Northern Arizona University’s Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) awarded Pilot Project Program research grants totaling $180,000 to four NAU junior faculty investigators conducting health equity research in the areas of… Read more
There are now more than 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States, and 40 million worldwide – a figure expected to double by 2040. Improved prognosis has created a growing need to address the unique health issues facing cancer survivors that result from the disease, its treatment and related conditions.
New guidance published today from exercise oncology experts recommends the systematic use of an ‘exercise prescription’ by healthcare workers and… Read more
The goal of public health is to improve the health of communities by promoting behaviors such as physical activity, while the goal of K-12 physical education (PE) is to teach children the skills to become and remain physically active for life.
Although their goals are related, there is an ongoing debate about how PE can prepare children to remain active beyond the school day—ultimately, teaching them to be physically… Read more
St. Lawrence Island, just south of the Bering Strait in Arctic Alaska, is one of the most isolated places on the planet. Wild, mountainous and remote, the island is inhabited by 1,600 indigenous Yupik Eskimos who subsist by hunting and fishing.
Although the island’s natural environment may appear pristine, residents are exposed to high levels of persistent organic pollutants—toxic chemicals that remain in the environment for many years. Residents are concerned… Read more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16 percent of adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis, or CRS—commonly defined as a sinus infection and inflammation that lasts more than 12 weeks. Not only do CRS patients report a significantly worse quality of life than those with asthma,… Read more
A region of vast expanses and unparalleled natural beauty, the southwestern United States is a land of harsh socioeconomic realities for many, especially for underserved Native American and Hispanic populations. The Southwest has some of the highest poverty rates in the country, some of the lowest rates of health care access and a widespread incidence of serious chronic diseases, infectious diseases and… Read more