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The Health Dose: Healthy Communities

A specially trained pharmacist answers a phone call at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center
Tags: poison, drug safety, scorpions, allergic reaction

From accidental medicine overdoses to scorpion stings, see how a poison center answers the call (literally) to provide immediate life-saving information and medical expertise. The phone never truly stops ringing at the... read more

Dynnika Tso is Navajo and a public health undergraduate student at the University of Arizona Health Sciences
Tags: Diné (Navajo) Nation, data sovereignty, minority and underserved populations, public health

Dynnika Tso (Diné) is a public health undergraduate student at the University of Arizona Health Sciences who is passionate about improving ethical standards in research.   My name is Dynnika Tso,... 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