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The Health Dose: Prevention

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

Aortic system and flu shot graphic
Tags: aortic aneurysm, aneurysms, aorta, flu, flu shot, vaccination, heart health, genetics

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? Health experts say it is never too late to get a flu shot, which can protect you in ways that may surprise you. Not only does getting a flu shot significantly decrease your chance of getting... 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