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Web Feature: Mental Health Specialty Offers Nurses New Path

College of Nursing specialty aims to fill shortage of mental health care providers

Mary Atkinson is the director of Food and Nutrition Services at Tucson Medical Center and often works with young people on nutrition and fitness issues outside the hospital.

Lifestyle Changes Needed to Avoid Obesity, Dietitian Says

She recommends small, gradual steps in eating, exercise

A Pima county obesity prevention project spent more than $15 million dollars to help communities make healthier lifestyle choices.

Anti-Obesity Funding Ends But Work Continues

'This could be first generation with shorter life-expectancy than parents'

Better Reporting Leads to Abortion Rise, State Says

26% increase from 2010 to 2011; electronic filing system cited

Matthew J Gallek, PhD, RN, CNRN, an assistant professor at the UA College of Nursing was recently awarded a Nurse Faculty Scholar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Tucson Nurse Receives Prestigious Grant

One of only 12 educators in U.S. to be so honored

Epidemiologist Shoana Anderson says multi-dose insulin vials like the one shown here, can pose a public health risk if workers contaminate them with a previously used needle.

Prison Nurse Exposes Inmates to Hepatitis C

State officials brace for possible new infections at Buckeye facility

Taking Steps to Making Food Healthier

10th annual Southwest Marketing Network Conference this weekend

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Border-Crossing Dust Earns Nogales Air Quality Exemption

U.S. air sensors detect dust from Mexico too, even though U.S. can only regulate Nogales, Ariz. emissions

Free Market in Health Care?

How to provide for those who can't afford it is key, economist says


Treatment Bill Hurt More Than Scorpion Sting

Phoenix area woman gets two doses of anti-venom at $40K each

Roger O'Daniel is a Member of Tucson's Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network talks about what they do in the community.

Interfaith Response to HIV/AIDS

Local organization provides more than health care

Primavera Program Offers Hope, Resources to Homeless

Rising numbers finding assistance at 'HIP' center, which provides soap, food, phone, more

Carlos Galvani, Associate Professor of Surgery at the UA College of Medicine talks about Diabetes Surgery.

Weight-Loss Surgery Helping Diabetics

Physicians take note of positive side effect, study says

cars traffic

Fuel-Saving Tips For Holiday Drivers Also Help Clean Air

Pima County Environmental Quality says vehicles are major source of air pollution

Dr. Peter Rhee, Trauma Chief at the University of Arizona Medical Center, talks about the new burn center that is being developed.

UMC Starting Burn Program

Emphasis on treatment to reduce number of patients going to Phoenix

Feds OK No Benefits for Deferred Deportees

Brewer's office says Medicaid letter should settle debate

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