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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.

Losing Sleep Over Your Divorce? Your Blood Pressure Could Suffer

UANews | July 16, 2014
It's normal for people to experience trouble sleeping after a divorce. But if sleep problems last too long, they can lead to potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new UA study finds. The research suggests that poor sleep quality might be one of the reasons divorce is linked to negative health effects.

UA Training Medical Students to Serve Patients in Rural Communities

UANews | July 15, 2014
Several UA College of Medicine students are spending the summer serving rural communities, where there's a desperate need for medical specialists.

CDC Awards $4M to Arizona Prevention Research Center

UANews | July 3, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has awarded $4 million to the UA's Arizona Prevention Research Center to study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses.