As rattlesnake families welcome their offspring this month, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona, offers some advice for staying safe around adult – and baby – rattlesnakes.
UA researchers are studying whether dietary interventions to increase lifespan can increase or decrease immune defense against infection. Nearly one quarter of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2040, and ensuring the health of that very large group is becoming an urgent priority.
In 1966, Dr. Jack Layton got an unexpected phone call asking him to help start the UA College of Medicine. He ended up saying yes and became the first department head in the college. The inaugural class later honored him as "The Father of the Class of '71."
By allowing schools to stock albuterol and administer it to students who have asthma but who have not brought personal inhalers to school with them, the program is expected to reduce asthma-related absences.