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Nonprofit Started by UA Doc Provides Low-Cost Medical Devices

UANews | January 15, 2014
Dr. Burris "Duke" Duncan has brought together multiple partners to form ARSOBO, a Nogales nonprofit that builds low-cost medical devices, including wheelchairs designed to navigate the rocky terrain of northern Mexico. With mountain bike tires in the rear, the chairs are built with common parts available in hardware stores and bicycle shops.

UA Heart Surgeon Saves Patient a Second Time 13 Years Later

UANews | January 13, 2014
When Whitney Chase became critically ill as a teenager with an infection in her heart, Dr. Michael F. Teodori – then a Phoenix heart surgeon – successfully replaced her malformed aortic valve with a donor valve. Thirteen years later, she sought him out when she needed a second surgery. It should be her last and offers hope for her to have a second child.

UA Awarded $2 Million for Sleep Apnea Study

UANews | January 13, 2014
A research team led by the UA's Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy has been awarded more than $2 million to study whether telephone counseling can improve outcomes for sleep apnea patients. Community-based volunteers will provide counseling via phone to sleep apnea patients in an attempt to increase their adherence to treatment plans outlined by their health care provider.

UA Study Shows Intensive Exercise Training Program for Dementia Patients Improves Care in Clinical Setting

UANews | January 8, 2014
In addition to cognitive deficits, people with dementia experience declining motor performance and an increased risk of falling. Results of a UA study showed that a higher intensity, tailored exercise program increased the benefits of functional performances in patients with dementia as compared with a traditional rehabilitation program.

UA Study’s Findings Key to Understanding Immunity as We Age

UANews | January 8, 2014
Researchers at the UA College of Medicine have found that aging profoundly affects the immune system's T cells – the types of white blood cells that defend against pathogens, bacteria and parasites. Naïve T cells become depleted with age, leading to less effective immune responses against new infections.

UA College of Nursing Ranked Among ‘Top 30 Cutting-Edge Nursing Schools’

UANews | December 5, 2013
The UA College of Nursing has been named one of the most "cutting-edge" nursing schools in the nation in recognition of its teaching, research impact, service and opportunities. The college's mission is to be the premier learning community for transforming health care, while valuing excellence, balance, social responsibility and creativity.

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