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Frank Zappa once famously asked “Who needs the Peace Corps?” but apparently a lot of people have needed it in the decades since the 1968 release of the Mothers of Invention album “We’re Only in it for the Money.” 

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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a broad term for many health care treatments and medicines not generally used by the traditional medical community. Complementary or Integrative therapies are applied in tandem with traditional western medicine whereas alternative therapies are…

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An uptick in drowning deaths is raising new concerns and reminding Southern AZ residents to become more vigilant and make sure they understand and adhere to pool barrier requirements to help keep young ones safe. Last month, the Tucson Fire Department responded to an incident where a 3-year-…

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A strong majority of Arizona voters — but only a small fraction of Republicans — support face mask mandates and vaccine requirements in schools and government buildings to combat the spread of COVID-19, according to a new poll commissioned by organizations representing school boards and publ…

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University of Arizona Professor Dr. Floyd Chilton is on the precipice of finding a new treatment for patients suffering from severe COVID-19 symptoms that commonly lead to death.

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I have worked in the fire service in Southern Arizona for over 40 years. In that time, I have had the privilege to help people in their time of need. I have also observed many emergency situations that were mitigated by people’s efforts to be prepared. In some instances, emergencies are comp…

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Will our diets include bugs in the foreseeable future? Anthony Bourdain, the late TV chef, would eat anything, but how about the rest of us?

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Earlier this year, as long-empty sports stadiums finally started letting fans back in, Mexico was forced to go in the other direction. The national soccer team is known as El Tri (the tricolor of red, white…and green, as Martin Lawrence said in “Blue Streak”). Well, it seems that the many fo…

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Pima County health officials warned this week that COVID cases are rising among children 11 and under—a population that remains ineligible for vaccines.

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More than 1 million Arizonans have tested positive for COVID as the Delta wave continues to wash over the state.

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Access to child care became increasingly limited across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs closed and building capacities were restricted, straining caregivers and the economy, which relied heavily on child care to get Americans back to work.

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Students in the Marana School District joined a growing number of classrooms across the state in wearing masks when indoors.

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WASHINGTON – Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino said he is “fed up” with the federal government’s COVID-19 ban on nonessential border crossings, which has been extended for another month, further crippling local businesses that rely on cross-border customers.

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Cocci – what? Many of us know this illness by its more common name, Valley Fever. Coccidioidomycosis is a systemic infection caused by coccidioides immitus, a fungal organism found in the Southwestern United States, parts of Mexico, and Central and South America.  Genetic analyses have deter…

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Arizona is going through “Groundhog Day” with the COVID-19 pandemic: People are getting sick, again. Arizona is once more in a COVID surge, just like a year ago — but with two notable differences. Last summer, schools reopened in the setting of slowly declining COVID rates; right now, COVID …

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With more than 15,000 COVID cases reported in the seven days from Saturday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 6, health officials are predicting an outbreak similar to at least the last summer and potentially as serious as the wave of winter 2021.

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Every day we read more about the fats in our diets: transfats, saturated and unsaturated fats, fatty acids, good fat, bad fat—the list goes on and arguments for and against seem to change with regularity. What ARE these molecules that are a part of our everyday diet? Where do we find them an…

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University of Arizona’s Arizona Center for Rural Health has received a five-year, multi-million dollar grant from state and federal sources to continue their mission of providing health care, education, technical assistance, data analyses and more to rural communities throughout the state.

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Pima County is seeing an increase in school outbreaks as students return to the classroom, with health officials warning the spread of COVID in schools could have a significant impact on the community at large.

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Gelasto…what?? This hard-to-say word defines a wonderful condition known as humor, taking yourself lightly and laughter. Laughter is a valuable part of life and enriches us in many healthful ways. Humor, joy and laughter have been acknowledged since ancient times. In the Old Testament, Prove…

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On June 30, the Arizona Legislature approved the budget for next fiscal year, which bans public schools throughout the state from requiring masks or COVID-19 testing. This ban comes a few weeks after Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order banning state colleges and universities from doing…