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Can We Really Eradicate Polio?

UANews | August 11, 2014
In a world that is constantly changing, attempts to eradicate diseases like polio may be unrealistic, according to a commentary written by a UA geography expert and two doctoral students.

Treating Ebola Patients is 'Difficult Ethical Decision' for Doctors and Nurses, Says UA Global Health Expert

UANews | August 11, 2014
Treating patients with infectious diseases presents an ethical dilemma for health care workers, says Dr. David Beyda. They want to help but place themselves at risk by doing so.

5 Things to Know About Rattlesnakes and Their Babies

UANews | August 6, 2014
As rattlesnake families welcome their offspring this month, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona, offers some advice for staying safe around adult – and baby – rattlesnakes.

UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function

UANews | August 1, 2014
UA researchers are studying whether dietary interventions to increase lifespan can increase or decrease immune defense against infection. Nearly one quarter of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2040, and ensuring the health of that very large group is becoming an urgent priority.

Founding Faculty: Dr. Jack M. Layton Recalls 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Opportunity

UANews | July 30, 2014
In 1966, Dr. Jack Layton got an unexpected phone call asking him to help start the UA College of Medicine. He ended up saying yes and became the first department head in the college. The inaugural class later honored him as "The Father of the Class of '71."

UA-Led School Asthma Program Receives National Recognition

UANews | July 21, 2014
By allowing schools to stock albuterol and administer it to students who have asthma but who have not brought personal inhalers to school with them, the program is expected to reduce asthma-related absences.

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