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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.

Documentary Focuses on UAMC – S. Arizona's Only Level I Trauma Center

UANews | February 25, 2014
The University of Arizona Medical Center is southern Arizona's only Level I trauma center, and it's the busiest in the state, helping nearly 5,000 patients a year. The trauma center's daily activities are the focus of a new documentary, "Level One Trauma," which will air Wednesday night on PBS 6.

UA Offers Accelerated Bachelor's to Master’s Program in Environmental Health Sciences

UANews | February 24, 2014
The UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is offering a five-year Bachelor of Science to Master of Public Health degree option in environmental health sciences. The ideal candidate is a student who has an interest in the environment and its relationship to health, or an interest in protecting the health of the public and workers.

The Flu and You

UANews | February 13, 2014
UA health experts explain why flu season isn't over yet and how flu shots protect even those who don't get them. This season's flu vaccine protects against more strains than its predecessors, and alternatives exist for those with allergies and the elderly.

New Analysis Suggests Whole-Diet Approach Reduces Cardiovascular Risk More Than Low-Fat Diets

UANews | February 11, 2014
A new study suggests that a whole-diet approach, which focuses on increased intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish, appears to be better at reducing cardiovascular risk than strategies that focus exclusively on reduced dietary fat. Dr. James E. Dalen, professor and dean emeritus of the UA College of Medicine, co-authored the study, which appears in The American Journal of Medicine.

Pizza Herb Could Help Curb Foodborne Illness

UANews | February 11, 2014
Carvacrol, the primary active component in oregano oil, effectively kills norovirus, a common cause of foodborne illness outbreaks in hospitals, schools and cruise ships, UA researchers have found. Their study is the first to shed light on exactly how the plant compound renders the virus ineffective.

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