Team will use genomic sequencing to track new coronavirus, provide critical data for global biomedical researchers and give Arizona an edge in responding to the pandemic
The misuse of and addiction to opioids, including prescription analgesics and street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl, is a serious national crisis affecting public health as well as the country’s social and economic welfare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017 alone, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an… 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,… Read more
High rates of overweight and obesity—as well as related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes—are serious public health concerns for the Navajo Nation. With more than 300,000 enrolled members in 110 chapters spread across 27,000 square miles in northeastern Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, it is one of the largest American Indian tribes in the U.S. The Indian Health Service estimates that 25,000… Read more