The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Healthy Dose

Cannabis sativa plant in a prescription medicine container.
Tags: pain, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), THC, CBD products, FDA, drug safety

Experts weigh in on THC vs. CBD Following the legalization of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) at the federal level in 2018, CBD has been riding a tidal wave of popularity and awareness over the last few years to the point... read more

Nurse comforting mother and newborn in hospital
Tags: breastfeeding, breast milk

Breast milk acts as medicine, and providing breastfeeding support keeps mothers and babies healthy.  Sheila Gephart, PhD, RN, FAAN first became aware of the importance of breast milk for babies while... read more

Lightning in a darkened sky with saguaros
Tags: monsoon, lightning, thunderstorm

Monsoon in Arizona comprises the wettest and most lightning-prone months of the year. Learn how to avoid being struck and what to do if you are. With the Arizona monsoon stretching from July to September, your health... read more