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The Health Dose: Healthy Communities

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, vision loss, retina, clinical trials, pigmentation, levodopa, i-dopa, Parkinson's disease, McKay Lab, wet AMD, dry AMD, carbidopa-levodopa

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in individuals over age 55 in developed nations and more than 10 million people in the United States have AMD, according to the Foundation Fighting... read more

Tags: HPV, human papillomavirus, virus, Cancer, cervical cancer, head and neck cancer, immune system, vaccine, Gardasil

What lacks a brain but has the ability to swiftly avoid setting off our body’s intruder detectors, bringing its own blueprints into our cells to make more of itself, and in some cases, cause cancer? Human papillomavirus... read more

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Tags: Valley Fever, pneumonia, flu, lung health, fungus, pets, dogs, Central Valley, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah

In the desert soils of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah a disease is living right under foot, and researchers at UA are trying to find ways to fight it! Coccidioidomycosis, or “cocci” for... read more