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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.

Mystery of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved by UA Researchers

UANews | April 28, 2014
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

UANews | April 28, 2014
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.

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