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Laura Morehouse, MPH, CHES
From accidental medicine overdoses to scorpion stings, see how a poison center answers the call (literally) to provide immediate life-saving information and medical expertise.
Dynnika Tso
Dynnika Tso (Diné) is a public health undergraduate student at the University of Arizona Health Sciences who is passionate about improving ethical standards in research.
Sheila M. Gephart, PhD, RN, FAAN
Breast milk acts as medicine, and providing breastfeeding support keeps mothers and babies healthy.
Dan Schlager, MD, FACEP
Monsoon in Arizona comprises the wettest and most lightning-prone months of the year. Learn how to avoid being struck and what to do if you are.
Stephen Klotz, MD
Late spring and summer in Arizona bring blood-hungry kissing bugs and their bites, but doctors say there is no reason for alarm.
Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD
Francisco Moreno, MD
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Khadijah Breathett
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 patients, receive unequal care compared to white patients.
University of Arizona Health Sciences
There are many ways to protect yourself against flu, such as avoiding close contact with people who are sick, washing your hands, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Kelly Palmer, MHS, CCRP
You are likely familiar with type 2 diabetes, the most common form, but what do you know about prediabetes?
Ariel Shirley
As a public health student, I have the unique perspective of incorporating Diné philosophies with holistic wellness to address chronic health issues. One example is using my culture to connect with running.

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