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  • More people sick from Valley Fever in Arizona

    More people sick from Valley Fever in Arizona

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:46 PM EST2017-12-12 23:46:13 GMT

    While the state is currently seeing a spike, and actually have been for the last few months, doctors at the U of A and National Institutes of Health are making progress in their studies learning more about the airborne fungus.  Some of that progress is thanks to a Marana man.

    While the state is currently seeing a spike, and actually have been for the last few months, doctors at the U of A and National Institutes of Health are making progress in their studies learning more about the airborne fungus.  Some of that progress is thanks to a Marana man.

  • Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

    Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:51 AM EST2017-12-08 13:51:25 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:06 PM EST2017-12-12 20:06:42 GMT
    New research suggests that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment may help identify some women who are more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appear.
    New research suggests that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment may help identify some women who are more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appear.
  • Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

    Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:46 AM EST2017-12-12 08:46:44 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 1:18 PM EST2017-12-12 18:18:14 GMT

    The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition.

    The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition.

  • US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states

    US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states

    Friday, December 8 2017 12:41 PM EST2017-12-08 17:41:26 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 1:16 PM EST2017-12-12 18:16:11 GMT
    Health officials say flu season is underway; illnesses widespread in 7 states.
    Health officials say flu season is underway; illnesses widespread in 7 states.
  • Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

    Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

    Friday, December 8 2017 5:51 AM EST2017-12-08 10:51:36 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 2:56 AM EST2017-12-12 07:56:07 GMT
    Russian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there.
    Russian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there.
  • Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

    Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

    Thursday, December 7 2017 4:00 AM EST2017-12-07 09:00:46 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 4:26 PM EST2017-12-11 21:26:07 GMT

    U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if newer, sometimes pricier 3-D mammograms really improve screening for breast cancer.

    U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if newer, sometimes pricier 3-D mammograms really improve screening for breast cancer.

  • ACA deadline is Friday

    ACA deadline is Friday

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:44 AM EST2017-12-11 15:44:15 GMT
    (Source: Health Care.gov)(Source: Health Care.gov)

    There is less than a week to sign up for health insurance for next year. The Affordable Care Act deadline is Friday, December 15.

    There is less than a week to sign up for health insurance for next year. The Affordable Care Act deadline is Friday, December 15.

  • Gov't report: US health care tab hit $3.3T in 2016

    Gov't report: US health care tab hit $3.3T in 2016

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-12-06 22:21:53 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 4:52 PM EST2017-12-07 21:52:47 GMT

    Gov't report: US health care spending reached $3.3T last year, averaging nearly $10,350 per person.

    Gov't report: US health care spending reached $3.3T last year, averaging nearly $10,350 per person.

  • For some people, stomach aches are part of a serious disease

    For some people, stomach aches are part of a serious disease

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:42 PM EST2017-12-07 03:42:05 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Many people eat too much during the holiday season. A lot of people feel uncomfortable when they do. But for an increasing number of people in Southern Arizona and all over the country, having an upset stomach is a symptom of disease. This week is Crohn's disease and Colitis Awareness Week. 

    Many people eat too much during the holiday season. A lot of people feel uncomfortable when they do. But for an increasing number of people in Southern Arizona and all over the country, having an upset stomach is a symptom of disease. This week is Crohn's disease and Colitis Awareness Week. 

  • Flu season off to rapid start, health officials say

    Flu season off to rapid start, health officials say

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 7:48 PM EST2017-12-06 00:48:40 GMT

    The Arizona Department of Health keeps track of flu cases and so far this year there have been more than 670 confirmed cases, 94 of which are in Pima County. 

    The Arizona Department of Health keeps track of flu cases and so far this year there have been more than 670 confirmed cases, 94 of which are in Pima County. 

  • UA doctor’s drug could buy time between rattlesnake bite, anti-venom treatment

    UA doctor’s drug could buy time between rattlesnake bite, anti-venom treatment

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 11:49 AM EST2017-12-05 16:49:17 GMT
    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:37 PM EST2017-12-05 17:37:38 GMT
    Professor Vance Nielsen, the vice chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the College of Medicine – Tucson, works with venom powders in his lab. (Source: Michelle Minahen/Cronkite News)Professor Vance Nielsen, the vice chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the College of Medicine – Tucson, works with venom powders in his lab. (Source: Michelle Minahen/Cronkite News)

    As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. It’s a race against time to get to a hospital, the only place that readily offers anti-venom. A Tucson doctor is hoping to buy victims more of that precious time.

    As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. It’s a race against time to get to a hospital, the only place that readily offers anti-venom. A Tucson doctor is hoping to buy victims more of that precious time.

  • Marana Police Dispose-A-Med event at Target

    Marana Police Dispose-A-Med event at Target

    Monday, December 4 2017 6:53 PM EST2017-12-04 23:53:02 GMT

    Looking to get rid of old, expired prescription and over the counter medication?  The Marana Police Department and several of their community partners are conducting a Dispose-A-Med event.  

    Looking to get rid of old, expired prescription and over the counter medication?  The Marana Police Department and several of their community partners are conducting a Dispose-A-Med event.  

  • American Red Cross urging donors to give more life by giving blood this December

    American Red Cross urging donors to give more life by giving blood this December

    Monday, December 4 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-12-04 23:35:32 GMT

    To encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets Dec. 21, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.  

    To encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets Dec. 21, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.  

  • Flu vaccine believed to be about 10% effective against influenza strain

    Flu vaccine believed to be about 10% effective against influenza strain

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-12-04 22:02:55 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Medical experts warn that the upcoming flu season could be more severe because of the vaccine's ineffectiveness.

    Medical experts warn that the upcoming flu season could be more severe because of the vaccine's ineffectiveness.

  • US approves monthly injection for opioid addiction

    US approves monthly injection for opioid addiction

    Thursday, November 30 2017 8:37 PM EST2017-12-01 01:37:31 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-12-04 05:40:18 GMT

    The monthly injection has the potential to reduce dangerous relapses that occur when patients stop taking the currently available daily medication.

    The monthly injection has the potential to reduce dangerous relapses that occur when patients stop taking the currently available daily medication.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Too many teens eating up social dieting trends

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Too many teens eating up social dieting trends

    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:44 PM EST2017-11-10 04:44:52 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    The push for protein, the juicing craze, detoxing, even keeping it clean, social media always has the skinny on the hottest diets of the day. But experts say they are concerned too many teens who crave their newsfeeds are eating up the trends they find there.

    The push for protein, the juicing craze, detoxing, even keeping it clean, social media always has the skinny on the hottest diets of the day. But experts say they are concerned too many teens who crave their newsfeeds are eating up the trends they find there.

  • New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches

    New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-29 22:07:41 GMT
    Friday, December 1 2017 11:18 AM EST2017-12-01 16:18:39 GMT

    The drugs are the first preventive medicines developed specifically for migraines.

    The drugs are the first preventive medicines developed specifically for migraines.

  • More US kids in foster care; parental drug abuse a factor

    More US kids in foster care; parental drug abuse a factor

    Thursday, November 30 2017 2:36 PM EST2017-11-30 19:36:45 GMT
    Friday, December 1 2017 5:17 AM EST2017-12-01 10:17:26 GMT

    Among the states with the biggest one-year increases in their foster care population were Indiana, Georgia and West Virginia, each grappling with extensive substance abuse problems.

    Among the states with the biggest one-year increases in their foster care population were Indiana, Georgia and West Virginia, each grappling with extensive substance abuse problems.

  • Trump administration halts school lunch salt reduction

    Trump administration halts school lunch salt reduction

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:37 PM EST2017-11-29 22:37:39 GMT
    Thursday, November 30 2017 6:02 PM EST2017-11-30 23:02:21 GMT

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has said previously that relaxing the restrictions is necessary because children simply don't eat the healthier meals and the food gets thrown away.

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has said previously that relaxing the restrictions is necessary because children simply don't eat the healthier meals and the food gets thrown away.

  • Phoenix Children's Hospital will not be covered by ACA insurance in 2018

    Phoenix Children's Hospital will not be covered by ACA insurance in 2018

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:48 PM EST2017-11-30 04:48:16 GMT
    Thursday, November 30 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-30 22:07:51 GMT
    Starting next year, Phoenix Children's Hospital will be considered "out of network" for patients covered by Health Net's Ambetter program. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Starting next year, Phoenix Children's Hospital will be considered "out of network" for patients covered by Health Net's Ambetter program. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A big shakeup in Arizona health insurance. The only Obamacare provider in Maricopa County will no longer be covering trips to one major Valley hospital. 

    A big shakeup in Arizona health insurance. The only Obamacare provider in Maricopa County will no longer be covering trips to one major Valley hospital. 

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