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Pima County Public Health Director Francisco García has been named to a federal task force designed to improve the health of all Americans.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has acted to spur research into preventing suicides – an especially troubling problem in Arizona which has a suicide rate almost 30 percent above the national average with one person dying by suicide every eight hours.
"Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned" is the theme of this year's Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10.
Tucson native Terry Parish II is running for a four-year Oro Valley council seat on a platform of public safety and targeted growth.
Shelley Whitlatch has been named health promotion coordinator for Pima Council on Aging, the nonprofit area agency on aging for Pima County’s older residents and their caregivers.
Aug. 6 lecture helps people integrate daily exercise into their lives
Oro Valley Hospital offers a variety of classes and programs to help educate and assist the community on a variety of health and fitness related topics.
(Family Features) Each year, more than four million women in America give birth and 2,600 infants are born with neural tube defects. While there are simple preventative steps women can take, Americans are generally unaware of the impact that diet, specifically enriched grains, has on pregnancy and infant health.
Many moms-to-be receive advice from well-meaning friends and relatives. Yet there seem to be myths about taking care of teeth and gums -- if dental health is even mentioned at all.
The Arizona Legislature approved a budget earlier this year that included significant cuts to adult mental health services and restricted eligibility for many.
The Pima Community College Governing Board on Wednesday unanimously approved publication of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, and will conduct a public hearing and special board meeting on June 11 to adopt the budget and set property tax rates and levies.
At the University of Arizona, students and employees have long been actively engaged in efforts to aid in the statewide and global drive to improve individual wellness, access to care and the population’s overall health.
(BPT) - Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low and moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid as well. In many states, more adults are eligible now than ever before.
Community health workers perform a vital role in advocating for underserved populations, and with advocacy and leadership training they can effectively combat health inequality across demographic lines, according to a new paper from University of Arizona public health researchers.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, a national leader in the effort to increase mental health service and treatment, today applauded an announcement of expanded funding for people living with mental illness.
Kacey Ernst, assistant professor in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, was named Woman of the Year during the "40 Under 40" awards ceremony held today.
The Marana Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Target on the corner of Ina and Thornydale roads on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for this free and anonymous service.
Immunizations, sports physicals and more are part of the seventh annual Marana Care Fair, to be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at Marana Middle School.
Ground officially was broken today on The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health outpatient facility in downtown Phoenix.
Located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus at 625 N. Sixth St., on the northwest corner of Fillmore and Seventh streets, the center is expected to be open in 2015. The University is leasing the land from the City of Phoenix.
The 220,000-square-foot, five-story, $100 million facility will offer comprehensive cancer services, including infusion, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, endoscopic/interventional radiology, a women’s center, specialized cancer clinics, patient wellness and support services, a prevention/executive health clinic, clinical lab space and other related support spaces.
Under an affiliation agreement approved by the Arizona Board of Regents and Dignity Health Arizona, St. Joseph’s, which is a part of Dignity Health, will operate inpatient clinical cancer services at its main hospital campus and outpatient services at the new downtown facility. Until the new facility opens the hospital will continue to provide outpatient services.
"Today the University of Arizona Cancer Center begins to fulfill the promise to serve the entire state of Arizona made to former State House Speaker Burton Barr in 1982 when the Arizona Legislature approved our state funding, and to the National Cancer Institute in 2009 when it approved our Cancer Center Support Grant for the seventh time," said Dr. David S. Alberts, UACC director.
"We believe this facility and the extraordinary combined medical talents from St. Joseph's and UA Cancer Center will allow us to reach new heights in providing extraordinary cancer care," said Linda Hunt, president and chief executive officer, Dignity Health Arizona.
"This groundbreaking reflects the University of Arizona's commitment to bettering the lives of all Arizonans," saidUA President Ann Weaver Hart. "We are most grateful to our partners and the City of Phoenix for helping to achieve this milestone. The potent combination of leading-edge research and exemplary patient care means that today is a new day for cancer patients in Arizona."
"The University of Arizona Cancer Center and the College of Medicine, both located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, officially will make downtown Phoenix a world-class center for medical innovation and care," Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said. "Not only will the UACC be an economic engine for our city and state, contributing to our downtown urban core, but we'll also be on the forefront of cancer care and finding the cure. Thank you to our partners at UA and St. Joseph's for working with the City of Phoenix as we continue to work together toward a strong future."
The UA Cancer Center is one of just 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. It is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona and serving the entire state through a network of affiliated health-care organizations and community physicians.
Follow the project’s construction progress online.
The construction is the latest project for the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is anchored by the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix and includes the Translational Genomics Research Institute. The university colleges of public health, pharmacy and nursing all have activities on the downtown Phoenix along with programs from Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services.
Nearly 1 million children are affected by lead poisoning today. However, childhood lead poisoning is 100 percent preventable if families know how to identify and take action to safeguard their children in their home.
The Oro Valley Hospital received the highest score possible in a national study released last week that judged hospitals on safety practices and service.
As a physician legislator, I have the opportunity to scrutinize almost every program that Arizona funds.
PHOENIX – For Doris Goodale’s grown daughter, drug addiction didn’t begin with a party and a syringe. It was a doctor and a pill.
A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.