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Past articles by Mark:

Little free plant stands making a big impact in Tucson

First, it was little free libraries, then came the little free pantry. Turns out, we can add plants to the "little free" list. → Read More

UArizona student's passion for science paves the way for a bright future

Each spring we like to highlight a few students who have gone above and beyond in their academic careers. Our Outstanding Student Series kicks off with a senior at the University of Arizona, whose love for science is pushing her forward. → Read More

Tucson non-profit offers employment opportunities for adults with disabilities

Respect, community and a sense of place. That’s the message behind an organization in Tucson that’s bringing meaningful employment to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Last week I spent a morning learning how the whole thing works and meeting some of the great people involved. → Read More

Child Life Team offers hope to Tucson 7-year-old battling cancer

Having a child with a serious medical condition can be an overwhelming experience for the entire family. But there are resources out there. We're meeting a group of trained professionals offering emotional support to families during the most stressful and traumatic times. → Read More

Tucson doctors avoid open-heart surgery on Valentine's baby

When you find out your baby is going to have heart issues before they’re even born, it can be a terrifying experience. We spoke to a family whose son is overcoming the odds one year after he was born with a congenital heart defect. → Read More

COVID-19 pandemic affects routine pediatric vaccines

When it comes to health, medical experts say one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations. Unfortunately, in the year of COVID, some routine shots that most kids get have fallen by the wayside. → Read More

Tucson restaurants and teachers surprised with $24K worth of gift cards

"We're kind of getting to the end of the pandemic and things are kind of going back to normal, so this kind of kicks us across the finish line. I'm just super happy about the whole thing." → Read More

Is it "teen burnout" or just a sign of puberty? Tucson doctor weighs in.

Burnout is affecting teenagers across our community. So we got some insight from a doctor at Banner Health about what burnout actually is and what parents and loved ones need to be on the lookout for. → Read More

Pandemic Pressure: Insight into online therapy

Mental health and COVID-19 seem to go hand-in-hand. But because so many places have either closed, or people just didn’t feel comfortable going to in-person therapy, we wanted to know what the solution was. Turns out, the internet has opened up a bunch of new avenues for those looking for treatment. → Read More

Tucson off-roading group lends helping hand to mom-in-need

We all need a little more positive news in our lives, so we wanted to showcase a group that's giving families in Southern Arizona some support during tough times. It's a Facebook page called 520 Side By Side. → Read More

Combating pandemic-loneliness: Are animals the solution?

The number of people adopting a pet because they’re lonely during the pandemic is on the rise. But how does that loneliness affect our bodies? → Read More

Herd Immunity: When will we achieve it?

We’ve heard the term herd immunity a lot over the last year, but what exactly is it and how do we achieve it? As our Rebound Arizona series continues, we spoke to a doctor at Tucson Medical Center to find out. → Read More

Doctor addresses concerns over lower vaccine efficacy

As vaccines start to roll out, we're hearing information about how effective each shot is. As our Rebound Arizona series continues, we spoke to a doctor about the difference in percentages. → Read More

Antibodies: Your body's personal SWAT team

Our body has a specialized search-and-destroy army. They're called Antibodies and they're key players in the fight against COVID-19. As our Rebound Arizona series continues, we spoke to a doctor about how these antibodies work, and how long they can protect us against coronavirus. → Read More

Flu and COVID-19: A deadly combination

A new study shows people infected with both flu and SARS-CoV-2 are more than twice as likely to die as someone with COVID-19 alone. → Read More

Dental delays causing 'Corona Cavities'

Delays in medical care are nothing new right now, but have you thought about the toll the pandemic has taken on your teeth? As our Rebound Arizona series continues, we explore the continuing issue of dental delays. → Read More

More screens, more eye appointments

Tired, burning, watery eyes. All symptoms of eye strain. As our Rebound Arizona series continues, we spoke to an eye doctor to find out more about this condition and why it’s affecting more people now than ever. → Read More

Flu myths debunked

COVID-19 isn’t the only virus putting people at risk. As our Rebound Arizona series continues, we look into some of the benefits that come along with getting a flu vaccination. → Read More

Doctors worry about missed cancer screenings during COVID-19

Every person in the world has been affected by COVID-19, but for those living with cancer, life has gotten even more challenging. As our series The Rebound Arizona continues, 9 on your side’s Mark Charter spoke to a doctor about some of the extra risks those living with the disease are facing. → Read More

Keeping kids active during a global pandemic

Whether they’re learning from home or back in the classroom, it’s crucial for kids to get active. As our Safely Back to School series continues, we spoke to the experts on getting your little ones off the couch and into the outdoors. → Read More