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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.


UA Sleep Research Links Sleep Disturbances with Controlled, Illegal or Banned Substances Use among College Athletes

Student-athletes with sleep difficulties were 151 percent more likely to use cigarettes, 36 percent more likely to drink alcohol and 66 percent more likely to smoke marijuana.


Understanding the Effects of Concussions or Head Injuries Focus of Two New Research Studies at the UA Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences seeks adult participants who have had a head injury or concussion in the last year or 18 months for two studies to assess health outcomes


Heart Disease and Sleep: Expert Panel Reports That Both Duration and Quality May Impact Heart Health

In its first scientific statement on sleep, the American Heart Association and its committee of heart health and sleep researchers, including Michael Grandner, PhD, of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, find in a review of current evidence that too much or too little sleep, along with sleep-related breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to heart risk factors.


Higher Health-Care Costs, Diminished Job Performance for Employees Who Have Trouble Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Data Collected on 11,700 employees showed 56 percent reported trouble sleeping. The impact: up to $3,000 more in annual health-care costs and increased absenteeism.


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