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Campers cook to Crave reviews

July 7, 2016

It’s 10 a.m., and 14 campers ranging from 8 to 12 years old are noisily beginning their second activity of the day in their weeklong camp. But instead of learning how to pitch a tent or shoot a bow, these camp-goers are seated underneath the air-conditioned vents of ASU’s Health building, and their camp activity is to discover the solution...

Army vet studies brain injuries in soldiers

June 30, 2016

An Army veteran studying for a doctorate at Arizona State University has won a highly competitive scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation to enable her research into military members who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries. Karen Gallagher, who served in the Gulf War, said the prize will help her further investigate how concussions affect service members as they transition into civilian...

The healing effects of yoga

June 16, 2016

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2016, click here . Jennifer Huberty didn’t give much thought to the healing effects of yoga — until she lost her child. It was Jan. 27, 2011, and the ASU health researcher was about to give birth to her first daughter,...

Equipping parents, care providers with feeding-disorder help

June 9, 2016

Heidi Van der Molen doesn’t look back at her son Haydn’s early years with much sentimentality. Besides the restless nights, countless visits to the doctor’s office and desperately trying to find an official diagnosis for his condition, there was a much more serious matter at hand: getting Haydn to eat. “It was exhausting and emotionally draining because I’d spend every...

Exploring the writings of Malcolm X

May 31, 2016

Most pre-dental undergrads don’t conduct research on Malcolm X. But most pre-dental undergrads aren’t Sarah Syed. Each year, about 10 Arizona State University students are chosen for the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict’s undergraduate fellows program , where they work directly with a faculty member on research projects involving religion, conflict and peacemaking. The students, who receive...

ASU professor selected for health-policy fellows program at National Academy of Medicine

May 24, 2016

The National Academy of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2016-2017 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows, including Punam Ohri-Vachaspati , professor of nutrition at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions. Ohri-Vachaspati is the first from Arizona State University and one of only a few from Arizona to be selected in the over-40-year history of...

‘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...

Better-connected health care

May 18, 2016

The field of health care continues to make remarkable strides when it comes to patient care and outcomes, but information technology and data-systems support are lagging a few decades behind. As the industry moves toward an emphasis on wellness and disease prevention, the health-care system is not well designed for it. Arizona State University professor Robert Greenes has an ambitious...

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...

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