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Should health-care systems be national?

April 6, 2016

Having medical coverage for all Americans is a noble cause and in recent years has been touted as a national priority. But getting buy-in from the public and politicians is a challenge when there are still so many unknowns: how to share the costs, what kinds of coverage should be offered, and should oversight be federal, state, non-profit or private...

Don't bug out, but crickets are on the menu

April 6, 2016

Crickets. It's what you might hear when you offer an insect entree, but it's also what will be on the menu April 12 at the ASU Kitchen Cafe on the Downtown Phoenix campus. Customers on that day won’t be eating plates of whole crickets. Instead, they’ll have a choice if they want a powder containing the remnants of the insect...

Health and the city

April 1, 2016

Air pollution. Heavy traffic. Too much concrete. Not enough parks or bike paths. Cities can get a bad rap when it comes to being spaces that encourage healthy behaviors. But a new international study shows that characteristics of cities such as high population and density might in fact lead to better health through more physical activity — if cities are...

2016 Sun Devil Giving Day

March 17, 2016

This March 18, join the thousands of Sun Devil alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends who will come together to show their support for ASU on Sun Devil Giving Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event.

How Do We Hear?

March 16, 2016

As you hike across a grassy field, the wind picks up and pushes against you. When you walk down the street, a bus passes by, blowing air and dust into your face. In the air all around you are small floating particles called air molecules. We only really notice these when the air moves enough for it to feel windy or breezy, but air molecules move all the time.

ASU education, public affairs among big gains in US News rankings

March 15, 2016

Arizona State University’s education and public affairs graduate programs broke into the top 15 and joined the university’s law school and fine arts program in jumping to higher spots in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report, which were released Tuesday. All four of those graduate schools ranked within the top 25 in the nation and were the...

This is how you get kids to eat veggies

February 29, 2016

What’s the best way to get school kids to eat their fruits and veggies? Well, a team of ASU health researchers discovered it’s all about where you place the salad bar. “Past studies looked at whether students attending schools with salads ate more fruits and vegetables at lunch compared to schools without them,” said Marc A. Adams, an assistant professor...

ASU Doctor of Behavioral Health Joins PCORI Integrated Health Study

February 22, 2016

The Arizona State University Doctor of Behavioral Health program in collaboration with multiple Banner Health primary care clinics will take part in a national study of integrated behavioral health under the University of Vermont and Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) grant

The key to healthy hearing

February 16, 2016

What does going deaf sound like? Many people don’t think about hearing loss until it has progressed far enough to become a burden. But there are steps you can take to preserve your hearing throughout the most crucial decades of your life. Tracey Schnick, manager of Clinical Business Services in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, provided details regarding...