Researchers, physicians, and fitness and nutrition experts describe the biological and social forces that give rise to obesity and strategies for pushing back against those forces.
Workplace breastfeeding under Affordable Care Act, Native style; Businesses across Indian Country adapt to new breastfeeding mandates but ACA provisions not straightforward for Native moms.
IHS Oral Health Division prioritizes new task force recommendation to encourage medical-dental partnerships to help combat tooth decay among children ages 0-2.
Audio Story: Oral health experts say early childhood tooth decay affects Native children at a rate higher than any other racial or ethnic group in the U.S.
Audio Story: Researchers look to culture to find the solution to underrepresentation of Native American children in STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math.
Breastfeeding may be natural but it doesn’t come naturally without good support. Challenges of city living have urban Native moms forgoing breastmilk and reaching for formula.
Lack of dentists in tribal areas is a multi-faceted problem. Could dental therapists ease the pain of oral health disparities in American Indian/Alaskan Native communities?
Dental health gains are not so evident for adults in Indian County since the last national IHS survey in 1999. Help has come too late for many Native American elders.
While tribal and reservation dental clinics often lack sufficient dentists, Indian clinics in cities, where most Native Americans live, have even fewer — and sometimes none.
Tooth decay can undermine a child’s physical and psychological health in sinister ways. An IHS initiative steps up prevention efforts with new message for parents.