University of Arizona
College of Public Health

New York Times

Think Like a Doctor: Drowning on Dry Land

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:06am
A healthy 67-year-old man develops an annoying little cough that, over the course of a week, worsens and nearly takes his breath away. Can you figure out why?









Well: Think Like a Doctor: Drowning on Dry Land Solved

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:05am
Readers solve the case of a 67-year-old healthy retiree who suddenly develops knife-like chest pain and a worsening cough.









Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Zika, Weight Loss and Breast Cancer

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:29am
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.









Ask Well: What Causes Floaters in the Eye?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:45am
Floaters, those small dots or cobweb-shaped patches that move or “float” through the field of vision, can be alarming and may require immediate medical attention.









Well: Whooping Cough Booster Shot May Offer Only Short-Term Protection

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:01pm
The rapidly fading effectiveness of the pertussis booster vaccine may help explain recent widespread outbreaks of whooping cough.









Phys Ed: A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 5:27am
A high-intensity, high-protein workout and food plan helped men drop 11 to 12 pounds in a month while adding three pounds of muscle mass.









Well: Living With Cancer: A Woman Like Me

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:45am
The film “A Woman Like Me” explores the roles played by temperament, spirituality and art as two vigorous women attempt to reconcile themselves to a terminal prognosis.









Well: Sleep Problems Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:45am
Trouble falling or staying asleep, sleeping less than six hours a night, snoring, apnea and shift work were linked to an increased risk of diabetes in women.









Well: Aspirin May Protect Against Staph Blood Infections

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:50am
Taking a daily low-dose aspirin has been shown to protect against dying from a Staphylococcus aureus blood infection.









Well: Should Doctors-in-Training Work Fewer Hours?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:31am
Hospital care is a 24-hour-a-day enterprise, but the question of which doctor should be there — and how long he or she should already have been there — is among the most controversial and unsettled in medicine.