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AZ Medical Board Will Issue Physician Licenses Again

Had frozen process due to legal problems with new state legislation for better background checks for doctors.

Randy Shepherd and his wife, Tiffany. Shepherd is the first recipient of a heart since UAMC revived its transplant program this year.

First UAMC Heart Transplant Recipient of 2014 Leaves Hospital

Medical center had suspended its program late last year; Mesa man spent months on artificial device.

TMC Prepares Locals for Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

Anyone without insurance, looking to change plans will have chance to learn about options at information sessions kickstarting tomorrow.

FDA Prioritizes UA Tests for Possible Valley Fever Cure

Fast tracking Nikkomycin Z will speedy clinical trials, putting drug on market.

Health Care debate

AHCCCS Limiting Distribution of Hepatitis C Medication

State Medicaid program says new drug costs taxpayers between $80-$150K; restricting what patients can get it.

Healthcare Reform Remains a Top Issue in CD1

Democratic incumbent Kirkpatrick says Obamacare has benefited rural areas; Republican Tobin says it's bankrupting state.

Native American Cancer Prevention Program Gets $13M Grant

UA, NAU is using money to continue research work, will expand it for another five years.

Randy Claxton, LCSW, behavioral health therapist at the Bridges Geropsychiatric Program at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, discusses mental health challenges facing older adults, and a new program that offers struggling elders a helping hand.

Tucson Organization Launches Natl Campaign for Mental Health

Organizers want to spark conversation using text messages; specifically targeting young people.

Kim Puete and Jennifer Wigle

Voices for the Cure with Kim Puete and Jennifer Wigle

Listen to two of the countless women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer share their story of courage, love, hope.

Social Service Advocates Hope Next Governor Won't Cut Funding Deeper

With possible $800M deficit in next 2 years, concerns that low-income residents could face hardships if government assistance continues to disappear.

Sexual Assaults Increase at UA, Annual Report Says

Number may not be sign of more crime on campus, but victims being more inclined to report incidents.

Child Safety Agency Clears Thousands of Ignored Abuse Reports

Last year, CPS was under fire over news that nearly 6,600 cases were not investigated; cabinet-level division looked into issues, closed all of them.

Veterans Rally at Regents Meeting in Support of Medical Pot Researcher

Sue Sisley was fired from UA in June, stalling her study on effects of marijuana on PTSD symptoms.

Arizona Improves Newborn Health Screening

Testing for 28 diseases now exemplary for other states, March of Dimes says.

Rural health care providers in Southeast Arizona may be facing some new challenges. Governor Jan Brewers budget relies on obtaining an exemption from federal rules so she can reduce the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's Medicaid alternative, and save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years.

Arizona Joins National Program Keeping Track of Violent Deaths

Will be one of 32 states reporting demographics, weapons used, other details to Centers for Disease Control.

Maricopa Court Dismisses 3-Decade Mental Health Suit Arnold v. Sarn

County is retaining jurisdiction to enforce reached agreement in suit over care, services for seriously mentally ill.

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