The University of Arizona

UA Study, Training Keeps MRSA from Firefighting Communities

UANews | June 22, 2010
After finding MRSA bacteria on couches, class desks and commonly touched surfaces within Tucson firefighter offices, researchers developed a training program to help prevent contamination.

Native American Youth Launch Web-Based Radio Station

UANews | June 22, 2010
Live on the Web from the Hualapai Indian reservation in Peach Springs, Ariz., is a kid-run radio station that – in addition to music – promotes exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. The project is a collaboration between the UA and the Hualapai tribe.

Loneliness, Poor Health Appear to be Linked

UANews | June 18, 2010
Two UA studies have found that hoarding friends doesn't necessarily diminish forlorn feelings and that loneliness is a matter of perception. Superficial relationships, researchers say, can not only result in feelings of detachment, but also contribute to certain health-related problems.

UA Receives $1M for Firefighter Heart Disease Study

UANews | June 17, 2010
A $1 million, three-year grant will fund research to determine whether medical treatment can help prevent the progression of early atherosclerotic disease in firefighters.

UA Doctor Awarded $3.1M for Integrative Medicine Anti-Tobacco Program

UANews | June 15, 2010
The grant will fund the development and evaluation of a new program to train chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists in effective ways to help their patients and clients quit tobacco.