Sleep medicine at the University of Arizona got its fourth splash in the spotlight this month with release of “Tired in Tucson,” an article posted in the May issue of The Desert Leaf, a free monthly publication founded in 1987 and distributed by mail to the Catalina Foothills and Tanque Verde valley communities of Tucson, Ariz.
In the piece, Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, UA professor of medicine and interim chair in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences and Center for Sleep Disorders at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, notes, “Sleep is like food. You have to get a sufficient quantity and quality to stay alive.”
He talks about sleeping soundly for a good chunk of the 24-hour circadian rhythm cycle as necessary for what he calls “brain cleaning.”
Earlier this month, Dr. Parthasarathy also was quoted in an article in U.S. News & World Report, included in videos release on his research by the Washington, DC-based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and participated in a panel discussion—“Is lack of sleep killing us?”—at Health Journalism 2018, the national annual conference for the Association of Health Care Journalists and Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.
See links below for additional details on those.
“Dr. Parthasarathy Gives You Reasons to Sleep in Via U.S. News & World Report Article” | Posted April 24, 2018
“UA Sleep Medicine Studies Focus of PCORI Videos, Article and National Journalist Panel Talk” | Posted April 16, 2018
“Several UA Department of Medicine Docs to Serve on Panels at National Health Journalist Event in April” | Posted March 8, 2018