UANews Summer Stories Cover Health, Science from Tourniquet Comeback to Tillman Scholar

In case you’ve been on vacation or missed these summer stories from the UANews on Health & Science topics, here’s a list to catch you up:

tourniquetShould compression and packing of a wound not stop bleeding coming from an extremity, the application of a tourniquet is the next order of business. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
JULY 10, 2017
Tourniquet Makes a Comeback as Lifesaver
In use since antiquity, the tourniquet is back in the spotlight as a go-to emergency tool — which it was in June for the victim of a rollover crash in metro Tucson. Trauma surgeon Andrew Tang, MD, of Banner University Medical Center – Tucson, is a proponent of its use (with UANews video)...

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The planet MarsJULY 5, 2017
UA Trains Visually Impaired Youth for STEM
The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to UA researchers Sunggye Hong and Stephen Kortenkamp, who are designing accessible educational tools and launching a Mars-related project to encourage students with visual impairments to pursue careers in STEM…

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Dr. Naomi RanceThe scientific research by Dr. Naomi Rance on estrogen's involvement with hot flashes may lead to a promising treatment for them. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
JUNE 28, 2017
UA Scientist's Research May Lead to Treatment for Hot Flashes
Fifteen years ago, neurologist Naomi Rance, MD, PhD, thought she should "try to figure out" hot flashes, and now her findings could end up offering relief to millions of women (with UANews video)…

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Woman's eyeJUNE 26, 2017
Quest to End Macular Degeneration Continues with $1.7M Grant
UA ophthalmologist Brian McKay, PhD, will continue his work showing that levodopa — used in treating Parkinson’s disease — can delay or prevent the sight-destroying eye disease…

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Trail runnersJUNE 26, 2017
UA Research: Brains Evolved to Need Exercise
In an article published in the journal Trends in Neurosciences, UA researchers David Raichlen, PhD, and Gene Alexander, PhD, suggest that the link between exercise and the brain is a product of our evolutionary history and our physically active past as hunter-gatherers.

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Dr. Michael JohnsonDr. Michael Johnson: "If you think something, know why you think that — and be willing to learn."
JUNE 23, 2017
In the Age of Social Media, He's a New Kind of Scientist
Getting the word out is just as important as getting the science out, in the estimation of UA immunobiologist Michael Johnson, PhD, who has used blogs and tweets as tools to reach an audience. His research focuses on antibacterial properties of copper as a remedy to drug-resistant disease-causing bacteria…

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Pavement sleeper on cement stepsJUNE 21, 2017
Four Questions: How 'Social Jet Lag' Impacts Health
A UA-led study shows that people who go to bed and wake up later on weekends than they do on weekdays may be harming their health. Sierra Forbush discusses findings in her work under under the direction of Michael A. Grandner, PhD, head of the Department of Psychiatry's Sleep and Health Research Program.

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heat of the sunJUNE 21, 2017
Here's What Oppressive Heat Does to You
Triple-digit temperatures aren't your friend. If you begin to overheat, you can become dehydrated or your electrolyte balance can be disrupted because you've taken in too much water and not enough salt. The result can be seizures or other problems, Jaiva Larsen, MD, says (with UANews video)...

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Dr. David Armstrong with diabetic ulcer patientDr. David Armstrong, an acknowledged expert on diabetic foot care, tends to a patient. (Photo courtesy of Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance)
JUNE 14, 2017
UA Surgeon Armstrong Urges New Focus on Diabetic Ulcers
Remission — rather than repair — needs to be the goal of treatment, according to podiatrist and surgeon David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, in a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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UA's Old Main BuildingJUNE 14, 2017
UA Among Top 100 in Latest World Reputation Rankings
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…

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UA College of Medicine - PhoenixJUNE 14, 2017
Full Accreditation for Phoenix Med School
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has received word of its full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the authority for programs leading to M.D. degrees in the U.S. and Canada, completing an intensive process that began several years ago.

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OpioidsJUNE 12, 2017
UA Researcher Works to Identify Those at Risk of Opioid Abuse
A data-driven approach has the potential to go beyond the traditional identification of risk factors, according to grant winner Jenny Lo-Ciganic, PhD, of the College of Pharmacy.

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UA College of Medicine - Tucson medical student Ryan SchmollDuring his years of service, UA medical school student Ryan Schmoll spent time learning Arabic, controlling nuclear weapons and taking on leadership roles stateside and in combat zones.
JUNE 12, 2017
UA Med Student, Motivated by Community, Named Tillman Scholar
UA College of Medicine – Tucson medical student Ryan Schmoll, who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, says he will champion issues impacting veterans after completion of his medical training in Tucson.

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UA College of Education officials at press conference on Upward BoundUA College of Education assistant dean Sara Chavarria and Ronald Marx, dean of the college, speak to the purpose of the University's first Upward Bound program. Slated to begin in the fall, the program will help improve education access and degree attainment for low-income and first-generation students. (Photo courtesy of the office of Raúl Grijalva)
JUNE 5, 2017
UA Launching Upward Bound Program with DOE Grant
For the first time, the UA will offer the federally funded program, training low-income and first-generation students in academic preparation, field research and financial literacy.

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EXTRA INFO

Other UANews-related articles on the UA Department of Medicine website:
“UA Research Says H. Pylori Needs Much Closer Attention” | Posted June 7, 2017
“Tech Launch AZ Honors Inventors, Startups, Impact-Makers at I-Squared Awards & Expo” | Posted April 24, 2017
“Lack of Sleep Impairs Ability to Interpret Facial Expressions, UA Study Shows” | Posted March 23, 2017
“UA Engineers Help You Stay a Heartbeat Ahead of Hackers to Protect Your Health” | Posted March 20, 2017
“Treatment of Pain Gets Green Light for Clinical Trials” | Posted March 8, 2017
“UA Research, Expertise Had Global Impact in '16—including on Health”  | Posted Jan. 12, 2017
“Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity, UA Research Shows” | Posted Jan. 9, 2017
“'Z-Factor' to Explore Sleep, Learning Link” | Posted Dec. 1, 2016
“UA Researchers Closer Than Ever to Valley Fever Vaccine” | Posted Oct. 27, 2016
“Battling Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease in Bisbee with UA Help” | Posted Oct. 24, 2016
“UANews Health Topics in Past Month Range from Kissing Bugs to Cognition in Older Adults” | Posted Oct. 21, 2016

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Release Date: 
07/11/2017 - 1:15pm