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ASU study reveals ways to keep you healthier on planes

August 4, 2017

Air travel may be the quickest way to get to your vacation destination, but it’s also one of the speediest ways for infectious diseases to spread between people, cities and countries. So when patient zero — or a sneezing toddler — makes it onto the plane, what will minimize your chances of getting sick? An Arizona State University team that...

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...

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...

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...

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 —...

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...

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...

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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