Department of Medicine Docs Grab Ink Throughout 2016 in Tucson Lifestyle

In addition to a post earlier this week about the inclusion of University of Arizona gastroenterologist John Cunningham, MD, a Tucson Lifestyle article about digestive ailments and what to do about them, several other articles in the magazine have featured physicians from the UA Department of Medicine this year that haven’t been reported about 'til now.

The Dr. Cunningham article “Gut Check” was in Tucson Lifestyle’s November issue.

Others include:

Special Section: Medical Guide – “All The World’s A Life Stage” 

Tucson Lifestyle – August 2016
In the magazine’s featured Medical Guide story, “All The World’s A Life Stage,” Executive Editor Scott Barker speaks with two local icons/authors—including Andrew Weil, MD, a UA professor with the Division of Integrative Medicine and founder of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine—to discover their thoughts on health and the different stages of life.

The Medical Guide also has all you’ll need to know about area hospitals (including Banner  – University Medical Center Tucson and South), a map to guide you and listings of local urgent care facilities. It starts on p. 35.

With some 10,000 baby boomers turning age 65 every day for the next 20 years, you can bet medical and mental health care will remain hot button issues across the country, Dr. Weil notes.

In Health: “Type 2, Take 2” 

Tucson Lifestyle – March 2016
Writer Brittany Sembar-Myers notes that prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes have become an epidemic the world over, but especially in America. She learns from local experts, including Craig Stump, MD, PhD, UA associate professor and clinical chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism,  to learn about the dangers of the disease and what steps patients can take to avoid them.

Dr. Stump talks to her about cardiovascular risks for Type 2 diabetes patients with high blood pressure. Most are prescribed the medication Metformin to lower blood sugar and reduce heart complications. He also discussed collaborative work with engineers at Arizona State University on a handheld device that reads real-time metabolic changes in patients.

The article also quotes a few others from the UA. They include David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, UA professor of surgery and director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA); and Yann Klimentidis, PhD, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics with the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Interim Dean Ken Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB, then UA Health Sciences associate vice president of Precision Health Sciences, director of the Center for Applied Genetic and Genomic Medicine and a professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.

“If you control the chaos, the genetic chaos that follows, you would prevent the negative consequences of the illness,” Dr. Ramos says, referring to the oxidative stress cells go experience as the disease of diabetes progresses.

In Health: “Keep the Beat” 

Tucson Lifestyle – February 2016 
February is Heart Month, and with that in mind, Tucson Lifestyle shared some crucial information from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association that just may save your life! It also features Gordon Ewy, MD, UA professor emeritus of cardiology and director emeritus of the Sarver Heart Center, who pioneered the hands-only or compression-only CPR technique that improves survival rates in sudden cardiac arrest 2-3 fold. The article offers tips on what to do in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond to keep heart healthy.

Top Doctors 

The above articles are in addition to the annual “Top Doctors” list included in Tucson Lifestyle’s June issue. This year, DOM faculty singled out with feature articles in that issue included Cardiology’s Raj Janardhanan, MD, Hematology & Oncology’s Andrew Yeager, MD, and affiliate physician in Dermatology, Gerald Goldberg, MD, as well as pediatric allergist Heather Cassell, MD. Click on the second link below for the full list of UA top doctors included in the issue.

“GI Specialist Gives ‘Gut Check’ a Scope Beyond the Ordinary in Magazine Article” | Posted: Nov. 16, 2016
“Tucson Lifestyle ‘Features’ Janardhanan, Yeager among UA Top Doctors in 2016” | Posted: June 29, 2016

Release Date: 
11/17/2016 - 2:15pm