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Classroom teachers are more crunched than ever, and many see time spent on professional development as inefficient and a waste of resources. Arizona State University is working to help teachers build their skills through a series of free online modules. The micro-courses — each an hour or less — have been created by the Sanford Inspire Program, part of the...
Having medical coverage for all Americans is a noble cause and in recent years has been touted as a national priority. But getting buy-in from the public and politicians is a challenge when there are still so many unknowns: how to share the costs, what kinds of coverage should be offered, and should oversight be federal, state, non-profit or private...
Obesity rates in the United States continue to skyrocket from decade to decade. And while awareness for this issue has been growing in recent years, so have the waistlines of many Americans. As part of the effort to combat this health epidemic, ASU has created a Master of Science in Obesity Prevention and Management program that aims to equip health...
Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions has announced the 2016 winners of its seed funding competition. The seed funding program supports obesity-related pilot studies that will develop new collaborative teams or push forward highly innovative ideas with potential to receive significant external funding in the future. “The array of innovative proposals we received speaks to the breadth and depth of obesity research...
Talk to 10 doctors or academics and you’ll get 10 different definitions of what the word “resilience” means. One might say it is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Another might argue it has to do with self-discovery. What they all can agree on is that resilience is a key ingredient to health and wellness, and that the concept...
Mayo Clinic in Arizona and ASU's Institute for Humanities Research are teaming up once again to tackle issues within the burgeoning field of medical/critical health humanities. As part of their Imagining Health Project, scholars from ASU and medical professionals from Mayo Clinic are holding a panel discussion on "The Art and Science of Resilience" on Nov. 17 with a reception...
Some of us are Type A people; we plan our days down to the minute and make decisions based on a practical system of weighing pros and cons. And some of us are daydreamers. Alberto Rios falls into the latter category. “I got busted for daydreaming in elementary school. The egregious second-grader crime,” he said of the moment he knew...
There’s a scene in the current movie, “The Intern” where Rene Russo tells Robert DeNiro that “sitting is the new smoking.” That’s not just clever dialogue. It’s a mantra adopted by fitness researchers who believe that sedentary lifestyles can lead to a plethora of health issues. And thanks to a grant from a National Football League charity, three Phoenix libraries...
A mother is the tireless supporter of her family, very often setting aside her own needs to tend to her children's, a task that knows no schedules or time limits. But who supports Mom? Two Arizona State University researchers looked into what factors bear the biggest impact on keeping a mother psychologically healthy, and they say unconditional acceptance by friends...
Improving health and renovating America’s troubled system of care are urgent issues at the top of the national agenda. Arizona State University — an institution recently named most innovative school in the country — and Mayo Clinic, a hospital system frequently ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report, are using their comprehensive strategic partnership to examine the health-care...

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