The University of Arizona

UA to Host Conference to Promote Health for Local, Global Communities

UANews | March 26, 2014
A group of physicians and their collaborators from medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health at the UA have coordinated a global health conference, which is now incorporating health concerns in border and rural communities. The Arizona Global Health Conference was organized to share multi-disciplinary approaches to health practices and encourage new interdisciplinary collaborations.

Poisoning: The No. 1 Cause of Unintentional Death in the U.S.

UANews | March 18, 2014
This week is National Poison Prevention Week. The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the UA College of Pharmacy warns individuals to be mindful of potentially toxic substances, especially over-the-counter medications.

Testing for Sleep Apnea in the Comfort of Home

UANews | March 17, 2014
People who suspect they suffer from sleep apnea now have the option of participating in a University of Arizona Medical Center sleep study in the comfort of their own homes. UAMC's Center for Sleep Disorders has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to perform in-home sleep testing. Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans.

UA Leads Asthma Program With Tucson Unified School District and American Lung Association

UANews | March 11, 2014
Approximately 120,000 Arizona children have asthma, and asthma attacks lead to 3,000 hospitalizations each year, costing Arizonans approximately $24 million in direct medical costs. To address this public health issue, the UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has partnered with the American Lung Association in Arizona and the Tucson Unified School District to implement a school-based asthma program in selected elementary schools.

Seeing Cancer Differently

UANews | March 5, 2014
Ghassan Mouneimne, an assistant professor of cellular and molecular medicine and a UA Cancer Center researcher, is among the nation's finest young cell biologists. But what makes his work unique is his talent in microscopy and graphic design. To illustrate his research, he creates images of cancer cells that look more like works of art.

Orthopedic Surgeons at UA Medical Center Use Google Glass

UANews | February 27, 2014
Dr. Jordan Smith and Dr. Jason Wild of the UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery were selected to be part of the Google Glass Explorer Program. The two surgeons have been using the glasses during select surgical procedures since receiving them in December. "By just winking, the glass captures an image of whatever you're looking at during surgery," Wild says.

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