Health & Fitness

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]