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Aging In Arizona, Part 2: Women At Greater Risk For Neurological Disorders

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(Photo by Mamta Popat - UA Foundation)
The University of Arizona has made brain research one of its focus areas. It’s drawing from expertise in science, engineering and informatics, the science of information.

More Arizonans are living longer because medical advances in heart disease, cancer and diabetes keep their bodies going. But what about their brains? In our five-part series, Aging In Arizona, we explore what researchers are learning about the aging brain, the risks of developin g dementia and latest treatments for it.


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Sara Hammond has an extensive background in journalism as well as corporate communication. A graduate of the University of Arizona’s (UA) School of Journalism, Hammond interned at the Tucson Citizen and, after graduation, spent 10 years reporting for the Portland Press Herald in Maine.