Making free markets work in medicine

One of the accepted dogmas in medicine today is that the free markets in American healthcare do not work. The evidence for this usually comes from those pointing to the expense of an American system that is not even able…

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Dr. Kron named Interim Dean of UA College of Medicine

Irving L. Kron, MD, a noted cardiothoracic surgeon and former chairman of the University of Virginia Department of Surgery, has been appointed associate senior vice president for the University of Arizona Health Sciences and interim executive dean of the UA…

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Valley Fever Cases on the Rise in Arizona

Results of patient-ordered tests for Valley fever are showing disease activity, indicating a possible second spike in cases of the respiratory ailment since last fall when the first spike was reported by University of Arizona infectious diseases specialists to have occurred. Recent…

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Arizona Telemedicine Program Profiled in National Journal

The renowned Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP), established in 1996 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, came up against a workforce roadblock in 2013.Hospitals, clinics and other health-care organizations did not know how to connect with the physicians,…

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UA’s Kraft Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

Pima County Medical Society member Monica Kraft, MD, professor and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, has received the American Thoracic Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to fighting respiratory…

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UA Surgeons Developing Tool to Detect Urine Blockage

Physicians at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson are developing a new tool that detects urine, or urethral, blockage. The technique may soon make it easier for patients to test themselves for the condition from the comfort of their…

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