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Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Do I really want to know? This is one of the most important questions people ask themselves before genetic testing. And this conundrum is more relevant for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Most commonly, asthma manifests itself as having difficulty breathing, accompanied by any number of other symptoms, including, chest pain or tightness, anxiety, fast heart rate, cough, throat irritation and/or wheezing.
University of Arizona Cancer Center
Most people familiar with cancer treatment know of three main options: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But a newer option, called immunotherapy, is creating quite a buzz across the cancer community.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
There is power in numbers. When a researcher is studying the causes of a human disease, the more people involved in the study, the greater the probability that the study will generate useful results.
University of Arizona Cancer Center
Historically, the most important risk factors for head and neck cancer — which can strike anywhere from the lips to the larynx, and up into the sinuses and nasal cavity — consisted of alcohol use, tobacco use (including smokeless tobacco), poor oral hygiene and missing teeth.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Epilepsy is the fourth most-common neurological disorder in adults, and the most common neurological condition in children. About 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy over the course of their lifetime.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Almost every medication we take comes with some side effects. Thankfully, most of these risks are small and the side effects for common medications are mild.
Jennifer L. Cook, MD
When it comes to mechanical heart devices, downsizing has been a good thing.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Precision medicine uses data on an individual's person’s diet, exercise routine, family history, environment, genetics, and more to tailor treatment and prevention of certain conditions to that person’s unique characteristics.
Cynthia A Thomson PhD, RD
Cancer is expected to exceed cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in Arizona within the next 20 years.

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