The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Health Dose: Allergies

Kissing bug in Tucson, Arizona
Tags: kissing bug, kissing bug bite, insect bite, allergic reaction

Late spring and summer in Arizona bring blood-hungry kissing bugs and their bites, but doctors say there is no reason for alarm.  A family is sound asleep while... read more

Close up of a woman washing her hands
Tags: flu shot, vaccines, immune system, viruses, influenza

It’s fall, which means flu season has begun. Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses lurk year-round, but circulation ramps up in the fall and peaks during the winter. Luckily, there are many ways to protect... read more

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