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UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 2 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 8, 2017

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, every Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Cover Up (with long sleeves, pants, sunglasses and a hat).


Banner – UMC Tucson Among U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’
August 8, 2017

In addition to being No. 1 in Southeastern Arizona and No. 2 in the state, the hospital is nationally ranked in Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology and Pulmonary Care, with high-performing ratings in four more specialties (Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Nephrology, and Neurology and  Neurosurgery) and five adult procedures (Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Lung Cancer Surgery).


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Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Could Reduce Hospitalizations for COPD Patients, says UA Study
August 7, 2017

The UA pulmonary division’s Drs. Sai Parthasarathy and Stefano Guerra are co-authors on the study in the American Journal of Medicine that notes, at a time when chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalizations are at an all-time high, 92 percent of U.S. COPD patients studied didn’t receive therapy to help them breath better while sleeping. The study was the subject of several articles in July…


UA Center on Aging Joins Nationwide Network For Home-based Primary Care Education
August 4, 2017

The Home Centered Care Institute, a non-profit organization that works to nationally advance home-based primary care through research, education and training, will partner with the UA and seven other newly named HCCI centers of excellence to increase the number of high-quality home-based primary care professionals in the nation.


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A Dozen New Physicians Join Faculty in 7 Divisions in Department of Medicine
August 3, 2017

The UA Department of Medicine welcomed nearly a dozen new physicians in our various divisions over the past several weeks, among them Dr. Sophia Airhart who started Monday, July 31. This includes three in Inpatient Medicine, two in Cardiology and Hematology and Oncology, and one each in Endocrinology; Nephrology; Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; and Rheumatology. Several more are scheduled to start through mid-October…


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U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ Issue Delayed for a Week Due to Data Recalculations
August 3, 2017

If you were checking this week’s issue of U.S. News & World Report for the “Best Hospital” list, you’ll have to come back next week. Due to a data glitch, the magazine pushed back the annual rankings to its Aug. 8 issue. See how subspecialties in UA Department of Medicine have placed over the past decade here…


UA Cancer Center Presents ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 1, 2017

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, every Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Avoid the Sun.


UA Sarver Heart Center and the Heart Series Present, ‘Preventing Heart Disease for 25 Years: What We’ve Learned,’ August 13
August 1, 2017

Join UA Sarver Heart Center faculty member Charles Katzenberg, MD, and panelists who will discuss the findings of 25 years of heart disease prevention through The Heart Series


Banner Health partners with Safeway to open grocery store-based health clinics
August 1, 2017

Banner Quick Care clinics coming to Chandler, Tempe and Tucson in August


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UA Listed Among Top 100 in ‘World University Rankings’ by Reputation
July 31, 2017

Times Higher Education's "World Reputation Rankings" recognize the most prestigious higher-education institutions throughout the world. The appearance on the list is the UA's fourth…


Tech Blog: Peptides Developed at UA College of Medicine - Tucson Prove Promising in Treatment of Asthma
July 28, 2017

Listen to the second episode of our podcast, Invented Arizona, where we interview Monica Kraft, MD and Julie Ledford, Ph.D. about this asthma treatment.


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UA Cardiologists Take the Stage at C3 Conference in Orlando
July 27, 2017

The UA Division of Cardiology and Sarver Heart Center were well represented at the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics C3 2017 Conference in Orlando, Fla., at the end of June. Several presented on their latest research on topics that included extracorporeal life support, ventricular assist devices, valve replacement and techniques to improve cardiac arrest survival…


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Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony Draws DOM Docs, Docs-to-Be
July 26, 2017

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s 23rd Annual White Coat Ceremony welcomed 120 new students into the Class of 2021 at Centennial Hall on Friday evening, July 21. About a dozen DOM physicians attended the presentation of the students first white coats and stethoscopes. See the video and photos here…


UA Mobile App Tracks Zika Virus For Summer Travelers
July 25, 2017

Now available in Spanish, Kidenga is the free smartphone app that allows users to report symptoms of illness and mosquito activity. The app was created by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to detect outbreaks of Zika, dengue and chikungunya.


UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Elected Fellow of European Respiratory Society
July 24, 2017

Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious European Respiratory Society.


Grant will Help UA Evaluate if Telemedicine Effective for Insomnia Patients
July 24, 2017

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, has received a $250,000 grant from the American Sleep Medicine Foundation to evaluate how telemedicine can assist in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.


UA Geriatrician Receives Award to Improve Health Outcomes of Seriously Ill Elders
July 24, 2017

UA Center on Aging member Monica Vandivort, MD, will use a $50,000 start-up grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) for a clinical research initiative to improve health outcomes of seriously ill elders in Sierra Vista.


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2016-17 Nephrology Fellows Graduate with Great Fanfare
July 20, 2017

The Division of Nephrology celebrated the graduation of four fellows June 19 at the Arizona Inn, along with a fifth fellow who'll complete his training this fall. Moving on from the program were Drs. Mohamad Altriki, Anjuman Howlader, Hassan Khan, and Benjamin Sarsah. Dr. Kamron Saleem finishes up in October. Learn more at the Nephrology Fellowship’s recently revamped webpages… 


White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2021 at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson
July 19, 2017

The 23nd annual ceremony marks the students’ entrance into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Researchers to Study Protein’s Role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer
July 19, 2017

With a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, researchers at the UA Steele Children's Research Center are seeking a better understanding of the NHE8 protein's role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, and its contribution to the stability of the gut microbiome – the community of bacteria that inhabit the intestines and influence the immune system.


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