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Pima County opens free COVID-19 testing site at Kino Event Center

The Pima County Health Department will begin free COVID-19 PCR testing Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Kino Event Center for anyone who has symptoms or thinks they have been exposed to the virus.... Read more»

Legalization brings legitimacy to needle exchange programs in Arizona

Arizona lawmakers in May passed legislation with bipartisan support legalizing syringe access programs, and Gov. Doug Ducey signed the measure days later. The law takes effect Sept. 28, 90 days after the June 30 conclusion of the legislative session.... Read more»

Mayors again call for statewide mask mandate as Arizona COVID-19 cases surge

Democratic mayors from across the state urged Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday to implement a statewide mask mandate, as COVID-19 cases surged past 4,000 for a second straight day and state hospitals neared capacity in their intensive care units.... Read more»

Give your kids early shot for upcoming school year

Get your children immunized before the back-to-school rush.... Read more»

Meeting will cover whooping cough in Vail schools

The Pima County Health Department and Vail Unified School District are holding a meeting Thursday evening to inform parents of the rise in pertussis, or whooping cough, in the district and Pima County. ... Read more»

County family planning, STD clinics extending hours

Two Pima County Health Department programs will extend their operating hours and update their services beginning in March.... Read more»

Flu heating up in Arizona

Despite the harsh flu season so far on the East Coast, it’s too early to determine whether Arizona will follow suit, health officials said Thursday. Although it’s not bad right now, the virus could get worse here because it appears to travel from the East Coast to the West Coast with snowbirds and other travelers.... Read more»

Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases on the rise in Az

Reported Arizona cases of a Rocky Mountain spotted fever have increased steadily over the past decade and spiked within the last two years. State and federal officials say those heading into the outdoors should be aware of the danger.... Read more»

‘Angels’ try to keep animals alive in Tucson's Dogpatch

Two weak puppies sat on a couch on the front porch, struggling to keep their heads upright. On an adjacent couch, flies swooped over the body of a dead puppy. Welcome to "Dogpatch," where residents own a lot of animals. It's also a place people come to abandon animals they no longer want – or dump carcasses.... Read more»1