The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Healthy Dose

Frustrated woman lying in bed
Tags: Sleep, sleeplessness, sleep disorders, insomnia, mental health

Many of us encounter sleeplessness, and the ongoing stress from the coronavirus pandemic only further disrupts our sleep schedules. Sleep is critical to our physical and mental health, but according to the Centers for... read more

Close up of doctor holding patient's hand while lying down on hospital bed
Tags: diversity, quality of care, medical bias, African American, Black, Hispanic, Native American, health disparities, health equity

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.”  -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the disease has disproportionately affected... read more

Mature daughter embracing senior mother after outdoor family dinner party
Tags: medical bias, minority patients, African American women, African American men, Hispanic, American Indian, quality of care, spirtual beliefs, heart disease, health, medicine, minority and underserved populations

Very few physicians or patients enter an exam or hospital room with the intent of racially alienating the other person in the room, but research demonstrates that minority populations, particularly African American and Hispanic... read more