The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Health Dose: Healthy Communities

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

Lightning in a darkened sky with saguaros
Tags: monsoon, lightning, thunderstorm

Monsoon in Arizona comprises the wettest and most lightning-prone months of the year. Learn how to avoid being struck and what to do if you are. With the Arizona monsoon stretching from July to September, your health... read more

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