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AHSC Blog: Children and Family Health

Boy using an inhaler outdoors
Tags: asthma, allergic asthma, precision health, precision medicine, genetics, genes, dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, human genome, biomarkers

Asthma is a complex condition estimated to afflict as many as 23 million Americans. Asthmatics present with a variety of symptoms that either start in early childhood or present anytime through adulthood, or later in life, with... read more

Illustration of cancer cells, showing the blood vessel formation providing the cells with oxygens and nutrients
Tags: Cancer, immunotherapy, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immune system, bone marrow transplants, chimeric antigen receptors, CAR T cells, lymphoblastic leukemia, clinical trials

Most people familiar with cancer treatment know of three main options: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But a newer option, called immunotherapy, is creating quite a buzz across the cancer community. These drugs teach the... read more

Doctor examining throat of patient in clinic
Tags: men's health, head and neck cancer, human papillomavirus, HPV, STD, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol, tobacco, vacccine, oral hygiene

Historically, the most important risk factors for head and neck cancer — which can strike anywhere from the lips to the larynx, and up into the sinuses and nasal cavity — consisted of alcohol use, tobacco use (... read more