Health

 LPM Staff

ASU HEALTH, BUSINESS SCHOOLS TEAM UP

Beginning this summer, the School of Health Management and Policy at the Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business will offer the degree in day and evening programs, with concentrations in management, policy management and managerial epidemiology. A 16-month concentrated program and a 22-month program are designed to provide working professionals with flexibility […]




 LPM Staff

ASU PROF’S STUDY TOUTS CAREGIVER INTERVENTION

A study co-authored by Arizona State University West associate professor of psychology David Coon showed a significant drop in depression rates among caregivers who received an individualized intervention designed to address the ways caring for a relative with dementia can take its toll. The study, coordinated at the University of Pittsburgh, is the first large, […]




 LPM Staff

UA MEDICAL CENTER MAKES TOP 100 LIST

The University of Arizona Medical Center was recently ranked among the top 100 benchmark-setting hospitals in the nation for cardiovascular care, according to a study reported in the eighth edition of 2006 “Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success.” The study analyzed acute-care hospitals nationwide, using detailed empirical performance data from publicly available 2004 […]




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COOKING, CUBAN STYLE

Warm up the night with a hot Cuban food cooking class at Sur la Table, 7122 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. Part of its Date Night series, this hands-on workshop will guide you through the exotic dishes that fuse Spanish, African and Caribbean flavors. The menu features stuffed avocados, fried plantain […]




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HEART SUPPORT

People who have experienced a heart attack or other heart-related problems are invited to meet to learn information and share support at the Deer Valley Medical Office Building 1, at John C. Lincoln, 19841 N. 27th Ave. The Mended Hearts club meets 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through May […]




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LATINO HEALTH CARE FACES CULTURAL CHALLENGE

Language and cultural barriers contribute to the disparity in health and wellness in the Latino/Hispanic community, as discussed in a recent health symposium by the Raul H. Castro Institute. The Latino population is on track to become the largest ethnic group in the state. The symposium focused on the state of Hispanic/Latino health, and challenges […]




 Georgann Yara

Making a list

Making a list

According to a Duke University study, the average American gains five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. And, according to the National Institutes of Health, most Americans never shed that new weight, which piles up over the years. Suddenly, those few extra pounds have become a lot bigger. But if you think that keeping the […]




 Georgann Yara

Asthma sufferers welcome new bronchial treatment

The leaves may not turn deep shades of amber and auburn, but the crispness in the morning and night air signals fall in the Grand Canyon State. For asthma sufferers, the cooler, dry climate means attacks are more likely. For children, those chances double with the onset of school and exposure to cold and flu […]




 Georgann Yara

Campaign targets young Hispanics in drive to prevent meth addiction

Instead of enjoying large Sunday family dinners and spoiling her grandson, Stella Mimms copes with the aftermath of having a 36-year-old son addicted to methamphetamine. She raises her son’s child and accepts the fact that her other child refuses to speak to his brother, who was just released from jail in early September after suffering […]




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