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NIH Awards UA $2M to Study Recovery of Language After Stroke

UANews | June 11, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language in the first few months after a stroke. The findings could lead to the development of treatments that help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.

UA's Dr. Derksen Addresses Physician Shortages, Access to Care at Health Workforce Policy Academy Meeting

UANews | June 5, 2014
Dr. Daniel Derksen, director of the UA's Center for Rural Health in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, was keynote speaker at a recent meeting of the National Governors Association's Health Workforce Policy Academy in Washington, D.C. He discussed physician shortages, access to health care in underserved communities and other challenges facing the nation's health workforce.

New Wilderness Medicine Class Hones Patient Care Skills in Rugged Conditions

UANews | May 27, 2014
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

UANews | May 22, 2014
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

UANews | May 22, 2014
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

UANews | May 14, 2014
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.

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