Updates from the experts at the UA Health Sciences

 

The Health Dose: Food and Nutrition

Mariano Lake, New Mexico. Photo credit Ariel Shirley.
Tags: Diné (Navajo) Nation, Native American health care, traditional Native American teachings, running, holistic wellness, diabetes, heart disease, Cancer, family health history, integrative health

Yá’át’ééh (hello in Diné), my name is Ariel Shirley. I am a senior studying public health at the University of Arizona. I grew up near the Diné (Navajo) Nation in Gallup, N.M. Since I was a little girl, my Diné... read more

Pregnant woman with a glass of red wine
Tags: fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol exposure, pregnancy, maternal nutrition, maternal age, poverty, precision medicine, genetics, environment

Precision medicine uses data on an individual's person’s diet, exercise routine, family history, environment, genetics, and more to tailor treatment and prevention of certain conditions to that person’s unique... read more

Image of a stethoscope with fruits and vegetables
Tags: Cancer, diet, exercising, hydration, prevention, fiber, healthy eating, obesity

Cancer is expected to exceed cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in Arizona within the next 20 years. While exemplary treatments are available and new immunotherapies hold promise for curing the disease,... read more