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ASU professor, planning board outline priorities for national medical device evaluation center

September 25, 2016

In a report released on Sept. 19, the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) planning board outlines key priorities for the new Coordinating Center as it works to implement a national system for medical device evaluation. The 25-member board, convened by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, is a broad-based group that consists of patients, clinicians including Natalia Wilson,...

ASU awarded PCORI Engagement Award to advance the study of care coordination for children with special health-care needs

August 29, 2016

Arizona State University’s “Take Action for Arizona’s Children Through Care Coordination: A Bridge to Action” project was recently awarded funding by the Washington, D.C.-based Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Briefly Standing, or Being Active, Reduces Blood Sugar Across the Day

August 12, 2016

For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces average blood sugar across the day and into the night, a small study finds.

Getting People to Exercise at the Airport

July 19, 2016

Getting People to Exercise at the Airport

Face value

July 18, 2016

If you’ve ever lied to your doctor, chances are you’re not alone. But whether you’re ashamed of eating too much bacon or you’re trying to hide a smoking habit, the fact is, the more honest you are, the better equipped a physician is to help you. So what if your doctors could tell whether you were hiding something? Better yet,...

Army vet studies brain injuries in soldiers

June 29, 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 15, 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 8, 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...

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

May 23, 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...