Altar, Sonora says women often come in asking what to do to prevent pregnancy in case they are victims.

We sit down with Doctor J.C. Christianom, M.D., a Neurosurgeon for the Carondelet Neurological Institute, to discuss the unique changes CNI has made to its room layout in hopes of improving patient safety.

Small Changes Make Institute's Rooms Safer for Patients

Tucson's Carondelet Neurological Institute added CT scanners to its operating room, changing the way some surgeries are done.

The Tucson Police Department has a unit to investigate internet crimes against children.

Tucson Charity Equips Police Cars Local with Defibrillators

Organization will donate medical devices that deliver electric shock to re-establish rhythm during cardiac arrest; install in 50 TPD cars by June.

Service Variety Needed for Better CPS System, Child Advocates Say

Representatives of several advocacy organizations met in Phoenix Friday to discuss Gov. Brewer's updates on Arizona's child welfare.

We talk to Charles Wolgemuth, UA Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, and Dhruv Kumar Vig, UA Graduate Student, about how they came up with a mathematical model to better understand how the Lyme bacteria spreads.

UA Physicists Develop Math Model, Could Help Lyme Disease Treatment

Researchers say mathematical model describes bacteria's location in relationship to rash associated with illness.

AZ Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Abortion Drug Rules

Federal lawsuit against regulations that would limit use of most common abortion-inducing drug; would have gone into effect April 1.

We talk to Rich Smith, Director of UAMC Artificial Heart Program, and Michael Garippa, CEO and President of SynCardia Systems, Inc., about how artificial heart technology has changed and some of what patients can expect to see in the future.

Local Medical Tech Co Testing New Devices for Artificial Hearts

SynCardia will launch a smaller device for people who are too petit such as elderly women and children.

Study: Diabetes, Obesity Still Common Among Latinos in US

New report examines health, lifestyle of adult Latinos, Hispanics in the country; also found most did not have health insurance.

Mental Health

Training Prepares Police to Respond in Mental Health Crises

Crisis Intervention Training raises awareness, reduces use of force, but did not take hold in Southern Arizona until tragedy in 2000.

TEP Proposes No More Coal Burning at Tucson Plant

Idea comes at EPA public hearing as alternative way to meet emission restrictions plan aimed at cleaner park air.

Campus health representatives with the Oasis Program set up a table at the UA mall to do outreach against sexual assault.

Pima Health Hosts Insurance Enrollment Assistance Events

County Health Dept. holding in-person help for Medicaid and Affordable Care Act health plans available for residents.

We sit down with Francisco GarcĂ­a, Director of Pima Country Department of Health, to discuss a new mapping tool introduced by Pima County that will help resident navigate the Affordable Care Act.

Pima County Launches Mapping Tool for Obamacare Help

Meant to aid people find enrollment help resources and health insurance professionals in their community; open enrollment deadline is March 31.

We discuss the Mayor's Alzherimer's Education Conference with Kelly Raach, regional director of the Alzheimer's Association, desert southwest chapter, and Dr. Steven Rapcsak, M.D., UA Department of Neurology

Future Therapies May Prevent, Halt Alzheimer's

Doctor says current treatments just make symptoms better, don't actually stop the disease.

We talk to Lee Ryan, Ph.D., UA Associate Professor of Psychology, and Gene Alexander, Ph.D., UA Associate Professor of Psychology, about their work imaging the brain.

Communication Between Cells Weakens with Age, Scientist Says

Carol Barnes of the UA's Department of Psychology explains when getting older people may not retain information as long as before.

We talk to Lee Ryan, Ph.D., UA Associate Professor of Psychology, and Gene Alexander, Ph.D., UA Associate Professor of Psychology, about their work imaging the brain.

UA Researchers: Brain Images to Understand Dementia, Alzheimer's

Identifying factors that determine how well someone ages may help figure out ways to treat, or even prevent, age-related memory impairments.

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