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Mother of Prescott Hotshot Demands Family Survivor Benefits

Such aid reserved for full-time employees; many of the 19 firefighters were seasonal; officials unable to legally reclassify them as permanent.

Ladder Truck from Tucson Fire Department

Fire Dept., UA Collaborate to Prevent PTSD in Firefighters

A new project helps deal with the hardships of their daily work.

Health Care Marketplaces Begin Enrollment in Fall

White House says insurance choices will increase for most consumers.

Traffic on Speedway in Tucson

Kids More Vulnerable Than Adults to Heatstroke

Accidentally getting locked in a car can be deadly, permanently disabling, federal agency says.

UMC Pioneering Robotic Heart Surgery

Two doctors perform unique cardiovascular implantation on transplant patients, using remote-control device.

Lawmakers Seek Marijuana 'Club' Crackdown

Let legal clinics continue operating, 12 GOP legislators say in letters to law-enforcement officials.

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First Maricopa County West Nile Death of the Year

An elderly woman found Wed. dead in Phoenix; public health director says it is a reminder of the virus' seriousness.

Congress Forms Valley Fever Task Force

AZ's Schweikert joins other representatives to push for research, eventual cure for respiratory disease.

Broccoli Sprouts May Help Fight Skin Cancer

Researcher studying preventative compound in common food.

Genetic Testing Measures Risks, Offers Few Certainties

New gene-based tests and treatments provide patients with choices but no easy answers.

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Monsoons Can Mean More Mosquitoes, Case of West Nile

The Pima County Health Department advises residents to be on guard.

Pima County Public Library has nurses at 11 of its 23 branches.

Pima County Library Nurses Program Recognized as Innovative

The service pairs public health nurses with patrons to educate the public on health issues.

Report reveals extensive problems with Arizona private prisons with safety and cost. A group that has been advocating against prison privatization in Arizona will release an extensive report reviewing the private prisons.

Court to Consider Broadening AZ Inmates' Health Care Lawsuit

It began with 13 prisoners challenging the quality of medical services in state prisons, now backed up by thousands of them.

Puppy at the Pima Animal Care Center.

Pima Animal Care Center Overflowing with Animals

Center has 724 dogs, cats, setting record and over capacity; county offers $13 flat-fee adoptions.

The smallpox vaccine diluent in a syringe along side a vial of Dryvax® dried smallpox vaccine.

Free Vaccines for Back-to-School Children

El Rio, Boys & Girls Club, Pima County Health Dep., co-sponsoring four free immunization events.

Lynda Bergsma, Ph.D., director of the Arizona State Office of Rural Health Program, speaks about how new technology may help bridge the gap of mental healthcare.

Rural Mental Health Care Via New Technology

Through satellites, people could access psychiatrists, psychologists whose offices are miles away.

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