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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.

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.

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.

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

UANews | May 7, 2014
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

UANews | May 7, 2014
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

UANews | May 2, 2014
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.

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