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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.

Mosquito

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.

Martha Ortiz, is co-founder of Mobile Health Program which is designed to help underserved areas get access to both health care and training.

UA's Mobile Clinic Delivers Medical Care to Needy

Fully equipped, reaching out to people who can't afford or don't have access to health facilities.

Protecting Violence Victims by Hiding Their Addresses

State program allows those who need to avoid perpetrators keep confidential where they live.

Wayne Decker, co-director of the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, talks about a new Master's program that focuses on combating global poverty and hunger.

Combating Global Poverty From Tucson

New master’s degree trains students to tackle economic issues worldwide.

Mental Illness, Poverty Form Vicious Circle

Tucson organization helps people facing challenges of illness and limited resources find hope and purpose.

New Indoor Sports Facility in Pima County

The largest in Southern Arizona, public preview on July 18.

Veterans Make Up 16% of Homeless Adults, US officials say

Tucson nonprofit focuses on helping, hoping to decrease that number; Gus Hasdorff's story.

Local Efforts Offer Help, Give Hope to Homeless

Three organizations working to fill the poverty gap.

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