Health

 LPM Staff

ALLIANCE LAUNCHES HEALTH CAMPAIGN

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health recently launched “¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!” a campaign to encourage people of all ages to make physical activity part of daily life. The campaign will bring family-oriented activities to cities across the country over the next two years. The events coincide with a multimedia program to […]

 LPM Staff

UA PHARMACY COLLEGE WINS BIG

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy chapter of the Academy of Student Pharmacists beat out chapters from 32 other Division AAA schools to win the Chapter Achievement Award for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in Atlanta in March. Division AAA pharmacy schools are those with fewer than […]

 LPM Staff

STUDY LINKS PHARMACIST WORKLOAD, ERRORS

A new study by the UA College of Pharmacy showed that high workloads for pharmacists increase the risk for errors. Researchers reviewed data submitted to insurance companies from 672 pharmacies in 18 metropolitan regions. Each pharmacist filled an average of 14.1 prescriptions per hour. The risk of dispensing potentially harmful combinations of medications that could […]

 LPM Staff

FARM ENVIRONMENT AFFECTS ALLERGY REACTIONS

Exposure to a farming environment affects children’s immune responses to certain allergens, according to a study by the Arizona Respiratory Center (ARC) at Tucson’s University of Arizona College of Medicine. The study examined the immune responses of 812 European school-age children – about half od whom lived on farms – to three allergens: timothy grass […]

 Georgann Yara

Nutrition, hydration keep babies healthy, happy

Nutrition, hydration keep babies healthy, happy

With summer temperatures and the sun’s intense rays just around the corner, parents of newborns should take extra precautions when bringing their new addition out and about. The brand new skin of an infant is particularly delicate and can burn when exposed to direct sunlight in just a few minutes, says Dr. Gary Mallis, owner […]

 LPM Staff

UA DRIVE TARGETS PARKINSON’S

UA DRIVE TARGETS PARKINSON’S

Prominent Arizonan and distinguished University of Arizona supporter Donald N. Soldwedel is chairing a $1.8 million drive to recruit two new Parkinson’s disease researchers to The University of Arizona College of Medicine. Parkinson’s research is the first funding priority under the medical neurosciences initiative led by Frank Porreca, professor of pharmacology and anesthesiology at the […]

 LPM Staff

HISPANICS SHOW HIGHER HIV, DRUG USE RATES

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Hispanics are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, showing an infection rate nearly four times that of Anglos. The largest minority group in the country, 40 percent of Hispanics are younger than 21 years old. Youth surveys indicate that younger Hispanics have a higher rate of illicit substance abuse […]

 LPM Staff

SEX CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

An upcoming conference, “Let’s Talk About Sex!” is slated May 31- June 3 at the Wyndham O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. The conference, presented by SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, will focus on arming attendees with accurate information to take back to their communities. Workshops and plenary sessions will include discussions about sexuality, microbicides, […]

 LPM Staff

MEDICAL CENTER NAMED AMONG NATION’S BEST

The University Medical Center in Tucson has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in the 2006 Solucient study. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, financial performance, efficiency and growth in patient volume. This is the second time the medical center, the primary teaching hospital of […]

 Georgann Yara

Cubicle complaints

Cubicle complaints

Many workers call the office their home away  from home. But with rigid seating, cramped spaces and less-than-ideal lighting conditions, many workspaces aren’t exactly sweet. Over the last eight years, more employers have implemented ergonomics, the study of fitting the work or job to the individual, to create a healthier environment and, ultimately, a happier […]