Dr. Derksen to Address Future of Health Care at Free Event

The critical state of the U.S. health-care system and the potential impact of the mid-term elections will be the topic of a lecture by University of Arizona health-care policy expert Daniel Derksen, MD, onWednesday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 7:15 p.m., at Banner – University of…

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Robert J. Reilly 1931-2018

Robert J. Reilly MD, urologist and surgeon, passed away from bladder cancer in Tucson on August 14, 2018. He was 87. Reilly and partner Donald Gleason MD established Urological Associates of Southern Arizona. It continues to be one of the…

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Karl A. Gathof 1945-2018

Psychiatrist Karl Gathof MD passed away in Green Valley on June 19, 2018. He was 73. Gathof was born July 27, 1945 in Kahl am Main, Germany. He began his medical career in Canada graduating from the University of Toronto…

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Doc shortage has states reconsidering NP restrictions

Many states may reconsider laws restricting nurse practitioners’ ability to treat patients as the U.S. faces a growing shortage of primary care physicians. “If all States were to allow [nurse practitioners] to practice to the full extent of their graduate…

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Arizona Opioid Resources Available

The University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health released a list of statewide opioid resources. These are free materials, services and resources to Arizona organizations working on substance misuse, prevention, intervention and treatment. The list of resources is available…

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Dr. Katzenberg Gives UA Arthritis Center Lecture Sept. 5

“From Sick Care to Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine and the Prevention of Chronic Disease,” will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6-7:15 p.m., at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The 75-minute presentation will include time for questions…

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TMC sues big pharma over having to treat opioid overdoses

Citing the increasingly high cost of treating patients who suffer an opioid overdose, Tucson Medical Center has sued Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, Cephalon Inc., Purdue Pharma and a host of other pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. The lawsuit was filed…

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David W. Jaskar 1938-2018

David W. Jaskar, MD, long-time rheumatologist, internal medicine and geriatric practitioner, passed away on August 6, 2018  He was 79. Jaskar was highly respected among his peers and served as chair of the Pima County Medical Society Bioethics Committee for…

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