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Local Health Officials Monitor Measles Outbreak

No cases in Pima County so far; 7 confirmed in Pinal, Maricopa counties; 1,000 people exposed.

METRO WEEK: Behavioral Health Changes Coming to Southern Arizona

New company will distribute state, federal funding to local service providers; service effects unknown.

Banner Takeover of UAMC Approved by Regents

Deal worth nearly $1B includes new operator rebuilding main UAMC hospital on Tucson campus by 2019.

A Mediterranean diet consists mostly of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, olive oil and red wine.

Here's a Diet That Can Reduce Cancer, Prevent Obesity, Diabetes

UA nutritionists co-host events to share research on benefits of Mediterranean-style eating pattern.

Autism Society Takes New Name, Expanded Services

Changes signify growing mission and need to help families coping with affliction.

Hospitals, Community Organizations Partner to Get Tucsonans Insured

Partners hosting enrollment events, running ad campaigns for Affordable Care Act Signups.

Medical Marijuana Sales Up Sharply in 2014

85 Arizona dispensaries sold 10 tons to 55,000 patients, Department of Health Services reports.

Last Month to Get Health Insurance Through Marketplace

Next chance to enroll will be next year; 160K Arizonans have signed up in current period.

Use Your Outside Voice

Local artists promote wellness through Authentic Movement

SynCardia's artificial heart.

Trials on Tucson Company's Permanent Artificial Heart OK'd

SynCardia will begin tests on 19 patients across nation soon, followed by 5 years of monitoring.

72,000 More Arizonans Sign up for Affordable Care Act Insurance

Federal marktplace opened Nov. 15, remains open until Feb. 15 for health coverage; 77% of signups are subsidized.

County: Change in Behavioral Health Administrator Will Not Affect Care

Cenpatico takes over from Community Partnership of Southern Arizona on multi-million dollar state contract.

Child Dies of Influenza in Pima County

First such death in the county since 2009; officials advise everyone 6 months and older to be immunized.

If You Want Health Care By Jan. 1, Buy It Through Marketplace Today

People have to enroll by 15th of every month if they want insurance to kick in first day of following month.

Cigarette in hand

Pima County May Stop Hiring Smokers

Board of Supervisors voting on issue later this month; health officials argue this could save money on healthcare costs.

Marketplace Newcomers Help Keep Health Insurance Rates Down

Consumers have more providers to choose from this open enrollment.

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