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UA PHARMACY SCHOOL RANKED #1

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy recently ranked the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy first nationally among pharmacy schools in the percentage of Ph.D. faculty receiving funding for research from the National Institutes of Health. The pharmacy was ranked sixth in terms of the total amount of NIH grants and contracts awarded, and […]

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Y-ME WALK ASSISTS BREAST CANCER VICTIMS

More than 1,000 walkers are expected to participate in the Y-ME Phoenix Walk to Empower, which will take place May 13 at Tempe Beach Park, Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue. Proceeds from the walk benefit programs and services offered free of charge to women and men seeking information and support when facing breast cancer. […]

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LATINAS AT GREATER CARDIAC RISK

Hispanic women develop cardiac risk factors much earlier than Anglo women, typically exhibiting the heart health of a White woman 10 years older, a new study by the American Heart Association finds. The research suggests that being Hispanic may be an independent risk factor for heart disease, and that these women need to be identified […]

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ASU, UA GET $2 MILLION BIOMEDICAL GRANT

Researchers at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University have been awarded more than $2 million to fund collaborative biomedical research projects for diseases such as asthma, Parkinson’s disease, valley fever and cancer. BIO5 at the University of Arizona is a collaborative bioresearch institute bringing together scientists from five disciplines (agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic […]

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LATINO CHILDREN’S WEIGHT PATTERN MIMICS ANGLO PEERS

Hispanic children join their Anglo peers in gaining weight during the summer, and losing it during the school year, according to a study by Indiana University and Ohio State University researchers. The study found that 5- and 6-year-olds gained more weight over the summer than during the school year, casting doubt on the assumption that […]

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Latino lifestyle changes can prevent diabetes

Latino lifestyle changes can prevent diabetes

For years, Anita Ramirez was the family member who lectured everyone about eating healthier. So imagine her surprise when doctors diagnosed her with pre-diabetes. “I thought it was an exaggeration. I needed to lose some weight, but I didn’t think I could be diabetic,” the 32-year-old Scottsdale stay-at-home mother says. She is one of the […]

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MENTAL EXERCISES CAN IMPROVE ELDERLY THINKING SKILLS

MENTAL EXERCISES CAN IMPROVE ELDERLY THINKING SKILLS

Certain mental exercises can offset some of the expected decline in older adults’ thinking skills and show promise for maintaining cognitive abilities needed to do everyday tasks such as shopping, making meals and handling finances, according to a new study. The Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly Study is the first randomized, controlled […]

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UA OFFERS TEEN SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

The University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women and Compass Health Care has announced its collaboration on Las Mariposas Project, a free outpatient substance abuse treatment program for adolescents and their caregivers. With the help of a grant funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), the Las Mariposas Project […]

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GRANT FUNDS DISABILITY SERVICES FOR UA PROGRAM

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson has received a $2.2 million five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, to establish the Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (Sonoran UCEDD). The goal of the center […]

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UA OFFERS MINI-MED SCHOOL LECTURES THIS SPRING

The University of Arizona College of Medicine invites the public to its spring Mini-Medical School of Wednesday evening lectures on hot medical topics. Presentations are held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 2117 of the UA College of Medicine, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. The cost of the lecture series is $50 per person and […]