July 30, 2014
July 29, 2014
July 28, 2014
July 28, 2014
If you have a budding athlete, talk to your pediatrician early about how to discuss performance-enhancing drugs. Learn the odds of getting a Division-I full ride and making professional squads.
July 18, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control warned last week that over consumption of alcohol - 15 drinks a week for males, seven for females - could lead to premature deaths of up to 30 years. Now CDC has posted rankings by state and Arizona is 4th worst in alcohol deaths per 100,000.
July 14, 2014
Multiple media sources report today that the baby cured of AIDS four years ago, now has HIV in her blood. She has not been on anti-virals for two years but needs to start again. This will complicate a huge trial set to start this fall that was going to use this baby's treatment approach on a large set of babies born with HIV.
June 30, 2014
Health Net, the insurer that won the biggest slice of ObamaCare Marketplace sales with low premium prices, will raise premiums 14 percent for 2015, according the the Arizona Daily Star over the weekend. On average that will be about $31 extra per month for individuals. Health Net also will raise fees to businesses.
June 23, 2014
The CDC reports that in the United States, 70% of all deaths among youth and young adults aged 10-24 years result from four causes: motor vehicle crashes (23%), other unintentional injuries (18%), homicide (15%), and suicide (15%).
June 13, 2014
One business trend has policy-makers and public health officials worried. Pharmaceutical companies have recently eschewed giant mergers in favor of buying smaller companies with successful drugs--and then laying off the research staff.
June 6, 2014
There are an estimated 1,000 Pima County residents who may have HIV and don't know it, despite a decade of calls for routine testing -- and not just for those at highest risk. June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. If you don't know your HIV status, June 27 is the day several Tucson groups have come together to offer free testing. You get results in 15 minutes.
May 30, 2014
Measles in the US are at a 20 year high and in most cases the disease was caught overseas by unvaccinated American citizens. While the numbers are low (288 cases) the disease can ravage an area (136 cases in Ohio).
May 27, 2014
As deductibles and co-pays climb, more US patients are turning to Internet rating services to select their physicians. According to today's Wall Street Journal roughly a quarter of US adults have checked a doctor on a web-rating site, and about a third have chosen to see, or avoid, a doctor based on the rating.