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U.S. News & World Report Names the TMC Orthopaedic Center Among Best in Knee Replacement

Tucson Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2015-16 in knee replacement by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals … READ MORE

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Geropsychiatric Center Director: It’s not too late to seek treatment for later life depression

Here’s something we seldom talk about: Depression robs people of living full lives. Feeling hopeless, disengaged or flat is not a normal part of aging – even though more than … READ MORE

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TMC One’s new nurse practitioner ready to partner with you and your family

Maria “Maricruz” Bustamante is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with TMC One who is ready to provide compassionate health care for you and your entire family during every phase of life. Bustamante partners with her patients of all ages to help them achieve health and well-being with a focus on disease prevention. She blends her expertise … READ MORE

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U.S. News & World Report Names the TMC Orthopaedic Center Among Best in Knee Replacement

Tucson Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2015-16 in knee replacement by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. “The TMC Orthopaedic Center and our partners at the Tucson … READ MORE

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Managing elder health risks in summer temperatures

The summer heat has arrived. For older adults, warmth might mean more joint comfort, but it can also place them at increased health risk. Terri Waldman, the director of Tucson Medical Center’s Geropsychiatric Center at Handmaker, said there are a variety of reasons - including diminished blood circulation, age-related illness and lifestyle … READ MORE

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New non-invasive colon cancer screen hits the market; is it better than a colonoscopy?

A new home-based screening test for colon cancer has recently hit the scenes. Cologuard or stool DNA testing was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this past August and is covered by Medicare. The test looks for cancer-related DNA and red blood cells in a person’s stool. On the one hand, it doesn’t require the unpleasant … READ MORE

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Geropsychiatric Center Director: It’s not too late to seek treatment for later life depression

Here’s something we seldom talk about: Depression robs people of living full lives. Feeling hopeless, disengaged or flat is not a normal part of aging – even though more than half of Americans over the age of 75 think it is. Did you know: -  the suicide rate for those between 80-84 is twice that of the general population? -  elderly … READ MORE

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  • Hello, it’s nice to meet you – Dr. Brian Blair
    Like many young children Brian Blair dreamed of playing professional sports. Out there on the mound pitching sliders, curve balls and fast balls. The only problem was putting bat to ball. “I really wasn’t a good hitter.” By the time he reached middle school Brian realized this might be a bit of a problem. Displaying […]
  • 5 Tips for preparing for surgery from Dr. Atlas
    When your child needs surgery, it’s nerve wracking. You want the best for them, but what should you look for in a hospital and anesthesiologist? Dr. Matthew Atlas, a pediatric anesthesiologist, at Old Pueblo Anesthesia, shared these suggestions: 1. Go to a hospital or surgery center that has lots of experience taking care of children. Hospitals and surgery [ […]

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  • 19 lives saved, and counting: Cord Blood Awareness Month draws attention to benefits of Arizona Public Cord Blood Program
    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed a proclamation making the month of July Cord Blood Awareness Month. The proclamation generates attention about stem-cell-rich umbilical cord blood and how the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program, which Tucson Medical Center is a part of, is saving lives. Each year, thousands of patients in the United States are […]
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  • Women’s health screenings: A “date” with better health
    Women’s health needs change with age. The frequency of pelvic exams and mammograms, for example, changes throughout the life cycle. In one decade, you may find yourself wondering about folic acid, while in another, you’re concerned about osteoporosis. When should you get a shingles vaccine? What about a colon cancer screeing? In short: How to […]
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