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Young girl riding a bicycle

Children’s Bike Club Promises Health, Community Benefits

Tucson Boys & Girls Club’s new bike club brings children outdoors; researchers say outdoor play boosts physical, mental health.

Apr 1, 2014

First Compassion Training in Southwest, Links to Health Found

Cognitively-based compassion training is a secular technique that draws from lojong, a mind training practice in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism.

Mar 26, 2014

Researcher Combines Art, Science in Cancer Spread Study

UA assistant professor of cellular & molecular medicine, Ghassan Mouneimne, uses microscopes and Photoshop to create startling images of cancer cells.

Mar 25, 2014

Health Insurance Enrollment Surges as Deadline Nears

As the March 31 deadline approaches for uninsured people to buy health care insurance, the federal website for purchasing a plan is seeing more traffic.

Mar 19, 2014

Innovative Intervention Center Helps Youth with Psychosis

University of Arizona’s EPICENTER aims for early intervention and comprehensive treatment for young people with severe mental illness.

Mar 18, 2014
Linda Williams, a physician at El Rio Community Health Clinic, performs a routine checkup on her patient.

AZ Week: El Rio Feels Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Since law was established, the community health center has helped patients apply for and enroll in affordable care.

Mar 14, 2014
Randy Claxton, LCSW, behavioral health therapist at the Bridges Geropsychiatric Program at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, discusses mental health challenges facing older adults, and a new program that offers struggling elders a helping hand.

Training Prepares Police to Respond in Mental Health Crises

Crisis Intervention Training raises awareness, reduces use of force, but did not take hold in Southern Arizona until tragedy in 2000.

Mar 4, 2014

Pima County Launches Mapping Tool for Obamacare Help

Meant to aid people find enrollment help resources and health insurance professionals in their community; open enrollment deadline is March 31.

Feb 25, 2014
Woman walking towards Outpatient Psychiatry office.

Stigma Keeps African Americans from Mental Care, Expert Says

The black community has traditionally turned to church and family for help, but therapists say attitudes are starting to change.

Feb 18, 2014
We Talk With doctor Karl Kern, M.D. about compression only CPR.

Resuscitation Methods Developed in AZ Known Around Globe

UA's Resuscitation Research Group proposed new approach to cardio pulmonary resuscitation back in 2002.

Feb 11, 2014

Local Soup Patrol Helps Feed Tucson's Homeless

For those living without homes food, nourishment are constant needs; over past 7 years local volunteers have aided the issue.

Feb 5, 2014
Homeless man reading near Santa Rita park.

UA Sociology School Participates in Tucson Poverty Project

School collaborating with Mayor Rothschild to combat poverty in city; determine current status of residents.

Jan 21, 2014
Bill Meyer, M.D., clinical associate professor, University of Arizona Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, discusses how his work in Uganda and elsewhere has helped hundreds of ostracized women regain their health while also getting their lives back.

Tucson Surgeon Helping African Women with Post Birth Injuries

Fistulas are holes in the bladder that result from long deliveries, lack of medical attention; oftentimes smell causes these women to be ostracized.

Jan 7, 2014
An epic change is coming to the University of Arizona Medical Center. On November 1st all medical information at UAMC will be electronic, using a software system designed by a private Wisconsin company called Epic.

UAMC to Launch Electronic Health Records System

Starting Nov. 1 the hospital will begin storing its medical records online; such method has been used in the U.S. since the 1960s.

Oct 29, 2013
Sara Palmer, client, speaks about how she uses experiences with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), to help her heal from traumatizing experiences in her life.

Controversial Treatment Eases Trauma, Raises Questions

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) uses the senses to resolve trauma, but researchers remain uncertain about how it works.

Oct 22, 2013
People experiencing eudiaimonia happiness, having a meaning or purpose in life that fulfills their spirit, as they enjoy a day downtown.

Secret to Happiness Not So Simple, Scientists Say

University of Arizona researchers tap temperature, technology to uncover the roots of feeling happy.

Oct 15, 2013

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