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CDC: AZ Exceeds National Average for Breastfeeding

83% of state's babies have breastfed, 'getting a great start in life,' state health official declaims.

Affordable Care Act May Cover Half of AZ's Uninsured by 2015

State ranks among bottom five states with 1.2 million residents now without health coverage, UA center says.

UA Launches Online Pediatric Integrative Med Curriculum

Demand for alternative treatments rising; program emphasizes preventative approach for complex issues.

US House Majority Whip Visits UA Valley Fever Lab

Rep. Kevin McCarthy tours facility as part of a task force looking to take legislative action to eradicate disease.

Research Works to Understand Retinal Damage in Diabetics

UA scientists looking into what leads to blindness in adults with the disease, hopefully counteract it in the future.

The Granite Mountain Hotshot crew. Nineteen crew members were killed June 30, 2013, fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.

Law Changes May Ensure Hotshot Families Survivor Benefits

AZ house speaker drafting a retroactive legislation; mother of one of 19 firefighters having a news conference in Prescott Wed.

Cigarette in hand

ASU Prohibits Tobacco on Its Properties

Ban of cigarettes, snuff, other products went into effect Aug. 1; UA may head in same direction.

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.

Mosquito

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.

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