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The Keto diet: Is eating more fat the key to weight loss?

August 2, 2017

Models, athletes and celebrities swear by the ketogenic “keto” diet to help shed those unwanted pounds. The keto diet encourages eating more cheese, butter and bacon; it’s a low-carb, high-fat diet akin to the Atkins Diet created in 1972 by cardiologist Robert C. Atkins. The latest fad diet has amassed a following of devoted supporters, including Tim Tebow, LeBron James...

ASU alumna turns her passion for language into a career  

July 31, 2017

In pursuit of a career that embodied her appreciation for language, Arizona State University alumna Elizabeth Meadows became a speech-language pathologist at Kino Junior High School. “I wanted to do something with language and also with Spanish,” said Meadows, who completed her undergraduate and graduate coursework at ASU. “I was attracted to linguistics because I was interested in how concepts...

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine welcomes 1st cohort of students in Scottsdale

July 18, 2017

Last fall the nation’s most innovative university and the world leader in patient care and research formalized a dynamic relationship of more than a decade with the announcement of the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care , a collaboration aimed at transforming medical education and health care in the U.S. This week the alliance will experience...

Heat and health precautions go hand in hand, says ASU professor

June 16, 2017

The dog days of another Phoenix summer have arrived early with temperatures expected to reach 120 degrees on Tuesday. Though most people are familiar with the cautions to stay indoors and drink plenty of water, they may not realize heat can be a significant risk factor specifically to those who suffer from heart or lung disease, kidney problems, diabetes and...

ASU celebrates ancient practice of yoga

June 15, 2017

Thirty years ago the phrase “downward dog” was likely to raise a few eyebrows when overheard in conversation, but nowadays you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t recognize it as a yoga pose. The United Nations seemed to think so when in 2014 it sought to give the more-than-5,000-year-old practice the recognition it deserved by establishing June 21 as...

English professor’s Oxford fellowship broadens ASU role in health-humanities field

May 24, 2017

Arizona State University Professor of English Mark Lussier has been appointed Visiting Research Fellow in Medical Humanities at Worcester College, Oxford University, U.K. Lussier will complete brief residencies at Oxford between August and December 2017, conducting research and helping forge connections between ASU and Oxford in the field of health humanities. Lussier, who is a former chair of the Department...

10 things to know for Better Hearing and Speech Month

May 23, 2017

This month is Better Hearing and Speech Month , which was created to raise awareness about communication and listening disorders each May. At Arizona State University, the Department of Speech and Hearing Science trains speech-language pathologists, audiologists and researchers, and the university boasts highly ranked national programs inside the field. ASU also offers a speech and hearing clinic, which provides...

ASU's adult speech and language programs meet critical needs

May 10, 2017

Imagine going to Starbucks every morning and ordering a drink you don’t want because the one you do want is too hard to say. Imagine interviewing for a job when you can’t remember certain words. Imagine walking out of a summer movie with friends and not being able to express your opinion because you can’t keep up with their conversation...

ASU's outstanding graduates are ready to branch out and bloom

May 8, 2017

Arizona State University's outstanding graduates — both at the undergraduate and graduate level — have already started to change the world for the better, with great potential to keep that going after graduation. Hear their stories in their own words in the videos linked to their photos below. Read more about ASU's Class of 2017. Undergraduate outstanding students Graduate outstanding...

Hands-on semester abroad in Italy solidifies academic path for ASU nutrition major

May 4, 2017

Maggie Matzinger, a College of Health Solutions nutrition major at Arizona State University, has just completed her semester in Perugia, Italy where she participated in the Food and Sustainability Studies Program (FSSP) offered by the Umbra Institute, an American study abroad program, in partnership with the ASU Study Abroad Office. “Looking at this semester as a whole, every workshop and...

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