Health

June 18, 2019
In a new paper, UA psychologist Lee Ryan and her collaborators propose a precision aging model designed to help researchers better understand and treat age-related cognitive decline on an individual level.
Family nurse practitioner Georgette George providing services at SAAF. (Photo: Patricia Philbin)
June 5, 2019
New partnerships will allow UA Mobile Health Program to care for an additional 2,000 patients a year and serve a larger, more diverse swath of the Tucson community.
June 3, 2019
A bad night's sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure, offering a possible explanation for why sleep problems have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death from cardiovascular disease.
May 28, 2019
Are some flavors of vape liquid more harmful than others? One UA scientist says yes, based on the results of a novel research project focused on endothelial cells.
UA researchers are seeking to predict which hospitalized patients prescribed heparin will develop an adverse reaction to the drug.
May 24, 2019
No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Michael Kruer, an associate professor of neurology and child health, has received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project, "Genomic insights into the neurobiology of cerebral palsy."
May 22, 2019
Dr. Michael Kruer, of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, has received the first federally funded grant to research genetic causes of a condition that affects 1 in 250 children.
May 21, 2019
UA researchers developed a new blood test that can detect most major cancers and have launched a startup, DesertDx, to bring the invention to doctors and their patients.
This image highlights areas in a brain with PPA during a language task where researchers observed functional abnormality (green) and structural degenerating (yellow). The green areas may be at-risk or dysfunctional, even if the neurons are not yet dead. (Image courtesy of Aneta Kielar)
May 15, 2019
Researchers might have found a way to detect neurodegeneration before brain cells are lost for good. Earlier detection could provide therapeutic drug treatments a chance to work.
(Image: Anatomy & Physiology/CC 3.0)
May 15, 2019
A new grant will allow researchers at the UA and Banner Health to create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death.

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