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Could Near-Infrared Light Give Aging Brains a Boost?

With support from a grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers will test a novel intervention that uses near-infrared light to enhance brain functioning.


Whole Health Clinic receives the APA Silver Award

The Whole Health Clinic has been doing amazing work in our community and won the 2019 American Psychiatric Association's Silver Award for modeling how behavioral health and primary care teams can work side by side to address the whole health needs of the people it serves.


Suicide Prevention

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories to shed light on this highly stigmatized topic. The purpose of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness about suicide and connect individuals with suicidal thoughts to available resources.


Helping Students Navigate Campus Life

The time we all have been waiting for: the return to campus. Most of us are usually excited to see our college friends and catch up from the summer away. Departing from home is easier than the last time, as we begin to become the more independent version of ourselves. The summer can be a whirlwind of emotions, but now we are back to school, and ready to make more memories.


Memory Matters: Alzheimer’s and the Brain

Research shows that more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). One in three elderly patients dies with Alzheimer’s or dementia, making it the sixth leading fatality in the United States. Alzheimer’s awareness, research studies, and learning more about brain health are all essential to our collective well-being.


Making a Difference: Helping Mothers, Helping Babies

Around the world, as many as 2 in 10 new mothers experiences some type of perinatal mental health issues. Having a child is viewed as being a happy time in a woman's life however for many it can be a dark, terrifying and isolating place. Maternal mental health illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with long-term and sometimes tragic consequences to both mother and child.


A Doctor's Perspective on Autism

As of 2018, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 59 births in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction...


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Sleep to Your Heart’s Content,’ Jan. 17, in Green Valley

The 2019 free Green Valley Lecture Series begins with a focus on sleep and how it affects heart health.


UA Psychologist to Lead New Core Effort of Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center

As this public health crisis escalates, researchers are working fervently to better understand the disease and who is most at risk for developing it, as well as to find ways to detect it earlier and to slow or halt its progress.


UA Study Finds Link Between Sleep Loss, Nighttime Snacking, Junk Food Cravings and Obesity

The study found poor sleep quality was associated with nighttime snacking and a high likelihood of craving junk food. The study also found that junk food cravings were associated with increased risk of obesity, diabetes and other health problems.


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