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‘Father of fitness education’ wins lifetime achievement award

May 18, 2016

ASU professor emeritus Chuck Corbin, a trailblazing physical education scholar, has been awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Corbin, who taught in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion and the College of Health Solutions , has spent his career researching ways to engage young people both intellectually and physically by...

Putting the humanity in nutrition

May 12, 2016

In her 36 years at Arizona State University, Linda Vaughan has overseen a lot of changes in the field of health and nutrition. This summer, she has one more big change coming: retirement. She has held a variety of positions — including her current one as director of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion — has published more than...

How parents can recognize child’s mental illness in time to get help

May 5, 2016

This is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and Marjorie L. Baldwin, a health economist at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and director of the Public Health Program in the College of Health Solutions, offered insights from her book, "Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness," about raising her son, who...

Helping the health of his hometown

May 2, 2016

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Andres “Andy” Meza’s goal in life is lofty but achievable: to leave a mark on the Hispanic community. If the 22-year-old Yuma native continues to follow his educational path, that goal will be attainable in just a few short years. Meza,...

ASU Insight: Are the baby boomers going to bust the health care system?

April 28, 2016

The healthcare system is rapidly reaching a point of insolvency, but if we fix it now the pain will be much less than if we wait until we're out of money. That was one of the conclusions of a panel discussion Tuesday hosted by Zocalo Public Square and the Health Futures Council at Arizona State University that set out to...

ASU Insight: Zocalo - Should Health Care Systems Be National?

April 27, 2016

Around the world, health care is seen as a responsibility of nations. Even in the United States, a national system of health care and insurance is a longstanding, if still unrealized, goal. But in the 21st century, is a national system or a national government really the best way to guarantee and provide coverage? Diseases spread easily around the globe.

1 step closer in solving speech disorder

April 27, 2016

People take preventative measures every day. We use seat belts to prevent injury, wear sunscreen to prevent skin damage and lock our doors to prevent burglaries. Any way you look at it, preventing a disaster is preferable to dealing with its aftermath. The same holds true for medical disorders; prevention is always better than attempting to treat after diagnosis. For...

Will Boomers make the health-care system go bust?

April 21, 2016

Most Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have generally accepted the idea that Social Security might fold in their lifetime. Will our health-care system share the same fate if it isn’t properly addressed? That’s a question a group of national and local experts will attempt to answer at an April 26 panel, “Will the Aging of America Bankrupt the Health Care...

Planting new roots

April 20, 2016

Lindsay Dusard has a heart of gold. Get the 20-year-old Arizona State University student to open up about the subject of refugees, and more likely than not a tear or two will be shed by the time she finishes her first sentence. Refugees have an ally in Dusard, one of approximately 60 members in ASU’s Peace Corps Club. She says...

Honoring innovation at ASU

April 11, 2016

Classroom teachers are more crunched than ever, and many see time spent on professional development as inefficient and a waste of resources. Arizona State University is working to help teachers build their skills through a series of free online modules. The micro-courses — each an hour or less — have been created by the Sanford Inspire Program, part of the...