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The Healthy Dose

Mature African-American parents helping their daughter relocate, into a college dorm. The young woman is in the foreground smiling at the camera, carrying a backpack and basket filled with her belongings.
Tags: college life, healthy lifestyle, Sleep, nutrition, campus health, contraception, sun safety, water, dehydration, cactus, Arizona

With college freshman orientations right around the corner, you can start your academic career on the right foot by following these simple lifestyle tips. If you are new to Southern Arizona, be sure to read to the end to receive... read more

Image of a blood glucose meter, insulin pen and diabetic test strips
Tags: prediabetes, diabetes, insulin, gestational diabetes, obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, Exercise, heart disease, stroke

You are likely familiar with type 2 diabetes, the most common form, but what do you know about prediabetes?  In the United States, 84 million people, 1 in 3 adults, have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 are unaware. That is more... read more

Woman running at sunset
Tags: melanoma, skin cancer, sunblock, sun protection, sun safety, ultraviolet light, Bob Marley

The sun gives us light and life, but it is also one of the world’s top causes of cancer because of the daily exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light it provides. UV rays can knock the letters of our DNA out of place, and those... read more