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Healthy Devils: Stay fuller, longer with coconut-date energy bites

April 26, 2018

Attention all study-weary college students: Step away from the 5-hour Energy, double-shot lattes and sugar-laden sports drinks. There are better ways to get a boost when you need to hit the books. Arizona State University nutrition Lecturer Maureen McCoy suggests delicious and easy-to-make date-coconut energy bites. “Energy drinks and espresso shots wear off quickly and have little nutritious value, while...

President’s Recognition Reception honors achievements of ASU faculty and staff

April 25, 2018

The President’s Recognition Reception honors the outstanding efforts and achievements of Arizona State University faculty and staff who have made an impact in the workplace through the promotion of the university’s core commitments to sustainability, innovation and social embeddedness. Recipients of this year's President's Award for Innovation, President’s Award for Sustainability, President's Medal for Social Embeddedness and Top Multiple SUN...

Catching up with the Affordable Care Act

April 10, 2018

With the midterm elections just months away, the issue of health care is once again a topic of conversation in the halls of Congress, in boardrooms and at dinner tables across the country. To understand where the Affordable Care Act stands today and what consequences the November election may bring, ASU Now spoke with Swapna Reddy, clinical assistant professor in...

What's new in the updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans?

April 3, 2018

The physical fitness arena is no stranger to fads. One day it’s yoga this, the next it’s CrossFit that. So it can be difficult to suss out what’s really beneficial to your health and what’s just the flavor of the month. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sought to rectify that situation when it introduced the...

Mayo Clinic holds national summit to discuss physician diversity

March 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine recently held a national summit on innovations in physician diversity sponsored in part by Arizona State University. The two-day conference in February, “Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit,” focused on encouraging a national conversation and exploring the current state of pathways for students traditionally underrepresented in medicine. The conference brought together stakeholders invested in...

ASU program helps students interact with Banner MD Anderson cancer patients

March 21, 2018

Arizona State University pre-med students are entering into the emergency department to learn the best ways to communicate with patients at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Students through the Pre-Health Internship Program register for the course, BIO 390, and complete clinical hours at the hospital. While the program has been available at other Banner hospital emergency departments, this is the...

ASU professors raise a glass to St. Patrick’s Day traditions

March 15, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun, hybrid celebration — a mixture of religion and Irish folklore, symbolism and food, plus lots and lots of green beer. (The day after? Sometimes not so much fun.) As the world prepares to commemorate the annual religious feast day on Saturday with a variety of festivals, parades, music and dancing, ASU Now has tapped...

Sowing seeds and growing connections to end hunger in Maricopa County

March 5, 2018

Sometimes experiential learning means getting your hands dirty. That was the first lesson some Arizona State University students learned Feb. 24 when they ventured beyond the walls of their health disparities class and into the inner courtyard of Academia del Pueblo, a K-8 charter school just off Central Avenue in Phoenix to put on gloves and began working to clear...

Effective teaching course has ASU faculty on the other side of the classroom

February 23, 2018

Some of Arizona State University's best and brightest professors are headed back to the classroom. Kind of ... On the cutting edge of an initiative to help college faculty implement essential practices shown to improve student performance, ASU has around 90 professors currently enrolled in the Association of College and University Educators' (ACUE) online course in Effective Teaching Practices ...

ASU professors explain mysterious case of Foreign Accent Syndrome

February 22, 2018

Buckeye resident Michelle Myers went to bed one night in 2015 with a crippling migraine and woke up with a thick British accent. Despite never having gone abroad, Myers has been speaking with an accent ever since. So what gives? The 45-year-old former beauty queen was diagnosed with a medical condition called “Foreign Accent Syndrome,” a rare disorder usually associated...

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