Health

Dr. Nancy Sweitzer: "I think it's a great Arizona story that we had this confluence of expertise across very different and complementary disciplines. Nobody else can do this." (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Aug. 30, 2017
A cardiologist, a physiologist and a psychologist walk into a coffee shop and ... it's not a joke. Rather, it's collaboration at its best, and they're discussing whether a naturally occurring compound, known as angiotensin 1-7, can relieve cognitive deficits after heart bypass. With UANews video.
Dr. John Galgiani is interviewed about his research in his lab at the UA's BIO5 Institute. (Photo: David Mogollon)
Aug. 28, 2017
Dr. John Galgiani, the UA center's founder, says the funds will speed development of a vaccine for the respiratory illness Valley fever, caused by spores found in soils of the Southwest.
Dr. Victoria Maizes
Aug. 21, 2017
Faculty at the Center for Integrative Medicine have demonstrated that an online approach works in training more family-medicine residents in integrative medicine.
Aug. 21, 2017
With a new grant, UA psychologist Jamie Edgin will study whether restricting naps can improve children's quality of nighttime sleep — and, in turn, learning and memory.
Even the new dean, Dr. Guy Reed (far right), joined in on Zainab Khan's selfie at Friday's White Coat Ceremony at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. (Photo: Sun Czar Belous)
July 24, 2017
First-year students in Tucson and Phoenix — a total of 200 from nearly 12,000 applicants — put on the traditional symbol of a physician as they prepare for the academic rigors ahead. With video highlights from the colleges' ceremonies last Friday.
July 14, 2017
Obese asthma patients often struggle with control of their disease, and UA researchers including Dr. Monica Kraft and Julie Ledford have traced it to the lack of a protein.
Should compression and packing of a wound not stop bleeding coming from an extremity, the application of a tourniquet is the next order of business. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
July 10, 2017
In use since antiquity, the tourniquet is back in the spotlight as a go-to emergency tool — which it was in June for the victim of a rollover crash in metro Tucson. Dr. Andrew Tang of Banner University Medical Center – Tucson is a proponent of its use. With UANews video.
The scientific research by Dr. Naomi Rance on estrogen's involvement with hot flashes may lead to a promising treatment for them. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
June 28, 2017
Fifteen years ago, Dr. Naomi Rance thought she should "try to figure out" hot flashes, and now her findings could end up offering relief to millions of women. With UANews video.
Age-related macular degeneration is more common in people with light-colored eyes, according to Prevent Blindness.
June 26, 2017
The UA's Brian McKay will continue his work showing that levodopa — used in treating Parkinson’s disease — can delay or prevent the sight-destroying eye disease.

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