Updates from the experts at the UA Health Sciences

 

The Healthy Dose

Snakebite season is from April to October and rattlesnakes can bite with or without warning.
Tags: snakebits, rattlesnakes, poison, scorpions, drugs, medication

With the advent of warm weather the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is reminding people of the dangers of rattlesnakes. Reptiles in Arizona are most active... read more

Hands in a heart shape
Tags: African American women, heart disease, healthy lifestyle, minority and underserved populations, diabetes, obesity

As an African American woman, I am aware that I’m in one of the highest-risk groups for dying from heart disease but my non-inherited risk factors are manageable.Heart disease, diabetes, obesity and inactivity are risk... read more

Female meditating
Tags: meditation, Cancer, depression, caregivers, mental calmness, prostate cancer, Breast cancer, mind-body health

A cancer survivor responds to stress in various detrimental ways, including psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression, as well as physical issues, such as high blood pressure, increased heart rate and elevated blood... read more