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Cancer Care

Beatable. Treatable. Preventable.

Being diagnosed with cancer is scary enough. But having to get through what can be a complex process alone? That can make it even scarier. That’s why we connect patients with a nurse navigator to help coordinate care from diagnosis through treatment. Nurse navigators work with patients and families to help with many different needs. This may include helping with insurance problems, finding doctors, explaining treatment and care options, going with patients to visits, communicating with their health care team, assisting caregivers, and managing medical paperwork.

At Tucson Medical Center you don’t have to face a cancer diagnosis alone. Our compassionate, experienced team works with you and uses the latest advances in medicine and technology to manage your treatment in the best possible way.

Mammography

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, but it can be treated. As a matter of fact, the five-year survival rate of breast cancer is over 90 percent when caught early. The best way for early detection is self breast exams and yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.

At the TMC for Women Breast Center, we want you to feel cared for and comfortable. We use the MammoPad® breast cushion. This soft, foam pad creates a cushion between the patient and the machine so that your mammogram will be warm and comfortable. Additionally, we use ultrasound and minimally invasive stereotactic biopsies, with on-site pathologists to make sure that you get fast results.

In addition to traditional mammography, TMC for Women Breast Center now is using 3-D technology for mammograms, using SenoClaire 3-D breast tomsynthesis. Three-dimensional mammography is the newest, FDA-approved advance in breast imaging. This innovative technology helps detect small cancers that two-dimensional screening might not catch, especially on women with dense breast tissue. 3-D mammograms are basically performed in the same manner as the standard 2-D mammogram. During the 3-D portion, the X-ray arm will move over the breast taking multiple images within seconds.

Prevention and Detection

Our goal is to reduce the number of people diagnosed with cancer through prevention and increase survival through early detection. Research shows that screening for cancers such as cervical, colorectal and breast cancers as recommended helps prevent these diseases by finding precancerous lesions so they can be treated before they become more serious. And, early detection may allow you to begin treatment to start before you have symptoms, which can greatly improve treatment outcomes and survival rates.

Additionally, your cancer risk can be lowered by making healthy lifestyle choices such as limiting or avoiding tobacco and alchol, sun protection, good nutrition and by maintaining your physical activity.

Our Prevention and Early Detection Program provides comprehensive cancer screenings, testing, assessments and follow-up to help determine a person’s risk for cancer, as well as a wide array of wellness programs to help you with the risk factors within your control.

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  • 4 Your Health: the key to longevity; debunking man-flu; link to moon and motorcycle crashes

    4 Your Health: the key to longevity; debunking man-flu; link to moon and motorcycle crashes

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:11 PM EST2017-12-12 17:11:12 GMT

    A full moon may increase the risk of deadly motorcycle crashes. A new study suggests the so-called "man- flu" may be *real. A positive attitude may be key to a long life.

    A full moon may increase the risk of deadly motorcycle crashes. A new study suggests the so-called "man- flu" may be *real. A positive attitude may be key to a long life.

  • 4 Your Health: Ways to beat the holiday blues

    4 Your Health: Ways to beat the holiday blues

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:40 PM EST2017-12-12 00:40:02 GMT

    The loss of a loved one, a broken relationship, money issues, or health problems, just a few of the many reasons this is not the most wonderful time of the year for some people. But there are ways to beat those blues.

    The loss of a loved one, a broken relationship, money issues, or health problems, just a few of the many reasons this is not the most wonderful time of the year for some people. But there are ways to beat those blues.

  • 4 Your Health: race a factor in surviving cancer; drug addiction more deadly than ever

    4 Your Health: race a factor in surviving cancer; drug addiction more deadly than ever

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-12-06 00:37:01 GMT

    More people who die from opioid overdose are white. A rise in overdose deaths from cocaine use among blacks. And there are still significant racial gaps when it comes to cancer survival.

    More people who die from opioid overdose are white. A rise in overdose deaths from cocaine use among blacks. And there are still significant racial gaps when it comes to cancer survival.

  • 4 Your Health: a sleep aid getting high marks; delayed start good for students

    4 Your Health: a sleep aid getting high marks; delayed start good for students

    Monday, December 4 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-12-05 03:30:26 GMT

    A new study reveals students get more sleep with later start at school. And a new cannabis like drug could help treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

    A new study reveals students get more sleep with later start at school. And a new cannabis like drug could help treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

  • 4 Your Health: steroids for hip pain; the dangers of mixing medicines; seniors behind the wheel

    4 Your Health: steroids for hip pain; the dangers of mixing medicines; seniors behind the wheel

    Thursday, November 30 2017 10:50 AM EST2017-11-30 15:50:41 GMT

    Most senior citizens do not make simple adjustments to their cars that could improve their safety. A separate study reveals few seniors are making sure their medicines mix safely. And Steroid injections to relieve hip pain may increase the risk of bone death and collapse.

    Most senior citizens do not make simple adjustments to their cars that could improve their safety. A separate study reveals few seniors are making sure their medicines mix safely. And Steroid injections to relieve hip pain may increase the risk of bone death and collapse.

  • 4 Your Health: a benefit of marriage; developmental disability on the rise; bad combination for cancer

    4 Your Health: a benefit of marriage; developmental disability on the rise; bad combination for cancer

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 12:35 PM EST2017-11-29 17:35:40 GMT

    Diabetes and obesity are responsible for nearly 800,000 cancers worldwide. A new study finds more children in the U.S. diagnosed with a developmental disability. And marriage may lower the risk of dementia.

    Diabetes and obesity are responsible for nearly 800,000 cancers worldwide. A new study finds more children in the U.S. diagnosed with a developmental disability. And marriage may lower the risk of dementia.

  • 4 Your Health: more arthritis cases than thought; pros, cons of tap water; bullied teens get armed

    4 Your Health: more arthritis cases than thought; pros, cons of tap water; bullied teens get armed

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 7:55 PM EST2017-11-29 00:55:16 GMT

    Bullied teens more likely to bring a weapon to class. The benefits and risks to children and teens who drink tap water. Arthritis more common than previously thought.

    Bullied teens more likely to bring a weapon to class. The benefits and risks to children and teens who drink tap water. Arthritis more common than previously thought.

  • 4 Your Health: relationships effect on cancer; frequency of mammograms; most susceptible to opioid overdose

    4 Your Health: relationships effect on cancer; frequency of mammograms; most susceptible to opioid overdose

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 12:15 PM EST2017-11-28 17:15:58 GMT

    New data reveals who is most at risk of dying from an opioid overdose. Most women say they want to have a mammogram every year. And having strong social relationships could help people survive cancer.

    New data reveals who is most at risk of dying from an opioid overdose. Most women say they want to have a mammogram every year. And having strong social relationships could help people survive cancer.

  • 4 Your Health: Holiday shopping tips to keep your little ones safe

    4 Your Health: Holiday shopping tips to keep your little ones safe

    Friday, November 24 2017 12:42 PM EST2017-11-24 17:42:43 GMT

    Tips on shopping for gifts this holiday season from the experts to keep your loved ones safe. 
     

    Tips on shopping for gifts this holiday season from the experts to keep your loved ones safe. 
     

  • 4 Your Health: importance of seniors getting out, pregnancy link to autism, cancer leading to hypertension

    4 Your Health: importance of seniors getting out, pregnancy link to autism, cancer leading to hypertension

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:26 AM EST2017-11-22 16:26:10 GMT

    Survivors of childhood cancer may face an increased risk of high blood pressure when they become adults. A link between the timing of pregnancies and autism. And getting out of the house may help older adults live longer.

    Survivors of childhood cancer may face an increased risk of high blood pressure when they become adults. A link between the timing of pregnancies and autism. And getting out of the house may help older adults live longer.

  • 4 Your Health: Weight linked to breast cancer, injuries can hinder school work

    4 Your Health: Weight linked to breast cancer, injuries can hinder school work

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 2:14 PM EST2017-11-21 19:14:23 GMT

    Hands and wrist injuries can sideline high school athletes from the field and their schoolwork. Motorcycle crashes are far more deadly than car accidents.And overweight women may need more frequent mammograms. 

    Hands and wrist injuries can sideline high school athletes from the field and their schoolwork. Motorcycle crashes are far more deadly than car accidents.And overweight women may need more frequent mammograms. 

  • 4 Your Health: prescription drugs effect on dating violence; trauma related to cancer

    4 Your Health: prescription drugs effect on dating violence; trauma related to cancer

    Monday, November 20 2017 12:51 PM EST2017-11-20 17:51:58 GMT

    Many cancer survivors suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. A new study reveals a link between prescription drug abuse and dating violence among teens.

    Many cancer survivors suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. A new study reveals a link between prescription drug abuse and dating violence among teens.

  • 4 Your Health: Movember connection to low testosterone treatment

    4 Your Health: Movember connection to low testosterone treatment

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:43 AM EST2017-11-17 16:43:48 GMT

    Movember is a campaign to raise awareness about men's health issues. Low testosterone is a condition that if not treated could lead to other health issues.

    Movember is a campaign to raise awareness about men's health issues. Low testosterone is a condition that if not treated could lead to other health issues.

  • 4 Your Health: vices linked to aging; inheriting depression; codeine danger for kids

    4 Your Health: vices linked to aging; inheriting depression; codeine danger for kids

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:28 AM EST2017-11-17 16:28:07 GMT

    Despite a warning from the FDA some doctors continue to prescribe codeine for children after surgery. A new study suggests teens whose fathers have depression are more likely to have symptoms themselves. And heavy drinking and smoking could take a toll on your looks.

    Despite a warning from the FDA some doctors continue to prescribe codeine for children after surgery. A new study suggests teens whose fathers have depression are more likely to have symptoms themselves. And heavy drinking and smoking could take a toll on your looks.

  • Tucson Living: Protecting your skin with your makeup

    Tucson Living: Protecting your skin with your makeup

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 10:14 PM EST2017-11-16 03:14:40 GMT

    Protecting your skin against the sun is very important. You can build sun protection right into your makeup routine...

    Protecting your skin against the sun is very important. You can build sun protection right into your makeup routine...

  • 4 Your Health: in-vitro may lead to preemies; chronic conditions plague pregnant women

    4 Your Health: in-vitro may lead to preemies; chronic conditions plague pregnant women

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 11:40 AM EST2017-11-08 16:40:48 GMT

    An increase in chronic illness among young women is putting more mothers and babies at risk. And in-vitro fertilization may increase the risk of pre-term birth.

    An increase in chronic illness among young women is putting more mothers and babies at risk. And in-vitro fertilization may increase the risk of pre-term birth.

  • 4 Your Health: Blood plasma for Alzheimer's; kidney stones and pregnancy; HPV cancers

    4 Your Health: Blood plasma for Alzheimer's; kidney stones and pregnancy; HPV cancers

    Monday, November 6 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-11-07 01:04:23 GMT

    Gender, age and race, can make a difference in surviving HPV related cancers. Women with a history of kidney stones may face certain complications during pregnancy. Promising findings related to infusing blood plasma into a small group of Alzheimer's patients.

    Gender, age and race, can make a difference in surviving HPV related cancers. Women with a history of kidney stones may face certain complications during pregnancy. Promising findings related to infusing blood plasma into a small group of Alzheimer's patients.

  • 4 Your Health: the impact of exercise; a rise in death rates

    4 Your Health: the impact of exercise; a rise in death rates

    Friday, November 3 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-11-03 15:57:51 GMT

    Death rates in the U.S. have climbed over the past year. A new poll reveals Americans rely on local parks and rec centers to improve their health. And exercise can improve quality of life for women with advanced breast cancer.

    Death rates in the U.S. have climbed over the past year. A new poll reveals Americans rely on local parks and rec centers to improve their health. And exercise can improve quality of life for women with advanced breast cancer.

  • 4 Your Health: another link to Alzheimer's; a strong case for living wills

    4 Your Health: another link to Alzheimer's; a strong case for living wills

    Thursday, November 2 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-11-02 17:48:02 GMT

    The importance of living wills for seriously ill patients and their loved ones. And more evidence that what's bad for the heart is also bad for the brain.

    The importance of living wills for seriously ill patients and their loved ones. And more evidence that what's bad for the heart is also bad for the brain.

  • Police release identity of homicide victim, ask public for help

    Police release identity of homicide victim, ask public for help

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-11-02 01:46:41 GMT

    Investigators have released the identity of a West Side homicide victim.

    Investigators have released the identity of a West Side homicide victim.

  • 4 Your Health: prescription drugs and driving; acid reflux medication linked to cancer

    4 Your Health: prescription drugs and driving; acid reflux medication linked to cancer

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-11-01 17:31:59 GMT

    The long-term use of some acid reflux medications could increase the risk of stomach cancer. And many people are not aware that some prescription drugs can impair their ability to drive.

    The long-term use of some acid reflux medications could increase the risk of stomach cancer. And many people are not aware that some prescription drugs can impair their ability to drive.

  • 4 Your Health: The future of cord blood banks; working out

    4 Your Health: The future of cord blood banks; working out

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-10-31 16:19:58 GMT

    High intensity interval training will be next year's most popular fitness trend. And the country's leading pediatricians are encouraging the use of public cord blood banks.

    High intensity interval training will be next year's most popular fitness trend. And the country's leading pediatricians are encouraging the use of public cord blood banks.

  • Tucson Living: Fall allergies

    Tucson Living: Fall allergies

    Friday, October 27 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-10-28 00:58:54 GMT

    For some of us living in Tucson means living with allergies. This year in particular has been a difficult year for allergy sufferers. Dr. David Friedman with Allergy Partners of Arizona says that the the post-monsoon season tends to be a difficult time.

    For some of us living in Tucson means living with allergies. This year in particular has been a difficult year for allergy sufferers. Dr. David Friedman with Allergy Partners of Arizona says that the the post-monsoon season tends to be a difficult time.

  • Tucson Living: Downtown piano project

    Tucson Living: Downtown piano project

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-10-24 17:19:59 GMT

    Downtown Tucson now has two public pianos available to be played. 

    Downtown Tucson now has two public pianos available to be played. 

  • 4 Your Health: addicted to tanning beds; walking helps prolong life

    4 Your Health: addicted to tanning beds; walking helps prolong life

    Friday, October 20 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-10-21 00:42:26 GMT

    More evidence walking could help prolong your life. And many young women may be be addicted to indoor tanning.

    More evidence walking could help prolong your life. And many young women may be be addicted to indoor tanning.

  • Tucson Living: Skin cancer risks

    Tucson Living: Skin cancer risks

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:39:06 GMT

    Tucson Living means living with sunshine year round. That can be dangerous for your skin. Some people believe that the cooler weather in the winter decreases their risk for developing skin cancer. But protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is a year-round job. 

    Tucson Living means living with sunshine year round. That can be dangerous for your skin. Some people believe that the cooler weather in the winter decreases their risk for developing skin cancer. But protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is a year-round job. 

  • 4 Your Health: Men slacking at home; bromance over romance

    4 Your Health: Men slacking at home; bromance over romance

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-10-13 17:25:14 GMT

    Young men may be getting more out of "bromances" than their romantic relationships. And a new study finds men having fun while women are doing housework.

    Young men may be getting more out of "bromances" than their romantic relationships. And a new study finds men having fun while women are doing housework.

  • Tucson Living: Future snake bite treatment

    Tucson Living: Future snake bite treatment

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-10-11 01:16:36 GMT

    Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a medication that will delay the effects of venomous snake bites. A mixture of carbon monoxide and iron has been shown to inhibit the the effects for up to an hour in animals...

    Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a medication that will delay the effects of venomous snake bites. A mixture of carbon monoxide and iron has been shown to inhibit the the effects for up to an hour in animals...

  • 4 Your Health: Costume contacts may harm eyes; dentists and superbugs

    4 Your Health: Costume contacts may harm eyes; dentists and superbugs

    Monday, October 9 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-10-10 00:59:40 GMT

    Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be contributing to the growth of deadly superbugs. And spooky contact lenses worn as part of Halloween costumes may harm your eyes. 

    Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be contributing to the growth of deadly superbugs. And spooky contact lenses worn as part of Halloween costumes may harm your eyes. 

  • 4 Your Health: Bilingual students learn faster; MRI's safe for implanted devices.

    4 Your Health: Bilingual students learn faster; MRI's safe for implanted devices.

    Monday, October 2 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-10-03 00:50:44 GMT
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    MRI testing is safe for patients with pacemakers and other implanted devices. And children who are bilingual may find it easier to learn additional languages as an adult.

    MRI testing is safe for patients with pacemakers and other implanted devices. And children who are bilingual may find it easier to learn additional languages as an adult.

  • 4 Your Health: Moms susceptible to postpartum depression; stem cells help with heart disease.

    4 Your Health: Moms susceptible to postpartum depression; stem cells help with heart disease.

    Thursday, September 28 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-09-29 01:06:06 GMT

    There's early evidence that stem cells from umbilical cords, could help treat a deadly heart condition. Postpartum depression affects many new moms, even those with no history of mental health problems.

    There's early evidence that stem cells from umbilical cords, could help treat a deadly heart condition. Postpartum depression affects many new moms, even those with no history of mental health problems.

  • Tucson Living: Keeping plants happy this Fall

    Tucson Living: Keeping plants happy this Fall

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-09-28 01:02:18 GMT

    With the cool fall weather hitting Tucson, you may be seeing plants start to react to that weather. 

    With the cool fall weather hitting Tucson, you may be seeing plants start to react to that weather. 

  • 4 Your Health: Lose weight save money, treatment for seniors with depression; opiods outside the ER

    4 Your Health: Lose weight save money, treatment for seniors with depression; opiods outside the ER

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-09-27 01:46:20 GMT

    Most larger dose opioid prescriptions are not coming from hospital emergency rooms. A new study reveals depression treatment is not just for the young. And weight loss can lead to significant cost savings at any age.

    Most larger dose opioid prescriptions are not coming from hospital emergency rooms. A new study reveals depression treatment is not just for the young. And weight loss can lead to significant cost savings at any age.

  • 4 Your Health: Keeping illness out of the locker room; cancer patients find relief with marijuana

    4 Your Health: Keeping illness out of the locker room; cancer patients find relief with marijuana

    Monday, September 25 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-09-25 17:20:21 GMT

    Ten to fifteen percent of college athletes, who sit out of a game, have some sort of infection that spreads easily, And many cancer patients use marijuana to treat physical and psychological symptoms of the disease.

    Ten to fifteen percent of college athletes, who sit out of a game, have some sort of infection that spreads easily, And many cancer patients use marijuana to treat physical and psychological symptoms of the disease.

  • 4 Your Health: Rehab big part of recovery for severe stroke victim

    4 Your Health: Rehab big part of recovery for severe stroke victim

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:14:36 GMT

    Some might say Randy Richard experienced a miracle after arriving at rehabilitation facility in Tucson, but the people who helped him during his recovery will tell you it was determination and a lot of hard work that made Randy whole again.

    Some might say Randy Richard experienced a miracle after arriving at rehabilitation facility in Tucson, but the people who helped him during his recovery will tell you it was determination and a lot of hard work that made Randy whole again.

  • 4 Your Health: Coping with a sick pet; kids not racing to adulthood

    4 Your Health: Coping with a sick pet; kids not racing to adulthood

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:21:50 GMT

    Believe it or not, kids today are not growing up faster than they used to. And a new study suggests caring for a sick pet may be emotionally taxing.

    Believe it or not, kids today are not growing up faster than they used to. And a new study suggests caring for a sick pet may be emotionally taxing.

  • 4 Your Health: Schools not equipped for serious health issues; leaving tattoos off the resume.

    4 Your Health: Schools not equipped for serious health issues; leaving tattoos off the resume.

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:20:41 GMT

    Teens thinking about getting a tattoo or body piercing should know the potential consequences and risks. And many parents are not confident that their child's school is equipped to handle serious health issues.

    Teens thinking about getting a tattoo or body piercing should know the potential consequences and risks. And many parents are not confident that their child's school is equipped to handle serious health issues.

  • 4 Your Health: The dangers of slides and golf carts to children

    4 Your Health: The dangers of slides and golf carts to children

    Friday, September 15 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-09-15 17:03:59 GMT

    More children are getting hurt riding in golf carts. And playground slides can a be dangerous when young children ride on a parent's lap.

    More children are getting hurt riding in golf carts. And playground slides can a be dangerous when young children ride on a parent's lap.

  • 4 Your Health: Keeping kids off ATV's; sniffing out Parkinson's disease

    4 Your Health: Keeping kids off ATV's; sniffing out Parkinson's disease

    Monday, September 11 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-09-11 17:24:59 GMT

    A simple smell test could help identify people at high risk for Parkinson's disease. And A Massachusetts law limiting the use of all-terrain vehicles by kids and teens has significantly reduced the number of injuries.

    A simple smell test could help identify people at high risk for Parkinson's disease. And A Massachusetts law limiting the use of all-terrain vehicles by kids and teens has significantly reduced the number of injuries.

  • 4 Your Health: Daydreamers behind the wheel; millenials avoiding opioids

    4 Your Health: Daydreamers behind the wheel; millenials avoiding opioids

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-09-06 17:25:23 GMT

    When it comes to managing chronic pain, millennials prefer lifestyle changes over opioids. And a new study shows many people daydream when they drive.

    When it comes to managing chronic pain, millennials prefer lifestyle changes over opioids. And a new study shows many people daydream when they drive.

  • 4 Your Health: Exercise weak on dementia; making antibiotics more effective.

    4 Your Health: Exercise weak on dementia; making antibiotics more effective.

    Friday, August 25 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-08-25 17:09:17 GMT

    There is a growing movement by pediatricians to curb antibiotic resistance by prescribing fewer of them. And a new study suggests physical activity may not help prevent long-term memory issues, like dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

    There is a growing movement by pediatricians to curb antibiotic resistance by prescribing fewer of them. And a new study suggests physical activity may not help prevent long-term memory issues, like dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

  • 4 Your Health: Missing message on SIDS; kids high blood pressure; rapid weight shift in young athletes

    4 Your Health: Missing message on SIDS; kids high blood pressure; rapid weight shift in young athletes

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-08-23 17:32:29 GMT

    Pediatricians are warning doctors and parents about rapid weight changes in young athletes. New guidelines are out to help doctors diagnose and treat high blood pressure in children. And a new study reveals only 44 percent of parents always put their babies on their backs to sleep.

    Pediatricians are warning doctors and parents about rapid weight changes in young athletes. New guidelines are out to help doctors diagnose and treat high blood pressure in children. And a new study reveals only 44 percent of parents always put their babies on their backs to sleep.

  • 4 Your Health: Contraceptives link to arthritis; the impact of negative advice on shots

    4 Your Health: Contraceptives link to arthritis; the impact of negative advice on shots

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:23:11 GMT

    The advice women get while they are pregnant may impact how they vaccinate their children. And birth control pills may be linked to a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women.

    The advice women get while they are pregnant may impact how they vaccinate their children. And birth control pills may be linked to a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women.

  • 4 Your Health: The cost of caring for dementia victims; remote care for Parkinson's patients

    4 Your Health: The cost of caring for dementia victims; remote care for Parkinson's patients

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:01:16 GMT

    Telemedicine may be an effective tool in treating patients with Parkinson's disease. And the incredible cost of caring for victims of dementia.

    Telemedicine may be an effective tool in treating patients with Parkinson's disease. And the incredible cost of caring for victims of dementia.

  • 4 Your Health: obesity and heart disease; questioning health benefits of marijuana

    4 Your Health: obesity and heart disease; questioning health benefits of marijuana

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-08-15 17:40:26 GMT

    A major review of research finds little evidence medical marijuana can treat certain conditions. A new study finds overweight people may be at risk of a heart attack even if they are in shape.

    A major review of research finds little evidence medical marijuana can treat certain conditions. A new study finds overweight people may be at risk of a heart attack even if they are in shape.

  • 4 Your Health: Nurses stressed at work; alternative medicine for vets

    4 Your Health: Nurses stressed at work; alternative medicine for vets

    Monday, August 14 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-08-14 17:57:09 GMT

    More than 80 percent of military health facilities now offer alternative medicine treatments. The majority of America's nurses are stressed out. And American workers, as a whole, feel physically and emotionally taxed. 

    More than 80 percent of military health facilities now offer alternative medicine treatments. The majority of America's nurses are stressed out. And American workers, as a whole, feel physically and emotionally taxed. 

  • 4 Your Health: Healthiness of kids meals; controlling diarrhea; soaring cost of opioid abuse

    4 Your Health: Healthiness of kids meals; controlling diarrhea; soaring cost of opioid abuse

    Friday, August 11 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-08-11 17:33:46 GMT

    Alarming new statistics about the opioid crisis in America. Fewer children are being hospitalized for severe diarrhea since the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine. And Mixed reviews for fast food chain's kids meals.

    Alarming new statistics about the opioid crisis in America. Fewer children are being hospitalized for severe diarrhea since the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine. And Mixed reviews for fast food chain's kids meals.

  • 4 Your Health: Golfers turning to chiropractors to stay in the game

    4 Your Health: Golfers turning to chiropractors to stay in the game

    Thursday, August 10 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-08-10 18:21:22 GMT

    Golf remains one of the most popular activities for people living and visiting Tucson. Unfortunately with the game comes the aches and pains of repeatedly swinging a club. That is why many are turning to chiropractors to keep them straight.

    Golf remains one of the most popular activities for people living and visiting Tucson. Unfortunately with the game comes the aches and pains of repeatedly swinging a club. That is why many are turning to chiropractors to keep them straight.

  • 4 Your Health: The right choice for breast cancer patients; Alzheimer's claiming more lives

    4 Your Health: The right choice for breast cancer patients; Alzheimer's claiming more lives

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-08-09 17:42:40 GMT

    The number of Americans dying from Alzheimer's disease is on the rise. The prognosis is improving for young breast cancer patients who have chosen more conservative treatments.

    The number of Americans dying from Alzheimer's disease is on the rise. The prognosis is improving for young breast cancer patients who have chosen more conservative treatments.

  • 4 Your Health: Fewer ear infections; dying of loneliness; cancer survivors use opioids

    4 Your Health: Fewer ear infections; dying of loneliness; cancer survivors use opioids

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-08-08 22:49:45 GMT

    Prescription opioid use is more common in cancer survivors than people in the general population. 

    Prescription opioid use is more common in cancer survivors than people in the general population. 

  • 4 Your Health: Patients turning to Concierge Medicine in Tucson

    4 Your Health: Patients turning to Concierge Medicine in Tucson

    Monday, August 7 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-08-07 18:51:23 GMT

    Concierge Medicine is a fancy name for getting back to the basics of primary health care. It is a simplified method of providing care without the insurance companies, allowing doctors to provide what, they say, is better and much more personal care to their patients.

    Concierge Medicine is a fancy name for getting back to the basics of primary health care. It is a simplified method of providing care without the insurance companies, allowing doctors to provide what, they say, is better and much more personal care to their patients.

  • 4 Your Health: Surgeons rockin' out; fighting depression with yoga; too many pills for Americans

    4 Your Health: Surgeons rockin' out; fighting depression with yoga; too many pills for Americans

    Friday, August 4 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-08-04 17:10:41 GMT

    People in the U.S. are taking more pills than ever before. Practicing yoga could help ease symptoms of depression. And according  to Spotify, surgeons like to rock out" in the operating room.

    People in the U.S. are taking more pills than ever before. Practicing yoga could help ease symptoms of depression. And according  to Spotify, surgeons like to "rock out" in the operating room.

  • Tucson Living: Common maintenance issues with Tucson home listings

    Tucson Living: Common maintenance issues with Tucson home listings

    Thursday, August 3 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-08-04 01:15:15 GMT

    Many of the homes that Tucson real estate professionals are seeing listed right now have major maintenance issues. These issues can sometimes delay or stop a sale. 

    Many of the homes that Tucson real estate professionals are seeing listed right now have major maintenance issues. These issues can sometimes delay or stop a sale. 

  • 4 Your Health: Revelations about picky eaters; importance of statins for stroke victims

    4 Your Health: Revelations about picky eaters; importance of statins for stroke victims

    Thursday, August 3 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-08-03 17:57:36 GMT

    Stroke patients who quit taking cholesterol-lowering statins may put their health and lives at risk. Toddlers are known for being picky eaters but kids with cautious personalities may be even more likely to snub new foods.

    Stroke patients who quit taking cholesterol-lowering statins may put their health and lives at risk. Toddlers are known for being picky eaters but kids with cautious personalities may be even more likely to snub new foods.

  • 4 Your Health: Treating migraines through the ears; quick response times when treating heart attacks

    4 Your Health: Treating migraines through the ears; quick response times when treating heart attacks

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-08-02 17:51:39 GMT

    Doctors are treating heart attack patients faster than ever. Stimulating the ear canals with alternating currents of water could help prevent migraines.

    Doctors are treating heart attack patients faster than ever. Stimulating the ear canals with alternating currents of water could help prevent migraines.

  • 4 Your Health: Cancer's link to gum disease; the Mediterranean diet's for the rich

    4 Your Health: Cancer's link to gum disease; the Mediterranean diet's for the rich

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-08-01 18:00:11 GMT

    A new study reveals the Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease but not for everyone. And gum disease may increase the risk of several types of cancer in older women.

    A new study reveals the Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease but not for everyone. And gum disease may increase the risk of several types of cancer in older women.

  • "Weigh Ins " today at Casino Del Sol: Oscar De La Hoya brings ESPN title fight to Tucson

    "Weigh Ins " today at Casino Del Sol: Oscar De La Hoya brings ESPN title fight to Tucson

    Friday, July 28 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-07-28 21:20:57 GMT

    Another championship bout is set to hit the Old Pueblo this Saturday

    Another championship bout is set to hit the Old Pueblo this Saturday           ...

  • 4 Your Health: Low acceptance rate for kidneys; drinking to prevent diabetes

    4 Your Health: Low acceptance rate for kidneys; drinking to prevent diabetes

    Friday, July 28 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-07-28 17:26:04 GMT

    Some good news for people who enjoy a daily cocktail. And new research reveals transplant centers in the U.S. often refuse deceased donor kidneys.

    Some good news for people who enjoy a daily cocktail. And new research reveals transplant centers in the U.S. often refuse deceased donor kidneys.

  • Scores of adults excited for Lute Olson fantasy basketball camp

    Scores of adults excited for Lute Olson fantasy basketball camp

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:31:09 GMT

    How would -you- like the chance to get up, close and personal with Arizona Wildcat Coaching Legend Lute Olson?

    How would -you- like the chance to get up, close and personal with Arizona Wildcat Coaching Legend Lute Olson?

  • 4 Your Health: Rise and fall of binge drinking; revelations about menopause

    4 Your Health: Rise and fall of binge drinking; revelations about menopause

    Thursday, July 27 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-07-27 17:31:25 GMT

    Menopause is not just about hot flashes in older age. And some good and bad news about young adults and alcohol.

    Menopause is not just about hot flashes in older age. And some good and bad news about young adults and alcohol.

  • 4 Your Health: Exercising at your desk; saving babies electronically

    4 Your Health: Exercising at your desk; saving babies electronically

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:55:31 GMT

    Mother's who receive preventive emails and texts may help improve infant sleep safety. And working at an "active" workstation is unlikely to affect an employee's job performance.

    Mother's who receive preventive emails and texts may help improve infant sleep safety. And working at an "active" workstation is unlikely to affect an employee's job performance.

  • 4 Your Health: stepping out with your dog, sticking with statins and overweight teens

    4 Your Health: stepping out with your dog, sticking with statins and overweight teens

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-07-25 17:53:47 GMT

    A large new study has linked excess weight during adolescence to an increased risk of colon cancer later in life. New research reveals the importance of cholesterol lowering statins, And dog walking could be the key to boosting physical activity among older adults.

    A large new study has linked excess weight during adolescence to an increased risk of colon cancer later in life. New research reveals the importance of cholesterol lowering statins, And dog walking could be the key to boosting physical activity among older adults.

  • USA beats Costa Rica To Advance To Gold Cup Finals

    USA beats Costa Rica To Advance To Gold Cup Finals

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-07-24 14:08:09 GMT

    USA is awaiting the winner of the game between Mexico and Jamaica to see who the Red, White & Blue will play in the championship of the Gold Cup.   Here are highlights from USA's 2-0 win over Costa Rica in the semi-finals in the Dallas, TX area. 

    USA is awaiting the winner of the game between Mexico and Jamaica to see who the Red, White & Blue will play in the championship of the Gold Cup.   Here are highlights from USA's 2-0 win over Costa Rica in the semi-finals in the Dallas, TX area. 

  • Thornydale Hosts Washington in Little League World Series West Regional

    Thornydale Hosts Washington in Little League World Series West Regional

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:49:02 GMT

    After a rain-delay of nearly two hours, the Thornydale Little League team representing Arizona in the Western Regionals for Softball (Juniors) saw their momentum taken away in an 11-9 loss to Washington.  For highlights, please click on icon above. 

    After a rain-delay of nearly two hours, the Thornydale Little League team representing Arizona in the Western Regionals for Softball (Juniors) saw their momentum taken away in an 11-9 loss to Washington.  For highlights, please click on icon above. 

  • Spieth wins British Open

    Spieth wins British Open

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:22:32 GMT

    We have another 3-time-major-champ in golf.  

    We have another 3-time-major-champ in golf.  

  • FC Tucson's season comes to end after 1-0 loss to Fresno in Playoffs

    FC Tucson's season comes to end after 1-0 loss to Fresno in Playoffs

    Sunday, July 23 2017 12:56 AM EDT2017-07-23 04:56:58 GMT
    In a game that ended at almost midnight Saturday morning because of a lengthy weather-delay, FC Tucson fell to the Fresno Fuego 1-0 in the PDL semi-finals.  To see highlights, please click on icon above. 
    In a game that ended at almost midnight Saturday morning because of a lengthy weather-delay, FC Tucson fell to the Fresno Fuego 1-0 in the PDL semi-finals.  To see highlights, please click on icon above. 
  • Mexico beats Honduras in quarterfinals; US to face Jamaica

    Mexico beats Honduras in quarterfinals; US to face Jamaica

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:25:12 GMT

    Team Mexico saw a big fan turnout here in the Arizona as the Tricolor knocked off Honduras 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup. 

    Team Mexico saw a big fan turnout here in the Arizona as the Tricolor knocked off Honduras 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup. 

  • FC Tucson hosts Friday playoff games: $1 Beer, Hotdogs, Ice Pops, FREE Soccer Balls!

    FC Tucson hosts Friday playoff games: $1 Beer, Hotdogs, Ice Pops, FREE Soccer Balls!

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:04:08 GMT

    KVOA News 4 Tucson is teaming up with FC Tucson this Friday and Saturday for lots of family fun at the Kino Sports Complex.  

    KVOA News 4 Tucson is teaming up with FC Tucson this Friday and Saturday for lots of family fun at the Kino Sports Complex. 

  • Three North Americans top leaderboard at British Open

    Three North Americans top leaderboard at British Open

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:08:06 GMT

    Three North Americans are on top of the leaderboard at the British Open 2017. 

    Three North Americans are on top of the leaderboard at the British Open 2017. 

  • FC Tucson to host playoff games this Friday & Saturday

    FC Tucson to host playoff games this Friday & Saturday

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:58:08 GMT

    FC Tucson's soccer team will host playoff games this Friday and potentially Saturday.  Here's more from the FC Tucson website: FC Tucson will play the Fresno Fuego Friday, July 21st at 8:00 p.m. in the Premier Development League Western Conference Semifinals at Kino North Stadium. After earning the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference with the highest point total, the Golden State Force will play the winner of a play-in game between Foothills FC and Timbers U23 at 6:00 p.m. Fri...

    FC Tucson's soccer team will host playoff games this Friday and potentially Saturday.  Here's more from the FC Tucson website: FC Tucson will play the Fresno Fuego Friday, July 21st at 8:00 p.m. in the Premier Development League Western Conference Semifinals at Kino North Stadium. After earning the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference with the highest point total, the Golden State Force will play the winner of a play-in game between Foothills FC and Timbers U23 at 6:00 p.m. Fri...

  • Tucson Living: Driving in heavy rain

    Tucson Living: Driving in heavy rain

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:39:23 GMT

    When you least expect it, you could find yourself caught driving in heavy rains. Captain Andy Skaggs from the Tucson Fire Department has tips to keep you safe.

    When you least expect it, you could find yourself caught driving in heavy rains. Captain Andy Skaggs from the Tucson Fire Department has tips to keep you safe.

  • Tucson Living: What you need to know about the Palo Verde Beetle

    Tucson Living: What you need to know about the Palo Verde Beetle

    Friday, July 14 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-07-14 18:49:14 GMT
    Palo verde beetlePalo verde beetle

    Palo Verde Beetles are found all over southern Arizona. But what exactly are they?  

    Palo Verde Beetles are found all over southern Arizona. But what exactly are they?  

  • 4 Your Health: OT may be bad for your heart; people spend more time outside

    4 Your Health: OT may be bad for your heart; people spend more time outside

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:25:56 GMT

     Working overtime could affect your heart health. And Americans are spending more time outside playing or exercising.

     Working overtime could affect your heart health. And Americans are spending more time outside playing or exercising.

  • 4 Your Health: Headache diary; what's lurking in sandboxes; allergic reactions

    4 Your Health: Headache diary; what's lurking in sandboxes; allergic reactions

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-07-12 16:46:15 GMT

    Many children who suffer a severe allergic reaction are not treated quickly enough. A stressful today could mean a migraine tomorrow. And an alert for parents about what could be lurking in playground sandboxes.

    Many children who suffer a severe allergic reaction are not treated quickly enough. A stressful today could mean a migraine tomorrow. And an alert for parents about what could be lurking in playground sandboxes.

  • 4 Your Health: Controlling a toddlers weight; surviving a first heart attack.

    4 Your Health: Controlling a toddlers weight; surviving a first heart attack.

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:10:36 GMT

    New research has revealed race may play a role in whether people survive a first-time heart attack. And allowing infants to control how much they eat does not appear to affect their weight as toddlers.

    New research has revealed race may play a role in whether people survive a first-time heart attack. And allowing infants to control how much they eat does not appear to affect their weight as toddlers.

  • 4 Your Health: Sweet drinks lead to obese children; medication mistakes

    4 Your Health: Sweet drinks lead to obese children; medication mistakes

    Monday, July 10 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-07-10 16:39:46 GMT

    More and more people are making mistakes when taking their medication. And avoiding sugar-sweetened drinks during pregnancy may be a way to prevent childhood obesity. 

    More and more people are making mistakes when taking their medication. And avoiding sugar-sweetened drinks during pregnancy may be a way to prevent childhood obesity. 

  • 4 Your Health: Keys to seniors living independently; cancer's link to Parkinson's disease

    4 Your Health: Keys to seniors living independently; cancer's link to Parkinson's disease

    Friday, July 7 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-07-07 16:48:12 GMT

    A new study confirms a link between Parkinson's disease and the deadliest form of skin cancer. And Swedish investigators reportedly have found the keys to living independently late in life. And Swedish investigators reportedly have found the keys to living independently late in life.

    A new study confirms a link between Parkinson's disease and the deadliest form of skin cancer. And Swedish investigators reportedly have found the keys to living independently late in life. And Swedish investigators reportedly have found the keys to living independently late in life.

  • Former Cat Kingery named All-Star; 29 ex-UA players in pro ball

    Former Cat Kingery named All-Star; 29 ex-UA players in pro ball

    Friday, July 7 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-07-07 15:09:10 GMT

    Former Arizona Wildcat baseball standout Scott Kingery has been added to a prestigious all-star game in pro baseball.  

    Former Arizona Wildcat baseball standout Scott Kingery has been added to a prestigious all-star game in pro baseball.  

  • Former Cat O'Toole & Team USA beat Canada in World Cup of Softball

    Former Cat O'Toole & Team USA beat Canada in World Cup of Softball

    Friday, July 7 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-07-07 15:01:05 GMT

    Team USA knocked off Canada 8-2 in the World Cup of Softball. To view highlights as-seen-on-NBC please click on icon above.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics on the U of A connections at the World Cup of Softball: Five Wildcats representing three countries and four teams will compete in the World Cup of Softball XII this week in Oklahoma City. Danielle O'Toole (Team USA), Jessie Harper and Dejah Mulipola (USA Junior Women's National Team) will represent the USA while Bri...

    Team USA knocked off Canada 8-2 in the World Cup of Softball. To view highlights as-seen-on-NBC please click on icon above.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics on the U of A connections at the World Cup of Softball: Five Wildcats representing three countries and four teams will compete in the World Cup of Softball XII this week in Oklahoma City. Danielle O'Toole (Team USA), Jessie Harper and Dejah Mulipola (USA Junior Women's National Team) will represent the USA while Bri...

  • 4 Your Health: Contacts for kids; brain injuries connection to dementia

    4 Your Health: Contacts for kids; brain injuries connection to dementia

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-07-06 17:31:57 GMT

     Tucson-  Finnish study finds traumatic brain injuries could increase the risk for dementia. The researchers monitored more than 40,000 adults who had suffered a severe brain injury at least a decade ago. The risk for dementia was highest among middle-aged men. Doctors said it's important to monitor former TBI patients long term. Contacts for kids Kids may be able to handle wearing soft contact lenses just as well as adults. Many optometrists often hesitate to give chil...

     Tucson-  Finnish study finds traumatic brain injuries could increase the risk for dementia. The researchers monitored more than 40,000 adults who had suffered a severe brain injury at least a decade ago. The risk for dementia was highest among middle-aged men. Doctors said it's important to monitor former TBI patients long term. Contacts for kids Kids may be able to handle wearing soft contact lenses just as well as adults. Many optometrists often hesitate to give chil...

  • 4 Your Health: Dangerous summer plants; kids hitting the books over the break

    4 Your Health: Dangerous summer plants; kids hitting the books over the break

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-07-05 16:55:58 GMT
    Tucson- School may be out for summer but many kids are choosing to head back to class. The HHS office on adolescent health, reports a growing number of teenagers are opting for summer school.  In fact, the proportion of teens enrolled in July of 2016 was more than four times higher than in July of 1985. They're also earning a paycheck. Last year more than 23 million teenagers and young adults were working or looking for a job. And a quarter spent time volunteering. Summer pla...
    Tucson- School may be out for summer but many kids are choosing to head back to class. The HHS office on adolescent health, reports a growing number of teenagers are opting for summer school.  In fact, the proportion of teens enrolled in July of 2016 was more than four times higher than in July of 1985. They're also earning a paycheck. Last year more than 23 million teenagers and young adults were working or looking for a job. And a quarter spent time volunteering. Summer pla...
  • 4 Your Health: Bacterial infections increase; danger from using heartburn meds

    4 Your Health: Bacterial infections increase; danger from using heartburn meds

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-07-04 16:32:10 GMT

    A recent study has uncovered evidence that some popular heartburn drugs may lead to early death. And dangerous bacterial infections are increasing in the U.S..

    A recent study has uncovered evidence that some popular heartburn drugs may lead to early death. And dangerous bacterial infections are increasing in the U.S..

  • 4 Your Health: People walking more; children not as allergic to penicillin

    4 Your Health: People walking more; children not as allergic to penicillin

    Monday, July 3 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-07-03 16:06:34 GMT

    Many children who have a suspected penicillin allergy are not actually allergic to the drug. New government data shows a steady increase in walking over the past decade for both transportation and leisure.

    Many children who have a suspected penicillin allergy are not actually allergic to the drug. New government data shows a steady increase in walking over the past decade for both transportation and leisure.

  • Tucson legend Nico Perez discusses Pacquiao's controversial loss

    Tucson legend Nico Perez discusses Pacquiao's controversial loss

    Monday, July 3 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-07-03 15:12:07 GMT

    Pima County Sports Hall of Famer Nicky "Nico" Perez was a 3-time world champ as a pro boxer and started his career 42-1 until a tough loss to Salvador Sanchez. 

    Pima County Sports Hall of Famer Nicky "Nico" Perez was a 3-time world champ as a pro boxer and started his career 42-1 until a tough loss to Salvador Sanchez. 

  • Tucson man wins Mr. Universe

    Tucson man wins Mr. Universe

    Saturday, July 1 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-07-01 15:06:06 GMT

    A congratulations is in order to the proud Tucsonan Mike Gustavsson.  He was just named "Mr. Universe" in the "Masters Division in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Here's more from our KVOA News 4 Tucson newscast.  Gustavsson is 55-years-old and it took him nearly 40 years of competition to achieve his goal of becoming "Mr. Universe".  On Friday, July 7th, there'll be a special celebration for Mike Gustavsson at the Trident Grill (East) on Swan.  ...

    A congratulations is in order to the proud Tucsonan Mike Gustavsson.  He was just named "Mr. Universe" in the "Masters Division in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Here's more from our KVOA News 4 Tucson newscast.  Gustavsson is 55-years-old and it took him nearly 40 years of competition to achieve his goal of becoming "Mr. Universe".  On Friday, July 7th, there'll be a special celebration for Mike Gustavsson at the Trident Grill (East) on Swan.  ...

  • Casino Del Sol Celebrates Anniversary with Independence Day Weekend Festivities

    Casino Del Sol Celebrates Anniversary with Independence Day Weekend Festivities

    Saturday, July 1 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-07-01 04:17:18 GMT
    The celebration is on for Casino Del Sol’s 23rd anniversary.  To see a KVOA "Tek Net" story on the activities, please click on the icon above.  This weekend there'll be scores of activities.  Here are a few: Saturday, July 1: WAR, Malo, and Tierra will perform live at AVA with special guests Felipe Esparza and Paul Rodriguez. Monday, July 3: Fireworks Extravaganza at AVA, free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 18: Journey will take the stag...
    The celebration is on for Casino Del Sol’s 23rd anniversary.  To see a KVOA "Tek Net" story on the activities, please click on the icon above.  This weekend there'll be scores of activities.  Here are a few: Saturday, July 1: WAR, Malo, and Tierra will perform live at AVA with special guests Felipe Esparza and Paul Rodriguez. Monday, July 3: Fireworks Extravaganza at AVA, free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 18: Journey will take the stag...
  • 4 Your Health: Speaking up for lower prescription costs; mixed numbers on birthrates

    4 Your Health: Speaking up for lower prescription costs; mixed numbers on birthrates

    Friday, June 30 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-06-30 16:24:16 GMT

    Birth rates in the U.S. dropped to a record low last year with over 3.9 million births in 2016, down one-percent from the year before. And older Americans struggle to pay for their prescription drugs but only half tell their doctors.

    Birth rates in the U.S. dropped to a record low last year with over 3.9 million births in 2016, down one-percent from the year before. And older Americans struggle to pay for their prescription drugs but only half tell their doctors.

  • Road To LL World Series continues for Sunnyside after beating Sahuarita team

    Road To LL World Series continues for Sunnyside after beating Sahuarita team

    Friday, June 30 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-06-30 15:22:08 GMT

    Sunnyside Little League knocked off Copper Hills LL in Sahuarita for another district title.  To see highlights, please click on icon above. 

    Sunnyside Little League knocked off Copper Hills LL in Sahuarita for another district title.  To see highlights, please click on icon above. 

  • Tucson's Murrieta Park wins 9-to-11 district title in baseball

    Tucson's Murrieta Park wins 9-to-11 district title in baseball

    Friday, June 30 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-06-30 15:06:04 GMT

    Following in the footsteps of the "majors" team from Joaquin Murrieta Park, the Western Little League baseball team took a District 5 title after beating CDO Little League 12-2.   Western player Anthony Taylor led off the game with a home run.   Abran Vergara smacked two home runs in the game, while George Castro hustled out a 3-run triple in the 4th inning.   Jaden Leon hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 5th inning to end the game on the mercy rule....

    Following in the footsteps of the "majors" team from Joaquin Murrieta Park, the Western Little League baseball team took a District 5 title after beating CDO Little League 12-2.   

  • 4 Your Health: IQ effects life span; accuracy of diagnosing skin cancers

    4 Your Health: IQ effects life span; accuracy of diagnosing skin cancers

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:56:46 GMT

    A new study is raising concern about the accuracy of diagnosing melanoma. And having a high IQ has many benefits but new research suggests it may play a role in how long you live.

    A new study is raising concern about the accuracy of diagnosing melanoma. And having a high IQ has many benefits but new research suggests it may play a role in how long you live.

  • Road To Little League World Series: Western Beats Oro Valley

    Road To Little League World Series: Western Beats Oro Valley

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:04:12 GMT

    The Western Little League baseball team took home another district title after knocking off Oro Valley in the championship game. 

    The Western Little League baseball team took home another district title after knocking off Oro Valley in the championship game. 

  • Future Marana High football stars win title

    Future Marana High football stars win title

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:33:38 GMT

    A congratulations is in order to the Tucson Turf football team of high school players comprised mostly of Marana High School student-athletes.  

    A congratulations is in order to the Tucson Turf football team of high school players comprised mostly of Marana High School student-athletes.  

  • Oro Valley, Thornydale & Western Little League teams shine

    Oro Valley, Thornydale & Western Little League teams shine

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:32:16 GMT

    Little League all star tournaments continue strong. Here are highlights from six different teams in baseball and softball around Tucson from Tuesday night. 

    Little League all star tournaments continue strong. Here are highlights from six different teams in baseball and softball around Tucson from Tuesday night. 

  • 4 Your Health: Off the wall threat; seniors skip shots; pain free way to prevent flu

    4 Your Health: Off the wall threat; seniors skip shots; pain free way to prevent flu

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:30:50 GMT

    You may soon be able to get a flu vaccine without the pain. Another new study reveals many older Americans are not getting the flu, or other recommended vaccines. And new research from France suggests toxins from fungus growing on wallpaper may disperse into the air.

    You may soon be able to get a flu vaccine without the pain. Another new study reveals many older Americans are not getting the flu, or other recommended vaccines. And new research from France suggests toxins from fungus growing on wallpaper may disperse into the air.

  • 4 Your Health: More sleep, less junk food; medical care cuts drug deaths

    4 Your Health: More sleep, less junk food; medical care cuts drug deaths

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:51 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:51:03 GMT

    Improving medical care for heroin or opioid addicted patients could reduce the number of addiction-related deaths. And if you tend to binge on junk food after a stressful day at work try to get more sleep.

    Improving medical care for heroin or opioid addicted patients could reduce the number of addiction-related deaths. And if you tend to binge on junk food after a stressful day at work try to get more sleep.

  • 4 your health: Protecting young people from guns; vaccinations may put more kids in school

    4 your health: Protecting young people from guns; vaccinations may put more kids in school

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:32:28 GMT

    Improving child vaccination rates, especially with girls, may improve school attendance in developing countries. And the country's leading pediatricians are reminding parents to ask about guns before sending a child to play at a friend's house this summer.

    Improving child vaccination rates, especially with girls, may improve school attendance in developing countries. And the country's leading pediatricians are reminding parents to ask about guns before sending a child to play at a friend's house this summer.

  • 4 Your Health: Keeping children safe this summer on the playground and on two wheels

    4 Your Health: Keeping children safe this summer on the playground and on two wheels

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-06-23 17:06:21 GMT

    If your children are riding bikes be sure they wear a helmet. And pediatricians are reminding parents about summer playground safety.

    If your children are riding bikes be sure they wear a helmet. And pediatricians are reminding parents about summer playground safety.

  • Two U of A Players Selected in NBA Draft: Markkanen & Allen

    Two U of A Players Selected in NBA Draft: Markkanen & Allen

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:55 AM EDT2017-06-23 05:55:10 GMT

    U of A Freshmen sensation Lauri Markkanen was selected 7th overall in the NBA draft by the Timberwolves, and ended up getting traded to the Chicago Bulls. 

    U of A Freshmen sensation Lauri Markkanen was selected 7th overall in the NBA draft by the Timberwolves, and ended up getting traded to the Chicago Bulls. 

  • FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confederation Cup

    FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confederation Cup

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-06-22 14:40:10 GMT

    Mexico continued to represent North America as it's only team in the Confederation Cup in Russia with a 2-1 victory over New Zealand. 

    Mexico continued to represent North America as it's only team in the Confederation Cup in Russia with a 2-1 victory over New Zealand. 

  • Arizona Soccer releases 2017 schedule

    Arizona Soccer releases 2017 schedule

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-06-21 16:10:09 GMT
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    Coach Tony Amato and the U of A women's soccer team are excited about another upcoming season.  

    Coach Tony Amato and the U of A women's soccer team are excited about another upcoming season.  

  • UA Women’s hoops lands sought-after Big Ten transfer

    UA Women’s hoops lands sought-after Big Ten transfer

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-06-21 15:04:07 GMT

    Coach Adia Barnes and the Arizona Women's basketball team are pretty excited about the 2017-2018 season.  

    Coach Adia Barnes and the Arizona Women's basketball team are pretty excited about the 2017-2018 season.  

  • 4 Your Health: Acupuncture in the ER; diverse middle schools are best

    4 Your Health: Acupuncture in the ER; diverse middle schools are best

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-06-20 15:54:45 GMT

    Students of all races benefit from attending ethnically diverse middle schools. And a new Australian study reveals acupuncture could be an effective alternative to painkillers for emergency room patients.

    Students of all races benefit from attending ethnically diverse middle schools. And a new Australian study reveals acupuncture could be an effective alternative to painkillers for emergency room patients.

  • After winning NCAA Title, UA's Watson Named To All Academic Team With 3.9; Complete list of UA Athletes

    After winning NCAA Title, UA's Watson Named To All Academic Team With 3.9; Complete list of UA Athletes

    Saturday, June 17 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-06-17 04:11:21 GMT
    Sage Watson is making headlines once again.  -Not by winning the NCAA 400 meter hurdles, or taking part in the Olympics!  -She's also getting the job done in the classroom.  Here's more from U of A Athletics: The University of Arizona's Track & Field program is represented by 19 student-athletes on this year's Pac-12 All-Academic Team. Three of Arizona's honorees were named to the first team while two more earned second-team honors.   On the men's side, A...
    Sage Watson is making headlines once again.  -Not by winning the NCAA 400 meter hurdles, or taking part in the Olympics!  -She's also getting the job done in the classroom.  Here's more from U of A Athletics: The University of Arizona's Track & Field program is represented by 19 student-athletes on this year's Pac-12 All-Academic Team. Three of Arizona's honorees were named to the first team while two more earned second-team honors.   On the men's side, A...
  • 4 Your Health: Anti-inflammatories that fight cancer; low job numbers mean low college enrollment.

    4 Your Health: Anti-inflammatories that fight cancer; low job numbers mean low college enrollment.

    Friday, June 16 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-06-16 17:37:01 GMT

    Adolescents who live in areas with widespread job loss are less likely to go to college. And anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, may improve survival in patients with colorectal cancer.

    Adolescents who live in areas with widespread job loss are less likely to go to college. And anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, may improve survival in patients with colorectal cancer.

  • Fowler Leads After 1st Round Of U.S. Open

    Fowler Leads After 1st Round Of U.S. Open

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-06-16 04:00:07 GMT
    Day one of the 2017 U.S. Open is in the books.  Here's more from the Associated Press:  Erin Hills was kind to Rickie Fowler and rough on several others during the first round of the U.S. Open.      Fowler is atop the leaderboard following a 7-under 65 that included seven birdies and no bogeys. He birdied three straight holes while making the turn and tied the record for the lowest score in relation to par for a first round of a U.S. Open. Jack Nicklaus and T...
    Day one of the 2017 U.S. Open is in the books.  Here's more from the Associated Press:  Erin Hills was kind to Rickie Fowler and rough on several others during the first round of the U.S. Open.      Fowler is atop the leaderboard following a 7-under 65 that included seven birdies and no bogeys. He birdied three straight holes while making the turn and tied the record for the lowest score in relation to par for a first round of a U.S. Open. Jack Nicklaus and T...
  • 4 Your Health: New recommendations for preventing peanut allergy

    4 Your Health: New recommendations for preventing peanut allergy

    Thursday, June 15 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-06-15 20:20:36 GMT

    New findings have prompted the National Institutes Of Health to encourage parents to introduce peanut-containing foods earlier in their infant's life to lower the severity or even prevent their child from developing a peanut allergy.

    New findings have prompted the National Institutes Of Health to encourage parents to introduce peanut-containing foods earlier in their infant's life to lower the severity or even prevent their child from developing a peanut allergy.

  • Steve Kerr & Warriors Celebrate NBA Title With Parade Through Oakland, CA

    Steve Kerr & Warriors Celebrate NBA Title With Parade Through Oakland, CA

    Thursday, June 15 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-06-15 19:36:20 GMT
    Steve Kerr/ Associated PressSteve Kerr/ Associated Press
    Former Arizona basketball standout Steve Kerr, along with forward Andre Igoudala and assistant coach Bruce Pascoe continued the NBA championship celebration with a victory parade through Oakland.  Here's more from the Associated Press: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy as his team and its fans celebrated the NBA championship with a victory parade.      Curry hopped and shouted as he gave high-fives to the crowd after gettin...
    Former Arizona basketball standout Steve Kerr, along with forward Andre Igoudala and assistant coach Bruce Pascoe continued the NBA championship celebration with a victory parade through Oakland.  Here's more from the Associated Press: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy as his team and its fans celebrated the NBA championship with a victory parade.      Curry hopped and shouted as he gave high-fives to the crowd after gettin...
  • Arizona Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule

    Arizona Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule

    Thursday, June 15 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-06-15 19:31:52 GMT
    Coach Dave Rubio and the U of A Volleyball team are already getting excited about the upcoming season.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics: Arizona volleyball announced its 2017 schedule on Thursday, revealing a 31-match slate that includes 16 home matches to be played at McKale Center. Thirteen of Arizona's 20 conference matches will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.   The Wildcats' 2017 schedule includes 14 matches to be played against NCAA Tournament teams from a seaso...
    Coach Dave Rubio and the U of A Volleyball team are already getting excited about the upcoming season.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics: Arizona volleyball announced its 2017 schedule on Thursday, revealing a 31-match slate that includes 16 home matches to be played at McKale Center. Thirteen of Arizona's 20 conference matches will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.   The Wildcats' 2017 schedule includes 14 matches to be played against NCAA Tournament teams from a seaso...
  • 4 Your Health: Danger season for ATV's; identifying veterans at risk for suicide

    4 Your Health: Danger season for ATV's; identifying veterans at risk for suicide

    Thursday, June 15 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-06-15 18:37:43 GMT

    Despite the high rate of suicide among veterans there is no clear cut standard for identifying those at risk. And trauma physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said they've seen nearly 50 ATV injuries so far this year.

    Despite the high rate of suicide among veterans there is no clear cut standard for identifying those at risk. And trauma physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said they've seen nearly 50 ATV injuries so far this year.

  • 4 Your Health: Addicted babies on the rise; on the lookout for bedbugs

    4 Your Health: Addicted babies on the rise; on the lookout for bedbugs

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-06-14 17:39:36 GMT

    Nothing provokes disgust in travelers like the thought of bed bugs in their hotel room but most people don't know what the critters actually look like. And new study reveals the number of newborns treated for opioid withdrawal more than quadrupled between 2003 and 2012.

    Nothing provokes disgust in travelers like the thought of bed bugs in their hotel room but most people don't know what the critters actually look like. And new study reveals the number of newborns treated for opioid withdrawal more than quadrupled between 2003 and 2012.

  • Steve Kerr Critical Of Trump; NBA Champs May Not Visit Trump's White House

    Steve Kerr Critical Of Trump; NBA Champs May Not Visit Trump's White House

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-06-14 15:07:06 GMT
    Steve Kerr/ Associated PressSteve Kerr/ Associated Press

    The Golden State Warriors say no decision has been made regarding a potential White House visit to celebrate their NBA title. The Warriors issued a statement Tuesday saying that "today is all about celebrating our championship" and that they have not received an invitation to the White House. The statement added the organization would make those decisions when and if necessary." The team issued the statement following multiple reports that the Warriors had voted unani...

    The Golden State Warriors say no decision has been made regarding a potential White House visit to celebrate their NBA title. The Warriors issued a statement Tuesday saying that "today is all about celebrating our championship" and that they have not received an invitation to the White House. The statement added the organization would make those decisions when and if necessary." The team issued the statement following multiple reports that the Warriors had voted unani...

  • 2 More UA baseball players taken in MLB draft: (Oliva & Cloney)

    2 More UA baseball players taken in MLB draft: (Oliva & Cloney)

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-06-14 15:06:09 GMT

    Two more U of A baseball players were taken in the Major League Baseball draft today.  Here's more from ArizonaAthletics.com : The Arizona Wildcats had two more players taken in the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday, one day after JJ Matijevic was taken in the second round on Monday.   Junior outfielder Jared Oliva was the first Wildcat off the board Tuesday. Oliva was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and was the 208th overall pick. He ...

    Two more U of A baseball players were taken in the Major League Baseball draft today.  Here's more from ArizonaAthletics.com : The Arizona Wildcats had two more players taken in the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday, one day after JJ Matijevic was taken in the second round on Monday.   Junior outfielder Jared Oliva was the first Wildcat off the board Tuesday. Oliva was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and was the 208th overall pick. He ...

  • 4 Your Health: Sign language disconnect; prescription drug costs around the world

    4 Your Health: Sign language disconnect; prescription drug costs around the world

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-06-13 17:40:05 GMT

    Tucson- New research reveals prescription drug costs vary widely among high income countries with universal healthcare. The study looked at primary care prescriptions in ten countries, not including the United States. Costs for some medications were over 600 percent higher in Canada which has a mixed system of private and public financing for prescriptions.  Sign language mixed message Teaching sign language to children with Cochlear implants may delay their verbal develo...

    New research reveals prescription drug costs vary widely among high income countries with universal healthcare. 

  • 4 Your Health: Wake-up call for cancer; dogs walk seniors to better health

    4 Your Health: Wake-up call for cancer; dogs walk seniors to better health

    Monday, June 12 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-06-12 17:53:03 GMT

    Owning a dog can help seniors stay more active and new study reveals why African American are reluctant to seek aggressive treatment for prostate cancer.

    Owning a dog can help seniors stay more active and new study reveals why African American are reluctant to seek aggressive treatment for prostate cancer.

  • Nogales-born, Tucson-raised champ Oscar Valdez to meet with fans

    Nogales-born, Tucson-raised champ Oscar Valdez to meet with fans

    Friday, June 9 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-06-09 15:05:03 GMT

    The Nogales-born, Tucson-raised boxer Oscar Valdez is back in Southern Arizona and will have a "meet & greet" with fans on both sides of the border.   

    The Nogales-born, Tucson-raised boxer Oscar Valdez is back in Southern Arizona and will have a "meet & greet" with fans on both sides of the border.   

  • UA's Sage Watson advances to finals with fastest time in US

    UA's Sage Watson advances to finals with fastest time in US

    Friday, June 9 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-06-09 14:00:23 GMT

    Former Olympian and U of A senior Sage Watson had a memorial day at the NCAA Championships.  

    Former Olympian and U of A senior Sage Watson had a memorial day at the NCAA Championships.  

  • 4 your health: Patient advocates bedside and beyond

    4 your health: Patient advocates bedside and beyond

    Thursday, June 8 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-06-08 20:52:55 GMT

    A patient advocate is someone who provides medical expertise and who represents a patient while they receiving treatment at a care facility or a hospital. These advocates are now part of a growing trend as healthcare becomes more and more complicated.

    A patient advocate is someone who provides medical expertise and who represents a patient while they're receiving treatment at a care facility or a hospital. These advocates are now part of a growing trend as healthcare becomes more and more complicated.

  • Space fest 2017

    Space fest 2017

    Thursday, June 8 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-06-08 17:13:56 GMT

     It’s going to be an exciting weekend for astronomy lovers, in Tucson.

     It’s going to be an exciting weekend for astronomy lovers, in Tucson.

  • Oklahoma's Bob Stoops retires; Is ex-UA coach Mike Stoops safe?

    Oklahoma's Bob Stoops retires; Is ex-UA coach Mike Stoops safe?

    Thursday, June 8 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-06-08 15:05:07 GMT

    With Bob Stoops stepping down as the head football coach at Oklahoma -What next for his brother and assistant, Mike Stoops (the former U of A Head Football Coach).  

    With Bob Stoops stepping down as the head football coach at Oklahoma -What next for his brother and assistant, Mike Stoops (the former U of A Head Football Coach).  

  • Chinese national team tours Tucson as Goodwill Games continue

    Chinese national team tours Tucson as Goodwill Games continue

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-06-07 21:39:17 GMT

    The Lute Olson & Mo Tangara 16U World Basketball Classic continues through Wednesday.  The Goodwill games go beyond the competition on the court at Catalina High School.  Here's a unique look at the Chinese National Team as they tour Tucson in an old school, double decker bus.   If you'd like to see the story as-aired-on-NBC, please click on the icon above.  

    The Lute Olson & Mo Tangara 16U World Basketball Classic continues through Wednesday.  The Goodwill games go beyond the competition on the court at Catalina High School.  Here's a unique look at the Chinese National Team as they tour Tucson in an old school, double decker bus.   If you'd like to see the story as-aired-on-NBC, please click on the icon above.  

  • Rudy Castro remembered: UA player/Tucson High prep legend/educator

    Rudy Castro remembered: UA player/Tucson High prep legend/educator

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-06-07 21:38:45 GMT

    There was a sea of U of A Wildcat & Tucson High red at Rudy Castro's funeral on June 6th as the longtime U of A athlete and proud Tucson High grad was laid to rest.  

    There was a sea of U of A Wildcat & Tucson High red at Rudy Castro's funeral on June 6th as the longtime U of A athlete and proud Tucson High grad was laid to rest.  

  • 4 Your Health: Childbirth exercise and alcohol brain drain

    4 Your Health: Childbirth exercise and alcohol brain drain

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-06-07 17:42:02 GMT

    New research suggests even moderate drinking could lead to a decline in brain health. And women at risk for post partum depression may want to get out and exercise.

    New research suggests even moderate drinking could lead to a decline in brain health. And women at risk for post partum depression may want to get out and exercise.

  • 4 Your Health: Sunscreen-bug repellent combo; lasting effects of brain injuries

    4 Your Health: Sunscreen-bug repellent combo; lasting effects of brain injuries

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-06-06 17:49:41 GMT

     Military veterans who suffer a blast-related concussion may have long lasting symptoms. Using combination sun screen and bug repellent may not work so well.

     Military veterans who suffer a blast-related concussion may have long lasting symptoms. Using combination sun screen and bug repellent may not work so well.

  • Stanley Cup Finals tied after Nashville's win

    Stanley Cup Finals tied after Nashville's win

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-06-06 14:00:25 GMT

    The Stanley Cup Finals saw the underdog tie the series up.  

    The Stanley Cup Finals saw the underdog tie the series up.  

  • 4 Your Health: Knee replacement using robot technology

    4 Your Health: Knee replacement using robot technology

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 6:56 AM EDT2017-06-06 10:56:54 GMT

    Tucson- Replacing a hip or a knee has become pretty common these days but new techniques are not. an orthopedic surgical center in Tucson is now using robot technology to make knee replacement a very exact science. Melissa Anderson has had both her knees replaced.  The surgeries were performed by Dr. Russell Cohen at the Tucson Orthopedic Institute.  But for the second procedure Dr. Cohen, utilized the Mako robotic-arm.  "This way we can put the knee in exactly t...

    Tucson- Replacing a hip or a knee has become pretty common these days but new techniques are not. an orthopedic surgical center in Tucson is now using robot technology to make knee replacement a very exact science. Melissa Anderson has had both her knees replaced.  The surgeries were performed by Dr. Russell Cohen at the Tucson Orthopedic Institute.  But for the second procedure Dr. Cohen, utilized the Mako robotic-arm.  "This way we can put the knee in exactly t...

  • College World Series: Arizona plays today; updates at 4, 5 & 6 p.m.

    College World Series: Arizona plays today; updates at 4, 5 & 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:26:42 GMT

    The Arizona Wildcat baseball team will begin another post-season run (and potential trip to College World Series) on Friday at the NCAA Regionals in Lubbock, Texas.  To see interviews with U of A players & story as-aired-on-NBC, please click on icon above. Here's more from Arizona Athletics: The only team in the Pac-12 Conference to make back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, the Arizona Wildcats are set to open postseason play Friday in the Lubbock Regional, hosted by T...

    The Arizona Wildcat baseball team will begin another post-season run (and potential trip to College World Series) on Friday at the NCAA Regionals in Lubbock, Texas.  To see interviews with U of A players & story as-aired-on-NBC, please click on icon above. Here's more from Arizona Athletics: The only team in the Pac-12 Conference to make back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, the Arizona Wildcats are set to open postseason play Friday in the Lubbock Regional, hosted by T...

  • Games continue at 5; Lute Olson, Mo Tangara bring in international teams for Goodwill games

    Games continue at 5; Lute Olson, Mo Tangara bring in international teams for Goodwill games

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:24:08 GMT

    The 2017 "Lute Olson Mo Tangara 16U World Basketball In Tucson, AZ" is just over two weeks away.  KVOA caught up with Mo Tangara to talk about the international goodwill and spirit involved in bringing teams from Africa, Asia and the Americas to Tucson for some Old Pueblo basketball. Here's more from the event's facebook page: "We are rallying some of the best 16 U National Basketball Teams, club teams, and select teams from around the world in Tucson. (USA, Chin...

    The 2017 "Lute Olson Mo Tangara 16U World Basketball In Tucson, AZ" is just over two weeks away.  KVOA caught up with Mo Tangara to talk about the international goodwill and spirit involved in bringing teams from Africa, Asia and the Americas to Tucson for some Old Pueblo basketball. Here's more from the event's facebook page: "We are rallying some of the best 16 U National Basketball Teams, club teams, and select teams from around the world in Tucson. (USA, Chin...

  • 4 Your Health: Sunscreen, sunglasses and barbeques; tips for a safe summer

    4 Your Health: Sunscreen, sunglasses and barbeques; tips for a safe summer

    Friday, June 2 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-06-02 17:46:21 GMT
    Tucson- Food safety experts have some good advice for your backyard barbeques this summer. Before you take your steaks or burgers off the grill, it's best to use a food thermometer to ensure all meat is thoroughly cooked. Place it in the thickest part of the food and let the meat rest about three minutes before eating it to kill any remaining bacteria. Don't put cooked food on the same plate that held raw meat or poultry and be sure to throw away any food that has been sitting out f...
    Tucson- Food safety experts have some good advice for your backyard barbeques this summer. Before you take your steaks or burgers off the grill, it's best to use a food thermometer to ensure all meat is thoroughly cooked. Place it in the thickest part of the food and let the meat rest about three minutes before eating it to kill any remaining bacteria. Don't put cooked food on the same plate that held raw meat or poultry and be sure to throw away any food that has been sitting out f...
  • 4 Your Health: Food allergies; disturbing numbers about teen drivers

    4 Your Health: Food allergies; disturbing numbers about teen drivers

    Thursday, June 1 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-06-01 15:47:00 GMT
    Tucson- Some alarming new statistics about teens and car accidents as we enter the 100 deadliest days of summer. Fatal crashes involving teen drivers increased more than 10 percent in one year according to AAA. New teen drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly accident. Distracted driving plays a role in more than half of crashes involving teens and 60 percent of teen drivers killed were not wearing a seat belt.  Food allergy numbers About three...
    Tucson- Some alarming new statistics about teens and car accidents as we enter the 100 deadliest days of summer. Fatal crashes involving teen drivers increased more than 10 percent in one year according to AAA. New teen drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly accident. Distracted driving plays a role in more than half of crashes involving teens and 60 percent of teen drivers killed were not wearing a seat belt.  Food allergy numbers About three...
  • Four UA Softball Players named All-Americans

    Four UA Softball Players named All-Americans

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-05-31 23:19:40 GMT

    Arizona's season came to a disappointing end after Baylor shocked the Wildcats in the Super Regionals to advance to the College World Series.  However, that doesn't take away the stellar year from Coach Mike Candrea and the U of A softball team.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics:  Four Wildcats were named first-or-second-team All-Americans, tied for the most of any school in the country, the NFCA announced on Wednesday. Danielle O'Toole and Jessie Harp...

    Arizona's season came to a disappointing end after Baylor shocked the Wildcats in the Super Regionals to advance to the College World Series.  However, that doesn't take away the stellar year from Coach Mike Candrea and the U of A softball team.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics:  Four Wildcats were named first-or-second-team All-Americans, tied for the most of any school in the country, the NFCA announced on Wednesday. Danielle O'Toole and Jessie Harp...

  • Kickoff Times Announced for First 3 UA Football Home Games

    Kickoff Times Announced for First 3 UA Football Home Games

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-05-31 21:59:52 GMT
    We are just a few months away from the U of A football season.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics: – The start times and television information for Arizona's first three home football games were announced Wednesday by the Pac-12 Conference. The Wildcats will appear on the Pac-12 Network, an ESPN network and FS1 in those three September contests at Arizona Stadium. Arizona's season opener against Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 will begin at 8 p.m. (MST) as the final game of ...
    We are just a few months away from the U of A football season.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics: – The start times and television information for Arizona's first three home football games were announced Wednesday by the Pac-12 Conference. The Wildcats will appear on the Pac-12 Network, an ESPN network and FS1 in those three September contests at Arizona Stadium. Arizona's season opener against Northern Arizona on Sept. 2 will begin at 8 p.m. (MST) as the final game of ...
  • U of A and P.C.C. receiving $1.3 million in grants

    U of A and P.C.C. receiving $1.3 million in grants

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-05-31 20:51:02 GMT

    Congressman Raúl Grijalva joined University of Arizona and Pima Community College administrators at P.C.C. Desert Vista campus to announce the awarding of an Education Grant for $1,338,990 

    Congressman Raúl Grijalva joined University of Arizona and Pima Community College administrators at P.C.C. Desert Vista campus to announce the awarding of an Education Grant for $1,338,990 

  • 4 Your Health: Transgender adults face health woes; men tight-lipped about health

    4 Your Health: Transgender adults face health woes; men tight-lipped about health

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:30:21 GMT

    Tucson- A new study reveals transgender adults may face more medical issues than the general population. Questionnaires from over 300,000 people show gender minorities were more likely to struggle with concentration, decision-making and their overall health.  They were also more likely to be overweight, have depression and be uninsured. Men private about health A new national survey found men under 35 were 90 percent less likely than women, of the same age, to talk to family ...

    Tucson- A new study reveals transgender adults may face more medical issues than the general population. Questionnaires from over 300,000 people show gender minorities were more likely to struggle with concentration, decision-making and their overall health.  They were also more likely to be overweight, have depression and be uninsured. Men private about health A new national survey found men under 35 were 90 percent less likely than women, of the same age, to talk to family ...

  • FC Tucson returns home to the Old Pueblo for Friday night game

    FC Tucson returns home to the Old Pueblo for Friday night game

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-05-31 15:00:13 GMT

    The FC Tucson soccer team is gearing up for a home game this Friday at the Kino Sports Complex.  Here's more from the team's communication's staff:

    The FC Tucson soccer team is gearing up for a home game this Friday at the Kino Sports Complex.  Here's more from the team's communication's staff:

  • 4 Your Health: Music, reading good for the brain; good news about babies

    4 Your Health: Music, reading good for the brain; good news about babies

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-05-30 16:52:24 GMT

    Teen births continue drop in the U.S. along with infant deaths. 

    Teen births continue drop in the U.S. along with infant deaths. 

  • Arizona softball team talks about taking on Baylor in NCAA Super Regionals

    Arizona softball team talks about taking on Baylor in NCAA Super Regionals

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:40:10 GMT

    It's now official! ESPN has announced Arizona's game against Baylor in the NCAA Super Regionals will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. TO HEAR FROM THE ARIZONA WILDCATS, PLEASE CLICK ON ICON ABOVE. Here's more from Arizona Athletics:  The dates and times for the NCAA Tucson Super Regional between second-seeded Arizona and 15th-seeded Baylor have been announced. The Wildcats and Bears will square off in a best of three series at Hillenbrand Stadium this weekend. Dates, times and TV inf...

    It's now official! ESPN has announced Arizona's game against Baylor in the NCAA Super Regionals will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. TO HEAR FROM THE ARIZONA WILDCATS, PLEASE CLICK ON ICON ABOVE. Here's more from Arizona Athletics:  The dates and times for the NCAA Tucson Super Regional between second-seeded Arizona and 15th-seeded Baylor have been announced. The Wildcats and Bears will square off in a best of three series at Hillenbrand Stadium this weekend. Dates, times and TV inf...

  • 4 Your Health: Eating away knee pain and mandatory bedtimes for kids

    4 Your Health: Eating away knee pain and mandatory bedtimes for kids

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:36:36 GMT
    Tucson- A high fiber diet may lower the risk of arthritis related knee pain. Research from two long term studies show adults who ate the most dietary fiber were 30 to 60 percent less likely to develop knee osteoarthritis than those who ate the least. Fiber, especially cereal fiber, was also associated with a lower risk of worsening pain in patients who already had the condition. Researchers are not sure why fiber may protect against knee osteoarthritis. Enforcing bedtimes Establis...
    Tucson- A high fiber diet may lower the risk of arthritis related knee pain. Research from two long term studies show adults who ate the most dietary fiber were 30 to 60 percent less likely to develop knee osteoarthritis than those who ate the least. Fiber, especially cereal fiber, was also associated with a lower risk of worsening pain in patients who already had the condition. Researchers are not sure why fiber may protect against knee osteoarthritis. Enforcing bedtimes Establis...
  • U of A set to take on Baylor with trip to College World Series on the line

    U of A set to take on Baylor with trip to College World Series on the line

    Monday, May 22 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-05-23 00:29:42 GMT
    Arizona is just two victories away from advancing to the College World Series.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics The dates and times for the NCAA Tucson Super Regional between second-seeded Arizona and 15th-seeded Baylor have been announced. The Wildcats and Bears will square off in a best of three series at Hillenbrand Stadium this weekend. Dates, times and TV info is below.   DATE TIME (MST) TV Friday, May 26 6 or 7 p.m. ESPN 2 Sa...
    Arizona is just two victories away from advancing to the College World Series.  Here's more from Arizona Athletics The dates and times for the NCAA Tucson Super Regional between second-seeded Arizona and 15th-seeded Baylor have been announced. The Wildcats and Bears will square off in a best of three series at Hillenbrand Stadium this weekend. Dates, times and TV info is below.   DATE TIME (MST) TV Friday, May 26 6 or 7 p.m. ESPN 2 Sa...
  • 12th Avenue Music & Food Festival Begins This Weekend

    12th Avenue Music & Food Festival Begins This Weekend

    Saturday, May 20 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-05-20 16:11:06 GMT

    Come try the food and listen to some of the awesome array of  music produced in Tucson and the border southwest.  It all goes down on South 12th Avenue between Ajo and Veterans Boulevard. There'll also be carnival rides for the kids, rock wall climbing, lowriders, mariachis and folklorico dancing. Ten of Tucson's non profits will also be on site.  The U of A Alumni Marching Band will be on hand, while the Changuitos Feos Mariachi Band also join in. Ice col...

    Come try the food and listen to some of the awesome array of  music produced in Tucson and the border southwest.  It all goes down on South 12th Avenue between Ajo and Veterans Boulevard. There'll also be carnival rides for the kids, rock wall climbing, lowriders, mariachis and folklorico dancing. Ten of Tucson's non profits will also be on site.  The U of A Alumni Marching Band will be on hand, while the Changuitos Feos Mariachi Band also join in. Ice col...

  • Oscar De La Hoya visits kids at Pascua Yaqui Health Center in Tucson

    Oscar De La Hoya visits kids at Pascua Yaqui Health Center in Tucson

    Saturday, May 20 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-05-20 04:18:33 GMT
    Apart from helping bring millions of viewers to Tucson through the ESPN live broadcast of the boxing matches at the Casino Del Sol, Oscar De La Hoya also dazzled a crowd of dozens of people at the Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center.  The Pascua Yaqui tribe, who runs the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, played a major role in helping make the Oscar De La Hoya-promoted-fights a reality.  To see more, including KVOA's interview with Oscar De La Hoya, please click on icon above. 
    Apart from helping bring millions of viewers to Tucson through the ESPN live broadcast of the boxing matches at the Casino Del Sol, Oscar De La Hoya also dazzled a crowd of dozens of people at the Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center.  The Pascua Yaqui tribe, who runs the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, played a major role in helping make the Oscar De La Hoya-promoted-fights a reality.  To see more, including KVOA's interview with Oscar De La Hoya, please click on icon above. 
  • Boxing Highlights: Oscar De La Hoya Fight Card In Tucson Live On ESPN Was A Success

    Boxing Highlights: Oscar De La Hoya Fight Card In Tucson Live On ESPN Was A Success

    Friday, May 19 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-05-19 20:32:01 GMT
    Oscar De La Hoya brought a big fight card to Tucson seen live by millions of people on ESPN, and it turned out to be a big success at the Casino Del Sol. To see highlights, please click on icon above.  News 4 Tucson caught up for a 1-on-1 interview with Oscar De La Hoya at the Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center before the bouts.
    Oscar De La Hoya brought a big fight card to Tucson seen live by millions of people on ESPN, and it turned out to be a big success at the Casino Del Sol. To see highlights, please click on icon above.  News 4 Tucson caught up for a 1-on-1 interview with Oscar De La Hoya at the Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center before the bouts.
  • De La Hoya Fight in Tucson Tonight; Casino Del Sol & Old Pueblo on ESPN Live

    De La Hoya Fight in Tucson Tonight; Casino Del Sol & Old Pueblo on ESPN Live

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-05-19 01:59:05 GMT

    Gold Medal Winner and multiple world champ Oscar De La Hoya is bringing boxing tonight at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson in an event that'll be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.  News Four Tucson's Paul Cicala talked to one of the best boxers of all time, Bernard Hopkins, to get his scoop on the fight.  Hopkins is in Tucson helping pump up the fight for Golden Boy Promotions.  To see the story as-aired-on-NBC please click on icon above.   Here's more on toni...

    Gold Medal Winner and multiple world champ Oscar De La Hoya is bringing boxing tonight at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson in an event that'll be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.  News Four Tucson's Paul Cicala talked to one of the best boxers of all time, Bernard Hopkins, to get his scoop on the fight.  Hopkins is in Tucson helping pump up the fight for Golden Boy Promotions.  To see the story as-aired-on-NBC please click on icon above.   Here's more on toni...

  • 4 Your Health: Good and bad news in the fight against cancer

    4 Your Health: Good and bad news in the fight against cancer

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:48:09 GMT
    Tucson- The number of women living with the most severe form of breast cancer is growing. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute estimate about 150,000 American women had metastatic, or spreading, breast cancer in January of this year. That's a significant increase since 1990 and they project that number will continue to rise as the population ages even as treatments improve. The good news is, the five year survival for these women is improving, especially among younger women....
    Tucson- The number of women living with the most severe form of breast cancer is growing. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute estimate about 150,000 American women had metastatic, or spreading, breast cancer in January of this year. That's a significant increase since 1990 and they project that number will continue to rise as the population ages even as treatments improve. The good news is, the five year survival for these women is improving, especially among younger women....
  • 4 Your Health: Obesity is bad for teeth and stopping workouts can make you sick

    4 Your Health: Obesity is bad for teeth and stopping workouts can make you sick

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-05-17 17:47:58 GMT
    Tucson- It only takes two weeks of inactivity to increase the risk of chronic disease. The benefits of doing more exercise are well known but British researchers wanted to see what happens when active people become sedentary. They asked 28 healthy adults to reduce their activity by 80 percent. After only 14 days, they showed a significant loss of muscle mass and increased body fat. These changes can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even early death. Carrying excess ...
    Tucson- It only takes two weeks of inactivity to increase the risk of chronic disease. The benefits of doing more exercise are well known but British researchers wanted to see what happens when active people become sedentary. They asked 28 healthy adults to reduce their activity by 80 percent. After only 14 days, they showed a significant loss of muscle mass and increased body fat. These changes can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even early death. Carrying excess ...
  • 4 Your Health: Throwing food out is a waste of nutrients and not taking care of ADHD

    4 Your Health: Throwing food out is a waste of nutrients and not taking care of ADHD

    Monday, May 15 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-05-15 15:58:27 GMT
    A study from Emory University reveals racial differences among children with ADHD. Researchers found African Americans were 22 percent more likely to stop taking their prescribed ADHD medications than whites. Hispanics were nearly 17 percent more likely to discontinue medication. Minority children were also more likely to completely stop treatment for attention issues. Much of the food wasted in the U.S. is full of important nutrients lacking in many people's diets. A new Johns Hop...
    A study from Emory University reveals racial differences among children with ADHD. Researchers found African Americans were 22 percent more likely to stop taking their prescribed ADHD medications than whites. Hispanics were nearly 17 percent more likely to discontinue medication. Minority children were also more likely to completely stop treatment for attention issues. Much of the food wasted in the U.S. is full of important nutrients lacking in many people's diets. A new Johns Hop...
  • 4 Your Health: A warning about eating sushi, arthroscopic surgery and benefits of Tai Chi

    4 Your Health: A warning about eating sushi, arthroscopic surgery and benefits of Tai Chi

    Friday, May 12 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-05-12 16:01:21 GMT

    Tucson- Arthroscopic surgery is not a good option for most people with arthritic knees. That's according to a panel of international experts who researched this common procedure. they say arthroscopic knee surgery does not provide lasting improvement for pain and function and is not cost effective. However, the study revealed that many doctors often recommend the procedure in patients with arthritis meniscus tears or stiffness in the knees. Tai Chi may help you sleep A new study s...

    Tucson- Arthroscopic surgery is not a good option for most people with arthritic knees. That's according to a panel of international experts who researched this common procedure. they say arthroscopic knee surgery does not provide lasting improvement for pain and function and is not cost effective. However, the study revealed that many doctors often recommend the procedure in patients with arthritis meniscus tears or stiffness in the knees. Tai Chi may help you sleep A new study s...

  • 4 Your Health: Gluten free not so healthy and HIV patients living longer

    4 Your Health: Gluten free not so healthy and HIV patients living longer

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-11 15:50:09 GMT
    Tucson- People diagnosed with HIV are living much longer than they were just two decades ago. British researchers studied over 88,000 HIV positive people who began anti-viral treatment between 1996 and 2010. During this time period, the number of deaths dropped and life expectancy increased by nearly ten years.  In fact, a 20 year old who began treatment for HIV in 2008 or later may live nearly as long as people in the general population. Gluten-free foods may not be as health...
    Tucson- People diagnosed with HIV are living much longer than they were just two decades ago. British researchers studied over 88,000 HIV positive people who began anti-viral treatment between 1996 and 2010. During this time period, the number of deaths dropped and life expectancy increased by nearly ten years.  In fact, a 20 year old who began treatment for HIV in 2008 or later may live nearly as long as people in the general population. Gluten-free foods may not be as health...
  • 4 Your Health: Expired Epipens, the dangers of cotton tips and the importance of gut bacteria

    4 Your Health: Expired Epipens, the dangers of cotton tips and the importance of gut bacteria

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-05-09 18:00:53 GMT
    Tucson- A new study has found newborns appear to get important gut bacteria from their mother's breast milk. Scientists at UCLA, studied bacterial communities in 107 healthy mother and infant pairs. They found gut bacteria in breast-fed babies were more closely related to their own mother's milk and skin, compared to a random mother. Experts say these results emphasize the importance of breast-feeding because this bacteria plays an important role in a child's lifelong health. Epipe...
    Tucson- A new study has found newborns appear to get important gut bacteria from their mother's breast milk. Scientists at UCLA, studied bacterial communities in 107 healthy mother and infant pairs. They found gut bacteria in breast-fed babies were more closely related to their own mother's milk and skin, compared to a random mother. Experts say these results emphasize the importance of breast-feeding because this bacteria plays an important role in a child's lifelong health. Epipe...
  • 4 Your Health: Pumping up with a curse and analyzing concussions with spit.

    4 Your Health: Pumping up with a curse and analyzing concussions with spit.

    Friday, May 5 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-05-05 17:58:12 GMT
    Tucson- A simple spit test could help predict whether a child's concussion symptoms will subside quickly or linger for weeks. The test measures genetic material in saliva, called micro RNA's that are released by brain cells after a head injury. researchers found this method was 90 percent accurate in identifying kids whose symptoms lasted longer than a month. that's much better than typical concussion tests which are wrong nearly 70 percent of the time. Cursing makes you stronger ...
    Tucson- A simple spit test could help predict whether a child's concussion symptoms will subside quickly or linger for weeks. The test measures genetic material in saliva, called micro RNA's that are released by brain cells after a head injury. researchers found this method was 90 percent accurate in identifying kids whose symptoms lasted longer than a month. that's much better than typical concussion tests which are wrong nearly 70 percent of the time. Cursing makes you stronger ...
  • 4 Your Health: Bad news about kids and suicide and people willing to risk their health

    4 Your Health: Bad news about kids and suicide and people willing to risk their health

    Thursday, May 4 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-05-04 18:21:41 GMT
    Tucson- Many people at high risk for a heart attack have no desire to change their lifestyle. That's according to a new Canadian study that surveyed over 45,000 adults about their weight, exercise habits, diet and smoking status. While most high-risk people agreed they needed to make changes more than half said they did not have the time or self-discipline. Nearly 18 percent said they felt no need to improve their health. Children and suicide Alarming new statistics about suicide f...
    Tucson- Many people at high risk for a heart attack have no desire to change their lifestyle. That's according to a new Canadian study that surveyed over 45,000 adults about their weight, exercise habits, diet and smoking status. While most high-risk people agreed they needed to make changes more than half said they did not have the time or self-discipline. Nearly 18 percent said they felt no need to improve their health. Children and suicide Alarming new statistics about suicide f...
  • 4 Your Health: Being "liked" doesn't make you happy and a reason not to stay gluten free

    4 Your Health: Being "liked" doesn't make you happy and a reason not to stay gluten free

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-05-03 17:16:19 GMT

    People who do not suffer from celiac disease should not avoid gluten and a new study reveals getting "likes" on social media does not make you feel better.

    People who do not suffer from celiac disease should not avoid gluten and a new study reveals getting "likes" on social media does not make you feel better.

  • Miss Tucson Del Sol overcomes debilitating scoliosis

    Miss Tucson Del Sol overcomes debilitating scoliosis

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-02 18:20:34 GMT

    Tucson- Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine, a condition that effects over 6 million people in the U.S.. One local woman's case was so severe it nearly robbed her of a chance to compete for a national title. But with a lot of determination and the help of a gifted surgeon she was soon back on stage. 

    Tucson- Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine, a condition that effects over 6 million people in the U.S.. One local woman's case was so severe it nearly robbed her of a chance to compete for a national title. But with a lot of determination and the help of a gifted surgeon she was soon back on stage. 

  • 4 Your Health: The battle against bullying and children still not eating healthy

    4 Your Health: The battle against bullying and children still not eating healthy

    Monday, May 1 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-05-01 17:59:55 GMT
    Tucson-  A new study reveals bullying has decreased over the past decade. Researchers at Johns Hopkins surveyed students in 109 Maryland schools between 2004 and 2014. Students reported fewer instances of cyberbullying, along with physical and verbal abuse. But there is still room for improvement. 13 to 28 percent of students said that they had experienced bullying in the past month. Young children still not eating well Despite some improvements in the diets of children many ...
    Tucson-  A new study reveals bullying has decreased over the past decade. Researchers at Johns Hopkins surveyed students in 109 Maryland schools between 2004 and 2014. Students reported fewer instances of cyberbullying, along with physical and verbal abuse. But there is still room for improvement. 13 to 28 percent of students said that they had experienced bullying in the past month. Young children still not eating well Despite some improvements in the diets of children many ...
  • 4 Your Health: A landmark for In Vitro births, missing macular degeneration and obesity and exercise.

    4 Your Health: A landmark for In Vitro births, missing macular degeneration and obesity and exercise.

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-04-28 16:55:32 GMT
    Tucson- Just because obesity runs in your genes doesn't mean you should give up on exercising. A new study reveals physical activity is especially beneficial for people who are genetically at risk for weight gain. Researchers, at the University Of North Carolina, identified thousands of adults with the so-called obesity gene. They found exercise reduced the weight gaining effects of this gene by about 30 percent. IVF babies reach million mark More than one million babies have now ...
    Tucson- Just because obesity runs in your genes doesn't mean you should give up on exercising. A new study reveals physical activity is especially beneficial for people who are genetically at risk for weight gain. Researchers, at the University Of North Carolina, identified thousands of adults with the so-called obesity gene. They found exercise reduced the weight gaining effects of this gene by about 30 percent. IVF babies reach million mark More than one million babies have now ...
  • 4 Your Health: A key ingredient in heart disease and more people willing to tune in to a tele-doctor

    4 Your Health: A key ingredient in heart disease and more people willing to tune in to a tele-doctor

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:49 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:49:19 GMT
    Tucson- A new survey reveals 60 percent of American adults are willing to use telemedicine to interact with a nurse or doctor. College graduates and those with higher incomes were more inclined to use telemedicine but younger adults were the most comfortable with the idea. 70-percent of millennials said they would use live video for healthcare because of the accessibility and convenience. Researchers have identified a nutrient in meat and eggs that may increase the risk of heart dis...
    Tucson- A new survey reveals 60 percent of American adults are willing to use telemedicine to interact with a nurse or doctor. College graduates and those with higher incomes were more inclined to use telemedicine but younger adults were the most comfortable with the idea. 70-percent of millennials said they would use live video for healthcare because of the accessibility and convenience. Researchers have identified a nutrient in meat and eggs that may increase the risk of heart dis...
  • 4 Your Health: A cancer risk for children and unknown high blood pressure

    4 Your Health: A cancer risk for children and unknown high blood pressure

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-04-26 15:47:31 GMT
    Tucson- Many people with high blood pressure don't even know they have the condition. New government research shows nearly 16 percent of adults have undiagnosed hypertension. Men, people under 39 and Asian adults were most likely to be unaware of their high blood pressure. Patients with health insurance and those who visited their doctor more often were least likely to have undiagnosed hypertension. High blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Child organ rec...
    Tucson- Many people with high blood pressure don't even know they have the condition. New government research shows nearly 16 percent of adults have undiagnosed hypertension. Men, people under 39 and Asian adults were most likely to be unaware of their high blood pressure. Patients with health insurance and those who visited their doctor more often were least likely to have undiagnosed hypertension. High blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Child organ rec...
  • 4 Your Health: Higher risk for prostate cancer and deadly news about obesity

    4 Your Health: Higher risk for prostate cancer and deadly news about obesity

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-04-24 17:31:32 GMT
    Tucson- Obesity is the top cause of preventable early death in the U.S.. That's according to a new study from the Cleveland clinic that analyzed how lifestyle decisions affect mortality. Researchers found obesity caused 47 percent more life years lost than tobacco use, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Diabetes was the second highest preventable cause of death. Just 15 years ago, smoking topped the list. New alert about prostate cancer A new study suggests prostate screenin...
    Tucson- Obesity is the top cause of preventable early death in the U.S.. That's according to a new study from the Cleveland clinic that analyzed how lifestyle decisions affect mortality. Researchers found obesity caused 47 percent more life years lost than tobacco use, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Diabetes was the second highest preventable cause of death. Just 15 years ago, smoking topped the list. New alert about prostate cancer A new study suggests prostate screenin...
  • 4 Your Health: Steroid treatment hard to swallow and parents come down on junk food ads

    4 Your Health: Steroid treatment hard to swallow and parents come down on junk food ads

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-04-19 16:47:00 GMT
    Tucson- A majority of parents want to see fewer junk food advertisements targeting their children. Researchers, at the University Of Connecticut's Rudd Center For Food Policy And Obesity, surveyed over 36-hundred parents. 85 percent said food companies do not act responsibly when they advertise to children, which makes it harder to raise healthy kids. More than 60 percent were supportive of policies to promote healthy eating for their children, in the media, schools and communities....
    Tucson- A majority of parents want to see fewer junk food advertisements targeting their children. Researchers, at the University Of Connecticut's Rudd Center For Food Policy And Obesity, surveyed over 36-hundred parents. 85 percent said food companies do not act responsibly when they advertise to children, which makes it harder to raise healthy kids. More than 60 percent were supportive of policies to promote healthy eating for their children, in the media, schools and communities....
  • 4 Your Health: Exercise for children and attempts to put cigarettes out for good.

    4 Your Health: Exercise for children and attempts to put cigarettes out for good.

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-04-18 16:47:52 GMT
    Tucson- A new study reveals three quarters of smokers who tried to kick the habit used more than one method during their most recent attempt. The three most common quit methods were cutting back, quitting cold turkey and switching to E-cigarettes.  E-cigarettes were used more often than the nicotine patch or gum, even though they are not approved by the FDA. New data shows adolescents who take physical education more frequently, are more fit and more informed about the health ...
    Tucson- A new study reveals three quarters of smokers who tried to kick the habit used more than one method during their most recent attempt. The three most common quit methods were cutting back, quitting cold turkey and switching to E-cigarettes.  E-cigarettes were used more often than the nicotine patch or gum, even though they are not approved by the FDA. New data shows adolescents who take physical education more frequently, are more fit and more informed about the health ...
  • 4 Your Health: Allergy medicine for children and troubling news about mental illness

    4 Your Health: Allergy medicine for children and troubling news about mental illness

    Monday, April 17 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-04-17 16:36:34 GMT
    Tucson- An increasing number of Americans are mentally ill but fewer people have access to health care services. A new study from New York University finds three and a half percent of the population, about eight million people, suffer from serious psychological distress. Access to health care has decreased for mentally ill patients over the past ten years. It's not clear why but researchers suggest it could be due to doctor shortages, insurance coverage for mental health and the cos...
    Tucson- An increasing number of Americans are mentally ill but fewer people have access to health care services. A new study from New York University finds three and a half percent of the population, about eight million people, suffer from serious psychological distress. Access to health care has decreased for mentally ill patients over the past ten years. It's not clear why but researchers suggest it could be due to doctor shortages, insurance coverage for mental health and the cos...
  • 4 Your Health: Memory care community may be guilt free option for families

    4 Your Health: Memory care community may be guilt free option for families

    Friday, April 14 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-04-14 17:57:04 GMT
    Tucson- A family coming to terms with a loved one suffering from a cognitive disorder, such as Alzheimer's or dementia, can be painful process. And often the difficult decisions that must be made come with a large dose of guilt.  After a loved one is diagnosed with a cognitive disorder many families attempt to care for that person, only to eventually realize they are not equipped to provide that care. But many assisted living communities now have their own memory care facilities...
    Tucson- A family coming to terms with a loved one suffering from a cognitive disorder, such as Alzheimer's or dementia, can be painful process. And often the difficult decisions that must be made come with a large dose of guilt.  After a loved one is diagnosed with a cognitive disorder many families attempt to care for that person, only to eventually realize they are not equipped to provide that care. But many assisted living communities now have their own memory care facilities...
  • 4 Your Health: The popularity of plastic surgery and how migraines weigh on people

    4 Your Health: The popularity of plastic surgery and how migraines weigh on people

    Thursday, April 13 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-04-13 17:48:42 GMT
    Tucson- Weighing too much or not enough may increase the risk of migraine. Researchers at Johns Hopkins looked at 12 studies of more than 280,000 adults. They found obese people were 27 percent more likely to have migraines than those who were at a normal weigh and being under-weight was linked to a 13 percent higher risk of migraines. Experts speculate that molecules secreted by fatty tissue may play a role in triggering the headaches. Plastic surgery up Americans spent $16 billi...
    Tucson- Weighing too much or not enough may increase the risk of migraine. Researchers at Johns Hopkins looked at 12 studies of more than 280,000 adults. They found obese people were 27 percent more likely to have migraines than those who were at a normal weigh and being under-weight was linked to a 13 percent higher risk of migraines. Experts speculate that molecules secreted by fatty tissue may play a role in triggering the headaches. Plastic surgery up Americans spent $16 billi...
  • 4 Your Health: Surviving a heart attack with exercise and sweet treatment for diabetes

    4 Your Health: Surviving a heart attack with exercise and sweet treatment for diabetes

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-04-12 17:54:48 GMT
    Tucson- Although fresh fruit contains sugar it may lower the risk of diabetes and complications from the disease. A new study followed a half million people in China for seven years. People who ate large amounts of fresh fruit were less likely to develop diabetes than their peers. And for people who already had diabetes, fresh fruit was linked to fewer complications and a lower risk of death. Regular exercise not only helps prevent a heart attack it improves the odds of surviving o...
    Tucson- Although fresh fruit contains sugar it may lower the risk of diabetes and complications from the disease. A new study followed a half million people in China for seven years. People who ate large amounts of fresh fruit were less likely to develop diabetes than their peers. And for people who already had diabetes, fresh fruit was linked to fewer complications and a lower risk of death. Regular exercise not only helps prevent a heart attack it improves the odds of surviving o...
  • 4 Your Health: Cancer treatment with yoga and news for night owls

    4 Your Health: Cancer treatment with yoga and news for night owls

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-04-11 15:53:35 GMT
    Tucson- A new study reveals that yoga can help men cope with side effects while being treated for prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, found patients who attended two yoga classes a week, during radiation, had less fatigue than those who did not do yoga. Yoga patients also reported better sexual and urinary function. Night owl gene If you tend to be a night owl it may be in your DNA. Scientists have identified a gene mutation that delays the body's inte...
    Tucson- A new study reveals that yoga can help men cope with side effects while being treated for prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, found patients who attended two yoga classes a week, during radiation, had less fatigue than those who did not do yoga. Yoga patients also reported better sexual and urinary function. Night owl gene If you tend to be a night owl it may be in your DNA. Scientists have identified a gene mutation that delays the body's inte...
  • 4 Your Health: Alzheimer's and pneumonia, high blood pressure and the super senses of the sightless

    4 Your Health: Alzheimer's and pneumonia, high blood pressure and the super senses of the sightless

    Monday, April 10 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-04-10 16:33:29 GMT

    Tucson- When the brain loses connection with one sense, like eyesight, other senses appear to be heightened. 

    Tucson- When the brain loses connection with one sense, like eyesight, other senses appear to be heightened. 

  • 4 Your Health: Smoking deadly as ever and the effects of exercise before a stroke.

    4 Your Health: Smoking deadly as ever and the effects of exercise before a stroke.

    Thursday, April 6 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-04-06 18:28:08 GMT

    Exercise, not body fat, may predict how well people recover after a stroke.

    Exercise, not body fat, may predict how well people recover after a stroke.

  • 4 Your Health: More benefits from yoga and a mothers voice

    4 Your Health: More benefits from yoga and a mothers voice

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-04-05 17:50:04 GMT

    The sound of a mother's voice is beneficial to the health of premature babies.

    The sound of a mother's voice is beneficial to the health of premature babies.

  • 4 Your Health: Another danger for firefighters and a better way to treat children with diabetes

    4 Your Health: Another danger for firefighters and a better way to treat children with diabetes

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-04-04 17:46:31 GMT

    An artificial pancreas is a safe and effective way to improve blood sugar in diabetic children. 

    An artificial pancreas is a safe and effective way to improve blood sugar in diabetic children. 

  • 4 your health: A shot in the arm for vaccines

    4 your health: A shot in the arm for vaccines

    Monday, April 3 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-04-03 17:29:08 GMT

    Most children who die from the flu are not vaccinated. 

    Most children who die from the flu are not vaccinated. 

  • 4 Your Health: Pot plus alcohol equals bad grades and lack of sleep could be deadly

    4 Your Health: Pot plus alcohol equals bad grades and lack of sleep could be deadly

    Friday, March 31 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-03-31 17:19:08 GMT

    Sleep problems may increase a person's risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.  

    Sleep problems may increase a person's risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.  

  • 4 Your Health: Healthy teeth a matter of life and death and heroin use on the rise

    4 Your Health: Healthy teeth a matter of life and death and heroin use on the rise

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:52:26 GMT

    Heroin use has soared over the past decade, especially among white Americans.

    Heroin use has soared over the past decade, especially among white Americans.

  • 4 Your Health: Marathons are not good for the kidneys and knee replacements a step short

    4 Your Health: Marathons are not good for the kidneys and knee replacements a step short

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-03-29 17:27:24 GMT

    Knee replacement surgeries in the U.S. have doubled in recent years but the benefits may not be worth the cost for patients with milder symptoms. 

    Knee replacement surgeries in the U.S. have doubled in recent years but the benefits may not be worth the cost for patients with milder symptoms. 

  • 4 Your Health: The will in a will, stronger bones and not so effective baby supplements

    4 Your Health: The will in a will, stronger bones and not so effective baby supplements

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-03-28 16:29:44 GMT

    Taking DHA supplements during pregnancy does not help boost children's IQ or academic abilities. 

    Tucson- Taking DHA supplements during pregnancy does not help boost children's IQ or academic abilities. Researchers in Australia had a group of expectant mothers take 800 milligrams of DHA daily or a placebo during the last half of pregnancy. They found no differences in cognitive, language and motor development at 18 months old. At the age of seven, both groups had similar IQ scores. The study also found more behavior problems among children whose mothers took DHA. Stronger bones...

  • 4 Your Health: Another reason to cut back on salt and news about breast-feeding

    4 Your Health: Another reason to cut back on salt and news about breast-feeding

    Monday, March 27 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-03-27 17:56:37 GMT

    Breastfeeding may reduce hyperactivity in young children. 

    Breastfeeding may reduce hyperactivity in young children. 

  • 4 Your Health: Secondhand vapors and the cost of gunshot violence.

    4 Your Health: Secondhand vapors and the cost of gunshot violence.

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:08:56 GMT

    A new Stanford University study reveals the price tag for treating gunshot wounds topped six billion dollars over a nine-year period. 

    A new Stanford University study reveals the price tag for treating gunshot wounds topped six billion dollars over a nine-year period. 

  • 4 Your Health: Partying with a kick may be bad; Best locations for AEDs.

    4 Your Health: Partying with a kick may be bad; Best locations for AEDs.

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:59:43 GMT

    A new warning for people who mix energy drinks with alcohol. Data from 10 studies shows the combination increases the risk of falls, car accidents and other injuries compared to drinking alcohol alone. Experts say the caffeine in energy drinks masks the effects of alcohol and so people tend to drink even more than usual. Best locations for AED's A new study suggests coffee shops and ATM's may be the best places for public automated external defibrillators. There has been an ongoin...

    A new warning for people who mix energy drinks with alcohol. 

  • 4 Your Health: Benefits of alcohol skips a few beats

    4 Your Health: Benefits of alcohol skips a few beats

    Thursday, March 23 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-03-23 16:41:56 GMT

    Having a few drinks a week may lower the risk of some but not all types of heart disease. 

    Having a few drinks a week may lower the risk of some but not all types of heart disease. 

  • 4 Your Health: Good and Bad news about kids and opioids

    4 Your Health: Good and Bad news about kids and opioids

    Monday, March 20 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-03-20 16:19:07 GMT
    Tucson- Fewer children are being treated for opioid related poisonings or misuse but according to the experts there is much room for improvement. New data shows that after a steady increase in prescription opioid exposures from 2000 to 2009 there has been a decline in recent years. However, teens are still at risk for more serious outcomes, including opioid related suicides, which rose by more than 50-percent.  Hydrocodone was the most common medication involved in pediatric ca...
    Tucson- Fewer children are being treated for opioid related poisonings or misuse but according to the experts there is much room for improvement. New data shows that after a steady increase in prescription opioid exposures from 2000 to 2009 there has been a decline in recent years. However, teens are still at risk for more serious outcomes, including opioid related suicides, which rose by more than 50-percent.  Hydrocodone was the most common medication involved in pediatric ca...
  • 4 Your Health: Tracking down the cause of a restless workforce

    4 Your Health: Tracking down the cause of a restless workforce

    Thursday, March 16 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-03-16 17:11:59 GMT

    Tucson- World Sleep Day is Saturday but getting some extra slumber this weekend is not going to help an already tired workforce. A new survey from Career-Builder finds one in four workers feel they don't get enough sleep every night. And 60 percent said that lack of sleep has hurt their job performance. But work may be what's costing them sleep. Nearly half of the surveyed workers said thinking about their job is what keeps them up at night. Mice mimic behavior If you've felt the ...

    World Sleep Day is Saturday but getting some extra slumber this weekend is not going to help an already tired workforce. 

  • 4 your health: Socializing tough on dieters

    4 your health: Socializing tough on dieters

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-03-14 16:30:19 GMT

    Tucson- A new study reveals socializing and dining out are not a good combination if your trying to diet. Researchers, at the University of Pittsburgh, followed 150 people who were trying to lose weight. The dieters had a 60 percent chance of overeating in a social setting especially at a restaurant. But having company during meals wasn't the only diet risk. They admitted to over-indulging almost half the time when they dined all alone. Boomers skipping Hepatitis-C test Very few b...

    A new study reveals socializing and dining out are not a good combination if your trying to diet. 

  • 4 Your Health: Fake marijuana more dangerous than real weed

    4 Your Health: Fake marijuana more dangerous than real weed

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-03-13 15:30:40 GMT

    Tucson- A new government study finds additional risks for teens who use synthetic, or man-made, forms of marijuana. Researchers found that high school students who had used fake weed, were much more likely to use other drugs and engage in risky sexual or violent behaviors than those who used marijuana only. Experts say these findings are concerning because one in ten teens have tried synthetic pot.  Fertility therapy and heart disease Women who undergo fertility treatments bu...

    A new government study finds additional risks for teens who use synthetic, or man-made, forms of marijuana. 

  • 4 Your Health: Blues over heart attack can be deadly

    4 Your Health: Blues over heart attack can be deadly

    Thursday, March 9 2017 12:10 PM EST2017-03-09 17:10:38 GMT

    Depression after a heart attack may increase the risk of early death. 

    Depression after a heart attack may increase the risk of early death. 

  • 4 Your Health:  People with high blood pressure not taking their meds

    4 Your Health:  People with high blood pressure not taking their meds

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 11:09 AM EST2017-03-07 16:09:52 GMT
    Tucson- Many people with high blood pressure are not taking their medications correctly. Researchers in the Netherlands made the discovery while conducting a study on other treatments for hard to control hypertension. Only 20 percent of the patients were taking all of their prescribed medications but 20 percent were not taking any at all. Health professionals urge patients to be honest with their doctors if they don't want to take their pills for any reason because there may be othe...
    Tucson- Many people with high blood pressure are not taking their medications correctly. Researchers in the Netherlands made the discovery while conducting a study on other treatments for hard to control hypertension. Only 20 percent of the patients were taking all of their prescribed medications but 20 percent were not taking any at all. Health professionals urge patients to be honest with their doctors if they don't want to take their pills for any reason because there may be othe...
  • 4 Your Health: Soy not harmful to women with breast cancer

    4 Your Health: Soy not harmful to women with breast cancer

    Monday, March 6 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-03-06 16:33:00 GMT
    Tucson- New evidence shows soy is safe and even beneficial for some women with breast cancer. Past research has raised concerns that soy increases the risk of cancer so many women are told to avoid these foods. But a Tufts University study of over six thousand breast cancer patients found soy foods were not harmful. In fact, women who consumed the most soy had a  21 percent lower risk of death than those who consumed the least. Children with disabilities at risk for neglect or...
    Tucson- New evidence shows soy is safe and even beneficial for some women with breast cancer. Past research has raised concerns that soy increases the risk of cancer so many women are told to avoid these foods. But a Tufts University study of over six thousand breast cancer patients found soy foods were not harmful. In fact, women who consumed the most soy had a  21 percent lower risk of death than those who consumed the least. Children with disabilities at risk for neglect or...
  • 4 Your Health: Cancer survivors putting themselves in harms way

    4 Your Health: Cancer survivors putting themselves in harms way

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:19 PM EST2017-03-02 17:19:35 GMT
    Tucson- Although most melanoma survivors limit their sun exposure many continue to get sunburns. A University of Minnesota study compared sun exposure and protection habits of melanoma patients to people with no history of skin cancer. Survivors were more likely to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing but 20 percent reported getting tanned or burned in the previous year. When a bad flu season hits seniors may want to opt for the high dose flu vaccine. Higher flu dose better ...
    Tucson- Although most melanoma survivors limit their sun exposure many continue to get sunburns. A University of Minnesota study compared sun exposure and protection habits of melanoma patients to people with no history of skin cancer. Survivors were more likely to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing but 20 percent reported getting tanned or burned in the previous year. When a bad flu season hits seniors may want to opt for the high dose flu vaccine. Higher flu dose better ...
  • 4 Your Health: A connection to eating unhealthy foods as a child and breast cancer

    4 Your Health: A connection to eating unhealthy foods as a child and breast cancer

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 11:40 AM EST2017-03-01 16:40:39 GMT
    Tucson- Poor eating habits at a young age may increase a woman's risk for breast cancer. A new UCLA study tracked the diet and health of over 1,000 middle aged women. Those who ate a lot of refined sugars, carbs and red meat but few fruits and vegetables as teenagers were 35 percent more likely to develop breast cancer at a young age than healthier eaters. Women who ate poorly during their early adult years had a 41 percent higher risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer. Flu medicine ...
    Tucson- Poor eating habits at a young age may increase a woman's risk for breast cancer. A new UCLA study tracked the diet and health of over 1,000 middle aged women. Those who ate a lot of refined sugars, carbs and red meat but few fruits and vegetables as teenagers were 35 percent more likely to develop breast cancer at a young age than healthier eaters. Women who ate poorly during their early adult years had a 41 percent higher risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer. Flu medicine ...
  • 4 Your Health: The real cost of tanning beds

    4 Your Health: The real cost of tanning beds

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-02-28 22:12:46 GMT

    Tucson- Indoor tanning is responsible for over $300 million in skin cancer costs. That's according to a new study from the university of north Carolina. Researchers estimate tanning devices were linked to more than 200,000 cases of skin cancer in 2015 racking up medical costs of over $343 million. 

    Tucson- Indoor tanning is responsible for over $300 million in skin cancer costs. That's according to a new study from the university of north Carolina. Researchers estimate tanning devices were linked to more than 200,000 cases of skin cancer in 2015 racking up medical costs of over $343 million. 

  • 4 Your Health: Antibiotics not working for children with infections

    4 Your Health: Antibiotics not working for children with infections

    Thursday, February 23 2017 10:58 AM EST2017-02-23 15:58:51 GMT
    Tucson- More children are being diagnosed with infections that can't be cured with regular antibiotics. Data from 48 hospitals shows a 700 percent increase in the number of children with drug-resistant infections over the past eight years. Most of these patients already had the infection when admitted to the hospital, which means the bacteria may be spreading in the community. Researchers said these findings are concerning because very few strong antibiotics are approved for use in ...
    Tucson- More children are being diagnosed with infections that can't be cured with regular antibiotics. Data from 48 hospitals shows a 700 percent increase in the number of children with drug-resistant infections over the past eight years. Most of these patients already had the infection when admitted to the hospital, which means the bacteria may be spreading in the community. Researchers said these findings are concerning because very few strong antibiotics are approved for use in ...
  • 4 your health: Exercise best for women with breast cancer

    4 your health: Exercise best for women with breast cancer

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 12:55 PM EST2017-02-22 17:55:08 GMT
    Tucson- A new study out of Canada reveals the best two factors that keep victims of breast cancer alive. Researchers wanted to see how certain lifestyle choices improve the survival of breast cancer patients and reduce the risk of recurrence. While eating healthy, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol were helpful, avoiding weight gain and exercise had the greatest impact on survival. Experts recommend  that patients should get 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day at least fiv...
    Tucson- A new study out of Canada reveals the best two factors that keep victims of breast cancer alive. Researchers wanted to see how certain lifestyle choices improve the survival of breast cancer patients and reduce the risk of recurrence. While eating healthy, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol were helpful, avoiding weight gain and exercise had the greatest impact on survival. Experts recommend  that patients should get 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day at least fiv...
  • "Young blood" transfusions the next fountain of youth

    "Young blood" transfusions the next fountain of youth

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 11:24 AM EST2017-01-17 16:24:12 GMT

    A California start up company may have discovered the fountain of youth. Ambrosia, based in Monterey, Calif., is looking to enroll 600 participants for its clinical trial where patients would undergo a transfusion of a two-liter bag of plasma from young adults and teenagers.

    A California start up company may have discovered the fountain of youth. Ambrosia, based in Monterey, Calif., is looking to enroll 600 participants for its clinical trial where patients would undergo a transfusion of a two-liter bag of plasma from young adults and teenagers.

  • New Study: Childhood exposure to flu may determine susceptibility to new strains

    New Study: Childhood exposure to flu may determine susceptibility to new strains

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 8:19 PM EST2016-11-17 01:19:40 GMT

    A new study has found that the type of flu virus people are exposed to during childhood may determine which strains they are protected from for the rest of their lives.

    A new study has found that the type of flu virus people are exposed to during childhood may determine which strains they are protected from for the rest of their lives.

  • 4 Your Health

    4 Your Health

Michele Boyce Ley, MD

Specialty: Breast Surgical Oncology

Office Location: 2424 N. Wyatt Drive, #100, (520) 324-BRST (2778)

Dr. Michele Boyce Ley was raised in Northern California and has lived in Tucson since 2000. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in molecular and cellular biology. She completed medical school at St. Louis University and moved to Tucson for her general surgery residency at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Boyce Ley is board-certified in general surgery. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of California San Francisco, Carol Frank Buck Breast Care Center in 2006 before establishing a breast surgical oncology practice in Tucson.  Click here for more info.

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