Dr. Esther Sternberg is Keynote Speaker at University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 15th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 28World renowned for her discoveries in the science of mind-body interactions, place and wellbeing, Dr. Sternberg will deliver the keynote address, “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Wellbeing,” at this year’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis – and those who care for them.
Vitamin E and Selenium Don’t Prevent Polyps That Can Lead to Colorectal CancerLed by the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Peter Lance, MD, a SWOG review of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) results definitively shows that these two antioxidants don’t prevent colorectal adenomas – polyps that are the premalignant precursors to most colorectal cancers.
Holiday Miracle on Ice: Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Thanks Teams for Saving his LifeAfter collapsing at a Nov. 19 game, Tucson Roadrunners hockey team captain Craig Cunningham is recovering from cardiac arrest at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
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The Banner University Medical Center held a topping off ceremony for its new patient center on Wednesday. As part of the ceremony tradition, both an American and Arizona flag were raised on top of the nearly 160-foot building. The building is expected to open in 2019.
The trial, completed in November 2016, is part of the company’s ongoing effort to conduct research and obtain the highest level of evidence a medical device can achieve. The treatment is a key part of efforts to reduce the negative effects of diabetes. Diabetic foot ulcers cost more to treat than the five costliest forms of cancer. In addition, 50 percent of diabetic wounds get infected and every 20 seconds someone undergoes an amputation due to diabetic complications, according to Dr. David G. Armstrong, director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). Armstrong is widely known for his work in amputation prevention. He has produced hundreds of peer-reviewed manuscripts and authored nearly 100 book chapters.
A synthetic opioid called "pink" has been linked to three deaths in Arizona. Dr. Mazda Shirazi, medical director of Arizona Poison And Drug Information Center, says the effects are similar to those of heroin, fentanyl or morphine.