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3/29/12

CPS Seeks 200 More Workers

$49M needed to handle growing child welfare caseload

Marian Ahmed harvests tomatoes with the Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Ahmed is a refugee from Somalia who arrived in the U.S. more than eight years ago.

Web Feature: The Gleaners

Iskashitaa refugees find kinship, community in harvesting Tucson’s unwanted food

Samantha Dickens, in her dinning room serving dinner for her and her husband. All these food items were purchased as part of the SNAP challenge.

Tucsonans Tackle Eating on $20 a Week

Participants say they wanted to experience what those receiving federal food assistance do every week

Lynn Heskett is Medicare and SHIP Coordinator of PCOA talks about the 14th annual Medicare Health Fair.

Fair Aims to Educate About Medicare

Pima Council on Aging, partner groups host health fair for local residents

State Fines Prison Health Care Provider $10K

Hepatitis scare, wasting resources, improperly dispensed meds cited

AZ Week: Medicaid Decisions on Horizon

Brewer, Legislature to mull expansion under Affordable Care Act

Modern Streetcar Tracks Snare Cyclists

Bike riders say falls common; city engineers working on issues

Local governments are planning to extend the number and length of bicycle paths in an effort to increase ridership in our community.

Bicycle, Pedestrian Count Needs Volunteers

Event helps determine where infrastructure is needed, trends in non-vehicle use

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

CPS Gets New Top Investigator

Former Phoenix officer will lead child welfare agency's crime unit

Dr.Patricia Lebensohn, Director of Integrative Medicine in Residency speaks about recent research on the health benefits of yoga.

Patients, Doctors Turn to Yoga for Health

Health benefits of yoga attract new adherents in Arizona

Director Takes on Three of the World's Deadliest Words

Film "It's a Girl" documents gendercide of female infants around the world

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

Child Protective Services at Full Staffing

First time in 7 years; 20% annual turnover makes it challenging

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

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