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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.


UA Psychiatry Researcher Receives $3.6M grant to study Sleep Health on the US/Mexican Border

Award from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to fund the Nogales Cardiometabolic Health and Sleep (NoCHeS) Study


UA Health Sciences Community Health Talks are Reaching Out to Underserved Populations in Tucson

The UA Health Sciences Hispanic Center of Excellence has launched “Salud en la Comunidad – Health in the Community” interactive education and community-building health talks in Tucson.


11 Faculty from the Department of Psychiatry Among 140 Banner Physicians to Earn 'Best Doctor' Recognition

Congratulations to the more than 140 Banner – University Medical Group and community physicians practicing at Banner Health Tucson hospitals and clinics who have been named to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-18.


UA PTSD Study Seeks Participants to Help Understand and Provide Solutions for Sleep Struggles

To gain insights into the relationship between PTSD, light exposure, sleep and brain function the University of Arizona is seeking participants for a six-week sleep research study. June is PTSD awareness month and June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day.


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