Updates from the experts at UArizona Health Sciences

 

The Health Dose: Allergies

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

Halloween treats
Tags: Halloween, food allergies, Teal Pumpkin Project, safety, holidays

Halloween is an exciting time of year, but it also can be a dangerous one—especially for people with food allergies. Researchers estimate that as many as 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, with effects ranging... read more