Congratulations to Dr. Amit Kumar for recent coverage on KJZZ radio station in Phoenix on his medicare claims data study. Kumar, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, recently published “Social and Health-Related Factors Associated with Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans in Older Adults” in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Co-investigators are Dr. Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, Dr. Amol… Read more
The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) is hosting a Research Poster Presentation and Reception on December 4, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the 1899 Ballroom at the 1899 Bar and Grill. To register, visit the Research Poster Presentation and Reception events page.
The event will highlight 16 SHERC researchers who will present posters showcasing their important work in… Read more
Family caregivers provide the bulk of care to individuals with Alzheimer’s and similar conditions. These intense responsibilities cause many caregivers to experience high rates of chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and physical health conditions. The symptoms intensify for caregivers of diverse and rural backgrounds who have fewer means to access health and support resources, according to past research.
What is health equity, anyway? Researchers from Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) are helping listeners to find out through a new podcast series “Fairness First.”
The podcast is part of the Community Engagement Core (CEC) of the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC), which is a grant initiative under CHER. One of the objectives of SHERC is… Read more
August 14, 2019
The American population is aging, and conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are on the rise. With those factors in place, the medical community has growing concerns about wound treatment. According to the American Professional Wound Care Association, about 15 percent of Medicare recipients suffer chronic, nonhealing wounds with an annual cost of about $30 billion.
Andy Koppisch, Robert Keller and Nate Nieto. Credit: Northern Arizona University.
July 16, 2019
Insulin, a medication used to treat diabetes, is temperature-sensitive and has a short shelf life. It can be stored unopened for up to a year, but once opened, it must be used within weeks or even days. Because insulin is composed of proteins suspended in a water-based solution that facilitates its delivery and preservation, if it isn’t refrigerated or used shortly after opening, those proteins can break down and become ineffective.
While… Read more