Poison and Drug Safety
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 in the warmer months of April through October.
The U.S. health-care system has become much more aggressive in treating pain over the last 15 years and just as with any medical intervention at times there are adverse side effects.
Almost 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, many people take prescription or over-the-counter sleep medications to help them sleep through the night. Insomnia also tends to increase as we age, almost half of older adults have problems sleeping.
Temperatures have begun to drop, and scarves and gloves are coming out of hiding. It’s that wonderful time of year when families and friends gather to celebrate, share in food and drink and make memories.
Nothing says summer like jumping into a swimming pool filled with cool, sparkling water. Nationally, there are more than 10 million swimming pools, which are used for recreation, exercise and cooling off during hot summer weather.
The University Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) is excited to unveil its new blog, The Healthy Dose, which offers readers reliable, easy-to-digest information from experts working in all aspects of health and wellness.