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Hart Visits Nogales to Reaffirm UA's Support of Rural, Border Communities and Partnerships

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:00am
As part of visits this year to Arizona communities that the UA serves through its land-grant mission, UA President Ann Weaver Hart visited and toured the border community of Nogales. While there, Hart affirmed the UA's commitment to collaborating with and serving rural and border communities.

New Wilderness Medicine Class Hones Patient Care Skills in Rugged Conditions

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:00am
A new course is teaching UA medical students how to save lives in the wilderness. Through outdoor simulations, the Wilderness Medicine and Advanced Wilderness Life Support class teaches students how to apply their medical expertise with limited resources.

Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight? An App Might be the Answer

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:00am
UA researcher Judith Gordon is developing a mobile app aimed at helping women avoid weight gain after they quit smoking through exercise and better eating. It might seem like a lot to tackle all at once, but Gordon says the combination makes sense because the behaviors are interrelated.

Heart Attack Patient Defies Odds with Tailored Surgical Treatment at UA Medical Center

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:00am
When cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Sreekumar Subramanian first saw Charles Barnes he knew the odds were stacked against the patient, who had suffered a massive heart attack, was in a coma, and was given a 25 percent chance of survival. The heart team at the UA Medical Center and UA Sarver Heart Center were able to save the patient's life by performing "hybrid" surgical procedures tailored to his condition.

Spring Season Blooms Allergies: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:00am
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The Sinus and Allergy Clinic at the UA Health Network is the only facility in southern Arizona that offers a coordinated approach to nasal and sinus problems, allowing patients to see ear, nose and throat specialists and a board-certified allergist on the same day.

UA's Phoenix Cancer Center is 'Topped Off,' Joins Award-Winning Medical School Building

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:00am
The five-story University of Arizona Cancer Center is the newest addition to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, home to the award-winning Health Sciences Education Building.

Dr. Leigh A. Neumayer Appointed First Female Head of UA Department of Surgery

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:00am
Dr. Leigh A. Neumayer, a renowned expert in breast cancer, women’s health and surgical education, will be the first woman to lead the UA's surgery department and one of only six women surgery department heads in the nation.

What Our Ancestors Can Teach Us About Exercise, Alzheimer's and Human Longevity

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:00am
Our ancestors' exercise routines could provide important clues about how to prevent and treat Alzheimer's and other modern age-related diseases, according to UA researchers. In a new paper, featured on the cover of the journal Trends in Neurosciences, psychology professor Gene Alexander and associate anthropology professor David Raichlen explore the evolutionary links between physical activity, brain aging and the long human lifespan.

Mystery of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved by UA Researchers

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 12:00am
UA researchers have solved the mystery of the 1918 pandemic flu virus' origin and why it was so deadly. The discovery could influence future vaccine design and pandemic prevention.

UA Combating Health Disparities to Build Healthier Communities

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 12:00am
April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about lack of access to adequate health care and other health disparities across the nation. At the UA, researchers are improving prevention education and health care for underserved communities in Arizona and beyond.

Sensors May Keep Hospitalized Patients From Falling

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:00am
UA researchers have found a way to detect a hospitalized patient’s risk for falling before it even happens, which may help prevent thousands of injuries in the future. More than 500,000 patients fall each year in U.S. hospitals, resulting in 150,000 injuries.

Scientists at the UA Make Critical End-Stage Liver Disease Discovery

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:00am
The discovery of an unknown cellular pathway has helped scientists and physicians better understand end-stage liver disease and offers a potential target for new therapeutics that could slow or even reverse the disease’s progression.

UA Medical Students Show Off Creativity in Video Submitted for 'Memmy' Award

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00am
A video produced by UA medical students highlights the lives of four students. The video, submitted this week to the annual Memmy Awards, gives health sciences students a chance to express themselves creatively.

UAMC Among 100 Great Hospitals in America

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:00am
The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus has been named one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review. The medical center is rated highly for its strengths in medical education, research and patient care.

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