Updates from the experts at the UA Health Sciences

 

The Healthy Dose

Sun protection - sunglasses and a hat.
Tags: skin cancer, moles, sun safety, prevention, sun damage, sunscreen

Dr. Lois Loescher, associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Skin Cancer Institute at the UA Cancer Center is acutely aware of the... read more

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