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No Muss, No Fuss With Child-Friendly Movie Monitors at UAMC

UANews | February 6, 2014
The UA Medical Center has installed new movie monitors that allow children to watch their favorite videos while getting an MRI, without having to wear bulky goggles or deal with a grainy picture due to magnetic interference. Watching videos can help children relax and stay still during the procedure.

Study Looks at Cancer-Preventive Effects of Anti-Diabetes Drug

UANews | February 4, 2014
UA Cancer Center researcher H-H. Sherry Chow has received $2.8 million to study how an anti-diabetes drug may reduce breast cancer risk. Chow said recent studies found that treatment with metformin, a drug widely used to treat diabetes, appears to substantially reduce the risk for development of cancer in diabetics, including breast cancer.

Tomorrow's Pacemakers: Batteries Not Included

UANews | February 3, 2014
A collaboration between the University of Arizona and the University of Illinois has resulted in tiny power generators that can convert the motion of a beating heart into electrical energy. The technology could someday spare patients from undergoing the medical procedures necessary to replace batteries in medical devices.

Who Won't Take Their Medicine?

UANews | January 30, 2014
Massachusetts passed a health care reform law in 2006, followed a few years later by congressional passage of the Affordable Care Act. UA anthropologist Susan J. Shaw and UA pharmacist Jeannie Lee have received $1.48 million from the NIH to find out what Massachusetts can tell the rest of the country about how changes in health care policy may affect patients' ability to stay on their medications.

Groundbreaking Research Explores Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Sleep

UANews | January 24, 2014
It has long been believed that a person with a concussion should stay awake or not sleep for more than a few hours at a time. However, there appears to be no medical evidence to support this belief, according to a new study by researchers at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix and the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

‘Superstar’ Dr. Mindy Fain Receives Endowed Chair in Medicine

UANews | January 22, 2014
Dr. Mindy Fain, co-director of the UA's Arizona Center on Aging and a widely recognized leader in gerontology, has been named the Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine. Fain works with faculty in the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, encouraging them to develop new ways to provide high-quality care at lower costs. She also is working with an interdisciplinary team to establish an ACE – acute care of elders – unit at UAMC – South Campus.