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UA Breaks Ground on Downtown Phoenix Project

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00am
New facility will follow the Health Sciences Education Building, which opened in 2012 and houses health education for both the UA and Northern Arizona University.

A New Map to Medical School

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00am
UA College of Medicine program is all about fresh opportunity for under-represented minority groups, particularly Native Americans.

Health, Wellness Practices Highlighted by Chinese Culture Festival

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:00am
Third annual event featured insight on acupuncture and food therapy from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

A New Method for Healing Hearts

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00am
UA surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey is using tissue from the human placenta to help "patch" hearts after surgery, and the technique could save lives.

When Job Loss Equals Weight Gain

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:00am
Why do jobless people tend to have a higher body mass index than those who are employed? An assistant professor of psychiatry in the UA College of Medicine will look at how post-job-loss changes in sleep and social rhythm – a person's daily routine – might affect weight.

Scavenger Hunt to Locate Defibrillators, Help Save Lives

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:00am
Tucson and Pima County residents are invited to join a scavenger hunt for automated external defibrillators. The HeartMap Tucson Challenge, co-hosted by the UA and the Tucson Fire Department, aims to raise awareness about AEDs and build a comprehensive database of their locations.

UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00am
A team of researchers led by the UA Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin, the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric, blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and women.

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00am
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.

New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:00am
The survival rate for cardiac arrest patients increased by more than 60 percent when they were sent to designated Cardiac Receiving Centers as part of a study conducted by the UA and others.

Can We Really Eradicate Polio?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00am
In a world that is constantly changing, attempts to eradicate diseases like polio may be unrealistic, according to a commentary written by a UA geography expert and two doctoral students.

Treating Ebola Patients is 'Difficult Ethical Decision' for Doctors and Nurses, Says UA Global Health Expert

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00am
Treating patients with infectious diseases presents an ethical dilemma for health care workers, says Dr. David Beyda. They want to help but place themselves at risk by doing so.

5 Things to Know About Rattlesnakes and Their Babies

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:00am
As rattlesnake families welcome their offspring this month, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona, offers some advice for staying safe around adult – and baby – rattlesnakes.

UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:00am
UA researchers are studying whether dietary interventions to increase lifespan can increase or decrease immune defense against infection. Nearly one quarter of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2040, and ensuring the health of that very large group is becoming an urgent priority.

Founding Faculty: Dr. Jack M. Layton Recalls 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Opportunity

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:00am
In 1966, Dr. Jack Layton got an unexpected phone call asking him to help start the UA College of Medicine. He ended up saying yes and became the first department head in the college. The inaugural class later honored him as "The Father of the Class of '71."

UA-Led School Asthma Program Receives National Recognition

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:00am
By allowing schools to stock albuterol and administer it to students who have asthma but who have not brought personal inhalers to school with them, the program is expected to reduce asthma-related absences.

Losing Sleep Over Your Divorce? Your Blood Pressure Could Suffer

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:00am
It's normal for people to experience trouble sleeping after a divorce. But if sleep problems last too long, they can lead to potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new UA study finds. The research suggests that poor sleep quality might be one of the reasons divorce is linked to negative health effects.

UA Training Medical Students to Serve Patients in Rural Communities

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:00am
Several UA College of Medicine students are spending the summer serving rural communities, where there's a desperate need for medical specialists.

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