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What US health care needs most is visionary leadership, 2 experts say

May 2, 2017

The American health-care delivery system is breaking. It is faltering in so many ways that it can seem like the overall system is beyond fixing. It has become contentious and politicized to the point where it is commonly fought over by politicians, debated endlessly by Americans and yet no substantive changes are enacted that address the system’s core goal —...

Autistics on Campus bust myths, show young students that college is possible

April 27, 2017

The shift from high school to college isn’t always an easy one. The newfound independence can be both freeing and intimidating — especially if you’re autistic. “The transition to college was very frightening for me,” Jenna Breunig said. “Many autistic high schoolers are already struggling to function at their current level of independence. … Being pushed to be even more...

ASU faculty chosen for prestigious Mayo Clinic summer residency

April 19, 2017

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care has chosen eight Alliance Fellows to be part of the inaugural Faculty in Residence program. The six-week program is designed to facilitate long-term collaborations between faculty members and research teams at Mayo Clinic and ASU. This includes fellows involved in science, engineering, biomedical informatics, economics, information systems and biomechanics. Fellows...

ASU Pitchfork Awards recognizes students making a difference every day

April 12, 2017

Every day, Arizona State University students, advisers and organizations are committed to making a positive impact through service, leadership and Sun Devil spirit. On April 12, the maroon carpet was rolled out at the sixth annual ASU Pitchfork Awards to celebrate and congratulate distinguished Devils on their efforts and successes. If you can think of a challenge, ASU students are...

ASU event to showcase how the arts can help people cope with disease

April 1, 2017

There are 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, 1 million with Parkinson’s and nearly half a million with multiple sclerosis. And with an aging U.S. population, it’s likely those numbers will increase, making learning how to live with such neurodegenerative diseases essential. This week an event organized by Patrick Bixby, associate professor of English at Arizona State University, will showcase...

Personalized medicine is almost here, says national expert

March 22, 2017

One of the nation’s leading proponents of digital medicine shared his thoughts and predictions on the future of health care Wednesday night at Arizona State University's Marston Exploration Theater. Eric Topol, internationally renowned cardiologist, geneticist, author and researcher, delivered the W. P. Carey School of Business' seventh annual McKenna Lecture to a crowd of more than 200 faculty, students and...

Medicaid payment reform linked to better health outcomes for infants

March 7, 2017

It is well documented that infants born at full term have better health outcomes. However, one in ten babies in the United States are born via a medically unnecessary early elective delivery, such as an induction of labor, cesarean section, or both. New findings published in Health Affairs indicate that state-level Medicaid payment reform is linked to fewer unnecessary early...

Pack your bags for a study abroad adventure at ASU

February 28, 2017

From visiting one of the most beautiful Nordic cities, to exploring interpersonal relationships on beaches in Fiji, to understanding the integration of science and humanities in Italy, Arizona State University students are making the world their classroom. “The beauty of the study abroad experience is that it opens your eyes to different ways of thinking that can spark new insights...

ASU center receives Dignity Health Grant Award for community collaboration

February 22, 2017

You don’t have to imagine families living in a community where fear, cultural attitudes, and economic disadvantages persist. It is reality in many areas of the Phoenix metro area. The good news is many community organizations are partnering to help these areas. The Center for Health Information and Research (CHiR), in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University,...

ASU study: Healthy people save calories on the side

February 10, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration estimates Americans consume about one-third of their daily meals away from home, where calorie information isn’t always available. To help the public make healthier choices when eating out, starting May 5, new menu labeling guidelines from the FDA will require restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on menus and menu boards...

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