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  • UPDATE: Recall of romaine lettuce from Arizona grows

    UPDATE: Recall of romaine lettuce from Arizona grows

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:51:23 GMT
    An E. coli outbreak has sickened 35 people across 11 states and is linked to chopped romaine lettuce. (Source: CDC)An E. coli outbreak has sickened 35 people across 11 states and is linked to chopped romaine lettuce. (Source: CDC)

    The recall of romaine lettuce from Yuma, AZ, keeps on growing

    The recall of romaine lettuce from Yuma, AZ, keeps on growing

  • Think you have a penicillin allergy? Chances are you don't

    Think you have a penicillin allergy? Chances are you don't

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:26:27 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:31:50 GMT

    Many children are automatically labeled as being allergic to penicillin if they develop a mild rash.

    Many children are automatically labeled as being allergic to penicillin if they develop a mild rash.

  • Gross: Farm breeds 6 billion roaches a year for medicine

    Gross: Farm breeds 6 billion roaches a year for medicine

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:09:02 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:03:48 GMT

    The roaches are part of a booming traditional Chinese medicine industry. Their ground-up powdered remains are also used to treat burns, and experts claim roach milk is very nutritious.

    The roaches are part of a booming traditional Chinese medicine industry. Their ground-up powdered remains are also used to treat burns, and experts claim roach milk is very nutritious.

  • Arizona study finds ZIP codes serve as indicator of community health

    Arizona study finds ZIP codes serve as indicator of community health

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:22:38 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:40:39 GMT
    The Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunity Index compared factors affecting health within a community. The north Scottsdale ZIP code 85258 was found to have the highest life expectancy – 85 years. (Source: Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)The Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunity Index compared factors affecting health within a community. The north Scottsdale ZIP code 85258 was found to have the highest life expectancy – 85 years. (Source: Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

    ZIP codes may serve as reliable indicators in assessing the health of metro Phoenix residents and just how long they might live.

    ZIP codes may serve as reliable indicators in assessing the health of metro Phoenix residents and just how long they might live.

  • Fake service animals now illegal in Arizona

    Fake service animals now illegal in Arizona

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:43:46 GMT
    (source: Wikimedia Commons)(source: Wikimedia Commons)

    Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2588 on Tuesday, which will assign a fine of $250 to anyone who is caught misrepresenting their pet as a service animal.

    Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2588 on Tuesday, which will assign a fine of $250 to anyone who is caught misrepresenting their pet as a service animal.

  • Asperger's pioneer and namesake assisted Nazi child euthanasia camps

    Asperger's pioneer and namesake assisted Nazi child euthanasia camps

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:08:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:29:56 GMT
    The pediatrician,long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a willing participant in Nazi killings. (Source: Wikipedia)The pediatrician,long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a willing participant in Nazi killings. (Source: Wikipedia)

    The pediatrician long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a participant in Nazi killings, a report says. 

    The pediatrician long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a participant in Nazi killings, a report says. 

  • Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

    Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-04-17 06:30:36 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:27:48 GMT
    (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP). A caregiver shows what a medical marijuana identification card looks like for a caregiver and patient during an open house in Erie, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the region's first medical marijuana disp...(Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP). A caregiver shows what a medical marijuana identification card looks like for a caregiver and patient during an open house in Erie, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the region's first medical marijuana disp...

    If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other states that have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to the pro-pot National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws.

    If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other states that have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to the pro-pot National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws.

  • Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

    Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-04-17 13:13:06 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:25:11 GMT
    Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S. (Source: RAYCOM IMAGE BANK)Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S. (Source: RAYCOM IMAGE BANK)
    Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S. (Source: RAYCOM IMAGE BANK)Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S. (Source: RAYCOM IMAGE BANK)

    Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S.

    Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S.

  • TMC unveils new Pediatric Emergency Department

    TMC unveils new Pediatric Emergency Department

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:17:43 GMT
    (Source: Tucson Medical Center)(Source: Tucson Medical Center)
    (Source: Tucson Medical Center)(Source: Tucson Medical Center)

    On Monday, April 30, the Tucson Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department will relocate within TMC for Children. 

    On Monday, April 30, the Tucson Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department will relocate within TMC for Children. 

  • UA student heads to DC to showcase research on opioid alternatives

    UA student heads to DC to showcase research on opioid alternatives

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:23:43 GMT
    Lindsey Chew (Source: KOLD News 13)Lindsey Chew (Source: KOLD News 13)

    Lindsey Chew presented research on non-opioid pain-relief drugs, work that has been happening for years in the lab of Dr. Rajesh Khanna of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.

    Lindsey Chew presented research on non-opioid pain-relief drugs, work that has been happening for years in the lab of Dr. Rajesh Khanna of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.

  • Veterans can get prescription text alerts at the Tucson VA

    Veterans can get prescription text alerts at the Tucson VA

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:52:55 GMT

    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Pharmacy offers Veterans the opportunity to receive text messages when their prescriptions are ready for pick up.

    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Pharmacy offers Veterans the opportunity to receive text messages when their prescriptions are ready for pick up.

  • NOON NOTEBOOK: Using robots for hip and knee replacements

    NOON NOTEBOOK: Using robots for hip and knee replacements

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:24:54 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Dr. Edward Petrow, an orthopedic surgeon trained in hip and knee replacement, was in the KOLD News 13 studio to talk about changes to his field and the use of robots for surgery.

    Dr. Edward Petrow, an orthopedic surgeon trained in hip and knee replacement, was in the KOLD News 13 studio to talk about changes to his field and the use of robots for surgery.

  • Botched cancer test results caused healthy patients to get unnecessary treatment

    Botched cancer test results caused healthy patients to get unnecessary treatment

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:22:29 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:22:29 GMT
    Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. (Source: Pixabay)Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. (Source: Pixabay)

    Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments.

    Of the three who were wrongly diagnosed with cancer, two underwent lumpectomies and radiation treatments.

  • TMC's 'Garden of Life' Memorial honors organ donors

    TMC's 'Garden of Life' Memorial honors organ donors

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:54:51 GMT
    Victoria Arias (Source: Michael Arias)Victoria Arias (Source: Michael Arias)

    Tucson Medical Center is dedicating the Garden of Life Memorial patio on Tuesday to honor those who saved the lives of others through organ donations.

    Tucson Medical Center is dedicating the Garden of Life Memorial patio on Tuesday to honor those who saved the lives of others through organ donations.

  • Carfentanil death has law enforcement warning of danger

    Carfentanil death has law enforcement warning of danger

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-04-17 05:14:19 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The first confirmed death in Arizona from the opioid Carfentanil has been reported and law enforcement officials are putting out the warning. "It's quite alarming. It's a very, very powerful synthetic," said Chris Wildblood, Deputy Commander with the Counter Narcotics Alliance in Tucson. 

    The first confirmed death in Arizona from the opioid Carfentanil has been reported and law enforcement officials are putting out the warning. "It's quite alarming. It's a very, very powerful synthetic," said Chris Wildblood, Deputy Commander with the Counter Narcotics Alliance in Tucson. 

  • BREAKING

    Sen. McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

    Sen. McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:19:36 GMT
    Arizona Senator John McCain. (Source: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)Arizona Senator John McCain. (Source: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)
    Arizona Senator John McCain. (Source: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)Arizona Senator John McCain. (Source: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, had surgery on Sunday to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.

    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, had surgery on Sunday to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.

  • Arizona turkey hunters asked to give virus research a leg up

    Arizona turkey hunters asked to give virus research a leg up

    Arizona wildlife officials are asking spring turkey hunters to consider donating a part of their kill for research.
    Arizona wildlife officials are asking spring turkey hunters to consider donating a part of their kill for research.
  • Arizona governor OKs coercion questions before abortions

    Arizona governor OKs coercion questions before abortions

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:32:13 GMT
    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:32:13 GMT
    Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation requiring abortion clinics to ask women if they are victims of sex assault, incest or sex trafficking and provide them with ways to contact law enforcement if they say yes.

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation requiring abortion clinics to ask women if they are victims of sex assault, incest or sex trafficking and provide them with ways to contact law enforcement if they say yes.

  • E. coli outbreak in 11 states linked to romaine lettuce

    E. coli outbreak in 11 states linked to romaine lettuce

    Friday, April 13 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-13 20:52:01 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:06:45 GMT

    The CDC said 35 people have gotten sick and 22 were hospitalized - three of whom had a type of kidney failure.

    The CDC said 35 people have gotten sick and 22 were hospitalized - three of whom had a type of kidney failure.

  • breaking

    Banner Health agrees to pay over $18M to settle false claims act allegations

    Banner Health agrees to pay over $18M to settle false claims act allegations

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:09:31 GMT
    (Source: Banner Health)(Source: Banner Health)
    (Source: Banner Health)(Source: Banner Health)

    Banner Health has agreed to pay the United States over $18 million to settle allegations that 12 of its hospitals in Arizona and Colorado knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare by admitting patients who could have been treated on a less costly outpatient basis, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona announced today.  

    Banner Health has agreed to pay the United States over $18 million to settle allegations that 12 of its hospitals in Arizona and Colorado knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare by admitting patients who could have been treated on a less costly outpatient basis, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona announced today.  

  • County issues air quality watch because of high winds

    County issues air quality watch because of high winds

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-04-12 14:27:14 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    The Pima Country Department of Environmental Quality has issued a health watch because high winds are expected Thursday. 

    The Pima Country Department of Environmental Quality has issued a health watch because high winds are expected Thursday. 

  • Fart-filled study reveals how to overcome embarrassment

    Fart-filled study reveals how to overcome embarrassment

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:31 AM EDT2018-04-12 10:31:31 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:31 AM EDT2018-04-12 10:31:31 GMT
    (Source: Ben Dalton/Flickr)(Source: Ben Dalton/Flickr)

    When you do something embarrassing, thinking about how you would react if you saw someone else in the same situation might reduce your shame, researchers say.

    When you do something embarrassing, thinking about how you would react if you saw someone else in the same situation might reduce your shame, researchers say.

  • FDA approves first light-adaptive contact lens

    FDA approves first light-adaptive contact lens

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:29:54 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:53:15 GMT
    The FDA has approved contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun. (Source: Pixabay)The FDA has approved contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun. (Source: Pixabay)

    Contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun could soon go on the market.

    Contact lenses that automatically darken in the sun could soon go on the market.

  • The strawberry has a dirty reputation

    The strawberry has a dirty reputation

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:33:44 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:54:55 GMT

    Environmental Working Group ranks the pesticide contamination of fruits and veggies every year.

    Environmental Working Group ranks the pesticide contamination of fruits and veggies every year.

  • Valley fever numbers on the rise in Arizona

    Valley fever numbers on the rise in Arizona

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-04-11 15:27:23 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the recorded number of people who have gotten Valley fever through March of this year is more than 1,000 people higher than through March of last year.

    According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the recorded number of people who have gotten Valley fever through March of this year is more than 1,000 people higher than through March of last year.

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