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The Health Dose: Healthy Communities

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

child playing with plastic building blocks
Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorder, autism awareness, asd, special needs, children, neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatry, repetitive behaviors, sensory processing disorder, aspergers

As of 2018, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 59 births in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction... read more

female eye
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