The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Health Dose: Prevention

Grandmother, mother and daughter sit on a couch and smile at the camera
Tags: Breast cancer, Cancer, women's health

Caroline Berger is a wife, mother, grandmother, University of Arizona Health Sciences employee – and a breast cancer survivor of 16 years. She shares her journey and why it’s so important to trust yourself and find... read more

Woman using her mobile phone to take a selfie in her bathroom
Tags: skin cancer, melanoma, skin care, dermatologist, mobile apps

Mobile applications can’t replace doctors, but they can be useful tools if you want to take a proactive approach to skin care.  In the U.S., 1 in 5 people will get skin cancer in their lifetimes, according to the... read more

Mature daughter embracing senior mother after outdoor family dinner party
Tags: medical bias, minority patients, African American women, African American men, Hispanic, American Indian, quality of care, spirtual beliefs, heart disease, health, medicine, minority and underserved populations

Very few physicians or patients enter an exam or hospital room with the intent of racially alienating the other person in the room, but research demonstrates that minority populations, particularly African American and Hispanic... read more