Flu shots now available at Pima County Health Department

The health department is urging people to get a flu shot before the end of October.

  KOLD Investigates: Doctor pleads guilty after opioid indictment

A doctor in Pima County, with a history of infractions involving opioid prescriptions, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges.

Tucson FD in national study of cancer risk in firefighters

The Tucson Fire Department is one of multiple fire departments in the study, joining departments in the Palm Beach and Boston areas.

Red Cross: Blood, platelet donations needed during breast cancer awareness month

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in southern Arizona.

Free flu shot clinic to be held in Tombstone

Free flu shot clinic to be held in Tombstone.

Feeling stressed? Find out where Arizona ranks according to a new study

Do you feel relaxed or stressed? Many people say the sun and relaxation of life in the desert are reasons they love living in Arizona, but a new study says Arizona isn't as laid back as we think.

Forum on gender-based violence bringing together politicians, southern Arizonans

David Garcia, January Contreras, and Victoria Steele are set to attend and share their thoughts on the issue of gender-based violence.

Grant allows UA students to tackle disparities in CPR training

Research shows Hispanics are less likely to receive bystander CPR than non-Hispanics.

Tucson VA hospital gets low ranking from federal government

The ratings are then used to help each VA with improvements, according the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

CPR Mobile Tour visits Tucson Friday

The American Heart Association is hosting a free hands-only CPR event is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Armory Park.

Groups discuss ways to stop opioid epidemic

Multiple groups packed a room at the Tucson Convention Center Friday, Sept. 28 with one goal in mind -- stop the opioid epidemic.

Topical anesthetic recalled for potential risk to children

The recall involves Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream and Uber Numb Spray sold only online.

Tucson Water refutes reports it delivered contaminated water

Reports that Tucson Water delivered contaminated water to 60,000 customers has the utility defending itself and hoping to assure customers the water is safe to drink.

Sexual Assault calls for help skyrocket in Tucson

Calls to the Southern Arizona Center for Sexual Assault hotline have doubled in just the past four days.Driving the increase is the interest in the United States Senate Judiciary hearings involving Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Banner University Medical Center names new CEOs

Banner Health welcomes Chad Whelan, MD, MHSA, as chief executive officer of Banner – University Medicine in Tucson, effective Sept. 26.

Cochise County sets ups hotline for residents impacted by raw sewage spill

Cochise County Health & Social Services has set up a bi-lingual telephone hotline to provide Naco residents with public health information related to the ongoing HAZMAT situation.

Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

Low-dose aspirin increases risk of bleeding, study says

According to the studies, healthy people appear to be wasting their money by taking aspirin every day.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Banner – University Medical Centers in Tucson, Phoenix recognized as Best Hospitals for 2018-19

Tucson's Banner - University Medical Center ranked nationally in three specialties - Nephrology (#50), Pulmonology (#49) and Gynecology (#36). Banner UMC also had high performing specialties in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Geriatrics.

Report: Dollar Tree crayons contain asbestos

Playskool crayons, sold at Dollar Tree, were found to have trace amounts of asbestos.

KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hidden allergens could be in your food

Experts estimate as many as 15 million Americans have food allergies and while we all know reactions to things like peanuts can be serious, there are other potential allergens that aren't necessarily labeled.

New El Rio Clinic under construction

New center to be bigger and better for families who need medical services.

VA offers seasonal flu shot clinics for veterans in southern AZ

The schedule for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care Systems flu shot clinics for eligible veterans.

H1N1 concerns are for this fall

While WHO declares an H1N1 pandemic, Arizona looks ahead at how to handle the virus this fall.

Prostate cancer treatment has fewer side effects

New treatment being tested in men in England holds promise over current treatments that can cause problems in men with PC.

Liver cancer treatment may change outcomes

Treatment targets tumors with intense radiation.   Doctors hope to shrink the tumors enough to operate.

Health And Insurance Fair

Wingspan is hosting a health fair for men, women and children.

Less Invasive Surgery May Help Obese Patients

Read what doctors at UCLA found about what's called sleeve gastrectomy surgery.  Sometimes it's all that's needed for obese patients.

How your knees can last a lifetime

A local author shows us how to keep your knees healthy and pain-free.

What are food labels really telling you?

In today's fast paced world, a lot of us don't have time to read through the convoluted details of nutrition labels when we are out shopping and trying to plan a nutritious meal. I myself am a label reader and still find that I am often confused by some of the tricky marketing tactics that can be found on the food labels at the supermarket. If you find yourself wondering what the difference is between products that are marketed as low fat or reduced fat, you are not alone. Luckily, the Food a...

Next week is National Women's Lung Health Week

May 11-15 is National Women's Lung Health Week and the American Lung Association in Arizona - Tucson wants you to know some facts.

Carondelet plans health-care pavilion near Sahuarita Town Hall

The first phase of construction will start in summer 2013 on a 21-acre parcel purchased by Carondelet in 2006. The medical pavilion will be located south of Sahuarita Road along Desert Gem Lane.

Dr. Oz: Only you can

Dr. Oz talks one-on-one with Mindy Blake about people taking charge of their own health.

Cochise H1N1 Clinics 11/17-11/20

Check here for clinic dates and times in Cochise County.

TMC breaks ground on peds unit expansion

TMC starts an ambitious five year project.  Read about the first phase.

UA Doctor to study Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

UA researcher will study the most preventable birth defect in developed countries.

Call for participants at risk of diabetes

University of Arizona health experts are looking for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to teach them better eating and lifestyle habits to prevent the onset of the disease.

New treatment can reverse stroke damage

Read about a Tucson woman who got immediate treatment for a stroke.  Treatment that reversed the damage.

VA offering seasonal flu shots now

Check here to find dates, times and locations of flu shot clinics for veterans.

H1N1 nasal vaccine arrives in Pima County

The first batch of H1N1 vaccine is here, but there is a problem.