UAHS In The News
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 own homes.
Dr. Michael A. Grandner, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at UA Health Sciences and an assistant professor in the UA Department of Psychiatry, is principal investigator of the Nogales Cardiometabolic Health and Sleep Study, or NoCHeS, which seeks to learn more about sleep health and sleep disorders in the border region, how sleep issues are related to social, behavioral and environmental factors and their potential role in regard to risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from pain in the absence of injury. This includes patients with migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and many other disorders. “These people have no injuries, or reasons to experience pain,” says Frank Porreca, PhD, a pharmacologist and neuroscientist at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. “But for some reason, they are hurting.”