The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Health Dose: Prevention

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

Mature African-American parents helping their daughter relocate, into a college dorm. The young woman is in the foreground smiling at the camera, carrying a backpack and basket filled with her belongings.
Tags: college life, healthy lifestyle, Sleep, nutrition, campus health, contraception, sun safety, water, dehydration, cactus, Arizona

With college freshman orientations right around the corner, you can start your academic career on the right foot by following these simple lifestyle tips. If you are new to Southern Arizona, be sure to read to the end to receive... read more