University of Arizona
College of Public Health

New York Times

Well: Deciding On a Parent’s Death

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:14pm
The call from my patient’s daughter wasn’t the first time a patient or family member had revealed to me a plan for an exit strategy.






Well: Well Book Club: Do Kids Need Cellphones?

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:28am
How fancy should your child’s phone be? And who should pay for it? Join the Well Book Club to talk with Ron Lieber about the cost of technology and paying for what children need versus what they want.






Well: Bariatric Surgery Reduces Pregnancy Problems in Obese Women

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:39am
A study of nearly 3,000 obese women found that weight-loss surgery lowered the risk for some pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and miscarriage.






Well: What Sound Annoys You?

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:18am
Popcorn munching, nut cracking, joint popping — pick which sound grates on your nerves.






Well: Married Sex Gets Better in the Golden Years

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:16pm
Sex improves in later years among long-married couples, becoming more frequent as intimacy becomes more a priority, researchers found.






Well: A.D.H.D. Diagnosis Linked to Increased Risk of Dying Young

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:30pm
A Danish study found that individuals with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder had twice the rate of premature death than those without the disorder.






Phys Ed: Should Athletes Eat Fat or Carbs?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:19am
Most athletes believe high-carb diets are the best way to enhance performance. But there may be some benefits to a high-fat diet instead.






Well: Please Stop Making That Noise

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:12pm
Misophonia, in which certain ordinary sounds offend or irritate the listener, presents special challenges to a primary care physician.






Well: Meditation for a Good Night’s Sleep

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:36pm
Mindfulness meditation helped older men and women get a good night’s sleep, a rigorous new study found.






Observatory: Mothers’ Sounds Are Building Block for Babies’ Brains

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:12am
A study with premature infants demonstrated that a mother’s voice and heartbeat may help the developing brain grow.






Well: Feeding Infants Peanut Products Could Prevent Allergies, Study Suggests

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:41am
The finding, in The New England Journal of Medicine, addresses a condition that afflicts 2 percent of American children.