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Graduating medical student Riyasha Daulat reflects on her medical education during the pandemic

The path to becoming a physician has seen unprecedented changes during the pandemic. For incoming medical students, the journey has been complicated by limited access to clinical encounters, uncertainty about testing and grades, as well as decreased exposure to other specialties. This uncertainty is compounded by the advent of virtual education in medical training. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (7/15)
57 3 5.3%
Total (8/4)
274,434 4,382 1.6%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated July 15, 2021

Heart-throbbing: Are patients having heart problems post-COVID-19?

Researchers in Germany discovered something odd about the aftereffects of COVID-19, not when the spread of the virus first started stirring global panic, but rather months down the line. The possibility of a heart condition, myocarditis, was found at alarmingly high rates in an MRI imaging study of 100 people who had been recently infected with the coronavirus.  Read more

Green light therapy: Another tool in the toolbox for pain relief

Recent new research from the University of Arizona College of Medicine shows that green light therapy has the potential to be a treatment for painful migraines. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world. The Mayo Clinic says the condition is characterized by a “throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head." Read more

Sirius: a bright inspiration in the sky

Every night as you lay to sleep there lies a sky just beyond your roof, full of millions of luminous spheres of plasma, or rather stars. “Sirius,” a star that lies in the Canis Major Constellation, is the brightest star in our sky. Sirius is so bright that despite the massive amounts of light pollution, it can be seen by the naked eye across the U.S.  Read more

Stuck at home and bored? Start making your own masks

For those searching for a DIY quarantine activity, making your own masks may be the solution. Mask-making is a fun activity that goes a long way toward preventing the need to quarantine, helping the environment and allowing people to do everyday activities safely. Read more

What experts say about mental health during times of social and political tension

With an upcoming presidential election in November, social unrest resulting from acts of police brutality and violence, animosity within COVID-19 debates and decision-making and much more, it is clear to many: Things are tense.  In a politically divided America, tension has always existed, but at this point in time, many are becoming overwhelmed to the point of crisis fatigue, depression, anxiety and high-stress related mental health issues.  Read more

A poopy situation: The proactive use of wastewater testing as a leading indicator of infection

Last week, to the surprise of many around the country, the University of Arizona announced that it was able to use wastewater testing to mitigate a potential future outbreak of COVID-19. When a sample of wastewater came back positive from the Likins Residence Hall, the UA tested all of the dorm's 311 residents and found two asymptomatic students who tested positive and were immediately quarantined. Read more