Health

In Focus, episode 3: Sleep deprivation and the student brain

Getting a goodnight’s sleep isn’t always easy, especially when you're a young adult balancing school, work, clubs and social pressures. According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in 2010, more 60 percent of the 1,125 university students studied reported poor quality sleep. That can have a deep impact on health, learning and job performance. On this episode of In Focus, we explore the consequences of sleep deprivation among young adults. We hear from one college student who had a frightening experience with sleep paralysis he attributes to stress, and we speak with a sleep specialist about how to get better sleep – even during your college years.

ASU outfielder Hunter Bishop lives ‘4MOM’ with Alzheimer’s

PHOENIX – Hunter Bishop leans up against the railing of the dugout at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, sunflower seeds stuffing his mouth. Every part of him – except for maybe his slender 6-foot-5 frame – looks the part of an ordinary Division I baseball player. However, there’s more to the Arizona State freshman outfielder.

Healthy divorce: Are you living better?

A University of Arizona study observed women from ages 50-79 over three years and concluded that divorced women made healthier lifestyle choices than those who stayed married.

A day in the life: Alzheimer’s caregiver

According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and 15.9 million family and friends are their caregivers.